Tomski’s interest in medicine began after an injury in high school which hospitalized him for over a month. The care of his nursing staff inspired him to pursue a degree in nursing, making him a first-generation college student. After graduation, he worked as a RN in the ICU and decided to continue his education to become a physician. He explored many different medical specialties, but pulmonology interested him most.
“I like all aspects of pulmonary and sleep medicine,” said Tomski. “The function of the pulmonary system is fascinating and has a great impact on one’s quality of life. I enjoy working with my patients on lifestyle changes and believe shared decision making is critical to creating a realistic plan to achieve their goals.”
Pulmonary conditions that cause changes or obstructions to normal breathing patterns can have a great impact on sleep. “Many patients with breathing problems also have a sleep disorder,” said Tomski. “Thankfully, we can work together to correct both.”
Tomski received his medical degree at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI., the recipient of a US Air Force scholarship. He completed his residency in internal medicine as well as fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AB, TX. He also went on to become board-certified in sleep medicine. During his eleven-year tenure, he traveled the world caring for active duty, retired military, dependents, and members of the international armed forces.
Tomski enjoys spending quality time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He has a love of the outdoors and enjoys hiking and soaking in all the beauty of our region.