Dr. took time to answer all my concerns.
Lorna is really fantastic. It's more like visiting a friend than meeting your doctor.
Dr. Thornton is very knowledgeable, she comes across as very caring, and explains medical things in a way that is understandable and provable. She is an excellent doctor. I highly recommend her.
Moving to a new doctor is always a challenge. Lorna Thornton is responsive to our concerns and requests, and we have found it easy to communicate with both her and her staff. We are pleased to have Dr. Thornton in charge of our medical care.
Very good communication skills and a good diagnostician.
Dr. Thorton is very caring and listens to my concerns and proposes solutions
Kind, caring, patient, helpful - I feel fortunate that she is my physician!
Professional and caring physician
Both in person and on video too.
Appreciate our relationship where we just dig in and start talking through it.
Lorna thronging is the best !
Dr. Thornton and her helpers are wonderful, caring, really listen and really try to get to the bottom of the issues.
Sheâ€™s an excellent doctor
Dr. Thornton is wonderful! She is a great listener.....
Dr. Thorton is an excellent doctor. She is thorough in her exams,really listens to the concerns and preferences of her patients and has a rare level of compassion. I feel very lucky to be one of her patients..
Dr. Thornton is extremely thoughtful, thorough, and gives very clear explanations after asking relevant questions. She's a very engaged and responsive physician.
Very thoughtful and does not rush through exam
I have referrd to Dr.Thornton as I feel she is an excellent doctor. Never appears rushed always has time to answer my questions.
I couldn't not have more satisfied by the attention. concern and advice provided by Dr. Thornton.
Dr. Thornton is great. Always takes the time to talk through everything. She also listens
Dr. Thornton was very attentive and caring. She listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. i am glad to be her patient.
Dr Thornton is the best PCP I have ever worked with. She consistently makes me feel like she all the time in the world for me, never rushing through my questions and always being very detailed in her diagnosis.
I would highly recommend her.
Dr. Thorton has wonderful presence; expertise + heart
Very excellent Doctor and physician assistant. Felt very comfortable and cared for!
Dr. Thornton was very good (as always) and Irene was excellent at giving me my flu shot
Fantastic doctor! I feel very heard and seen; seems to have genuine care for her patient.
Empathic, highly intelligent highly skilled
My visit with Dr. Thornton was amazing! She communicated clearly and concisely, and made feel like she was genuinely listening to what I said during the appointment.
Always takes time to answer all my questions
She is a great doctor and answered all of my questions.
Dr Thornton was very thoughtful. She is an excellent physician.
Dr Thornton wow sheâ€™s fabulous
Lorna is very engaged, clearly searching for the very best care for me. She listens carefully, discusses issues, recommends best approach or best treatment. She encourages me to exercise more. She committed to have staff research my files to be sure that I have had both shots of anti-Shingles vaccine. I have great confidence in the care that I get.
Always patient and supportive
Dr. Thornton is wonderful!
Love Dr Thornton and her nurses
Dr Thorton is very thorough and makes you feel very comfortable
I have recomended Dr. Thornton to family and friends.
A very dedicated professional Doctor with great empathy for her patients. Nurse Florence Nightingale springs to mind when one describes Doctor Lorna Marie Thornton.
without a doubt, the best experience that I have ever had with a care provider and would not hesitate to recommend.
Dr. Thornton is the most pleasant, enjoyable and professional general practitioner Iâ€™ve ever had.
She always seems to care and is very diligent and intentional on taking care of my medical problems.
Dr. Thornton is extremely knowledgeable and excellent in her practice as a doctor. I feel very happy to have her has my doctor. Her office staff is also very helpful and answers my questions expediently and promptly and goes over and beyond to help which reflects the doctors diligence as well.
Dr. Thornton gives me referrals right away when I need a specialist and is expedient with taking care of my medical care. She is delightful!
Dr. Thornton is awesome. She is an incredible doctor, who is so intelligent. She has wonderful communication skills, she is empathetic and compassionate, and as her patient you are always involved and clearly informed about all medical procedures etc. I feel so fortunate to have her as my doctor. She is simply the BEST!
I'm going through a difficult time with health issues, she is extremely comforting and helpful to talk to..
