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Kennith O. Thompson

Kennith O. Thompson, MD

4.9 / 5 (based on 93 Reviews) View 36 Comments
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Dr. Thompson credits a college course in human physiology with his decision to enter medicine. “Learning about the amazing ways our bodies move and function was so fascinating, I changed my major from history to biology,” says Dr. Thompson.  The opportunity to surgically treat life-threatening or life-altering conditions in patients, especially in women with breast cancer, is hugely satisfying when he can return them to good health.  Dr. Thompson serves on the board of trustees at Biola University in La Mirada. He takes medical missions to the Southern Philippines and enjoys travelling with his wife and family. One of Dr. Thompson’s hobbies is “spoiling our grandchildren at every opportunity.”


12462 Putnam St #500
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5449
  • Fax: 562.789.4449

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • General Surgery


  • English
  • Spanish



Medical College of Virginia (Richmond)


Jefferson Medical College (Pennsylvania)


Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

June 16, 2020
Everyone in the office was courteous, helpful, and friendly.
May 12, 2020
Dr. Thompson is knowledgeable and professional. I'm happy he is part of PIH!!
March 10, 2020
This was a great overall experience. And not to worry about my surgery. Im in good hands.
March 06, 2020
Dr. Thompson takes the time to listen and address patient concerns in a clear and understandable manner. The office staff is friendly and professional.
February 19, 2020
Dr. Thompson was very pleasant and attentive to the purpose of my visit, explained his observations and diagnosis clearly, and made sure that I understood and was comfortable with conclusions. A really good doctor!
February 03, 2020
January 14, 2020
We appreciated our interaction with the Dr. but tell friends to be pro-active to get the result.
January 06, 2020
Dr Thompson provides caring and compassionate service.
January 02, 2020
A great physician that listens and is very compassionate.
December 24, 2019
He is awesome
December 17, 2019
Dr. Thompson was professional and kind.
December 17, 2019
1st time I had met him. He was friendly and very helpful in resolving my problem as quickly as possible.
December 16, 2019
A wonderful doctor. Explains everything very well.
December 13, 2019
He owns all the outstanding qualities you will ever want in a long time highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable surgeon.
December 10, 2019
Too new a doctor to me to judge completely.
December 10, 2019
Dr Thompson & Staff professional .I was treated with peace and personal. Dr Thompson was very clear my cancer. Thank you Dr Thompson
December 04, 2019
Everyone made this a very positive experience. Dr. Thompson provided all the information I needed. I was nervous and his professional demeanor put me at ease.
December 02, 2019
The convenient online registration spares personal discussion at the desk and avoids the hassle of the copay money exchange. The nurse practitioner made me feel like I was in good hands and there is a calming effect that comes from the overall professional comportment of the office staff. It is the standard I am coming to expect from all of the offices in the Wells building. The doctor was focused and seemed to be thoughtfully considering the problem and ways to address it. I felt like he was weighing the options and will be going into the tumor board meeting with an open mind for the best possible treatment for me.
November 12, 2019
Dr Thompson is probably the best doctor I have seen in a long time.
November 05, 2019
He was a very nice doctor, Doctor Thompson did a great job and so did his staff.
November 04, 2019
Dr. Thompson has a very good bedside manner...treats his patients with respect and listens to concerns/symptoms without hurrying them.
October 22, 2019
I would recommend him. He was a good communicator, explaining the reasoning and research behind his comments, and great at helping me make an informed decision regarding my own health care. Very respectful of his patients.
October 08, 2019
friendly staff great doctor very informative regarding my situation
October 04, 2019
Very positive experience
September 30, 2019
Am very impressed with Dr. Thompson. His demeanor was not and knowledge are excellent and his empathy and understanding shine through. I have full confidence in him as my breast cancer surgeon.
September 27, 2019
Dr Thompson one of the most courteous doctors I have seen. Very good bedside manor. Explained everything to a T.
September 25, 2019
Everyone friendly and helpful
September 24, 2019
Doctor Thompson and his team members are very polite, educational and respectful to your needs.
September 18, 2019
The Dr. staff were empathetic, concerned yet respectfully direct. They eased my fear with honesty and information. I was very impressed and felt very cared for when I left the office.
September 17, 2019
Very caring and very compassionate
September 17, 2019
Friendly,professional and caring
September 17, 2019
Very professional, kind and caring. Makes you feel good about what kind of treatment is best for me. Very thorough and exacting in his surgery. I felt very confident in choosing him for my treatment!!!
September 03, 2019
Dr. Thompson was friendly and put me at ease. He is a superb communicator.
September 03, 2019
He is thorough
August 19, 2019
Very personable and skilled
August 14, 2019
Dr.Thompson is just wonderful