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Ben F. Thompson III MD, FCCP, FACP
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Ben F. Thompson III MD, FCCP, FACP

(337) 494-2750
Primary Specialties
  • Pulmonology
    (Board Certified)
Secondary Specialties
  • Critical Care
    (Board Certified)
Affiliations
  • Memorial Medical Group
  • Practice Started
    1981

Primary Office

Address:
2770 3rd Avenue
Suite 350
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone:
(337) 494-2750
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Physician Bio

Affiliates & Groups

  • 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.

Education

College: Louisiana State University
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Alabama Hospitals and Clinics
Residency: University of Alabama Hospitals and Clinics

Other Specialties/Certifications

Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomat in Pulmonary Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomat in Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Southern Medical Society
Louisiana State Medical Society
Calcasieu Parish Medical Society

Areas of Expertise

Pulmonary diseases and disorders, as well as critical care management of ICU patients.

Areas of Interest

  • Pneumonia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Lung cancer
  • Asthma
  • Sleep apnea
  • Critical care patient management

Accepted Health Plans

  • - Please contact your physician's office for a list of insurances accepted.