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Dr. Tab Thompson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Thompson

Palmetto Ear Nose & Throat

2750 Laurel St Ste 203 Columbia, SC 29204

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(803) 256-7076


Dr. Tab Thompson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1989 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and more.


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(803) 256-7076

Dr. Thompson accepts the following insurance:

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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Dr. Thompson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Larynx Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Larynx Conditions more than 99% of his peers

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

Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia) more than 98% of his peers

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

Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Head or Neck Lump or Swelling more than 96% of his peers

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

Dr. Thompson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Thompson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thompson

3.5

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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(11)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
2 Stars
10.526315789473685%
(2)
1 Star
26.31578947368421%
(5)

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My experience was not positive. Staff was helpful. Will definitely get a second opinion. Was too dramatic about my previous medical history.
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Thought I had sinus problem for years. Dr. Thompson's exam showed a deviated septum and scar tissue from cancer surgery. Had surgery to correct both and breathing much better now. The doctor and staff were friendly and very helpful.
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I had a very bad experience with this doctor and the office where he works. I would not recommend him.
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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 take a day off work just to see him. Thank you Dr. Thompson! You have literally made a huge difference in my life. I cannot thank you enough.
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About Me

Biography

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 residen...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

Mc Va
Residency Hospital
Greenville Hosp System
Internship Hospital
1989
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School
1989

Awards

Locations

Palmetto Ear Nose & Throat

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    • Fri: 9:00am - 12:30pm
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The Sinus Center of South Carolina

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    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
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    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
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    • Fri: 9:00am - 12:30pm
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    • Sun: closed
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    • Fri: 9:00am - 12:30pm
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    • Sun: closed
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