Dr. Thompson is an expert in digestive diseases. He specializes in Gastroenterology, Hepatology (liver diseases), and Endoscopy. He is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Thompson did his training in Gastroenterology at The Yale New Haven Hospital in a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Thompson began his higher education at Saint Michael’s College where he graduated Cum Laude in Biology. He then attended the University of Vermont in a Post Graduate Fellowship studying Zoology and Cell Biology. He attended medical school for four years at The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and went on to complete a one year Internship at Brighton Medical Center. He then trained at the prestigious Internal Medicine Residency at The Oklahoma State University’s Tulsa Regional Medical Center for three years.
Following his residency, Dr. Thompson practiced for three years as an Internal Medicine specialist in Appalachia as part of the United States Public Health Service. He then returned to training and spent three years at The Yale University School of Medicine for his specialty training in Gastroenterology.
Dr. Thompson provides consultative and endoscopic services at the Goodall Health Center in Kennebunk. He is Medical Director of endoscopic services there where he performs diagnostic and preventative (screening) colonoscopy as well as upper endoscopy (EGD).
Dr. Thompson currently lives in Kennebunkport, Maine where he has resided for 20 years hoping someday to be considered a “Mainer”. In his free time he enjoys sporting activities, especially The Patriots and, to his local detriment, the New York Yankees. He also has Historical interests in The American Civil War heroes especially Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine Volunteers. He has non medical science hobbies in Quantum Physics. Finally, he is an avid Beatles fan to this day and continues to display a poster size photo of John Lennon in his office.
Tara K. Hieger is a board certified nurse practitioner who specializes in the treatment of digestive diseases and provides specialty care to patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
Tara graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania where she also earned her Master of Science in Nursing. She has the special distinction of being elected to the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society during her undergraduate studies.
Tara brings with her eleven years of experience as a nurse practitioner, most of which have been spent practicing Gastroenterology.
Her medical interests include irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. She has received special training in performing and interpreting video capsule endoscopy. Tara is on-staff at Goodall Hospital and is a member of the Maine Gastroenterology Society.
Originally from Kennebunk, Tara is happy to be back practicing in her hometown after studying and working out of state for many years. She currently lives in Saco with her husband, three sons and new baby girl. When not working, Tara enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, and scrapbooking.