Tom Sims

Profile Updated: August 22, 2018
Tom Sims
Residing In: Bend, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Pat
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


Yes! Attending Reunion

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: 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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Jan 11, 2020 at 12:55 PM

Hi Sue. Still the most popular girl in school! Congrats and happy birthday from an old yell partner in crime. Best to you and yours. Tom

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Posted on: Dec 21, 2019 at 8:36 AM

Hi old man! Glad you're older than me - ha - by nine days. Hope all is well with you and yours.

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Oct 24, 2019 at 8:54 AM

Hey Art. Happy days! I sent you a private message I hope you'll get. I'd really like to get in touch with you. Hope all is well!

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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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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 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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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 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 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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