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Thomas Golden, MD, MPH

Thomas Golden, MD, MPH

Primary Care

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Locations

Primary Care - Garner

WakeMed Garner Healthplex
400 U.S. Highway 70 East, Suite 202
Garner , NC 27529

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Monday
7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
7:00am - 3:00pm
Primary Care - Garner

About Me

Dr. Thomas Golden is a board-certified family physician dedicated to improving the overall health and quality of life of each patient. His clinical interests include the full scope of family medicine by caring for patients across their lifespan, from newborns to geriatrics. Dr. Golden has particular interest in assisting patients with lifestyle modifications and preventive care that can dramatically impact and improve health; some examples include smoking cessation, weight management, diet and exercise counseling, and vaccine counseling. Dr. Golden received his medical degree from Rutgers University and completed his family medicine residency at North Colorado Medical Center. Dr. Golden is fluent in Spanish and French.

Dr. Golden strives to get to know his patients, learn about their lives and their stories, and then allow that information to inform the individualized care he provides. Outside of work, Dr. Golden enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Together they like to hike, ski, read, and cheer for the Tar Heels. They enjoy spending time with their extended families and are active in their church community.

Education

Undergraduate:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency:
North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO

Medical School:
Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Masters:
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Board Certifications

Family Medicine, Certified

Provider Ratings

5 out of 5

(489 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

224 Reviews

01/29/2024

The provider took the time to listen and address my concerns.

01/29/2024

Everything

01/29/2024

The whole visit was great. Thanks

01/28/2024

Dr Golden remembered and followed up on small details and questions from earlier visits.

01/28/2024

He took time to listen !

01/28/2024

Dr Golden is a gem!

01/27/2024

Dr. Golden did an outstanding job.

01/26/2024

Turn around time getting me back in the office for my treatment after reviewing my x-rays

01/25/2024

Dr.Goldden is a very good Doctor I trust him and I believe in him . My visit was a ck up after I left the hospital and Rehab. And Dr.Goldden had my yearn che

01/25/2024

We appreciate that Dr Golden has even phoned the house about results that need immediate attention or will get his nurse to phone. We have been very pleased with Dr Gold and the whole staff. Thanks.

01/25/2024

Everyone always makes you feel comfortable and cared for.

01/24/2024

All was great.

01/23/2024

Dr Golden is always outstanding. He’s the best primary care physician I’ve ever had.

01/23/2024

Doctor Golden actually acts likes he cares and he listens to me. He also backs away from the computer and talks to me. It is nice having a GP who wants to know me and communicates well with me.

01/22/2024

Dr. Golden and Dr. Murray have excellent bedside manners. They careabout the whole patient.

01/21/2024

Dr is really supportive. He is good listening what I said.

01/19/2024

Both check in staff and check out staff very personable and helpful. I’m sorry don’t recall names.

01/19/2024

I had my first appointment with Dr. Thomas Golden about one year ago, I actually look forward to coming to coming back to my next appointment! I’ve actually recommended Dr. Golden to all my friends, he’s Very knowledgable, takes the time to make sure you understand all the Blood work results , and everything we talked about and makes you feel comfortable !!!

01/15/2024

Excellent care I receive with every visit.

01/15/2024

I have to see a EN T doctor, Dr Golden was not equipped to do what needed to be done to my ears . He gave me a referral to the ENT and I made an appointment. He lead me in the right direction of the medical assistant I need .

01/14/2024

Dr Golden is very caring and helps me with all my needs,he’s very knowledgeable about any of problems.

01/11/2024

Dr. Golden never makes you feel rushed always listens is very thorough!!

01/11/2024

Courtesy was more than I expected

01/11/2024

Dr. Golden listens very attentively and provides excellent medical advice. He is a very knowledgeable medical provider. He had read my background medical information prior to my visit and he was quite familiar with my history.

12/19/2023

Good visit

12/18/2023

Everything was very professional !!

