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About Dr. Herman Thompson Jr
Dr. Herman Thompson Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbia, SC. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital, Providence Hospital Northeast and Palmetto Health Baptist. Dr. Thompson has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Herman Thompson Jr has the following 2 specialties
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Herman Thompson Jr has the following 5 expertise
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Acne Rosacea
- Skin Cancer
Dr. Herman Thompson Jr is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I went in for a skin screening appointment in August. The doctor took off three different moles, which seems like he always takes off three at every visit, and I left to go home. Dr Thompson then called me to come back in for another appointment saying something along the lines of "after looking at the skin sample, it looks like we didn't get some of the borders of the mole the first time". I came back in but had just left my company to go to school full time and did not have insurance at that moment. Come to find out that they charged me for a second appointment, even though it wouldn't have been necessary if done the first time, and refused to take it off my billing saying "all doctors would have done this"... He struck me before this instance as someone who will do everything possible to charge the insurance company, and this instance finally confirms it. Usually the young doctors are the ones who do this so it is unusual for him to be the same way. Also, he cut into a healing scar that made the scar much worse and very prevalent.
HORRIBLE Office Staff!! After initial visit, our insurance company requested authorization for a prescription. Between me, my husband and our pharmacy, we have tried to contact the nurse, Dr. Thompson or the office manager for 4 months. Requests for authorization from our insurance company and pharmacy have been faxed for convenience, nothing returned. When messages are left on the nurse line, calls are not returned. I have left many messages for Dr. Thompson or Office Manager with the front desk assistant, GiGi, calls have never been returned. Finally GiGi explains due to the time line, my husband would have to schedule another visit to get his original prescription filled. When I voiced my opinion about the possibility of extortion, she no longer accept my calls. With each excuse I'm told the office is short-handed because they have a nurse out due to surgery. Obviously she is the only one that works at this office. Maybe I'll get a call when she returns.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Thompson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital
Providence Hospital Northeast
Palmetto Health Baptist
Palmetto Baptist Medical Center
45 Years Experience
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1968
Medical College Of Georgia
Dr. Herman Thompson Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsHerman Ora Thompson Jr MD, 1730 Henderson St, Columbia, SC
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