- A part of the Memorial Medical Group
Ben Thompson, III, MD, is a board certified, fellowship trained pulmonary
and critical care physician with Memorial Medical Group. Dr. Thompson
provides comprehensive care and treatment for a variety of conditions
of the chest and lungs including endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)which
is a specialized form of bronchoscopy that is used to evaluate enlarged
lymph nodes in the chest. Pulmonary specialists use EBUS to perform a
technique known as transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA), which allows
sampling of tissue from lymph nodes. These samples can be used for diagnosing
and staging lung cancer, detecting infections, and identifying inflammatory
diseases that affect the lungs, such as Sarcoidosis.
He serves on multiple medical committees of Lake Charles Memorial Health
System and is the medical director of the ICU as well as being president
of the medical staff in 2014.