Dr. John Tompkins, MD

Dr. John Tompkins, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 57

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Telehealth services available

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(972) 964-8500

Dr. John Tompkins, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Plano, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Medical City Plano and Medical City McKinney. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tompkins to book an appointment.

Locations

Texas Institute of Spine and Neurosurgery - Plano

Plano1600 Coit Rd Ste 104 Plano, TX 75075
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Texas Institute of Spine and Neurosurgery - McKinney

McKinney4510 Medical Center Dr Ste 301 McKinney, TX 75069
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Tompkins is affiliated with Medical City McKinney McKinney, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Tompkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tompkins

4.0

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
7.5%
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3 Stars
7.5%
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2 Stars
7.5%
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1 Star
12.5%
(5)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (30)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (30)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (28)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (9)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Referred to office after learning my back was broken.
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  • Explained conditions well
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My medical situation was explained in more detail and the course of action that’s needs to be taken.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Laurendee Hearn – Jul 29, 2020
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Had a tele visit scheduled with Dr Tompkins. Had some technical difficulties so reverted to a telephone visit. Dr Tompkins was very through, asked all the right questions. After reviewing my MRI he recommended a treatment plan that really meets my needs. Feel very comfortable with his treatment and abilities
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Tele visit – Apr 28, 2020
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While most surgeons are quick to cut, Dr Tompkins is doing everything he can to help me avoid surgery. So when and if the time comes, I'll know it's absolutely necessary. That takes a load off my mind.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frisco, TX – Jan 25, 2020
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I have visited Dr. Tompkins twice for problems with my back and I really like him and his staff. They are very professional and caring. They take care of you as soon as you walk in and Dr. Tompkins will spend plenty of time with you and offers advise on your condition and the steps to take to resolve the problem.
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Modesto Chinchilla – Dec 22, 2019
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Dr. Tompkins has an amazing team and staff members. Their expertise exceeded my expectations. From the very first moment that I stepped into the hospital, God told me that I was in good hands. I saw his Neuro team everyday of my nearly two weeks stay. They took their time explaining my condition and treatment. Never evaded any of our questions. I had all the confidence in the world that I was in good hands. My family and I was treated with the upmost respect from any employee that took care of me. Brenda Jackson is a great asset to the office staff. She is very smart and patient. Made us feel comfortable and at ease. Dr. Tompkins was very easy to communicate with and made sure we understood the entire procedure. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose Medical City of Plano and Dr. Tompkins again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Cassandra Rumphs – Nov 15, 2019
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This is the second time I have used Dr. Tompkins. Three years ago he performed surgery to correct L2-3 herniation. It was a tremendous success. I have a C-6 issue at the moment . He has been very caring, and we are working together to AVOID surgery (imagine that from a surgeon). I am in the middle of this issue, so it remains to be seen if I will eventually need surgery. But if I do have to endure surgery, I will certainly have all the confidence in the world in Dr. Tompkins and will have him do the procedure. The staff is terrific. They call back, the are responsive, and courteous.
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Sep 26, 2019
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My family and I have been seeing Dr. Tompkins for over 15 years. During this time he and his staff have successfully seen us through numerous surgeries always providing excellent care before, during and after.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Judy Anderson – Sep 03, 2019
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After my most recent visit, I am still waiting to get a Rx that I requested. When I was there I was told that they were waiting to receive new Rx forms and they would call me when they were available. Tomorrow will be two weeks since that visit and I have yet to be contacted that I can get a Rx that I requested! I would appreciate a call!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Joanne Berridge in McKiney, TX – Jun 30, 2019
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after researching his education ,medical ,and state records ,Dr. john Tompkins was the best neurologist i could find in Plano/Richardson area . i'm very please with the results of my surgery ,because i don't have the pain nor am i living in bed ! Thank-You Dr. John Tompkins for giving my life back .....Linda S Patterson
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 27, 2019
