About Dr. Thompson

Breast Disease Specialty + General Surgery

Education
Breast Care
Skills
Protecting Patients

Education

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 six years of surgical training and research at  East Tennessee State University. In 1987, Dr. Thompson 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, ask and see what happens!

Breast Care

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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Technical Skills

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.

Free Yourself For Your Patients

Dr. Thompson is a board member of Practicing Physicians of America, a unifying physician advocacy organization that fights for patient safety and physician autonomy. Free Yourself for Your Patients

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