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Dr. Robert G. Thompson, MD

Internist

Professional statement

Dr. Robert Thompson is an insightful, careful internist and cardiologist treating patients in the Seattle and greater Washington areas. His office is distinguished by its personal touch when treating patients. He holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, geriatric medicine, and internal medicine. He is also a member of professional organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the Washington State Medical Society, and the King County Medical Society. In order to pursue his medical education, Dr. Thompson attended both the University of Washington and the University of Illinois. He has received special training in cardiology, internal medicine, and lipidology. He now keeps his practice up-to-date through conferences in endocrinology and cardiology. Patients visiting Dr. Thompson can receive a full range of cardiac care. Screenings for disease and preventative medicine are available, in addition to spirometry, treadmill stress tests, and check-ups for cholesterol and lipids.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus
  • Swedish Medical Center / Cherry Hill Campus

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Washington, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago (Residency)
  • University of Illinois, Chicago (Fellowship)

Professional memberships

  • King County Medical Society
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • American College of Cardiology

Awards and publications

  • The Low Starch Diabetes Solution
  • The Sugar Blockers Diet
  • The Glycemic Load Diet

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1154418580

Office locations

Robert G. Thompson, MD

509 Olive Way, Suite 1138

Seattle, WA 98101

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He takes the time to review my information and make appropriate recommendations.
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I've been a patient for many years. Dr. Thompson and his staff are caring, knowledgeable, and efficient.
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I've seen Dr. Thompson for several years altogether, and I think he and the office staff are fantastic. They're friendly, efficient, competent, and professional. Dr. Thompson listens and asks questions without judgement. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone and everyone.
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Dr. Thompson is terrific. I'd highly recommend him!
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Dr Robert G. Thompson immediately diagnosed & prescribed me medicine based on the first few things that I said. It seemed that he was very solutions driven and not very willing to dive into the problem. For that reason I cannotrecommend him to anyone. When I'm going to a doctor I want him to dive deep into the problem with me and not latch onto the first thing he hears that matches some pattern.
Less than 3 months ago
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My first choice in doctors, who wants to wait in a gnarly waiting room when you can come here and wait in their super nice waiting room that doesn't make me feel like I'm in a petri dish.
Less than 3 months ago
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Friendly, approachable doctor with a lot of empathy. A balanced prescription of drugs and lifestyle changes to kickstart a wholesome recovery which I appreciate.
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Great visit. Been seeing Dr Thompson for about 28 years. He has been a wonderful doctor. I recommend him very highly.
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I plan to complete my next annual medical with Dr. Thompson. Informative session and never felt rushed. Staff were very professional.
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I have been seeing Dr. Thompson for 14 years. He listens well and has amazing diagnostic skills. I like that he has a small office and the team has been with him for sometime. He takes the time to listen, evaluate,ask questions and then give his recommendations. As a GP, I can't recommend him enough.
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Awesome guy. I felt right at home.
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Very professional and helpful. This is my doc!
Less than 1 year ago
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Great focus on preventative care
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Sure appreciate Dr. Thompson and the entire team there!
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Dr. Thompson was excellent. I made an appointment for a yearly physical and it was the most thorough one I've ever had. He did not rush at all and made sure he covered everything and I had no more questions. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Thompson was very easy to discuss my health history with and clearly provided the reasons and next steps to be taken. He provided an interim test, and practitioner, that I should complete before my next visit to his office. He clearly identified the time that these should occur.
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Quick and efficient. Most thorough physical I've ever had. Really appreciated going over the blood work just 20 minutes after it being drawn. Thank you Dr. Thompson.
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Dr Thompson is the best doctor that I've ever had. Very professional and thorough. I highly recommend him to all of my friends and family.
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I was disappointed in his response to my medical concerns, he did not take me seriously and did not offer any insight. It was pointless and somewhat frustrating. Would not recommend.
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He gives a more thorough physical than I've ever got from another doctor. .
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A doctor that practices what he preaches... He's in good physical shape! A very good listener, he never rushes me through my appointment. He is more knowledgeable about my condition than I am and shows genuine care and compassion toward meeven though he must have a hundred patients with the exact same symptoms. I have no doubts that other patients feel the same way about him.
