About Dr. Geraci
Thomas Geraci, D.O. is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician. As he learned from his father, who was a surgeon, taking care of people is about so much more than just repairing an injury; it’s about healing wounds, many of which are not visible to the naked eye. With this comes bringing calm to the fear and chaos that often surrounds illness and trauma.
His passion behind providing MeRT lies in his experience with patients and family members who have struggled with mental health issues and sought treatment without relief. After practicing emergency medicine for 33 years, his goal is now to offer concrete solutions to a wide range of mental health conditions in a compassionate and sensitive way.
Dr. Geraci has witnessed the incredible results possible through MeRT treatment and approaches every day as an opportunity for a new miracle in the lives of his patients.
Thomas is more than a deeply compassionate doctor — he is also a fiercely supportive father of six. His nature is authentic, disarming, and empathetic. When asked about the advice he often gives his children, he said, “I’ve always told my children to have the courage to face their fears and break down mental barriers if they have a goal they want to accomplish.”
Dr. Geraci believes in caring for others — not just when being paid to do so, when it’s convenient, or when it’s easy, but whenever it is needed. He has provided care at 30,000 feet, on overseas vacations, in a parking lot, and on the side of the road, many times.
Thomas has summited mountains he thought he might not be able to. He hopes to offer his patients the opportunity to receive the mental health care they thought might never come, and that after MeRT, his patients will experience the view down the other side of their own summit.
Thomas Alan Geraci, D.O., F.A.C.E.P.
- 1977 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.S. in Psychology
- 1980 – San Francisco State University, B.A. in Cellular and Molecular Biology
- 1984 – Des Moines University – The Osteopathic Medical School, Doctor of Osteopathy
POST GRADUATE TRAINING
- 1984-85 – Rotating Internship completed, Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center, Detroit, MI
- 1985-87 – Emergency Medicine Residency and Chief Resident, Texas Tech Academic Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech University, El Paso, TX
- Fall, 2001, and 2011 – Re-certified by the Board of Emergency Medicine, F.A.C.E.P. title renewed.
- August, 1992 – Granted title of Fellowship in the American College of Emergency Medicine, and allowed to amend credentials to the following: D.O., F.A.C.E.P.
- April, 1992 – Received Board Certification in Emergency Medicine from the American Board of Emergency Medicine (A.B.E.M>0 with continuous certification maintained until present.
- 2019-Present, Unrestricted North Carolina and Florida Licensure
- 1987-Present, Unrestricted California Licensure
- 1996-Present, Unrestricted Nevada Licensure
- 2000-Present, Unrestricted Arizona Licensure
- 1983-Present, B.C.L.S., A.C.L.S. Certified
- 1985-Present, A.T.L.S. Certified, Expired as of 2017
- 1989-Present, P.A.L.S. Certified
- 1993-1999, A.C.L.S. Instructor Certified, Expired
- 2006-2020 – Emergency Department Staff Physician, Kaiser Manteca/Modesto. Full-time employee of The Permanente Medical Group.
- 2008-2012 – Assistant Chief, acting Chief for on two multi-month occasions, Emergency Dept. Kaiser Manteca/Modesto
- 2006-2013 – Chief of the Quality Assurance Committee, Emergency Dept. Kaiser Manteca/Modesto
- 2001-2007 – Emergency Department Staff Physician – Saint Rose Dominican Hospitals, Henderson, NV
- 2001-2007 – Medical Director of Mesquite Fire/Rescue, Mesquite, NV
- 2000-2001 – Emergency Department Staff Physician, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
- 2019-Present – Clinical Faculty, College of Medicine at Northstate University, Elk Grove, CA
- 2001-2005 – Locum tenens privileges St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stockton, CA, Dominican Hospital, Manteca, CA, Mercy Merced, Merced, CA
- 1998-2004 – Emergency Department Staff Physician, University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV
- 1996-2004 – Emergency Physicians’ Medical Group as Medical Director of SW Med. Associates Urgent Care Center, Las Vegas, NV
- 1987-1996 – Emergency Department Staff Physician, Kaiser Santa Clara, Full-time employee of The Permanente Medical Group
- 1987-1996 – Member of Emergency Department Quality Assurance Committee, Kaiser Hospital, Santa Clara, CA
- 1988-1991 – Emergency Department Chief of Quality Assurance, Kaiser Hospital, Santa Clara, CA
- 1990-2001 – Associate, Clinical Faculty, Western University
- 1991-1996 – Clinical Instructor, Stanford University- Kaiser Hospital, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
- 1991-1996 – Voluntary Clinical Faculty, Stanford University School of Medicine
- 1991-1996 – Medical Director, Kaiser Hospital South Bay Case Management Program
- 2000-2007 – Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association
- 2002- 2007 – Emergency Medical Services Section American College of Emergency Physicians
- 1998-2007 – Observation Medicine Section, American College of Emergency Physicians
- 1987-Present – American College of Emergency Physicians
- 1996-2001 – Member, QA, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, & Med. Director Review Board for SW Med. Associates, Las Vegas, NV
- 1987-1996 – California Medical Association
- 1987-1996 – Santa Clara County Medical Association
HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2011 – Butler Award Recipient, Kaiser Permanente Manteca
- 1999 – Medical Director of the Year, Emergency Physician’s Medical Group (EPMG)
- 1997 – Excellence in Writing, 2nd place winner, Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: “A Look at Recent Hyperventilation Studies: Outcomes and Recommendations for the Early Use in the Head Injured Patient.”
- 1981 – Elected to Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Scholastic Honor Society
- 1980 – Elected President of Western University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 1984
- 1974 – Elected to Alpha Gamma Sigma Scholastic Honor Society
- Geraci, EB & Geraci TA: “An observational study of the emergency nursing triage role in a managed care facility,” Journal of Emergency Nursing, 1994; 20:189-94.
- Geraci, EB & Geraci TA: “Hyperventilation and head injury: Controversies and concerns,” Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 1996; 28:381-387.
- Geraci EB & Geraci TA: “A look at recent hyperventilation studies: Outcomes and recommendations for early use in the head injured patient,” Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 1997; 28:222-233.
- 2020 – Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association Winter Conference: Coronavirus, Community Acquired Pneumonia Update, E-Cigarette and Vaping Pulmonary Disease
- 2006 – Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association Annual Convention: Management of Common Drug Interactions
- 2005 – Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association Annual Convention: “Outpatient Management of Infectious Diseases.”
- 2004 – Southwest Medical Associates Spring 2004 Clinical Correlation Conference: “Observation Medicine and Treatment of Five Emergency Conditions.”
- 2001 – Nevada Association of Family Practitioners’ Summer Conference: “Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy.”
- 2000 – Western State Osteopathic Convention: “Recent Advances in Influenza Management.”
- 1999 – University Medical Center Grand Rounds: “Update on Influenza Diagnosis and Treatment.”
- 1998 – Emergency Nurses Association National Scientific Assembly in Denver, CO: “Extending the Care: Emergency Department Clinical Decision Units.”