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Amazing!! Had ACDF surgery 1 year ago! I feel great!! Highly Reccomend!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Lisa Lucas in McKinney, TX – Jul 27, 2018
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I had an ACDF preformed by Dr. Tompkins. I was scared, but he and his assistant were very thorough, and explained everything with great detail. The several times I went in and called I was always given compassion and helped.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Tracy in plano,tx – Feb 17, 2018
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I had a very serious condition that required surgery. Dr Tompkins was very thorough in making sure I was in a stable condition before he performed the surgery. The results have been very positive.
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Lewisville, TX – Nov 20, 2017
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I would highly recommend Dr. Tompkins. My experience with Dr. Tomkins and his NP Jeff was absolutely wonderful. He was able to diagnosis, perform the surgery to relieve the pain and seriousness of my spine. The office staff was very professional, kind, compassionate and never once disappointed me or my family when being contacted for an appointment. Dr. Tompkins has a wonderful bedside manner, explains details, cares about his patients and provided excellent care. MY THANKS!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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LISA M in Plano, TX – Jul 01, 2017
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I FOUND HIM ONLINE ABOUT 2 MONTH AGO AND MADE SURE HE ACCEPTS MY INSURANCE. I GOT AN APPOINTMENT WITH HIS OFFICE FOR WHICH WAS ABOUT A MONTH WAIT (UNDERSTANDABLE) A DAY BEFORE APPOINTMENT THEY CANCELLED MY APPOINTMENT BECAUSE DOCTOR HAD AN EMERGENCY SURGERY (IT HAPPENS RIGHT?) SO I WAS IN SUCH A BIG PAIN I ASKED IF POSSIBLY SEE ME IN A DAY OR TWO? THEY REFUSED GAME ME APPOINTMENT 2 WEEKS AFTER THEY CALLED AND CANCELLED AGAIN CAUSE THEY HAVE ISSUE WITH THE INSURANCE, IMMORAL & UNACCEPTABLE!
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No results
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Dallas, TX – Apr 26, 2017
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Dr Thompkins has performed three surgeries on my spine within three year period I could not have asked for a better surgeon or a better staff to work with. I was blessed when I stumbled on an Dr Thompkins. And Jeff is just a bonus.
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Stacy Shaw in Little Elm, TX – Dec 02, 2016
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Dr. Tompkins preformed a multi-level TLIF spinal fusion in 2012. I found him an extremely talented, professional, highly skill to perform my operation and giving great care for his patients. I experienced great success and improvement from this difficult operation. Dr. Tompkins took great care of me from pre/post surgicial state through the recovery months. He is very patience, kind, great communicator and has excellent bed side manor. Thank you Dr. Tompkins! Back patients-look no further!
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No results
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Michael in Argyle, TX – Nov 13, 2016
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Dr. Tompkins assisted in my surgery and he did an excellent job. He is very friendly. He explains everything, and he will be doing my second surgery. I suggest Dr. Tompkins to anyone.
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Experience
Background

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Unprofessional Conduct (8/20/2018)View details
No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Tompkins' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tompkins treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Tompkins treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tompkins treats Myelopathy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Tompkins treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tompkins treats Hydrocephalus more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Tompkins treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Dr. Tompkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Tompkins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Blue Choice
Blue Texas HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

About Me

Biography

Dr. Tompkins and his team are dedicated to providing excellent neurosurgical care by incorporating the latest surgical innovations and technology with...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1991
Baylor College Of Med
Internship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. John Tompkins, MD?

Call (972) 964-8500 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. John Tompkins, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Tompkins has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Tompkins, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. John Tompkins, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Tompkins' profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. John Tompkins, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tompkins frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Myelopathy, and Hydrocephalus. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tompkins treats.

Where is Dr. John Tompkins, MD's office located?

Dr. Tompkins' office is located at 1600 Coit Rd Ste 104, Plano, TX 75075. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tompkins is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Medical City Plano

Plano, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Medical City McKinney

McKinney, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano

Plano, TX

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Carrollton Regional Medical Center

Carrollton, TX

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Medical City Denton

Denton, TX

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

Plano, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received