Bluestem Health Thompson Clinic


Bluestem Health’s Thompson Clinic began in 1985 as a private practice known as Richard J. Thompson, MD Family Practice.

In 2015, Dr. Richard Thompson’s daughter, Dr. Julie Steinhauser, joined the practice to work alongside Dr. Thompson as he gradually cut back on patients. Dr. Thompson planned to leave the practice to Dr. Steinhauser after his retirement. Unfortunately, in the fall of 2015, Dr. Thompson had health issues that resulted in his early retirement. Having just graduated, Dr. Steinhauser then made the decision to gain more experience at another practice rather than take over the practice so soon.

The Thompson Clinic was put in touch with Brad Meyer, CEO at Bluestem Health (formerly People’s Health Clinic) and a plan was put into place for Dr. Thompson’s patients and staff to become part of our organization.