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Dr. Ben Thompson III, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Thompson III

Memorial Medical Group Pulmonology

2770 3rd Ave Ste 110 Lake Charles, LA 70601

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Dr. Ben Thompson III, MD is a pulmonologist in Lake Charles, LA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1975 and specializes in pulmonary disease.


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3.7

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Ben Thompson doesn't even deserve 1 star. I saw him 1afternoon at 4pm, His response was you are overweight, sent me home with a sample of Breo and to come back in 6 weeks. I told him I would be dead in 6 weeks. 12 hours later, husband calls 911, I can't breathe. By that time I am unconscious, when ambulance gets it's to our home by oxygen is below 50, so intubated in ambulance. In ICU 3 days incubated, and another 4 days in the hospital. No explanation of what happened. Choose your Dr carefully.
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Absolutely the best Pulmonologist in Southwest Louisiana
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I work as a Case Manager in a rehab hospital in Texas and took time off to join my mother for her initial appointment with Dr. Thompson. He was ill prepared to meet with a new patient and had not reviewed her medical information. He was condescending, abrupt, dismissive and frankly insulting to my mother. Dr. Thompson could really use some basics in how to build rapport and to have compassion for patients. He is exactly the reason patients suffer at home and avoid getting medical care.
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Biography

Dr. Ben Thompson III, MD is a pulmonologist in Lake Charles, LA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1975 and specializes in pulmonary disease.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

University Of Alabama Birmingham Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Residency Hospital
University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Internship Hospital
1975
Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School
1975

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(337) 494-2750

Dr. Thompson III accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
Universal American

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Asthma
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Dr. Thompson III treats Asthma more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thompson III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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Dr. Thompson III treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thompson III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Pulmonary Function Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson III performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thompson III performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thompson III's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intubation
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing