Dr. William Thompson, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 59

Dr. Thompson
Accepting new patients

Veteran Affairs Medical Center

500 W Fort St Boise, ID 83702

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(208) 422-1000

Dr. William Thompson, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Boise, ID and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and St. Luke's Boise Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thompson to book an appointment.

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Dr. Thompson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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(208) 422-1000

Dr. Thompson accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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He has been my husband's doctor for over 20 years at the va hospital. He has been a good doctor for taking care of him. But I wish that he would follow up on more appointments for my husband especially when its around the holidays and in January. That's when he gets sick more often. I hold my breath every year in January for him not to be in the hospital. He has been in intensive care the last 2 years this time of year. For 2 weeks to a month. I wish he would evaluate him a little more.
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Michelle Mares in Meridian – Jan 16, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

William Thompson, MD is board certified in pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and internal medicine. He serves as associate professor in the Division of...Read more


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine


University of Washington
Fellowship Hospital
University of Washington
Residency Hospital
University of Washington
Internship Hospital
Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine
Medical School


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What are Dr. William Thompson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Thompson frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Low Blood Oxygen Level, and Sleep Study. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thompson treats.

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Dr. Thompson's office is located at 500 W Fort St, Boise, ID 83702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Veteran Affairs Medical Center500 W Fort St Boise, ID 83702

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Thompson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Boise, ID

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

St. Luke's Boise Medical Center

Boise, ID

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

St. Luke's McCall Medical Center

McCall, ID

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)