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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
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.
Professional and timely.
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.
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.
Very good! I recommend!
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!
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 am certain 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!
He's quite personally, professional and down to earth.
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.
Knowledgable, curious, and a great overall experience. Thanks to Dr. Thompson AND his whole team!
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.
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..
Dr. Thompson was efficient, thorough and friendly. His staff was professional and they were great at answering questions. I would highly recommend the office and will be returning in the future.
knowledgeable and kind. Spent a long time with me in going over my symptoms and solutions.
Dr. Thomson is an excellent doctor. He does not jump to solving everything with pills but prescribes what is needed when needed. I highly recommend him.
He was great and the apt was super quick. zocdoc made it so easy!
Dr. Thompson and his team are incredibly efficient, competent and accommodating. I appreciate Dr. Thompson's very practical approach to walking though any needs or concerns I've brought to our appointments.
Well run office. Nice doc. Efficient and competent.
The doctor and his staff were wonderful. Very thorough and helpful. I feel very luck to be a patient of Dr. Thompson!
Excellent doctor. Warm, patient and wise!
Dr. Thompson is personable and easy to talk to. His questions about my health history, family health history and personal interest in my well being was reassuring.
Not very knowledge about to many things in my opinion. Nonchalant attitude and down to earth. Supplies and equipment are antiquated and outmoded. Its like the doctors office in the 70's. If you are an older woman or man you may be pleased with this doctor he is just not my first choice.
Excellent. caring, patient physicisn.
Ok. I take it back. I just had a physical done and spent over an hour with Dr. Thompson and the team. This was as thorough a physical as I've ever had. I think I've found a new PCP.
I appreciate the time Dr. Robert Thompson takes to talk to me and explain my lab results after the exam. I like the way he is very scientific and does research.
Dr Thompson and his staff have great personalities, and were a pleasure to see.
For sure I'll be back, totally recommended.
Dr. Thompson is not just an intelligent doctor but also have very good person skills. He went through all the reports from my annual exam and explained in details what every thing mean and how can I improve on my in general health.
It was very informative and I have tools to engage in my own care.
Went for an annual check up. They were very thorough with their tests which I liked.
I am looking for a new GP. I came in with a couple of existing issues including a tough case of tennis elbow. I described the pain I'd been experiencing for over a month. The Dr. smiled and said, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you have Tennis Elbow and it always heals. The bad news is that it will take 6 to 9 months to heal and there is nothing you can do. A month later, I was talking to a coworker and described my issue to them. They gave me two simple exercises to do with a 2.5 pound weight. My tennis elbow was gone in 1 week. As a prospective patient coming in, I would have expected some amount of screening. There was no pulse taken, no BP taken, no weight measured. While I appreciated the laid back interaction at the time, in retrospect, I feel like I need a different level of scrutiny from my primary care provider.
Very nice, funny, easy to talk to. Felt like he made a better attempt at connecting with me and getting to know me than other doctors. Didn't feel like I was being rushed out the door for the next patient.
Dr, Thompson seems extremely competent and caring. He focuses on avoiding future health problems which seems unusual and is refreshing. I have seen him for over 20 years. I'm almost 60 with no health problems and I attribute much of my success to his good advice about healthy eating and exercise.
Dr. Thompson was thorough and professional. He had a great bedside manner too!
Great communicator, friendly and authoritative. Refreshing how focused he is.
First rate in every way.
One of the best doctor's office visits I've had. Dr. Thompson and staff were very accommodating, knowledgeable, and courteous. The doctor spent more than an adequate amount of time with me and went over everything from A to Z. I've definitely happy with my new personal physician.
He's kind, funny, attentive, clear and professional. Great experience!
He's a wonderful caring doctor with a good bedside manner. He always takes the time to talk to his patients.
Dr. Robert Thompson is the best, most thorough doctor that I've ever been to. I've been a patient for approx 6 years, and wouldn't think of going to any other dr. I highly recommend Dr Thompson to my friends and family.
Very pleasant experience.
Very knowledgeable, informed, up to date on medical knowledge, friendly, comforting and sensitive. His office staff and nurse are very warm, friendly, efficient and competent.
Wonderful doctor. Great at diagnosing health issues and recommending the proper treatment. Listens and provides the right advice.
I have seen him for several years for treatment of metabolic syndrome, which he is an expert in. I have kept off diabetic medications so far. He is very thorough and will give you test results (some, not all as some need to be sent away) right there at the visit. He is very kind and knowledgeable. I totally recommend him.
