Dr. John Tompkins, MD

Dr. John Tompkins, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. John Tompkins, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

4001 W 15th St Ste 455

Plano, TX 75093

Contact Information

(972) 964-8500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tompkins performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Broken Neck
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Tompkins's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Tompkins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tompkins "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 presented at state and national neurosurgery meetings and has been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include back and neck surgery including complex spinal instrumentation and minimally invasive spine procedures, treatment for neck and back pain, cranial surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and the treatment of vascular malformations, aneurysms, and tumors.Dr. Tompkins is married to Dr. Melissa L. Tompkins, a pulmonary and critical care specialist. They have two daughters, Christina and Victoria."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tompkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tompkins' Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tompkins to family and friends
27 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Tompkins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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...more
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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...more
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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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