Paul D. Thompson, MD

Education

  • University of North Dakota
    Grand Forks, North Dakota
    Medical Technology 1988
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine
    Grand Forks, North Dakota
    Medical Degree 1996
  • Grand Rapids Orthopedic Residency Program
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Residency 1996-2001

Staff Privileges

  • Essentia Health - Active
    Brainerd, Minnesota
  • Lakewood Health System - Consulting
    Staples, Minnesota
  • Tri-County Hospital - Consulting
    Wadena, Minnesota

Specialty Certification

  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2003
  • Re-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012

Medical Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Minnesota Orthopedic Society

Professional Positions

  • Board Member
    Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center
    Brainerd, MN
    2010-2012
  • President Physicians LLC
    Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center
    Brainerd, MN
    2012
  • Medical Honoree
    Northern Lakes - Arthritis Walk
    Brainerd, MN
    2013
Dr Thompson

Caring Philosopy

I believe the relationship between a patient and their physician is a partnership that requires trust and confidence. I believe it is important for a patient to understand his or her condition, its causes and various treatment options in order to make appropriate decisions regarding their personalized care. This can only be accomplished through honest discussions and thorough questioning. Finally, it is important that you feel confident that your surgeon will provide expertly delivered surgical treatment in a professional manner. This kind of relationship takes time to develop.

Let's begin ours today.