Dr. Ben Thompson III, MD

Dr. Ben Thompson III, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(9)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ben Thompson III, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Lake Charles, LA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 42 years.

2770 3rd Ave Ste 110

Lake Charles, LA 70601

Contact Information

(337) 494-2750

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shortness of Breath
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
56

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • 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 Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Intubation
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Management
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thompson III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thompson III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thompson III to family and friends
3.9
based on 9 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Thompson III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
San Antonio, TX |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Thompson III accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • 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
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Thompson III has admitting privileges

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
1701 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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