Dr. James Thompson, MD

Dr. James Thompson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
(9)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Thompson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Asheville, NC. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 47 years.

18 Medical Park Dr

Asheville, NC 28803

Contact Information

(828) 253-7521

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • UCLA Health Scis Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • UCLA Bone Rsch Lab
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1972

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thompson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thompson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thompson to family and friends
2.8
based on 9 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Thompson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Arden, NC |
I was shocked to see the other respondents reviews. Dr. Thompson is a very skilled surgeon and was extremely courteous and made sure I understood all my options and explained each one in detail.
in Weaverville, NC |
Dr. Thompson is an arrogant doctor with a God complex. When I asked him why he was 40+ minutes late for our appointment, he asked me if I had somewhere else to be! He assured me he would NEVER be on time.
in Black Mountain, NC |
Dr. Thompson is rude and explained nothing in detail to us. In fact, when I tried to ask a question he snapped back with a very short answer.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Thompson accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Thompson has admitting privileges

Mission Health
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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