1. "Nothing but great things about this office and Dr. Purgason."

    2. Verified Patient zocdoc

    1. "Great doctor! Very caring and kind. Would definitely recommend!"

    2. Verified Patient vitals

    1. "One of the best internists in Arlington. Wouldn't go anywhere else."

    2. Verified Patient vitals

    1. "Dr. Purgason's office is always efficient and thorough."

    2. Cheryl H. healthgrades

    1. "Dr. Purgason provided me with exemplary health care!"

    2. Janice S. healthgrades

Thomas J. Purgason, MD is a board certified internal medicine physician who has practiced in Arlington, Texas since 1982. Dr. Purgason graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He did his internal medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma Tulsa Medical College.  He is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Physicians. In addition, Dr. Purgason serves as a clinical instructor for the University of Texas at Arlington Nurse Practitioner program and UTMB and UT Southwestern schools of medicine. He is clinically affiliated with UT Southwestern making all of the resources of the medical school more easily accessible to his patients.

Dr. Purgason practices adolescent and adult medicine. He has held numerous leadership positions in the community and was the youngest physician to receive the Arlington Physician of the Year Award from the Arlington Medical Society. He has served as Chief of Staff at Medical City Arlington and Chief of the Department of Medicine. He has served on the Board of Trustees at Medical City Arlington since 2010. Dr. Purgason also serves in leadership positions at his alma mater institutions.

His philosophy of practice is to provide prompt, thorough care and diagnosis. He strives to be available if the need is urgent and to provide comprehensive care even during hospitalization. His office runs on time with respect for the patient’s personal time. He believes in rapid reporting of all testing done be it imaging or laboratory in nature. In this practice, you will speak to a person when calling in hopes of assisting you with your needs as soon as possible.

Accepted Insurances

We accept the following insurances. Please call us if you have any questions. Thank you!

Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Only
Cigna PPO
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Private Healthcare Systems
United Health Care

Common Summertime Illnesses-Part One

Summer is a great time to be outdoors, spend time with family/friends, and be physically active. It is also a time where certain diseases/illnesses increases in frequency. Here, we will discuss common ones seen in the office during the warmer months

Influenza Season 2019-2020

The start of the flu season is upon us and flu activity is currently light according to the most recent surveillance report from the CDC. Here are a few facts, myths, and reasons why vaccination and education is so important.

Cancer: Colorectal Screening

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers found worldwide: it is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States in 2021. Preventative screening and early detection has shown to significantly reduce mortality related to colorectal cancer.


Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Purgason is a physician with an excellent combination of assets; he combines his command of sound medical knowledge with empathy and good listening skills."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Found Dr. Purgason to have a very quiet, attentive demeanor, listening well to get complete picture. Very respectful."

    Verified Patient