12/18/2023

DR. GOLDEN EXPLAINED WHAT MY HEALTH PROBLEM WAS AND TOLD ME WHAT I NEED TO DO TO TAKE CARE OF IT.

12/18/2023

My appointment was on time. No one was rushed and everyone was friendly.

12/16/2023

All the staff that I encountered on my recent visit was remarkable. My former Doctor left last year and because I like Garner Primary Care I wanted to stay with them because they are a very good practice. I am now seeing Dr. Golden who is fairly new to the practice and I like very much. He is an excellent listener and shows empathy and genuine concern. I have no complaints!

12/14/2023

He was not in a hurry and listen to my concerns

12/14/2023

great service

12/12/2023

It was a Wellness visit and Dr. Golden was excellent in every way.

12/12/2023

Yes. Dr Golden! He is a terrific Physician, and I am honored to be one of his patients!

12/06/2023

Allowed me to be involved in changing some meds

12/06/2023

Dr. Golden and his team remind me of a well-rehearsed orchestra focused on great patient care. Being an experienced patient, the OUTSTANDING way Dr. Golden efficiently communicated the diagnosis and requisite follow up we’re most reassuring.

12/04/2023

Dr Golden is an excellent doctor!

12/04/2023

Everyone doing their job efficiently and with kindness.

11/27/2023

Dr Golden & his team are the best

11/20/2023

Dr. Golden made me feel seen and heard.

11/20/2023

Dr. Golden in my opinion is an excellent physician. He's always patient.

11/20/2023

Fast, courtesy, and made sure I understood the procedures and results.

11/18/2023

Excellent Doctor

11/18/2023

I really like Dr Golden. He is very personable, knowledgeable, and professional.

11/18/2023

Dr Golden is excellent listener and takes lots of time with his patients and that means a lot. Very attentive to my needs.

11/17/2023

For Dr. Golden’s ability to make me feel at ease and answer all of my questions.

11/14/2023

All good

11/13/2023

Love Dr. Golden I hope he hang around for a long time.

11/13/2023

Dr. Goldman is an excellent doctor. He listens and truly cares.

11/10/2023

Everything was outstanding

11/07/2023

Dr Golden made me feel so much relaxed . He took the time to explain and answer my questions.

11/06/2023

Timely. On time. No waiting. PATIENCE -- considering my needing to ask the check-in desk to REPEAT some questions BECAUSE: I wear hearing aids -- but not when I'm wearing a mask BECAUSE the mask can FLIP OFF my hearing aid.

11/06/2023

Was pleased with my visit. Everyone was very professional and helpful.

11/06/2023

Everything was excellent

11/05/2023

Dr. Golden is very personable, and he listens attentively, and he explains his diagnosis and treatment in detail. My husband and I have been very pleased with having Dr. Golden handle our healthcare needs, He is an asset to Wake Med Primary Care.

11/03/2023

AAAAA++++

10/30/2023

all my question answer

10/30/2023

Dr. Golden is a wonderful physician and is so kind. He takes as much time needed to listen to me. I always look forward to go to him when I have a medical issue. Wake Med is just the best!!

10/30/2023

The attention Dr. Golden gave my [] year old mom showing kindness and a great deal of compassion.

10/29/2023

Dr.golden called my insurance co and now I am receiving home therapy! [NAME]

10/28/2023

Dr. Golden and staff are great ambassadors for Wake Med. Outstanding care.

10/27/2023

We like dr. Gooden because he was so at ease and approchable with my daughter who has []... she was accompanied with her support person and brother who also found him to have a reallly good manner and provided good informatio .

10/27/2023

Dr. Golden’s consistent, respect , patience, and caring manner with patients & willingness to answer & explain medical diagnosis & recommended treatment s

10/24/2023

I’m old. I’ve been in many health care offices in my lifetime. Everyone in this office is excellent and kind and welcoming. I love Doc Golden. He always makes me feel genuinely cared for. Thank you, WakeMed!!!

