Tom Sims

Profile Updated: August 22, 2018
Tom Sims
Residing In: Bend, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Pat
Homepage: thomasjsims.com
OnCallintheArctic.com
DocTalkToday.com
Occupation: Physician - retired. Currently writing and acting
Children: Chantelle, born 1969 and Adam, born 1971

Pat and I just celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary. More… We have a litter of six grandchildren.
Military Service: U.S. Public Health Service  
Tom Sims

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Yes! Attending Reunion
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I've traded in my stethoscope for a computer keyboard, and am so excited to announce my memoir about my life and work as a "bush doctor" in Alaska is set for national release by Pegasus Books of New York & London on Sept. 4th.

Please help my book make a big splash on Amazon! Visit my website: www.OnCallintheArctic.com and pre-order your copy and be sure to register on the website to win an Amazon Gift Card!

School Story:

Probably my fondest memory is Leadership Class taught by Dr. Baca. His encouragement helped me crack the shell I'd built around myself since my parent's divorce and struggles I had trying to deal with drug problems of one of my brothers.

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Feb 08, 2019 at 9:33 AM

Rebecca and I had a very special relationship at South Gate High and for a while thereafter. She was a very special person in every imaginable way. I am so sorry we have lost her, and I send my best wishes to her family.

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Jan 12, 2019 at 10:52 AM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 at 8:22 AM

Well, Sue, we made it to another one! Yea. Have a great day and great year.

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Dec 29, 2018 at 7:02 AM

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Dec 27, 2018 at 3:32 PM

I'm thrilled to report that I've just been booked as a guest on the NPR/OPB national radio show "Think Out Loud" to discuss my book "On Call in the Arctic". It's first aired on January 31st so if you get NPR please give it a listen. 2018 was such a great year. I'm excited to see what 2019 brings for us all.

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Dec 27, 2018 at 3:27 PM

Posted on: Dec 22, 2018 at 8:54 AM

Well ole buddy, enjoy this last year in the early 70's 'cause you and I both know what comes this time next year! But age is just a number, right? I truly hope you are doing well and life is treating you with joy!

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Dec 27, 2018 at 3:28 PM

Posted on: Dec 15, 2018 at 8:21 AM

Here is for great wishes for another happy year. Hope to see you sometime this winter.

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Dec 07, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Hi Paul. I hope your birthday is great. I'm sorry our plans to get together in So Cal aren't going to work out, but if your travel plans change please let me know. Would be really fun to meet for lunch.

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Oct 19, 2018 at 8:22 AM

Hi Art. Well, congrats. What happened to all the great dark hair? I must say you look very distinguished now and that's a very good thing. I hope you have a great birthday and many more to come.

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Oct 08, 2018 at 7:10 PM

Posted on: Oct 06, 2018 at 10:59 AM

Hey, dear one! Happy happy birthday. Hope to catch up with you this winter since last winter's plans didn't pan out. Best to you as always. Tom

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Sep 25, 2018 at 9:14 PM

I hope the video makes it. If not, please visit my website www.OnCallintheArctic.com Many many thanks. Tom

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Sep 26, 2018 at 5:43 PM

Posted on: Sep 25, 2018 at 9:13 PM

I have received so many wonderful comments about my book from classmates and I cannot thank you all so much! If you haven't visited my book website yet, please do. I think you'll like it. Here's a little video to whet your appetite. Again, thanks again for all the great comments. Tom

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Sep 20, 2018 at 9:32 PM

Thank you, Brenda, for reading my book and the great comments. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it - especially from another medical colleague. Thanks a million. Tom

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Sep 13, 2018 at 8:19 AM

Hi Benji. Like Steve Gray said, I hope you are safe from the winds. You got a birthday coming up and you'll wanna be safe and warm to enjoy it. How about posting to the site so everyone concerned about you will know how you are! God bless.

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Sep 25, 2018 at 8:57 PM

Posted on: Sep 11, 2018 at 3:07 PM

It happened!! My memoir "On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love & Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier" launched on Sept 4th as planned by my publisher and on that day I was #1 in New Releases on Amazon. What an exciting thing to see. I hope everyone in the class will visit my website www.OnCallintheArctic.com and give my book a look. And if you buy and read it, PLEASE consider writing a review as I understand reviews can make or break a writer's career especially if they are good. Thanks so much, everyone. I hope to see you all at the next reunion.

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Sep 02, 2018 at 9:31 AM

Posted on: Sep 01, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Hi Russ. Happy birthday! Still hoping to connect with you sometime here in Bend, OR.

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Aug 23, 2018 at 10:38 AM

Posted on: Aug 22, 2018 at 7:54 AM

Here's a picture of my book. Please help it become a success by preordering on my website www.OnCallintheArctic.com and while you're there, don't forget to sign-up to win an Amazon Gift Card. Thank you so much for the support.

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Aug 22, 2018 at 7:39 AM

I am thrilled to announce my memoir about my life and work as a "bush doctor" in outback Alaska will be nationally released by Pegasus Books of New York & London on Sept 4th. The book - "ON CALL IN THE ARCTIC'" is now available for pre-order on Amazon and on my website: www.OnCallintheArctic.com. Please help my book make a big splash on Amazon by pre-ordering your book now, and by visiting the website don't forget to register to win an Amazon Gift Card. Thanks very very much!

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Feb 23, 2018 at 1:33 PM

I also remember Jim and wish I would have known more about his family life when we were in school so I could have befriended him more. Hilaire said very well. My heart goes out to those who will miss him.