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Very friendly and professional staff. Office is nicely appointed and the doctor has a good bedside manner and knowledge in his field.
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Wonderful Doctor and Staff!!!!!!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Thompson's for about 15 years, he is the best. I am 53 and he is by far the best physician I have ever seen in my life. He is a very knowledgeable M.D. whotakes the time to listen and also to explain things. Highly recommended!
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great bedside manner, and he's very patient
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Dr. Thompson was very professional and provided me with an adequate consultation, as per my exact request, checking on everything that I felt needed to be checked on for my peace of mind.
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Dr. Thompson is the best I've had in my 70+ years. You'll not do better.
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Excellent service, really cared about making sure I was satisfied and committed to addressing an issue I had given up on figuring out with previous doctors.
More than 1 year ago
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Amazing in every way!
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Excellent physician, good bedside manner, very knowledgeable, thorough and complete evaluation. Highly recommend him.
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Great Doc and staff! Highly recommend!
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I was looking for a doctor close to work and home and Dr Thompson had great reviews and he lived up to the high marks. Very knowledgeable and answered my questions. His office staff is very welcoming and friendly as well.I will be recommending him to others that I work with.
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Very impressed. This was my first visit. Dr. Thompson was friendly and professional in asking our initial questions. I was very impressed.
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Very easy to relate to. A great diagnostician. The staff is great also. I recommend him highly.
More than 1 year ago
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I was able to book my appointment online with quick turnaround with great flexibility. My medical history paperwork also was completed online ahead of my appointment.
More than 1 year ago
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I have been seeing Dr. Thompson for several years, and I really appreciate the extra time and care that he takes with my appointment.
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He is the best there is.
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Dr. Thompson's is a highly experienced doctor, it showed in my visit. As a new patient he welcome me and made me very comfortable.
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I've been seeing Dr. Thompson for around 7 years. He's great. The office staff is great. I can honestly say that I have never had anything even resembling a negative experience with them. They're all friendly and helpful and accommodating. Dr.Thompson never rushes through the appointment, he takes the time to actually talk to you. And not just about your medical needs but about what's going on in your life. What I'm trying to say is that Dr. Thompson is a really great doctor.
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Professional and timely.
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I went there for a prescription refill for depression. He didn't ask any questions, didn't seem to take me seriously, and was condescending. He said he would prescribe whatever from the strongest antidepressant to cutting back to nothing.I had to take my shirt off for him check my blood pressure. I left feeling even more hopeless than I had before I walked in. He might be fine for traditional medical issues but stay far away if you are being treated for mental illness or are a young woman.
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Dr Thompson is old-school, in a good way! Great advice regarding health and diet, weight loss and cardiac issues. Also, very reassuring. Practices what he preaches. But if you want a doctor to order a lot of fancy tests for no compelling reason, he's probably not your guy.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good! I recommend!
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Fast curious and professional with all the current equipment and knowledge. Did not have to wait for blood tests results as they have equipment in the office!
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I love Dr. Thompson! He's helped me get over my fear of the doctor because he and his staff are very nice and have been good at accommodating my nerves. I like his Glycemic Load plan and actually bought the book a year ago.
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What I liked very much about Dr. Thompson is how thorough he is his behavior trickles down I believe to his office staff as they showed all the same quality's as the DR., Caring, empathetic, and very professional. although I amcertain they already have the same attributes as he does! refreshing to actually speak to a Doctor and his ego doesn't get in the way and he listens!
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He's quite personally, professional and down to earth.
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I've been going to Dr. Thompson for years and always recommend him. He's no nonsense and gives you straight answers to all your questions.
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Knowledgable, curious, and a great overall experience. Thanks to Dr. Thompson AND his whole team!
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My co-worker recommended Dr. Thompson to me. It took me a long time to have the courage to make that phone call for an appointment but I am glad I did. He took his time and thoroughly in his examination. I am very impress by work..
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