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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

140 Ratings
18 Comments
 

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Locations

Family Medicine - Piedmont Plaza I

Clinical Interests

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

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4479

Insurance Accepted »

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

140 Ratings
18 Comments
 

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Orthopaedics

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2230 | Department: 336-716-4479

Related Links

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.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine

Clinical Interests

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

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Orthopaedics

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.140 Ratings
18 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
4.7
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
4.4



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.

4/12/2016

Dr Thornton was very thorough and showed interest in my health issue. We came up together with a care plan that was appropriate and most time and cost efficient.

1/25/2016

I wish to say that my entire experience with this doctor and staff has always been pleasant.

12/20/2015

Dr. Thornton was extremely thorough!

12/15/2015

HEATH THORNTON is the best doctor. He takes the time to listen to your problems, he is very compassionate, he explains your plan of care so you can understand. Everyone in the office is very nice and makes you feel welcomed.

11/10/2015

This physician is the first I have had who explained that his choice of prescriptions was specially made out of concern for my chronic ulcerative colitis.

10/30/2015

I have worked for doctors in the past. This office from start to finish is great. I worked for Dr. David Cayer at the Med School. He taught me to recognize a good doctor. Dr. Thornton is one.

10/26/2015

I am very happy with my new doctor.

10/23/2015

*Dr. Thornton is a tremendous doctor. I always feel better after a visit. 1. "The absolute best."

9/29/2015

Love Dr Thornton

9/28/2015

I really like coming to this Doctor. Seems to care about his patients and will tell you the right things that you need to here.

8/21/2015

Very caring.

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

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