At Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG), our four areas of primary care include family medicine, geriatric medicine, internal medicine, and pediatric medicine. Learn more about the different areas of TPMG Primary Care.
James A. Thompson, DO received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of Washington in 2002. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine through the United States Air Force in 2012 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Since the age of ten, Dr. Thompson has been fascinated by the human body. His combined interests in anatomy and health restoration are what led him to study and practice medicine. Part of what he finds most rewarding about his job is being able to help solve his patients’ medical problems and alleviate their pain and disease. Dr. Thompson strives to provide patients with all the necessary medical information they need so that they can contribute to the development of their plan of care.
Dr. Thompson diagnoses and treats dysfunctions in muscles, tissue, fascia, and the skeletal system through osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT). As an osteopath, Dr. Thompson is trained to provide chiropractic adjustments and develop exercises and stretches similar to physical therapy. OMT helps eliminate pain and improve overall health by restoring normal function to the body. Recognizing and treating internal and external dysfunctions is the primary goal of an osteopath.
In addition to practicing OMT, Dr. Thompson is trained in and provides prolotherapy to treat and repair the underlying causes of pain. Dr. Thompson has been trained for prolotherapy under the Hacket Hemwall Patterson Foundation (HHPF), the gold standard for prolotherapy instruction since 1969.