10/23/2023

The time spent with Dr Golden. He was very understanding about my medical concerns. Dr Golden is a very caring doctor.

10/20/2023

Dr Golden is outstanding in every aspect. He truly is interested in me as his patient

10/16/2023

Registration was very efficient. Dr. Golden was excellent. He patiently answered all my questions. Not once did I feel like I was being rushed.

10/16/2023

Everyone is so nice and accommodating. Visit runs like clockwork and you leave feeling good. Out the bisit

10/15/2023

every thing

10/15/2023

The trust and. Confidence that Dr. Golden inspired in me through our conversations.

10/10/2023

The whole visit was pleasant and professional.

10/09/2023

Dr. Golden's manner and professionalism were reassuring and appreciated. I hope to hear from him soon regarding future tests/recommendations.

10/09/2023

V. Quick to give REFERRALS

10/09/2023

Everything

09/30/2023

He listened to our concerns and ordered additional testing. Plus my husband was administered his flu shot which saved us going to CVS pharmacy.

09/29/2023

The gentleness & the thoroughness Dr.Gordon took to explain the Flu vaccine..

09/25/2023

Dr. Golden is a very understanding and caring doctor, and I am enjoying my relationship with him.

09/25/2023

Super care

09/23/2023

Everthhing.

09/22/2023

Have extreme confidence in Dr Golden and staff

09/22/2023

No don’t change anything

09/22/2023

I think Dr. Golden is a great doctor.

09/17/2023

Prompt attention and very courteous care.

09/17/2023

Dr. Golden is always very responsive to my concerns and is very friendly.

09/16/2023

Over all I am thrilled with Dr. Golden !!! Wasn’t sure at first as I had Dr. [] as my doctor for over six years …. But I feel from the beginning that I was in good hands with Dr . Golden ..

09/15/2023

All staff and service were friendly and polite. Doctor Golden was very concerned about my condition and contacted me for further assistance Of other services to see if I was willfully to aecept That service.

09/14/2023

Dr Golden is a caring and compassionate person an a wonderful doctor.

09/12/2023

Dr. Golden Excellent MD. Glad he’s my doctor

09/12/2023

I’m [] and have had many doctors. Dr. Golden is the best! As well as being an excellent doctor he’s very personable. He never rushes me and he’s great to talk to.

09/11/2023

Dr. Golden was caring and willing to listen and take his time during my visit.

09/04/2023

Excellent Doctor very nice and listens to your concerns

09/04/2023

I am, [NAME] , the spouse of [NAME] and I filled this form out as it came up on my feed. He and I both are very pleased with Dr Golden.

09/04/2023

Knowledge, caring and patience.

09/04/2023

The general attitude of the staff….friendly and helpful! Dr Golden is both friendly and listens to what I say or ask…never feel rushed!

08/19/2023

Explanations.

08/19/2023

With Covid on the rise again, it was nice to see your receptionist provide masks to those patients not wearing one for all’s protection.

08/19/2023

Dr Golden is excellent!! Great bedside manor and communication skills.

08/19/2023

Dr Golden is an outstanding patient physician.

08/18/2023

Dr. Thomas Golden was very easy to talk to and explained what each test was telling us. He seems thoughtful and through in giving the best advice for his patients. Very pleased with him.

08/18/2023

Dr. Golden is a great listener and shows great concern about his patients.

08/14/2023

Friendly and knowledgeable

08/12/2023

Excellent Doctor and staff

08/12/2023

Dr Golden himself!

08/10/2023

Overall visit was great and so thankful for the care I received.

08/10/2023

It was all good

08/10/2023

The attention Dr.Golden provided. He’s so caring and reassuring just like Dr. []. I absolutely trust and love this group!

08/07/2023

Excellent care and how things were explained when I asked a questions. It was a clear understanding.

08/07/2023

Not really, everything was good and very good they are very good people and I thank God for them

08/07/2023

Dr. Golden and his staff are the absolute best. Caring and compassionate and considerate. I could not be happier.

