About Thelma Jones, MD

Thelma Jones, MD, President of Options for Wellness, believes that staying healthy in today’s world requires a holistic approach to the body, mind, and spirit. “My goal is to partner with my patients to create individualized, personalized programs to meet their present health needs,” explains Dr. Jones.

Education is a very important part of the care that Dr. Jones provides. Dr. Jones helps her patients navigate the complex health care maze and works as a caring and compassionate health partner to help patients make decisions that attain and sustain wellness. She explains, “When patients understand their options, they feel less vulnerable and more in control of their destiny. Knowledge increases awareness, and awareness increases empowerment.”

Healing is key in Dr. Jones’ practice. Known as the “hugging” doctor, she believes the human connection of affection, understanding and acceptance contributes to her patients’ well being. She uses her medical training, nutritional counseling, hypnosis, neurolinguistic programming, stress management, lifestyle coaching, and other integrative therapies to help patients achieve optimal wellness.

Dr. Jones is a board-certified internist and hematologist, with more than 28 years experience. She served as attending physician in medicine and as Chief of Hematology at White Plains Hospital Center, where she received special recognition for her eight years of service as Chief of Hematology.

Broadening her view of patient treatment, Dr. Jones embraced complementary and holistic healing techniques to be sure that she left no stone unturned in providing the most advanced medical care possible. Dr. Jones pursued training and certification in numerous integrative therapies. She has completed comprehensive training in hypnosis, homeopathy, EFTadv Certificate and nutrition. Dr. Jones is a Master Practitioner of both Ericksonian hypnosis and Neurolinguistic Programming, and is a certified Reike Master. She continues to pursue opportunities to learn new therapeutic techniques.

In addition to her credentials above, Dr. Jones is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, National Board of Certified Clinical hypnotherapies, American Association of Integrative Medicine, and American Psychology Association. She is certified in Hypnosis and Brief Psychotherapy and in Bioenergetic healing. She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and the American Holistic Medical Association.

Dr. Jones earned her BA degree in psychology with honors from Barnard College of Columbia University. She earned her medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, with honors in Physiology, Pharmacology, Pediatrics, and Environmental Medicine. She is a past President and member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Central Westchester Unit, and Westchester Division. Dr. Jones received an award reception of recognition from the American Medical Association and is listed in Who’s Who in American Women.