Dr. Tab Thompson, MD

Dr. Tab Thompson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(17)
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Dr. Tab Thompson, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Columbia, SC. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.Read his story

2750 Laurel St Ste 203

Columbia, SC 29204

Contact Information

(803) 256-7076

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 4 More

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Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 93% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 90% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Thompson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thompson "Dr. Tab E. Thompson graduated with his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, after attending the University of Georgia on a Foundation Fellowship. He then completed a general surgical internship and a residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Thompson also received an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC, in 2008."
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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

  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Greenville Hosp System
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Mc Va
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thompson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thompson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thompson to family and friends
3.6
based on 17 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Thompson's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Chapin, SC |
I had a very bad experience with this doctor and the office where he works. I would not recommend him.
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in Hickory, NC |
Dr. Tab Thompson is the only doctor who has been able to help me understand and treat my chronic sinus problems that have plagued me since a child. The balloon plasty he performed went flawlessly. He's now the only doctor I trust to treat any ENT issues I have. I will drive 3 hours from NC and...more
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Next Day
Dr. Thompson accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Thompson has admitting privileges

Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland
5 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
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Providence Health
2435 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC 29204
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