Get to know Radiation Oncologist Dr. Mark Thompson, who serves the population of Missouri.
Dr. Thompson completed his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in electrical engineering in 1989. Furthering his education he graduated with his Medical Degree with the Texas Tech University health Sciences Center. In 1995, giving him over two decades of experience in his field. After obtaining his Medical Degree he completed his internal medicine internship with the Latter Day Saints Hospital and his Radiation Oncology Residency with the University of Kansas Medical Center. His residency focus included: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Interstitial Brachytherapy, and Transperineal Prostatic Brachytherapy. One of the highlights of his residency included six months spent at the Seattle Prostate Institute with Dr. John Blasko. Dr. Thompson joined Kansas City Cancer Center East as a Radiation Oncologist.
Dr. Thompson is certified in radiation oncology from the American Board of Radiology. To stay up to date in his field he remains a professional member of the American College of Radiology, American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology, Kansas City Round Table of Hematology/Oncology, and the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City. Dr. Thompson currently practices as a Radiation Oncologist with the University of Kansas Cancer Center and is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital North Kansas City, St. Luke’s Northland Hospital Kansas City, Liberty Hospital Liberty, Centerpoint Medical Center Independence, Lee’s Summit Medical Center Lee’s Summit, St. Mary’s Medical Center Blue Springs, Research Medical Center Kansas City, St. Luke’s South Hospital Overland Park, Shawnee Mission Medical Center Shawnee Mission, Overland Park Regional Medical Center Overland Park, Menorah Medical Center Overland Park, Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City, St. Joseph Medical Center Kansas City, and the Truman Medical Center.
A Radiation Oncologist is a medical specialist doctor with training in the use of radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) to cure or reduce the symptoms of cancer, and in the overall care of cancer patients. They are ultimately responsible for assessing individual patients, determining the best management plan, overseeing treatment and assessing progress. Radiation Oncologists may order tests and images, prescribe medications, and consult with other doctors involved with cancer treatment. Radiation Oncologists work closely with Radiation Therapists and Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists to ensure that the treatment is safe and accurate. After treatment, ongoing follow-up by the Radiation Oncologist is common, in helping to assess the patient’s response to treatment and manage any further developments in the care of the patient. The Radiation Oncologist will meet regularly with patients and their carers to discuss what is involved before, during and after treatment.
Learn More about Dr. Mark Thompson:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/ His profile with North Kansas City Hospital, https://www.nkch.org/find-a-doctor/profile/mark-a-thompson/ he can be contacted at 913-574-2520, and is located in Kansas City, MO.
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