Dr. Thornton is outstanding.
She is professional - thorough and very likable
We love our Primary physician: Dr. Thornton, we each see her annually
She is the best primary care doctor I have had.
Always. Menlo Medical and Stanford Health is the tops!
Dr. Thornton is great. I'm so glad that she is my primary physician!
Dr. Thornton was friendly, courteous and professional. She was prepared on what my medical needs were from my blood tests, asked me pertinent questions regarding my daily health (to include me in the process) and gave me sound medical advice.
Sheâ€™s thorough, compassionate, intelligent, thoughtful.
She is a fabulous doctor and I am so happy that she is my PCP
Wonderful health care provider; compassionate, takes time to listen and comes up with an action plan
Like I said in the other message box, I thought she was great and thorough. Too bad she is not accepting new patients!
Never any disappointments.
Dr Thornton is wonderful, thorough, caring, and leaves no stone unturned in solving a medical mystery!
This is a highly skilled physician who is also compassionate. Exceptional!
Dr Thornton is the best!!!!
Thanks for your very thorough help!
Dr. Thornton is outstanding
Dr. Thornton is an excellent doctor and I feel like she listens to what I have to say and then explains the treatment plan.
She's very thorough and I never feel rushed.
I very incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Thornton as my physician.
Dr. Thornton is an excellent doctor.
She's excellent! Thorough, asks great questions, is clear about what she thinks.
Dr. Thornton is amazing, very patient and kind
Dr Thornton is an excellent doctor. She cares about her patients.
Dr. Thirnton is wonderful in all ways!!!
Dr Thornton is excellent in every conceivable way.
I trust Dr. Thornton, and she has great empathy. I really feel like she knows who I am, which wasn't always true with previous doctors.
First time I met Dr. Thornton, and she is very nice and friendly. I like her a lot because of friendliness and so nice to her patients.
The best primary care doctor U have ever had for caring concern expertise and diagnosis and medication and referrals.
Dr. Thornton is a wonderful Dr. and caring provider. She really listens to my concerns and provides very helpful strategies to help resolve them. She is caring and empathic and a great listener. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Thornton for President 2024!
Dr. Thornton was excellent in listening & understanding.
Dr. Thornton is great. I feel like she really listens to me and cares about my overall wellbeing, taking the extra few minutes to perform an extra exam or talk through a question or concern.
Dr Thornton is great. she really cares.
Dr. Thornton is an exceptional physician she listens thoroughly, she thinks laterally and considers the overall patient presentation (past and present symptomatology and diagnosis and considers the prognosis).
I really appreciate Dr. Thornton looking at me as an individual (ie not just a category such as and "old lady")
Dr. Thornton is always very caring.
Dr. Thornton is great and just recommended her to my friend Kevin Grady
Dr. Thornton has been a good doctor for me.
I didn't like to go to the doctors but Dr. Thornton changed that! She is a great doctor and listens.
Dr. Thornton is very thorough, attentive, and knowledgable, and I am delighted to have her as my primary care physician.
Dr Thornton was friendly and very thorough.
I love my doctor, she is wonderful!
my husband & I are very pleased to have found Dr. Thornton after our previous doctor, who we liked very much, moved out of the area
Dr. Thornton is an excellent physician.
Dr Thorton is very thorough up to date on my issues and has great follow through
Dr. Thornton never makes me feel rushed and always seems like she cares about any concern I have
Dr. Thornton is exceptionally kind and knowledgeable. She's very thorough and doesn't rush you through the appointment. I recommend her to all my friends.
Listens carefully and providers practical guidance.
Dr. Thornton is warm, well-informed and a joy to work with. I'm glad she's my internist.
Dr. Thornton was wonderful. She listened to my concerns are created a very clear and comprehensive care plan - Highly recommend.
Dr Thornton and her staff are the best!!!!!
Dr. Thornton is great at strategizing best approaches to health concerns and is a kind, knowledgeable and efficient provider.
She really listens to me.
She took the time to refer me to a specialist for an issue.
Dr. Thornton was very attentive and I felt well cared for.
I have already recommended my doctor to people I know.
