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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

86 Ratings
10 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

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, NC Baptist Hospital, 2004

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

NPI Number

  • 1942284450
Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

86 Ratings
10 Comments
 

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.

Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Ganglion Cysts; Peroneal Nerve; Disease Management; Athletes; Life Style
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Contact Information

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

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Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

How should physicians indicate increased risk on sports physical forms? [newsletter article]. Hyden J, Thornton H, Clinch CR.. 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, 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
Orthopaedic Surgery

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Heath C. Thornton, M.D.86 Ratings
10 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
4.8
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.9
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Time CP spent with patient
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.5



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.

7/1/2018

All of the staff assigned to conduct my ultrasound were outstanding and provided excellent attention to details and their efforts to determine the dx of my hamstring condition. I cannot say enough positive comments to thank them for their care.

5/31/2018

Awesome provider to bad you can rate your doctors to 10 because he is GREAT

5/29/2018

I left wishing all doctor's visits could be this good

4/25/2018

This physician /care provider went above and beyond to help me. One of the most caring physicians I believe I have ever met.

1/4/2018

Spent more time with the house officer but they worked well together.

12/14/2017

Good experience.

11/27/2017

Dr. Thornton is the best. He has been my MD for many years. I trust him completely with my care and my husbands as well.

11/26/2017

Dr. Thornton was courteous, efficient and did a great job of listening and giving me information.

9/7/2017

Working with Dr. Thornton was overall a very good experience.

8/30/2017

He is very understandable, does not rush, listens carefully to everything I say.

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