Ratings for Dr. John Thomson
Some years ago I developed a "belly button" hernia which ruptured. Not knowing any better, I simply thought that the end was near and went to a local hospital without much hope. A doctor closely followed by two nurses came by and simply pushed it back in. Instant relief and a half hour later as I was laying there just enjoying the sensation of no pain the doctor and his crew came by again and asked how I was doing. I simply said: Doctor, you can stick your finger in my belly button any time... the doctor did not smile but the nurses cracked up. After almost nine months of pain and discomfort and an hour or so with Dr. Thomson, a needle and some pills, the pain is almost gone... instant relief. Dr. Thomson, you can stick your finger in my belly button any time!!!
Dr. Thomson is a gem. He has a positive and supportive attitude. He takes the time to listen and offer new ideas on self management or available drug therapy. He never blames the patient for their suffering or suggest that pain is a figment of your imagination. Sometimes he is running late, however, I anticipate this possibility and understand that he is giving another patient the required attention. His examination is always thorough and efficient. I am very familiar with the medical profession and despite my level of education and lifetime achievements have been treated as a hysteric or malingerer by callous doctors. Being in the care of a physician such as Dr. Thomson is like winning the lottery. Rheumatology is a difficult specialty dealing with plenty of physical pain, loss of function and shattered dreams. There is overlap between syndromes and it is often difficult to reach a firm diagnosis. If Dr. Thomson seems at a loss sometimes, I do not get the impression that it is related to lack of knowledge or engagement. Medicine does not yet have all the answers, especially when it comes to autoimmune disease.
my husband saw Dr. Thompson approx 15 yrs ago. He diagnosed with Fybromylgia. We found him very kind and compassionate. One time though we went for an appt. and found out that he was on sick leave. His staff should have notified us, and refered him to someone else. We waited for a call when he got back and we were never notified of his return. We thought maybe it wasn't necessary for my husband to keep seeing him as we hadn't heard anything. The last couple of years his fybromylgia has been terrible. His medicines have been reduced and he is having a lot of problems. I looked up some of his problems on the Internet and found they are fybromylgia related. No one told us that if you don't see him within one year you need a.nother referral. We just kept thinking that Dr Thompson was my husband's specialist. When he has allready treated my husband previously I don't see why he needs to be referred again. Our family Dr. says Doug doesn't haveR. arthritis and doesn't need to see him. She hasn't referred him to someone else though. Since seeing Dr Thomeson my husband has had two more hearth attacks, as well as several other medical issues, and I wold feel much bether if he could consult wit him... . I find it very stressful that our family Dr. wont refer him back. Dr. Thompson was his specialist in the first place, he should be able to see him again. DR. THOMPSON, i would like you to see Doug McKenzie again. It takes a long time to get in to see our family Dr. and if family Dr's knew everything, we wouldn't have specialists.
Had this doctor for years, no help or relief what's so ever. Put up with pain for ten years when I called to see him again and staff said no it had been numerous years since I saw him and required a new referral. Got my family doctor to send in a referral over a year ago still have not heard back. Find someone else.
I have been seeing Dr. Thomson for over 20 years, he is the second Rheumatologist I saw, the first never told me about a positive test just put me on voltaren and sent me away(no followup even), I was in a family medicine office on business when that doctor questioned my swollen hand, he referred me to Dr. Thomson, who then confirmed a positive RA test but also explained it could be caused by other diseases; I found him extremely knowledgeable and he obviously spent time researching other possible rare diseases as a potential cause. I even hate to complain about punctuality as that is within the normal range for any doctor and better than most. When my family doctor retired he even helped there as much as he could, he is a caring intelligent doctor and hopefully I won't have to change.
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- Coventry Health Care