Jennifer Thompson, DO
Dr. Jennifer Thompson is a transplant-trained nephrologist in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a partner at Iowa Kidney Physicians. She specializes in general and transplant nephrology. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Thompson received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and then a Master of Biomedical Sciences from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. She went on to graduate from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Thompson completed an Internal Medicine residency at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She then left Texas behind and moved to Charleston, South Carolina, to complete a nephrology fellowship and then a transplant nephrology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She was an Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Transplant Nephrology Section. Dr. Thompson was then recruited to Iowa to help grow the transplant program at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. She is also an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa.
Dr. Thompson's philosophy of care is to approach every patient as a whole being rather than a collection of diseases. She also recognizes that an informed patient is an engaged patient, so she makes an extra effort to make sure the patient understands their diagnosis and the reasoning behind the plan of care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She especially enjoys vising national parks.
Dr. Thompson discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.