08/07/2023

Good DR

08/07/2023

Dr. Golden was willing to spend the time to answer all my questions. He was thorough and personable. Showed a genuine interest in my health condition.

08/06/2023

The people. I was greeted with a smile. The staff were courteous and efficient. Only my second time seeing Dr. Golden, but his demeanor and interest in my well being made me feel I had been seeing him for years.

08/06/2023

I forgot to stay for the pneumonia vaccine. Dr. Golden caught me in the stairway on my way out of the facility. I had the vaccine.

08/06/2023

My visit was handled in a timely manner and all my concerns were addressed

08/05/2023

It's all good

08/01/2023

All was good.

07/31/2023

Friendliness, patience, knowledge, support and encouragement demonstrated by nurse, doctor and x-ray technician

07/31/2023

Very excellent in listenin and talkning about results.

07/28/2023

Dr. Golden is great!! No complaints!!

07/10/2023

Dr. Golden sat down and took time to talk with me. Concerned about my health and financial situation. It means a lot for the doctor to be concerned about the total wellbeing of the patient.

07/10/2023

Everything was great 👍

07/08/2023

Truly, Dr. Golden is wonderful in every way that a doctor could possibly be. He listens and is compassionate and is definitely called to be a doctor. I feel very blessed that my husband and I have this great man as our doc! Thank you, WakeMed.

07/06/2023

Dr Golden was very attentive and explained everything.

07/06/2023

The entire visit from check-in to check-out was excellent’. Kudos to everyone!

07/05/2023

Dr. Golden seemed to be very compassionate and not rushed.

07/03/2023

Dr Golden is an excellent addition to your staff. As my ratings indicate, I feel he is an outstanding care provider!

07/03/2023

Caring and a good listener

07/03/2023

No but dr. Golden is a refreshing cha

07/01/2023

Dr. Golden was very good at listening and taking time to consider my medical concerns

07/01/2023

Resumption of swimming evinced a sharp upper left arm pain. Busy as WakeMed Primary Care-Garner is, they found an appointment for me LESS THAN 10 days later! Dr. Golden very expertly and efficiently evaluated the situation and presented appropriate options. I went straight to X-Ray and we soon had a plan! Thank you, Dr. Golden!

06/29/2023

Great service

06/27/2023

I have already recommended Dr. Golden to friends. He is brilliant, but humble. His diagnoses are spot on. He is kind and caring and is willing to go out of his way to help his patients. He is the reason I stayed with WakeMed.

06/25/2023

Every thing went smoothly.

06/25/2023

Superior care

06/23/2023

Dr golden and his primary nurse Jennifer

06/17/2023

Dr Golden was very personable and spent ample time with me as a new patient

06/14/2023

D Golden

06/12/2023

Everything was excellent, I’ve referred several of my family members to dr. Thomas. He’s Very polite , professional and he’s listens to you

06/10/2023

THERE WAS NOT MUCH WAITING TIME TO SEE THE DOCTOR, THAT WAS VERY OUTSTANDING.

06/02/2023

HE GAVE ME THE UNDERSTAIND WHY I WAS INPAIN

06/01/2023

All aspect of visit were excellent.

06/01/2023

All are excellent.

06/01/2023

Yes, Dr Golden. He is always outstanding! Very patient and makes me feel very comfortable during my visits.

06/01/2023

It was my first meeting with Dr. Golden. He was very kind and was thorough with my exam.

05/31/2023

Dr golden very personable

05/31/2023

Dr. Golden is Excellent, he takes the time to get to know me , shows he cares , and Listen’s to my concern’s I look forward to seeing him on every visit!!! [NAME]

05/31/2023

I love WakeMed Primary Care.

05/30/2023

Very knowledgeable doing some test that I thought should be done and then following up on the test

05/30/2023

Dr Golden and his staff were excellent in responding and treating my condition

05/30/2023

On time for my appointment; I did not become restless waiting.

