Family Physician Joining WG Medical Group
May 25, 2018
The Wilbarger General Medical Group will be gaining a new family practice physician next month, as Dr. Kida Thompson will join the group and begin seeing patients on Monday, June 4.
Her office will be located in Suite 200 of the Doctors Clinic, and residents can already make appointments by calling 940-553-2892.
Dr. Thompson comes to Vernon from Lubbock, where she was employed at a UMC Physicians Clinic. The clinic closed in February, leaving Dr. Thompson searching for a new home.
“We are thrilled to have a physician the caliber of Dr. Thompson joining us here at Wilbarger General,” said Claudia A. Eisenmann, hospital CEO. “With Dr. Thompson on board we will be able to expand our family practice services, as well as offer women’s health services.”
A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Thompson graduated Magna cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology from Morgan State University in Baltimore, and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. She went through her family medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, and completed an obstetrics fellowship at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas.
“I’m excited to be here and be in Vernon,” Dr. Thompson said. “I never thought I would be in Texas, but I loved Lubbock and Vernon seems like a great little community. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. I’m excited for the opportunity to provide medical care to the residents here.”
While Dr. Thompson has a fellowship in obstetrics, WGH is not going to begin delivering babies again. However, her passion and experience in women’s health will allow the WG Medical Group to expand that service.
“I think a physician with a skill set in women’s health is needed here,” Dr. Thompson said. “I am a family physician and will see all ages of patients, but in women’s health I think I can make a difference here.”
When she was 15, Dr. Thompson’s father died of a pulmonary embolism and that incident propelled her into the field of medicine.
“At the time, I didn’t feel like he received appropriate care,” she explained. “I thought he should have received better care.”
While she enjoys medicine and taking care of patients ever day, it is the random occurrences that continue to provide the spark for Dr. Thompson.
“When you find something that revolutionizes someone’s life, that’s special,” she said. “When you can ask a patient a question and know you can help after you hear the answer, or when a patient asks you a question and after you hear it, you know you can help them. Those times are special as well.”
Dr. Thompson is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 940-553-2892.