I decided to become a physician during my third year in college. Initially I was a chemical engineering student. However I realized that I needed to act on my strong desire to help people and my medical career allows me to integrate my analytical abilities with that desire. I have learned much from my patients over the years not just about medicine. They have taught me about life and helped me to become a better doctor. It's important for me to understand why my patients feel the way they do. I listen to my patients and we work together as a team to achieve their goal of good health. Spending time with my family and friends is very important to me. I am married and my wife and I share seven children between us plus two dogs and a cat. We attend religious activities regularly and our faith is a big part of our family life. In order to stay physically active I cycle run and participate in karate.
Dr. Timothy Thompson, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Raleigh, NC. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Novant Health Franklin Medical Center.