Anton A. Thompkins, M.D.

Anton A. Thompkins, M.D.

Back, Neck, Spine

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 Michigan City
  • La Porte Hospital
  • Pinnacle Hospital
  • Porter Regional Hospital
  • St. Mary Medical Center
  • “Well, first of all, I was shocked! I had been getting pain treatment with Dr. Roa for the past 2.5 years- She was also excellent. I didn't have good results - so we decided to do another MRI last year and found that I needed to see Dr. Thompkins with the results. I was confident that I didn't need surgery but, he explained how important it was since the bulging disk was moving into my spinal column. So after the shock wore off and I took my husband in with me for another appt. We set up surgery- it was successful. I was very confident with Dr. Thompkins - because he had done my mom's back surgeries. He is an awesome doctor!”
    – Sharon P.
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