Thomas Jin Tanaka, DPM
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page! I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself and tell you about my practice. I am blessed to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and patients, and I look forward to working with you to serve your foot health needs.
I am a native of Southern California who grew up among farms and orange groves in Orange County before they were replaced by freeways and high-rises. Medicine always fascinated me, and when I was introduced to podiatry as an undergraduate student, I was attracted to the variety and range of practice involved within podiatry. But what really got me excited about podiatry was the "instant gratification" we get from treating our patients. When someone comes through our doors limping in pain, we are often able to help them walk out without the pain that was plaguing them.
About my practice
I feel that a healthy lifestyle and preventive care are the best ways to stay healthy, but I am also here to help you when foot and ankle issues arise. My practice is my calling. I want to be your partner in health, and it helps me better care for you when you are actively involved in taking care of your health. I am honored that patients entrust me with their foot care, and I strive to treat them as I would my own family.
How I thrive
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. Although I love my work, my family life is a major priority. I enjoy participating with them in Scout and church activities, sports, traveling, movies, and other pursuits. I also make it a priority to surf, swim, bike, and do weight training on a regular basis as part of my effort to maintain a balance in body, mind, and spirit.