The University of Kansas Health System

Dr. Lucas Thompson

I grew up in Olathe, Kansas, playing football, basketball, and throwing discus and shot put on the track team for the Olathe North Eagles. I went on to play football at Baker University, where I continued my love of sports and decided to pursue a sports medicine career. After medical school and a residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, I completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

As a primary care physician at the Sports Medicine & Performance Center, I am one of the primary care points of contact for high schools in the Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley school districts. In that role, I consult with trainers, provide recommendations, see athletes in clinic and offer guidance if a patient requires surgery. I work with the youth sports program and am the main contact for Blue Valley West, Blue Valley Northwest, Blue Valley Southwest and Lansing high schools. I also serve as a primary care physician for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex at Arrowhead One Arrowhead DrKansas City, MO 64129(Map)
  • Sports Medicine (Medical and Non-Operative Orthopedic)
    • Sports Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Office Spirometry
    • Impact Concussion Testing
    • Graded Exercise Stress Testing
    • Shoulder Injuries
    • Sprains and Strains
    • Swimmer's Ear
    • Tendinopathy
    • Trochanteric Bursitis
    • Joint Problems
    • Medical and Non-Operative Orthopedic problems related to Sports and Exercise
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders and Diseases
    • Anxiety in Athletes
    • Asthma in Athletes
    • Attention Deficit Disorder in Athletes
    • Basic Fracture Care
    • Concussion in Athletes
    • Dermatology problems in Athletes
    • Environmental Exposures in Athletes
    • Fatigue in Athletes
    • Gastrointestinal problems in Athletes
    • Heat Illness/Disorders in Athletes
    • Mens Health Problems
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Performance Decline in Athletes
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fracture
    • Tendonitis
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Weight Management/Obesity
    • Knee Injuries
    • Mononucleosis in Athletes
    • Musculoskeletal Pain
    • Arm Pain Due to Sports
    • Athletic Injuries
    • Back Pain in Sports
    • Buttock Pain
    • Depression in Athletes
    • Eating Disorders in Athletes
    • Eye Care in Athletes
    • Fitness and Exercise Counseling
    • Hamstring Injury
    • Hip Pain
    • Oral Nutritional Supplements
    • Pain During Sports
    • Shin Splints
    Certifications
    Board CertificationFamily Medicine
    Sub CertificationSports Medicine
    Education/Training
    • Medical SchoolUniversity of Kansas
    • ResidencyUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
    • FellowshipUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City

    Lucas Thompson, MD: Hometown athlete joins sports medicine staff

    Before joining the staff of The University of Kansas Hospital’s Sports Medicine & Performance Center, he was playing on the fields and in the gyms of metro area high schools.

    Lucas Thompson, MD, grew up in Olathe, where he played football, basketball and threw the discus and shot put on the track team for the Olathe North Eagles. Dr. Thompson was part of a high school program that won three state football championships. In 2001, he was selected as a Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete. Read more.