Meet the Doctors

Dr. Warren Thompson is a board certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in vitreoretinal surgery. He is a Dothan native who graduated from Northview High School, Auburn University, and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the prestigious Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was selected by the faculty to be the chief resident. His fellowship training was performed under the guidance of Dr. Robert Morris and Dr. Doug Witherspoon at the Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham.

Returning home to Dothan in 2005, Dr. Thompson began a practice dedicated to the treatment of retinal disorders including diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, ocular trauma, and retinal tears and detachment. He currently serves as president of the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialist, and the Houston County Medical Society.

Dr. Thompson is an active member of the Dothan Community. He is a member of First Baptist Church and the Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Valerie have two children. He enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf, and being outdoors with family and friends.

 

Dr. Jorge Arango is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship-trained in Vitreoretinal Medicine and Surgery.  He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1993 and completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of South Florida.  Under the guidance of Dr. Peter Reed Pavan, he completed his fellowship training at the University of South Florida Eye Institute in Tampa, Florida in 1998.   While there, he was honored by the USF Ophthalmology Residents with the prestigious “Fellow of the Year” award for his dedication to teaching and learning.  He has practiced in the Wiregrass area since 2005, focusing his expertise on diseases of the eye involving the vitreous and retina.  Dr. Arango joined Dr. Thompson at Retina Associates of Alabama in 2010.

He has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1999, and completed his board re-certification in 2009.  He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology. His clinical and research interests include state of the art treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, as well as minimally-invasive vitrectomy surgery.

When not at the office, Dr. Arango can be found at his farm on the outskirts of Dothan.  He and his wife Deena have 6 children.  He enjoys fishing , spending time in the outdoors with his family, and is a practicing Roman Catholic who attends the Traditional Latin Mass.