Dr. Jonathan Thompson, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine  |  
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Age 46
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Dr. Jonathan Thompson, MD
Dr. Jonathan Thompson is an expert in Interventional Spine and Pain Management. A native of Louisiana and locally trained at LSU in New Orleans, Dr. Thompson's Residency was in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), with a 1 year ACGME-accredited Spine fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine. Dr. Thompson is Double-Board-Certified in PM&R and Interventional Spine & Pain Medicine. Highly trained in Interventional Spine procedures and Micro-Invasive Surgery for pain. Expert witness: Qualified as an expert witness in US Federal Court, Orleans Parish Civil Court, St Tammany Parish Civil Court, St Bernard Parish civil court, and Louisiana Worker's Compensation courts. Expertise in: Personal Injury evaluation and management Worker's Comp injury management IME Independent Medical Exams SMO Second Medical Opinions Spinal cord & peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic pain Spinal Fractures – Kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures Intrathecal Drug Delivery (Pain pumps) Lumbar discography Therapeutic disc procedures, Microdiscectomy, Nucleoplasty, Annuloplasty Micro Invasive lumbar fusions Micro invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) Radio frequency neurotomy, facet injections, medial branch blocks Transforaminal and interlaminar epidural injections. He lectures to Medical and Legal professionals, Insurance Industry, Case Managers, Rehab Counselors on complex pain disorders and diseases that result in functional debilitation and chronic pain. Dr. Thompson is trained in the most advanced technologies and treatments for acute and chronic pain conditions, such as Neurostimulation, Intrathecal Drug Delivery, and Radiofrequency therapies. He employs a multi-disciplinary approach to each patient to achieve the best physical function and quality of life. He takes pride in the time and accessibility he provides in caring for his patients.

76 Starbrush Cir

Covington, LA 70433

Contact Information

(985) 892-8934

Dr. Jonathan Thompson, MD

Dr. Jonathan Thompson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
very high
more than 99% of peers
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thompson "Dr. Thompson is trained in the most advanced technologies and treatments for acute and chronic pain conditions, such as Neurostimulation, Intrathecal Drug Delivery, and Radiofrequency therapies. He employs a multi-disciplinary approach to each patient to achieve the best physical function and quality of life. He takes pride in the time and accessibility he provides in caring for his patients"


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  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Spine Physiatry

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Louisiana State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Charity Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Lsu Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • LSU Interventional Pain
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Thompson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thompson to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Thompson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Mandeville, LA |
Dr. Thompson is fair and very conservative with the pain management regimen he's prescribed to me. He could take a bit more time with the patient, as he's never stayed longer in the exam room with me than 10-15 minutes. Was very diligent in getting my medical records from my other doctors that documented my severe medical conditions that render me in severe pain on a daily basis. Once he had the records and knew how severe my conditions were he worked wonders on increasing my quality of life
Covington |
Great doctor!
in Bay Saint Louis, MS |
New from out of town. His main concerns are with the DEA and not with the quality of caring for his patient's. Doesn't treat the patient's pain or even care about the pain. Just how the law tells him how to prescribe medications. He also lets you know "If you don't like it go somewhere else!" Not a good doctor for treating long term chronic pain. His staff is very attentive & caring.
in Slidell, LA |
The office staff is terrible. Told my orthopedists, I would be seen that week. Called me with a appointment in two weeks. Meeting with Dr OK. Does not have admitting privileges at any insurance approved hospital. Hospitals just wanted to play let's make a deal. I refused Dr and hospital. Weeks later they are sending me reminders of non appointments. Also, way over charges insurance for services!
New Orleans, LA |
I'm surprised to see some of the negative reviews posted here about Dr. Thompson. He's been nothing but helpful to me. There isn't enough room to describe everything he's done for me. One thing that some people may not like is his honesty. He tells me straight up what he's thinking. I love that! Sometimes I don't like what I hear. If a doctor only tells me what I want to hear, he probably isn't helping. If you want real help, see Dr. Thompson.
Mandeville, LA |
Dr. Thompson is not a push over for pain medication. He tests every patient and makes sure they are in NEED of pain medication. However, once he has documentation of chronic pain his attention to patients is outstanding. He is continually looking for new and better ways to treat chronic pain and ways to improve the lives of pain patients.
in Covington, LA |
I came to him as a patient that moved here from a different location. The treatment I was receiving was working, he initially told me he had no problem keeping me on the sane treatment plan I had been on for years, then at my third appointment he changed everything, required me to do procedures that did not work that I have tried multiple times before and cause me more pain, and he put me on stronger unwanted medication. I continued to see him because I wanted to believe his plan was better. No.
in Picayune, MS |
Doctor is dismissive and doesn't listen to patients. Staff is too busy to return phone calls and completely ignored follow up calls for problems after surgery. Heading to emergency room shortly, hopefully I can get my mother into an Ochsner clinic so we don't have to deal with this lack of follow-up care again.
in Hammond, LA |
Dr. walked into the exam room, noticed me crying (i was scared to death) and told my mother, who was with me, your daughter is hysterical, i can not treat her!?! Looking back on this appointment, i am even more shocked than i was that day, the simple fact that A DR. would not try to comfort his patient, who is obviously upset, blows my mind! if your looking for bed side manner- Dr.Thompson- In My Humble Opinion-Doesn't have it, sorry....he surely didn't show me any signs he did.
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Dr. Thompson accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Thompson has admitting privileges

Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital
42570 S Airport Rd
Hammond, LA 70403
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Lakeview Regional Medical Center
95 Judge Tanner Blvd
Covington, LA 70433
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Southern Surgical Hospital
1700 Lindberg Dr
Slidell, LA 70458
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St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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