Title: General and Family Physician
Location: Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
An Thai, General and Family Physician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in general practice in medicine and community work.
Hailing from Vietnam, Dr. Thai obtained a Medical Doctor from Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University in 1968 and served in the Chief Medical Corps in the South Vietnamese Army from 1969 to 1970 and in the Education and Health Committee in Vinh Long Province from 1970 to 1975. He spent three years as a political prisoner from 1975 to 1978 after the fall of South Vietnam and then spent a year as an emergency room physician in Can Tho Hospital and as a physician in Vietnamese refugee camps.
After immigrating to the United States, Dr. Thai provided superior service as a translator and coordinator for Vietnamese refugees at Brighton Hospital and the Boston public schools from 1980 to 1983. He founded his private practice as a family physician in 1983 and from that year until 2000 also made an impact as a disability consultant physician for the Boston Rehabilitation Commission. Since 2000, he has served as a civil surgeon for Immigration and Naturalization Services.
Dr. Thai attributes his success to his dedication and treating his patients like a friend and family member. Most of his patients do not speak English and thus he is proud to be someone they can speak with in their own language. Now in his eighties, he is planning for retirement in the next few years in which he and his family plan to travel to Japan, Istanbul and Egypt.
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