Thomas Irving Epperson Jr., MD
January 22, 2020
Dr. Epperson started his formal education at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, VA, earning his Bachelor of Science in 1969. However, before pursuing his medical credentials, Dr. Epperson became an ordained minister through the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC in 1971. It wasn’t until after his studies there that he went on to complete a Master of Science in Pathology in 1975, a Doctor of Medicine in 1978, and a residency in Family Medicine in 1981, all through the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA.
After finishing his residency, Dr. Epperson founded Buckingham Family Practice in Dillwyn, VA. He also briefly worked in an urgent care setting from 2004-2005 but returned to practicing family medicine through 2014 at Midlothian Family Practice in Powhatan, VA and then Nelson Family Practice Clinic in Richmond, VA through the Medical College of Virginia. In January 2015, Dr. Epperson joined our team at Health First – North Charleston in South Carolina.
Outside his primary work schedule as a physician, Dr. Epperson demonstrates his passion for volunteering through various medically based philanthropic activities, medical missions, and professional activities. All while maintaining at least one other full-time job, he has participated in Rescue Squad Medicine, taught as an Assistant Clinical Professor, worked as a Medical Director for a nursing home, and been a medical examiner. He is certified in and has instructed courses and recertifications in PALS and has completed certifications in ACLS, ATLS, and PETALS. In 2013 he led an international lecture at San Salvador Medical School in El Salvador on the topic of Prehospital and Emergency Care in Rural Virginia. Medical mission trips throughout his life have included far off destinations such as Honduras as well as local relief efforts in VA post-Hurricane Mitch. Since 2012, and still today, Dr. Epperson remains active in the Christian Medical and Dental Association, particularly as a mentor for younger medical practitioners.
When it’s time to relax, Dr. Epperson most enjoys spending time with his family, especially his son, an Anesthesiologist, and two grandsons.