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Posted on October 24th, 2017
My mum and I went to see Dr. Thornton almost 8 years ago, when I was 7, for my terrible symtopms and bloodwork results. Even though my bloodwork was way off, he dismissed it as normal fluctuation. He said that there was no need to go to a doctor for my symptoms, so we didn't for years. I just continued to feel worse and worse until I got labs done by my GP, that said my thyroid had almost stopped functioning altogether. We made an appointment with Dr. Thornton, and he was very rude from the second he stepped in the door. I have extreme anxiety and was unable to shake his hand, and at that he scoffed and made rude comments. He then said that he wouldn't do anything for me, that my symptoms weren't hypothyroid(even though they are), and said he wanted me to stay at my low dose Levothyroxine. This made me so mad that he was dismissing my symptoms and telling me it was all in my head. I yelled, and told him that he was supposed to treat my symptoms, not my blood, and blaming my mental issues was lazy healthcare. He stated that he was just going to leave the room, and I encouraged him to do so. When mum broke down crying and begging him to not leave, he was extremely rude to the both of us, and we ended up just leaving. Luckily we didn't have to pay for the appointment and are getting another doctor
Posted on March 25th, 2016
My son has been a patient of Dr. Thornton's for 5 years. He absolutely loves Dr. Thornton and feels he can ask him anything and get a straight answer. Dr. Thornton has a way of putting both parents and children at ease and has a great bedside manner. My son is turning 19 now and we have to transition out of Dr. Thornton's care and we will miss him. Whoever we choose to provide his adult care will have some very tough shoes to fill.
Posted on December 20th, 2015
Totally misdiagnosed and treated improperly. When Thornton saw that I was not improving with the improper treatment he blamed my health on a poor diet. He often used vulgar language in comments made against me and often blamed me for symptoms. He referred me to another doctor after he admitted he didn't know what to do with me. The next doctor immediately saw flaw in my diagnoses when looking at my old and current labs. He did not understand how Thornton could have come to that conclusion.
Posted on July 30th, 2013
Excellent Doctor...I will recommend him without a doubt. My daughter is doing very well and he takes the time to explain things to her and us in all of her visits.
Posted on July 9th, 2012
Dr. Thornton is a no-nonsense Doctor. He expects children to learn to take control of there illness and be able to manage their own care with parental support. He can get tough on teenagers but from my perspective that is a very good example of tough love.
Posted on May 10th, 2012
I visited Dr. Thornton when I was 14 and diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I was treated for about a year, and told that I might be able to cease taking my medication as the disease had gone into remission. I was told to get one more round of blood work, but unless I was called and told otherwise, I could stop taking the daily medicine. About 2 years later, I was exhibiting EXTREMELY bad symptoms (sudden weight gain, fatigue, joint pain, migraines, etc.) and I returned to Dr. Thornton. He scoffed at me and said that if I was worried about gaining weight, I should go on a diet because I'd simply been eating too much. That is something extremely upsetting to hear has a 17 year old girl.Even though it turned out that I had NEVER gone into remission the first time, and he had simply had failed to check my blood results when they came back, he told me that my problem wasn't bad enough to merit treatment and that it wouldn't help. I left his office in tears, with him telling me I should "seek counseling." I ignored my symptoms for another 18 months since he acted like they were no big deal. By the time they got so bad that I went to a different doctor, my blood work showed that my thyroid had essentially stopped functioning, and the doctor said it was amazing I was able to function day-to-day. I was told that I will absolutely need to take medication daily for the rest of my life, and always should have been. He is the absolute worst doctor I have ever had exposure to, or even heard about.
Posted on February 28th, 2012
This doctor and his nurse practioner were wonderful!!! They educate you and are there for you whenever you need them a true blessing
Posted on May 28th, 2011
The first time we saw Dr. Thornton was four years ago. He was seemed knowledgeable, but rather rude. Our 2nd visit, a year later, was about the same. Our last visit was two weeks ago, and what a difference!!! He was friendly, helpful, patient, and even spent about 30 minutes with us discussing my son's condition. Very happy with him now and impressed with the change!
Posted on January 12th, 2010
Dr. Thornton is thorough and speaks to my son "man to man." We drive a considerable way to see him, rather than someone closer, because of his professional skills and his excellent "bedside manner."
THE BEST EVER
Posted on June 2nd, 2009
if you are looking for a doctor that knows his stuff - see dr. thornton. each time i have to take my son into his office we leave feeling like we've spent time with an old family friend. he takes the time to answer any question no matter how silly it may sound. he will also take the time to teach you new things that might help with your childs care. i feel like everyone in his office cares about the patients and learns the family - best doctor ever!!!
Posted on May 28th, 2009
He was very informative and was able to connect with my child. Was joking around and made the visit a pleasure!
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