AMA Gives Dr. Wright 4th Physician’s Recognition Award

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Dr. Wright receives prestigious Physician’s Recognition Award for the fourth time.

Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in St. Louis, was awarded the prestigious Physician’s Recognition Award by the American Medical Association. The PRA was conferred in recognition of Dr. Wright’s ongoing commitment to excellence in the medical field through continuing medical education, allowing him to provide the best available treatments for his patients. This is the fourth time Dr. Wright has been accorded this honor, having won this award in 2007, 2008 and 2009, winning with distinction in 2007 and 2008.

By continuing his research and studies in medicine, Dr. Wright has been able to offer patients at the Laser Lipo and Vein Center the latest treatments. Innovations in medicine happen continually, providing improved outcomes for patients in terms of results and safety. In Dr. Wright’s case, he is now able to offer his patients such revolutionary minimally invasive treatments as varicose vein treatments utilizing Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA), liposuction with local anesthesia, VeinWave radiofrequency facial spider vein treatment, laser skin tightening and fractional treatment for scars and stretch marks.

This latest PRA designation is valid through 2017. In addition to his third consecutive PRA, Dr. Wright has also been honored as a Top Doctor by HealthTap, multiple Patients’ Choice Awards, and multiple Compassionate Doctor Awards.

Dr. Wright has been providing the people of St. Louis with a high standard of care in the areas of vein treatment and cosmetic surgery since completing his residency training in 1995. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Phlebology, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Missouri State Medical Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and the AMA. He is a graduate of Duke University, University of Missouri at Columbia Medical School and completed residency at the University of Alabama.

The AMA established the PRA in 1968 as a way of recognizing those doctors who continue to improve their knowledge of medicine year after year. In order to receive the award, a doctor must earn an average of 50 credits per year from professional development and educational activities that meet the strictest standards of the AMA.

Dr. Wright practices medicine at both Laser Lipo and Vein Center locations in St. Louis and O’Fallon, MO. For more information, visit or call (636) 614-1665.

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