05/30/2023

;When Dr. [], whose patient I was, took another position at Wakemed I chose to stay and signed up to become a patient of Dr. Golden who was going to take the position vacated by Dr. []. So this was my first appointment with Dr. Golden, and it was not a cut and dried medical exam, but a surprisingly extended, exploratory conversation between physician and patient, establishing a personal and professional relationship. I came away with a strong liking tor Dr. Golden and equally strong confidence that I was in good hands with him as my primary care doctor.

05/30/2023

Yes, the wait time was minimal.

05/30/2023

I like everything about Dr. Golden.

05/02/2023

Visit was] great from start ` to finish

05/01/2023

Prompt EKG procedure following perceived issue.

05/01/2023

The whole team at wal med is wonderful

04/24/2023

Dr. Golden was very nice and polite and interested in me. He actually had a conversation with me to find out about me and my problems. He understood my problems and seemed to read my chart before meeting me. He actually cared about me.

04/22/2023

Concern for improving conditions of my health and what follow up to continue on that improvement!

04/21/2023

answer my question

04/21/2023

The attitude of the Doctor was friendly and understanding. Easy to talk to.

04/20/2023

The compassion shown by Dr. Golden

04/17/2023

The wait time was excellent

04/17/2023

Dr. Golden was very interested in helping me with the pain I had. Very professional and caring and not in a hurry!

04/17/2023

Everyone was friendly and attentive. I was comfortable during the exam and made to feel that me needs were important to them.

04/17/2023

He listened.

04/11/2023

Staff

04/11/2023

Dr Golden was 'Golden'. Glad he replaced my previous. Doc.

04/10/2023

The time spent with me, I didn't feel rushed.

04/10/2023

The medical assistant was very kind and friendly. She made me feel like my care mattered to her. The doctor was very kind and did not make me feel he was rushing me. He sat and talked with me and answered my questions. Very pleasant office visit.

04/08/2023

From checkin to check out every person encountered was engaged and professional.

04/05/2023

Dr. Golden respected my concerns re. the many prescriptions I am on and went over each prescription discussing it's purpose. We discussed side effects I'm experiencing and the possibility of trying other meds that might work as well but without the side effects.

04/05/2023

I love the Garner location. I finally found a doctor that listens and helps! Dr. Golden and staff are always pleasant and serve me with a smile!!! I love Garners Wake-med!! I love all of wake med.

04/01/2023

Everything

04/01/2023

Speedy, efficient exam, very through

03/31/2023

Dr Golden was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Great addition to the staff at Wake Primary

03/20/2023

I thought that Dr. Golden was excellent.

03/20/2023

The whole trip!!!!

03/19/2023

I am very pleased to have Dr. Golden as my Primary Care Physician. He listens and discusses any concerns that the patient has. I feel that he has an interest in helping his patients to have the best health care available to them. Also, he has an excellent bedside manner, which I feel is very important.

03/18/2023

I think the staff and Dr. Goldman were excellent and professional.

03/16/2023

This was a follow up appointment. Dr Golden is excellent!

03/15/2023

Everyone very kind and caring!

03/14/2023

First visit with Dr. Golden and I was very impressed!

03/13/2023

Care and understanding

03/11/2023

Dr Golden extremely Nice and very knowledgeable doctor.This was my first visit with him and I feel like he’s been my Doctor for years. Glad to have his as my Primary Physician.

03/10/2023

Dr golden his knowledge focus on the patient and caring

03/08/2023

Because I was changing Primary Care providers, I was a bit apprehensive with my appointment. Dr. Go;den did everything I expected to make me feel very comfortable and confident with his care and advice.

03/08/2023

Dr. Golden is not only a brilliant physician, he is also kind and caring—a great combination!

03/07/2023

Doctor and staff were attentive, friendly and supportive.

03/07/2023

I was very satisfied with the time Dr. Golden spent with me and addressing all of my questions

03/06/2023

The whole visit was great!!

03/03/2023

It is always very good when I go there.

