Dr. Christopher Thompson, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Thompson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Memorial Medical Group Heart & Vascular Center

1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2 Lake Charles, LA 70601

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Dr. Christopher Thompson, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Lake Charles, LA. Dr. Thompson has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Interventional Cardiology, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Christus Ochsner Saint Patrick Hospital and Dequincy Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thompson to book an appointment.


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He has treated me for about 4 years. I complain about symthoms and what he basely says is. I'll see you in 6 months. Another time I complain and he gives me more medicine without explaining anything. I look up the medication is for and what symthoms are. That is how I have I find out what the prescription is for. He doesn't explain anything at all. It's terrible I have to find what heart problems I have by looking med up on computer
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Biography

In addition to being part of the team of cardiologists with Memorial Medical Group, Dr. Thompson also serves as Director of Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Previously, he was with Cardiovascular Specialists of Southwest Louisiana and The Heart Associates. He has also worked as a clinical investigator in hypercholesterolemia trials.

In 2016, Dr. Thompson received certification for use of the Diamondback 360 Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System. The OAS is a device used for the treatment of a severely calcified narrowing of a coronary artery. The OAS is a system intended to facilitate stent delivery. The System is used in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who are acceptable candidates stenting due to severely calcified coronary artery lesions that have not been previously treated.

The Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System utilizes a diamond-coated 1.25mm Crown to offer safe outcomes: Differential sanding allows healthy tissue to flex away. Reduces coronary plaque enabling successful stent deployment. Minuscule particulates produced don't require embolic protection. Continuous perfusion of saline and blood during orbit.
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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1994
University Fla Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Med College Va Hosps
Residency Hospital
1989
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Charity Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Dr. Thompson accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Thompson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Thompson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Thompson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (337) 494-3278.

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 91% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Murmur
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Heart Murmur more than 100% of their peers

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

Mitral Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Thompson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Aortic Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Thompson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Thompson performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Thompson performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 18% of their peers

Dr. Thompson performs this procedure more than 18% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Heart Disease more than 100% of their peers

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

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Hypertension more than 100% of their peers

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

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 100% of their peers

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

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Dr. Thompson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Locations

Memorial Medical Group Heart & Vascular Center

Heart and Vascular Center1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2 Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Memorial Medical Group Heart & Vascular Center

Sulphur Office910 E Kent Dr Sulphur, LA 70663
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