Dr Gareth Thomas
Gareth grew up in the Central and Far West of NSW, from Broken Hill to Portland, doing his HSC in Dubbo. He studied medicine at University of NSW in the early 1980’s, marrying a wonderful Condo girl named Debra along the way.
After doing his internship in Canberra, he and Debra moved to Orange in 1987, and have pretty much been there ever since.
Gareth started his own General Practice in 1988, now operating as Apple City Family Medicine. After 15 years in General Practice, he moved with his family to Victoria in 2003, spending 4 years there studying Sports and Exercise Medicine. He then moved again to Dubbo in 2007 for another 5 years before returning to Orange in 2012 as a Sports and Exercise Doctor.
Gareth is passionate about sport, exercise and healthy lifestyle in general. His focus in medicine is to optimise health and fitness in his patients and as much as possible minimise surgical and drug interventions. He is a keen runner, completing his first marathon in 2000, and is still running marathons and half marathons regularly. His other hobbies are music (he plays guitar), building a garden on his hobby farm, cryptic crosswords, reading history and philosophy, adding to his wine collection, and enjoying his family. He and Debra have 2 sons, born in the 1990’s (both now lawyers), and now a lovely daughter-in-law and young grandson.