Ratings for Dr. David M. Thompson
While Doctor Thompson might be what some people call 'medication happy', I consider him to be a great doctor. He's very kind, and I think in many situations trying out a lot of different medication can be the answer - you never know which is going to work. I personally DO NOT like taking medication at all, and would like to avoid it, but he has still made me feel like he cares about the health issues I am suffering from and that recovery is obtainable.
I was referred by my GP because my a1c levels had been creeping up over the years. Key lab results last December were "wonky" so dr.thompson gave me a requisition for a whole lot of tests. They took seven vials of blood. One was for b12 which I had never had done . Well it turned out I had pernicious anemia (b12 deficiency) l thank dr Thompson for having the knowlegedge to do that test. It's not normally done in a regular blood panel. He put me on monthly b12 injections. I feel like a new person.. He cares,he listens, he ' a really nice person.. He's the best. And he knows his stuff..His receptionist is number one. By the way dr Thompson came in to his office on his days off (xmas) just to explain the results which showed I had pernicious anemia. Cool guy.
Dr. Thompson has helped me with my thyroid condition for the past 5 years. I have seen him both an VGH and at UBC. His staff has been very kind too. I like the honesty and professionalism of Dr. Thompson. He cares about you, and he is really smart.
I went to endow in Surrey that my GP referred me too and she asked me two questions then proceeded to tell me I was fine. Later in researched a few endows and found Dr Thompson and he was great. I walked in and he asked me several questions then explained everything to me. He is great
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.
Dr. David M. Thompson's Credentials
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- UBC (Grad. 1978)
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