Kennith Thompson - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Kennith O. Thompson

Kennith O. Thompson, MD

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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 Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier





  • General Surgery


  • Spanish



Medical College of Virginia (Richmond)


Jefferson Medical College (Pennsylvania)


Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

August 08, 2018
August 07, 2018
The care and time given was professional and timely
August 01, 2018
Very professional
July 31, 2018
He has great bedside manner and very acknowledgeable.
July 26, 2018
Dr Thompson has been a family Dr My first time with him and I’m completely comfortable with him providing my procedure
July 24, 2018
There Great would recommend them to my Family and Friends
July 23, 2018
This provider is friendly, polite, appears genuinely concerned about the patient's problem and he wants to be certain that he has the correct information and diagnosis before proceeding with treatment. He wants to avoid any unnecessary procedures.
July 17, 2018
Very nice and friendly, comfortable with him
June 20, 2018
Dr.Thompson was great. Seems like he has alot of experience and gave me options to what I felt most comfortable with.
June 18, 2018
Dr. Thompson was a great surgeon. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well being.
June 05, 2018
Dr. Thompson has been caring, understanding during this cancer ordeal. His bedside manner is impeccable. Amazing Doctor!
May 30, 2018
I appreciate this doctor and staff. They made an otherwise difficult situation the best it could be.
May 22, 2018
Fantastic atmosphere, everyone seems to enjoy working with Dr. Thompson, unlike of one of the girls up front in the lobby who looked like she had the worst job in the world.
May 22, 2018
That all my questions were answered.
May 21, 2018
Dr. Thompson listened to and addressed my concerns. I was recently diagnosed with DCIS. He went over all my options and was very professional.
May 08, 2018
Great experience
April 26, 2018
Very professional
April 24, 2018
Very Professional
April 20, 2018
PIH is an excellent place to receive quality care.
April 12, 2018
Glad to have been able to get an appointment the next day.
April 09, 2018
Very caring and patient.
April 05, 2018
I would recommend Dr. Thompson to family and friends. He is easy to talk to and gives very good information. Very professional and very knowledgeable.
April 03, 2018
I found the doctor very efficient and the staff as well. The place was very clean.
March 23, 2018
Dr Thompson visited me daily while I was hospitalized and always showed interest and concern with my daily progress as well as keeping me informed of my progress
March 22, 2018
Excellent doctor...took time to talk to you & didn't give you the rush treatment.
March 13, 2018
Dr. Thompson was very kind and answered all my questions. He didn’t rush through the appointment.
March 12, 2018
Everyone was nice and professional. Didn’t rush me and gave me all the information I needed to make my decision.
February 28, 2018
Dr. Thompson has great bedside manner and takes his time to explain options.
February 22, 2018
Love this provider
February 20, 2018
Excellent doctor!
February 08, 2018
Dr. Thompson has a great bedside manner, knows just what information to tell his patients, listens carefully to your questions, and patiently provides clear, informed answers. He was highly recommended by my GP for inguinal hernia surgery.
February 05, 2018
Experience was great
January 17, 2018
I felt he listened to my concerns
January 15, 2018
People at PIH conduct themselves in a professional manner and they are friendly.
January 08, 2018
Very knowledgeable and understanding. Answered all my questions.
January 02, 2018
He was very professional
December 22, 2017
Dr. Thompson was very professional but also empathetic with me at the same time.
December 20, 2017
Dr Thompson is kind caring and interested in me and my health. He took time to listen
December 19, 2017
December 11, 2017
Dr Thompson and staff took the time to answer all my questions and made me feel very comfortable....
December 11, 2017
Dr. Thompson seems like a great guy.
December 04, 2017
excellent and caring.
November 27, 2017
I would tell them how professional the Doctor was. He is there to recommend the best option for your situation.
November 07, 2017
Dr. Thompson is a loving, caring and knowledgeable surgeon, dr. and person. he takes time to listen and to be thorough. he is a calming factor when there is a storm within and around the patient. i appreciate that he does not rush into any surgical procedure without exploring all the aspects.
November 07, 2017
Yes I would tell Family and Friend
November 06, 2017
He's a great doctor.
November 06, 2017
Dr. Thompson was not only very thorough on explaining my procedure, but very personable as well. I felt very reassured going into surgery.
October 30, 2017
I would highly recommend this doctor and provider to family and friends.
October 26, 2017
Dr. Thompson listened to all my concerns and took the time to explain the details and consequences of having the surgery.
October 25, 2017
very knowledgeable.
October 12, 2017
He was an awesome doctor.
September 27, 2017
Very pleasant and kind doctor. I'm fortunate he will be my surgeon.
September 11, 2017
If you need to see a general surgeon, I highly recommend Dr. Kennith Thompson.
September 01, 2017
I felt like I was in good hands.
August 31, 2017
I already recommend this provider to family and friends. PIH hospital is so much better than anywhere else I've been, and family/friends have been. Thank you to PIH hospital and a big thanks to the Putnam building for quick and courteous help.
August 28, 2017
This is the place.!!!!
August 23, 2017
Very good doctor