Meet Daryl Thompson, MD, Vascular Neurology | Ascension Oklahoma

Meet Daryl Thompson, MD, Vascular Neurology | Ascension Oklahoma


Hello, I am Dr. Thompson. I am a neurologist that specializes in vascular
neurology, and specifically that means I am a stroke specialist. I have always dreamed of becoming a doctor
since I was probably in the fourth grade, and I’ve always had an interest in science
and math, and curiosity about how the body functions, and so I’ve always had a tendency
that led me toward the biological sciences. Well the brain is the most magnificent organ
in the body, and if you enjoy learning, you always find something to learn, new, about
the brain and how we function, and so it was an easy choice for me to choose that specialty. What I love most about what I do is that I
get to help people with a very serious disorder, in terms of when they’re having a stroke,
there’s many things that I can now do that was not available to me even ten years ago,
to help to reverse the impact of stroke, or lessen the impact of stroke. And that’s been very gratifying as a physician
taking care of his patients, that otherwise, frequently, have very devastating effects
of a stroke, or even life threatening effects from a stroke. I care deeply about what I do. I care deeply about my patients’ wellbeing,
and I want to make sure that they have the best information possible. I find one of the most important things as
a physician, in terms of engendering the trust of any patient or family, is always to be
honest and upfront about good news, or even sometimes bad news. Patients and their families always respond
best when they feel like their physician is giving them all the information that they
need, in a way that they can all understand it. That’s another important aspect of taking
care of patients. What I enjoy the most is being a father, and
I have two daughters that keep me very busy still, so I enjoy that. And traveling.

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