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Diane A. Thompson, MD

Board Certifications: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Accepting New Patients
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New and Existing Patients: 
(212) 305-3535

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Internship: Franklin Square Hospital
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Super Doctors Rising Stars 2018

About Diane Thompson

Dr. Diane Thompson

Diane A. Thompson, MD, MS, is an instructor in rehabilitation medicine at Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. She earned an undergraduate and graduate degree in nursing from Hunter College. She received the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society's award for clinical excellence and practiced for many years as an adult nurse practitioner in primary care. Dr. Thompson went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital (a community hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System), and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia and Weill Cornell.

She is an attending on the acute inpatient rehabilitation unit, supervises the outpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilation program, and sees patients in the outpatient practice at 180 Ft Washington Ave. Her areas of interest include neurological rehabilitaton, cardiopulmonary rehabiltiation, and obesity medicine.

Dr. Thompson is also very involved in community health education and community service. She has been involved in organizing community health fairs and is a frequent guest speaker at many churches, community groups, and various chapters of the Lupus Foundation of America. She also writes a health column for a community news paper and hosts a syndicated radio health show and a health podcast.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Medical Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion

American Congress on Rehabilitation Medicine

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American Society of Bariatric Physicians

American Association of Health Care Journalist

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-3535
Fax:
(212) 342-1470
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