The American Health Council appointed Lorie Thompson, DO as “Best in Medicine” for her outstanding contributions to the medical field. A hospitalist at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Dr. Thompson meets with her staff and performs inpatient hospital treatments. While she has held her current role for two years, she has spent the last four years in the healthcare industry expanding her skills and knowledge in internal medicine.
Dr. Thompson decided to pursue a career in the medical field after spending long periods of time in the hospital when she was younger while battling an illness. The experience led her to eventually enroll at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she earned an Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2013. She eventually landed at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, where she now treats her patients diligently. According to its official website, patients at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center have access to over 500 physicians and allied health professionals who practice in a comprehensive range of specialties and use the hospital’s advanced medical technology. Dr. Thompson is very detail-oriented and listens to her patients’ concerns in order to make them feel comfortable in a hospital setting.
Among her many professional accomplishments, Dr. Lorie Thompson is most proud of working hard to achieve her goal of becoming a doctor and helping others. She enjoys returning the same help she received as a child. She is also very proud of serving as a role model for others and remaining attentive to her patients. To continue to expand her skills — and share her knowledge with her peers — she is a member of the American Osteopathic Association.
In her free time, Dr. Thompson enjoys spending time with her dog and family, as well as ballroom dancing and traveling. She attributes her success to her parents, her professors and the physicians who cared for her as a child. Committed to continuing her mission as a doctor, she plans to start her own practice in the future to continue to offer patients high-quality care.
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Hospitalist at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
- Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has become the hospital of choice for many families in Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida.
- Since it opened in September 2004, the hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. The Gold Seal of Approval is recognized across the nation as a symbol of quality that shows the hospital’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
- Patients at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center have access to a medical staff of more than 500 physicians and allied health professionals who practice in a comprehensive range of specialties, and use the hospital’s advanced medical technology.