Dr. James A. Thompson, MD

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Dr. James A. Thompson, MD

Pediatric Cardiology | Male

Child Cardiology Associates 8316 Arlington Blvd Ste 500, Fairfax, VA 22031 Get Directions
(703) 876-8410

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I have tremendous passion for my profession. I love caring for children and putting their families at ease. I put...   Read More

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      Dr. Thompson accepts 16 insurance carriers

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      • Aetna
      • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
      • Assurant Health
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Cigna
      • Coventry Health Care
      • Guardian
      • Health Net
      • Humana
      • Kaiser Permanente
      • Medicaid
      • Medical Mutual of Ohio
      • MultiPlan
      • Principal Financial Group
      • UnitedHealthCare
      • WellPoint

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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Dr. Thompson is an excellent doctor. We went to him for a second opinion regarding our 5 year old son for a possible open heart surgery. After examining him, he recommended a cathetherization instead and it worked to solve my son's condition. Dr. Thompson is very personable, explains everything in details in terms you can understand and he truly cares for his patients. I highly recommend him!
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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Cardiology
      • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
      • Interventional Cardiology

      Board Certifications

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      • Pediatric Cardiology
      • Pediatrics

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
      • Aneurysm of Heart
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Septal Defect
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Chest Pain
      • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
      • Coarctation of the Aorta
      • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Disease
      • Heart Murmur
      • Heart Palpitations
      • Hyperlipidemia
      • Hypertension
      • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
      • Hypotension
      • Kawasaki Disease
      • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
      • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
      • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Septal Defect
      • Syncope
      • Tetralogy of Fallot
      • Thrombosis
      • Tricuspid Valve Atresia
      • Tricuspid Valve Disease
      • Vascular Disease
      • Ventricular Septal Defect

      Procedures Performed

      • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
      • ASD and-or PFO Closure
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac Imaging
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Heart Valve Replacement
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Non-Surgical Closure of Heart Defects
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
      • Percutaneous Management of Valvular Heart Disease
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
      • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

        Graduated in 1994

      • Internship Hospital
        Children's National Med Center

        Completed in 1998

      • Residency Hospital
        Children's National Med Center

        Completed in 1998

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Univeristy Of California

        Completed in 2001

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

        Graduated in 1990

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
      • Board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatrics
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Thompson's Care Philosophy

      I have tremendous passion for my profession. I love caring for children and putting their families at ease. I put forth the effort to make every patient and family feel comfortable with the care they are receiving.

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      Dr. Thompson says...

      I have performed over 1,000 device closures of cardiac defects in children and adults. I have taught other physicians to perform the procedures with which I have expertise. I treat each patient as an individual and apply my almost 18 years of experience to solve each unique problem I encounter.