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Anton A. Thompkins, M.D.


Back, Neck, Spine


Spine Surgery

Patient Reviews

Verified Patient Rating: 5 (12 patient reviews and ratings)
“Dr. Thompkins is the very best. He is one of the most conscientious and caring physicians that I have ever known. If not for Dr. Thompkins. I would...”
– Glen J.
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Dr. Anton Thompkins is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in spine surgery. He joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in 2001. Dr. Thompkins provides specialized diagnosis and surgical treatment for injuries and conditions of the back, neck, and spine, and his goal is to make a difference in each of his patients’ lives by offering experienced care and the latest treatments. 

A graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, Dr. Thompkins received his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. His general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency training took place at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then chose to undergo additional specialty training through a spine surgery fellowship at Panorama Orthopedics in Golden, Colorado. 

Outside of medicine, Dr. Thompkins’ interests include boating, tennis, golf, and soccer. Additionally, he provides coverage for the Indiana Elite Soccer Club.  

Dr. Thompkins is available to see patients at our Chesterton and Portage offices.

Clinical Staff: Gerald E. Gonnella, P.A.-C.,
Lisa Sabol, R.N.

Direct Phone Line: (219) 395-2108

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • General Surgery Internship: Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Orthopedic Residency: Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship: Panorama Orthopedics, Golden, CO


  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • Indiana Orthopaedic Society
  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

Team Affiliations

  • Indiana Elite Soccer Club

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Franciscan Health St. Anthony Hospital
  • La Porte Hospital
  • Porter Regional Hospital
  • St. Mary Medical Center
  • The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
“My experience with having Dr. Thompkins as my spine doctor has been great. He is a very caring doctor and wants to help. I trust him with his recommendations on how to improve with my back/muscle pain. Thank you so much for your time and help. Thank you to his excellent staff too.”
– Dawn M.
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