Dr. Thompson leaving Albion to work with homeless in Arizona

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 July 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Dr. John Thompson, who has worked in Orleans County the past 26 years as a family physician, has announced he is leaving to provide medical care and substance abuse treatment to homeless in Arizona.

Effective Aug. 1, he is transferring his medical practice and all records to the Orleans Community Health Center, which recently opened a new facility on the corner of Route 31 and Butts Road.

Thompson said his patients will be in good hands with doctors Sandra Boehlert and Jamal Janania.

“They are primary care doctors who work at this state-of-the-art facility, and they offer continuing medical care for my patients,” Thompson said in a letter to his patients. “They are caring and well-qualified physicians. I recommend them highly.”

Thompson said is new job gives him a chance to be closer to his father, who lives in Phoenix.

Thompson, a former Orleans County coroner, will have his last day on July 31 in Albion. His office is in the former Arnold Gregory Hospital.

“It has been my honor, privilege, and joy to provide medical care for so many of you and your families during the 26 years that I have lived and worked in Orleans County,” Thompson said in his letter. “I will miss you. May God bless and keep you.”