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Dr. John Tompkins, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 56

  
Dr. Tompkins

Texas Institute of Spine and Neurosurgery

1600 Coit Rd Bldg 1 Plano, TX 75075
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(972) 964-8500

Dr. John Tompkins, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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(972) 964-8500

Dr. Tompkins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Blue Texas HMO
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

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
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tompkins treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Tompkins treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Cranial Trauma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tompkins treats Cranial Trauma more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tompkins treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tompkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Tompkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tompkins

4.0

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
64.86486486486487%
(24)
4 Stars
5.405405405405405%
(2)
3 Stars
8.108108108108109%
(3)
2 Stars
8.108108108108109%
(3)
1 Star
13.513513513513514%
(5)

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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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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.
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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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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.
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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!
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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
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Amazing!! Had ACDF surgery 1 year ago! I feel great!! Highly Reccomend!!
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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.
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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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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!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Tompkins and his team are dedicated to providing excellent neurosurgical care by incorporating the latest surgical innovations and technology with scientific research and outcome analysis.Dr. Tompkins' research on brain and spine surgery has been...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1995
Baylor College Of Medicine, Neurology
Residency Hospital
1994
Baylor University
Internship Hospital
1993
Baylor College Of Medicine, Neurosurgery
Residency Hospital
1990
Yale University
Medical School
1986
Tulane University Of Louisiana
Undergraduate School

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)