Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Texas A&M University (BS Biochemistry) and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Doctor of Medicine). She completed 6 years of surgical training and research at East Tennessee State University. In 1987 she was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Women in America award for founding and her work with a program for medical students to address the needs of the less fortunate of San Antonio. She is the mother of two fine sons of whom she is very proud, just ask and see what happens!
Dr. Thompson provides evaluation, diagnosis and management of benign and malignant diseases of the breast. She is a participant in The American College of Surgeon's Mastery of Breast Surgery program, a voluntary quality improvement initiative, and is working toward completing the requirements for NAPBC accreditation. She performs breast conservation, traditional mastectomy, skin sparing and nipple preserving mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy and works together with reconstructive surgeons. She has certified in-office breast ultrasonography and performs evaluation and management of breast cysts, benign nodules, and FNA and core biopsies of suspicious lesions. She performs a breast cancer risk assessment for each individual, offers chemoprevention therapy for those at high risk, can perform genetic screening, provides surveillance, and ongoing care for those at high risk as well as breast cancer patients.
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Since 1997, Dr. Thompson has worked closely with a state of the art department of radiology, a sub-specialty trained breast pathologist, and with local and regional medical and radiation oncologists. Dr. Thompson maintains her certification and skills in general surgery. She provides diagnostic upper and lower endoscopies, hernia repair, gallbladder removal, intestinal and skin surgery. If there is need for a procedure outside of her comfort or skill range, then she has a well established referral network to rely upon.
Dr. Thompson is a board member of Let My Doctor Practice, a movement founded by United Physicians and Surgeons of America (UPSA) to restore the voice of the doctor to the practice of medicine. We believe in the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship, the autonomy to practice medicine without restraint imposed by overreaching government and corporate entities, and, above all, that patient care and safety should never be compromised. Together, we will unite our voices to restore the practice of medicine to those who actually practice medicine. Learn more here.