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Heath C. Thornton, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

124 Ratings
11 Comments

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Locations

Family Medicine - Piedmont Plaza I

Clinical Interests

Adolescent Medicine, Physical Fitness and Exercise Prescription, Exercise Treadmill Testing, Wellness and Health Promotion, Pediatrics, Nonsurgical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Women's Health

Contact Information

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4479
Department: 336-716-4479

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Additional Languages

Spanish

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1996
  • M.D., Medical College of Virginia, 2000
  • Residency, Family Medicine, Riverside Hosp, 2003
  • Fellowship, Family Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2004

NPI Number

  • 1942284450
Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

124 Ratings
11 Comments

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Orthopaedics

Contact Information

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Academic: 336-716-4942 | Department: 336-716-4479

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Recent Publications

Stone SL, Thornton HC, Cartwright MS. Diagnosis and management of an asymptomatic intraneural fibular cyst [letter]. Muscle Nerve. 2014;49(1):143-144.

Venna N, Thornton HC. Seizure disorders/concussion [audiocassette]. Audio-Digest Intern Med. 2014;61(31):.

Rosenbaum DA, Thornton HC, Johnson JE, Saunders I, Fitch MT. Effects of simulation-based training for high school sports medicine personnel on emergency response confidence and teamwork behaviors. Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2012;4(3):126-132.

Poynter DJ, Thornton H. Heat cramps: treatment and prevention. Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2010;2(5):205-207.

Hyden J, Thornton H, Clinch CR. How should physicians indicate increased risk on sports physical forms? [newsletter article]. Evid Based Pract. 2007;10(11):5-6.

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Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine

Clinical Interests

Adolescent Medicine, Physical Fitness and Exercise Prescription, Exercise Treadmill Testing, Wellness and Health Promotion, Pediatrics, Nonsurgical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Women's Health
Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Orthopaedics

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Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.124 Ratings
11 Comments

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.7
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.8
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.3



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

7/23/2015

Good.

7/15/2015

He was excellent. The treatment has not worked, but this provider seemed very good.

6/28/2015

Medical student came into exam room without my permission

6/16/2015

I got the help I needed

6/9/2015

Dr. Thornton has always showed great empathy, and made me feel better just talking through some of my concerns. He's very encouraging and extremely knowledgeable.

6/8/2015

Confidence in my Dr.

6/2/2015

very good

5/21/2015

Took me a bit to warm up to him. But he listens eventually.

2/3/2015

Very good. Nice doctor.

12/22/2014

DR.THORTON IS THE BEST!!!

11/5/2014

Always entertains all my questions and discusses options. Also acknowledges the information and research that I've done which I appreciate.

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