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Extremely knowledgeable. Compassionate, he really listens and takes time to hear all the details before making recommendations .extremely impressed that he treats by symptoms rather then just lab results. A real Healthcare provider. I have sobbed in his office and have felt very safe and respected. Such a treat to feel confident about a Healthcare professional for a change.
I stopped seeing dr Thompson after 2 years for my high prolactin and switched to another endocrologist. His receptionist was the rudest person I've ever seen in my life. She makes booking appointments such a pain. I can never get through booking an appointment without being shouted at for no reason. I feel rushed out the door every appointment and also 2 seperate occasions he mixed up my medication dosage. I was told verbally to take 0.5 mg of bromocripton a week but he prescibed me 1 mg a week instead. I had called and confirmed my prescription and was scolded by the receptionist because she thought it was my mistake. She then confirmed with the doctor and told me doctor had made mistake on my prescription. If my pharmicist hadn't picked up on this mistake I don't what would've happened if I had overdosed.
I found this "Specialist" a bit dis-concerned for my wellbeing, adverse effects to medication prescribed it seemed more of a mild interest than a concern to him. Rather troubled now with the decision to future trust someone with something so sever as my medical condition..., food for thought.
Dr. Thompson is the best there is. He takes the time to really listen to you and how you feel. I would stop looking for an Endocrinologist right now and book him if you're reading this. He's been practicing for a long time and it show's from his experience. He makes you feel at ease and you leave feeling like you're going to get the help that you are looking for. Dr. Thompson thank you so much for your help.
I had a very bad experience with Dr Thompson 2 years ago.I was referred to him by my Dr as I had an enlarged thyroid,,After a one minute exam,[ & dealing with his rude receptionist] ,he gave me synthyroid & told me to come back in 6 months, Big mistake,!..,I should have had a blood test much sooner, I was travelling alot in Asia & began to feel worse & worse & had badly swollen ankles,& heart palpataions & a racing pulse,,I thought I had a travel bug,! When I got back home I had the 6 month thyroid blood test& my own Dr phoned me immediately & said that the thyroid reading was sky high & I might have a heart attack !if I didnt stop synthyroid immediately Dr Thompson never bothered to call,when I saw him , by now I had lost 55 pounds& was shaking all over He didnt even ask me if I had lost weight,was vague & uninterested,,just told me I could never take synthyroid again & washed his hands of me,,My hair turned gray,& fell out, then I developed major osteoporosis as a side effect
I have been seeing dr thompson for over 10 years. He has seen me through good and bad times. I miss his old receptionist, Maureen, she was really helpful. His new one is learning and i'm still very glad to see him 2 or 3 time a year. He listens to my symptoms and has encouraged me to research my condition. He has allowed me to live a full life again. I work full-time, weight lift and bike ride, study part-time and have time for my family without being exhausted all the time. He has seen me through hyperthyroid to hypothyroid and other non-thyroid issues.
I have seen Dr. Thompson twice. Although he was recommended by my Naturopath who's opinion I respect I didn't feel like I was helped by Dr. Thompson. I have very high (over the max) cortisol levels and all he did was give me a dex suppression test that came back ok. He then said that maybe I was the type of person that just has high cortisol????????? He prescribed low dose progesterone and estriol creams that didn't seem to do much (my ND tested them and said they weren't strong enough) but Dr. Thompson didn't think increasing them would be helpful??? Don't you have to experiment with dosages with bio identical hormones?? Anyway, I don't think I will go back to him as it doesn't seem I will get any benefit out of seeing him again. I also suspect my thyroid is involved, but he didn't do any testing for it.
I finally landed Dr. Thompson after another horrible endocrinologist. I had to almost bribe my family doctor. No one would listen to the fact that on Synthroid, even though my thyroid labs were perfect, I felt terrible. Dr. Thompson, as stated, works on symptoms, not labs, as he understands the complex interplay with every individual, and that one size does NOT fit all. Under his care, I thrived on new medication and felt like I got my life back after 6 years. He listened to me quite intently, took his time, and valued my input as opposed to playing god, like most specialists. Highly recommend him if your Synthroid is not working, and your docs will not listen to you.
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