Dr. Ben Thompson III, MD
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Pulmonology | Male

Pulmonary Associates Of SWLA 2770 3rd Ave Ste 110 Lake Charles, LA 70601 Get Directions

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Dr. Ben Thompson III, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Lake Charles, LA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Thompson III is affiliated with Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Thompson III's Performance
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    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
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    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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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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  •  Specializes in Pulmonology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Fungal Infections
  • 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 Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

Education

  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Alabama Birmingham Hospitals

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology

Procedures Performed

  • 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