03/03/2023

Did not have a long wait appointment was on time.

03/02/2023

We were skeptical at first when we found out dr [ ] was leaving and were getting a new primary to replace her..Oh my we love Doctor Golden ..my mother is very comfortable with him ..I asked Dr Golden if he can see my uncle as well

02/27/2023

Every aspect

02/27/2023

Nice to see that Dr. Golden is very friendly, listens to you, does not rush and speaks to you in a relaxed and easy to understand fashion. Very comfortable with Dr. Golden.

02/26/2023

He was concerned about my health

02/25/2023

It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Golden. He was a willing listener and made me feel comfortable in talking with him. The nurse who took my information before hand was kind and friendly. Thank you for a good appointment.

02/25/2023

Dr Golden is amazing so much better than the one he replaced. Respectful and professional and just someone you can open up to with your health problems. He truly cared and actually looked up my situation and was able to put me at ease. I’m glad he’s a part of my treatment plan and as my GP, is open to help me though my [ ] diagnosis. It matters knowing another knowledgeable physician is there to help me keep living and living a good life. So glad he’s part of my WM team!!

02/22/2023

I am 88 years old have always been on a lot of medications and his goals are to reduce any that may not be needed or beneficial to my health any longer.

02/21/2023

First visit with Dr Golden. Felt like he knew me for years. Very likable..

02/20/2023

Doctor’s care

02/18/2023

Hello Dr. Golden. I know it’s early in our doctor/patient relationship, but I just wanted you to know that I felt very safe with you ??

02/17/2023

This visit was a meet and greet as a new patient for Dr. Golden. I found d him very personable and pleasant to talk to. Dr. Golden seems knowledgeable and caring and I believe that he will be a great asset to WakeMed Garner.

02/15/2023

I had severe pain in my right knee. Dr. Golden gave me a shot and I’m pain-free.

02/15/2023

Dr. Golden talked about my situation and he allowed me to decide on the course of action to take.

02/13/2023

Dr. Golden was most professional and personable. Kearny, Medical Assistant, introduced herself and made me feel less nervous. As a nurse, I watched Dr. Golden wash his hands and then proceed in discussing my visit.

02/12/2023

Time of appointment was exact; no waiting beyond the appointed time.

02/12/2023

I felt that Dr. Golden was very caring and was actually listening!!!

02/11/2023

Met Dr Golden for the first time. Felt very comfortable , and trusting of him. What do you expect, he’s a Jersey Boy. Thanks [NAME]

02/11/2023

Astuteness of the doctor.

02/11/2023

Doctors knowledge and bed side manners

02/10/2023

The caring & calming action by Dr. Golden and his assistant was super!

02/10/2023

Dr Golden was great listened was attentive did not dismiss my worries!!

02/09/2023

Interaction with Dr Golden was great. His visit with me during my physical was done in a courteous and professional manner. I appreciate his taking time to discuss and update me on my current physical status. We agreed to discuss possible issues with my HBP in the next three months.

02/08/2023

All of it was great

02/08/2023

Dr Golden is personable and an excellent listener. I always come prepared with questions and he’s very good at explaining aspects of the topics we discuss. I feel involved in the decision process and that’s important to me. He is 100% better than his predecessor. I feel blessed that he is my doctor.

02/07/2023

Everything was good.

02/07/2023

It's all good.

02/07/2023

The entire visit was great. I met Dr. Golden for the first time and he took the time for us to get acquainted and understand my health issues. The appointment was a great success.

02/07/2023

Miss Dr Avery

02/03/2023

The kindness of my care as a patient.

02/03/2023

Dr golden

02/02/2023

The nurse who took my vitals was super friendly, and put me at ease. She was very professional and was very nice.

02/02/2023

First visit with Dr Golden. Very impressed. I think he will be an excellent doctor for me.

02/01/2023

I am a recent new patient due to an insurance change and I have been pleased with how well Dr. Golden reviewed and familiarized himself with my previous medical history.
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