Dr. Tom

Thomas. Hopkins, M.D., or “Dr. Tom,” as he is called by his patients, is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine who is in private practice in Sacramento, California.  He is the Medical Director for Employee Health Services, Utilization Management, Tobacco Cessation Program, and the Sutter Bariatric Program at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is an affiliate of Sutter Medical Center and physician member of Sutter Independent Physicians and Hills Physicians Medical Group.

Dr. Hopkins currently serves as the Chief Medical Correspondent for KCRA-3 in Sacramento, an NBC-affiliate television station where he delivers live television broadcasts three times per week on current issues relevant to health and medicine. He is the CEO and founder of Medi-Stop, Inc., which is a network of urgent care centers providing access to basic medical care.

Dr. Hopkins has been a practicing physician for 12 years. He worked as a physician within a large, multi-specialty group for six years prior to starting his private medical practice. He has served in several leadership positions within the community and local hospital. He formerly served as a Delegate to the American Medical Association and California Medical Association.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, University of Denver, CO; 1981-1985
  • Doctor of Medicine, with Honors, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.; 1988-1992
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.; 1992-1995
  • Medical Licensure, Colorado since 1993; California, since 1995
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, August 1996


  • Sutter Independent Physicians
  • Hills Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • National Academy of Television and Arts