About Dr. Repas

Thomas Repas DO FACP FACE CCD CEC CDE initially received his medical school education at Des Moines University (formerly University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences)  in Des Moines, Iowa and was awarded his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree in 1994.

He pursued his internal medicine residency training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Training Program in Reno from 1994 through 1997.

After residency he entered private practice in Casper, Wyoming where he developed his interest in endocrinology and diabetes.

During his time in Wyoming, he was  honored with becoming chairman of the Clinical Recommendations Committee for the Wyoming Diabetes Prevention and Control Program with the Wyoming Department of Health working to improve diabetes control and management on a state level.

In winter 2004, Dr. Repas and his family relocated to Wisconsin where he began working in the Diabetes, Nutrition, and Endocrinology Center of Affinity Medical Group in Neenah. He also continued his commitment to improving public health by participating with the Diabetes Advisory Group of the Wisconsin Diabetes Prevention and Control Program to review and update the Wisconsin Essential Diabetes Care Guidelines. He was honored with being elected co-chair of the Wisconsin Diabetes Advisory Group in August 2007.

Dr. Repas  left Affinity Medical Group for an educational sabbatical  at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism fellowship program in Madison, Wisconsin from July 2005 to June 2007. He relocated to a new practice with Regional Health Physicians  in Rapid City, South Dakota in March 2008.

In July 2005, Dr. Repas was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). In May 2008 he was awarded the designation of Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE).  Fellowship in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology are honorary designations  given to a select group of physicians to recognize ongoing service and contributions to the practice of medicine and the subspecialty of endocrinology respectively.

Dr. Repas is currently board certified in four medical subspecialties:  Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Internal Medicine, Nutrition and Clinical Lipidology.

In addition to the above board certifications, he is also certified as a Certified Diabetes Educator by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (CDE), a Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD) by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and a Certified Endocrine Coder (CEC) by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Dr. Repas is an active member of several professional societies including the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Internists,  the American Heart Association (Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology and Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism),  the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, the Society of Vascular Medicine, the International Atherosclerosis Society and the National Lipid Association.

In addition to his busy medical practice, Dr. Repas greatly enjoys teaching. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. An enthusiastic speaker, over the last five years, Dr. Repas has given over 50 presentations about diabetes, endocrinology, lipid disorders, and other metabolic/nutritional disorders to a wide variety of professional and lay audiences. He has been honored to be an invited expert lecturer at regional and national meetings.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Repas enjoys spending time with his family, playing traditional old-time folk music of the Western Frontier, running ultramarathons and participating in a variety of other outdoor recreational activities in the Black Hills of South Dakota.