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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

133 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

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

133 Ratings
11 Comments

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Orthopaedics

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

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.133 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
4.8
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
4.9
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.8
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.8
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.

11/5/2014

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

7/30/2014

No problems.

7/10/2014

This care giver is interested in a providing good health for me as patients - Is very confident in his self in helping.

5/13/2014

he is awesome

5/12/2014

I wish Dr. Thornton was taking new patients. I would very much like for my adult daughter to come to him.

5/4/2014

Dr. Thornton is an excellent care provider.

5/2/2014

this was my first time seeing this doctor. so far everything was very good.

4/21/2014

We appreciate *Dr. Thornton. He has helped our son greatly!

3/26/2014

this is the most care and attention we have received from a healthcare provider in years. He was very thorough and attentive towards my son and truly listened to what we had to say.

3/15/2014

Dr. Thornton was very good a d listened to me. He is a good doctor.

3/3/2014

Dr. Thornton is excellent. He is aleays attentive and knowledgable

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