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About Dr. Roderick J Tompkins Jr
Dr. Roderick J Tompkins Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Ashland, KY. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery and Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Tompkins is affiliated with Kings Daughters Medical Center. Dr. Tompkins has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Roderick J Tompkins Jr has the following 2 specialties
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
- Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
- Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
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I had been under the care of a doctor for 6 days for a bowel blockage, and getting worse each day. I sought a different doctor, Dr. Tompkins, and within approximately an hour after he assessed my condition he performed emergency surgery before my bowel ruptured. Dr. Tompkins is the most awesome doctor I have ever met.
Dr. Tompkins is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
26 Years Experience
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
University Of South Florida College Of Medicine
Dr. Roderick J Tompkins Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- HealthSpan Access PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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Locations & DirectionsTim Wheeler Md, 613 23rd St Ste 440, Ashland, KY
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