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About Dr. James Thompson

Dr. James Thompson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Asheville, NC, with another office in Asheville, NC. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Mission Hospitals, Asheville Specialty Hospital and Park Ridge Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Thompson is Good. Dr. James Thompson has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James Thompson is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

18 Medical Park Dr
Asheville, NC 28803
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Carolina Hand Surgery Associates

20 McDowell St
Asheville, NC 28801
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Specialties

Dr. James Thompson has the following 2 specialties

  • Surgery of the Hand

    Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
    In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

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One Star

I found him to be arrogant and dismissive and rude. lengthy credentials over a vast amount of time...maybe it's time to hang it up.

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One Star

I found him to be dismissive and basically rude. I had a cyst on my finger which her drained by puncturing it without warning and letting me know that it would hurt . When it came back and we discussed surgery - i was told that I needed to amke an appointment to come in to make an appointment - $ for him and out of my pocket for a copay for nothing.

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Never got seen

Waited an hour for a 10 a.m. appt and was told at that point there were 6 patients ahead of me. I left. I don't do business with anyone this disorganized and disrespectful of my time.

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Surgeons are sometimes Curt

Dr Thompson would not be described as "warm & fuzzy" - unfortunately very stiff - but a very competent surgeon and successfully operated and remedied 2 O.R.'s - a De Quervains Release and a Carpal Tunnel. I'm pleased, but had to swallow his "Style"

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Awful Bedside Manner

My husband crushed his hand in a work accident, breaking all four bones in the back of his hand, and Dr Thompson performed the surgery a few days later. He originally told us he was going to place a plate and screws on one of the fingers because it was broken so badly. But during the surgery, he changed his mind and decided to go the easier route and put a pin in it instead. Now, almost 2 years later, my husband still has absolutely no feeling in his pinky and can barely move it. Dr Thompson has a serious God-complex and an absolutely awful bedside manner. Oh and to top it all off, he gave me husband a 10% impairment rating for Workers Comp (the lowest possible) even though he is in constant pain and has difficulty with even the simplest things because of his hand.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Thompson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Mission Hospitals
  • Asheville Specialty Hospital
  • Park Ridge Hospital
  • Carolina Hand Surgery Associates
  • Memorial Mission Hospital and Mission Surgicare Center
  • Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
  • St. Joseph`s Hospital
  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1970

  • St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James Thompson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC Blue Value
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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