This was my second appointment at Dr. Thompson's office as I came in for my annual physical (prior appointment was for a cold). I would definitely recommend this practice over any other one because of instant results (thanks to great equipment), and highly qualified staff! I haven't been to a physical in a long time mostly because of bad experiences with blood draws before--I happen to have very small veins and in the past had multiple nurses at other practices try and fail to draw blood 4-5 times before at last succeeding, which meant that I was in a lot of pain and nearly passed out by the end of the procedure. Caroline, Dr Thompson's assistant and a trained phlebotomist, was reassuring and made me feel super comfortable. She warmed up my veins, made sure I was hydrated, and got into my vein from the very first attempt. What I was most concerned about ended up being a breeze and next time I need to have my blood drawn, I am definitely going back to Caroline and Dr. Thompson. What was also wonderful and a true first for me was instant results of my physical-- by the end of the appointment, Dr. Thompson was able to tell me how I was doing on my cholesterol, sugar, hemoglobin, lung function, etc. At any other practice, blood results take 1-2 weeks, while at this practice they have machines analyzing the results right after the blood draw. They still send to the lab for the comprehensive blood analysis, but you will know the essentials before you leave the office. When I told my parents about this, they were surprised and said they have never heard of anyone providing results right away. Lastly, Shannon, Dr. Thomspon's office manager, has been of tremendous help with prescription questions/advice and scheduling. She was able to tell me exactly what prescriptions I needed, when to take them and in what dosage, and have them sent over to the pharmacy near me.
Dr. Thompson and staff are a great team. I've been a patient for many years and have always receive great care! Bernard Twiggs
Dr. Robert Thompson is a life saver.
He was really good and knew what to do
Amazing doctor - a lifesaver! Very caring and professional....LOVE him....!
He is honest. When he doesn't have an answer or knowledge in a particular area, he says so.
It is sometimes hard to get through to his office. There is always an answering service but they don't take messages they just pass you on to voice mail. Although, if it is something important they will page him.
Very pleasant bedside manner; listened to my concerns and offered helpful advice. Lab results were available during my scheduled appt. time.
This was a meet and greet and a chance for me to decide if this doctor would become my primary care physician; He will be my primary care physician as I was impressed with him.
Very knowledgeable about diabetes.
terrific office staff, elegant appointments, easy manner and personal attention.
Very thorough and efficient office. I was able to get lab results right away during visit.
He was very knowledgeable and genuinely listened to what I had to say, rather than just brush me off like some other doctors I've had in the past.
Great doc...worth the drive.
Best doctor ever, if only all doctors we're as cool as. Dr Thompson.
Great doctor and very knowledgeable. Went in for a yearly exam and he was very thorough Knows a great deal about weight loss and even wrote a book..
Dr. Thompson is professional, competent and kindly - rather an unusual combination these days! Add to that Dr. Thompson's dual qualifications - board certified in both internal medicine and cardiology. My only hope is that he does not retire before my need of him expires.
Top of the line: he's been my doctor for 18 years. I like the office, because it's one doctor and one nurse and one receptionist---very welcoming, competent and professional (results are discussed with Dr. Thompson in his office after each appointment: he's very perceptive and caring). I will greatly miss Nadine, Dr. Thompson's nurse, who is retiring soon, but I look forward to seeing the new nurse Pam, the next time I go in.
Doesn't take notes or listen, and acts like he is above you.
Great doc... in the mold of Marcus Welby M.D. A vanishing breed no doubt.
I have been a patient in the office many years. Dr. Thompson knows my health needs at age 90. I feel very comfortable with him. William cooley
Robert Thompson MD Internist was professional yet approachable.The front office staff where friendly and organized. The waiting room was uncluttered and sleek. I needed to find a doctor closer to where I live. His office is right on the bus line, I was surprised that they validate parking too!
Visit went pretty well, overall. Doctor was quick, direct, and no-BS. The office seemed a bit under-staffed though - lots of patients to juggle and a busy front room. I was surprised to see a dog in the waiting room, too. This office caters to an older crowd, overall.
Congenial, insightful, alert to cross medication issues. Great staff, very responsive and friendly. I am a longterm patient and am certain he prioritizes my health issues as they have changed over time. Always seen right away.
Very impressed with Dr. Thompson and his entire staff. Very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. If you're busy and work downtown it's perfect.
He is a WONDERFUL Doctor I wouldnt see anyone else!
Pretty product and useful
Prompt and professional.
I had a really great experience. I will definitely be going back to Robert for my regular checkups.