Dr. Thornton is an experienced, competent physician who is down to earth and has an easy relaxed manner. It's a pleasure to have her as my primary care doctor; she sets a tone that creates a true partnership.
Dr. Thornton is an excellent, attentive, insightful provider.
I really appreciate the overall professional demeanor of Dr. Thorton. Most of all I trust her and welcome her attentiveness.
Explained my condition clearly and was straightforward and empathetic. Very good experience. She and her staff encouraged a follow-up ultrasound which they were able to book on the spot.
I am 100% satisfied with Dr. Thornton. I think she is the very best.
Not a fan of going to the doctor and Dr. Thornton makes it easy to discuss overall health and developing a plan.
Dr. Thornton is the best primary care physician I've ever known. She thoroughly explains her reasoning and works through issues logically and systematically, while always maintaining empathy for the impact that health issues can have on quality of life.
Dr. Thornton is an excellent physician.
Dr. Thornton was exceptional. Spent an additional 15 minutes at my scheduled 45 minute appointment (I was last patient of the day so she wasn't keeping someone else waiting). Keen to answer all my questions, look up info on internet, recommended how I should follow up on certain issues. Do not let this doctor leave Menlo Med!
It was such a pleasure to see Dr. Thornton for my yearly checkup. She is kind, caring, patient, and thorough. I feel very lucky to have her as my doctor.
Dr. Thornton is a very knowledgeable caring doctor. She has been accessible when I need to see or talk to her I am fortunate to have her as my primary care doctor.
Dr Thornton was extremely kind and understanding of my concerns. She diagnosed (correctly) that I was only having allergy symptoms, but given my reluctance, she gave me good guidelines for self-isolation, and other symptoms to watch out for. She also agreed to follow up the next day, should my symptoms point to a different direction. I really appreciated her willingness to listen, and explain the possibilities to me.
Dr. Thornton is an excellent doctor.
Lorna is really fantastic
I wanted to give Dr. Thorton a referral of a friend. But, I was disappointed that she is not taking new patients at this time although she advised me to ask again later. I like my new doctor very much and am thankful that I got into her practice when my other doctor retired early.
I never felt rushed. I felt she took the time I needed for all my issues
Dr. Thornton is FANTASTIC. She gives me all her time and does not rush me out the door.
This was first time meeting my new primary care physician, Dr Lorna Thornton. She did my annual wellness physical and talked with me about my general health history. It was a great visit, and I feel very lucky to have her as my PCP.
Dr Thornton is a wonderful, thourough, and caring doctor whom I feel lucky to have for my care. Since I have been so happy with Dr Thornton, my wife has also switched doctors for her care.
I compare the experience to PAMF Palo Alto and Stanford exceeds at least for adults
Dr. Thornton was well prepare for this visit. She had thoroughly read my file.
Dr. Thornton was very friendly to talk with while being very professional. She spent time to get to know me as a patient and addressed all the concerns I had. She was also very thorough in analyzing my test results and followed up w/additional tests as needed.
Dr Thornton was excellent, although it was very difficult to schedule an appointment with, the actual office visit was excellent.
I am very happy to have Dr Thornton as my new primary care doctor.
Excellent 1st meeting - glad I found her!
First visit with Dr. Thornton. I liked her very much and feel I'm in good hands.
dr Thornton is so sweet and approachable. I appreciate the time she took to address my concerns and I didn't feel like she was rushing me out.
On this specific visit, I was particularly anxious about the treatment. I verbalized this and she respectfully acknowledged my anxiety and diligently tried to ensure my comfort by performing slowly, talking through everything to manage my expectations, checking in on me, and doing so with kindness and not judgment (e.g. dismissive of my feelings). With past providers, I've had very bad experiences for this specific treatment, and she was a comforting exception that day. I was extremely grateful and it heightened my respect for her as a compassionate professional.
Dr. Thornton is personable, has a casual yet professional and unhurried approach.
Dr. Thornton was friendly professional and very thorough I liked the fact she did not appear rushed.
Dr Thorton was well worth waiting for but I made my appointment for next year the day I left to insure I would get in when I need to
Dr Thornton was wonderful. it was my first visit with her and she showed a complete grasp of my very complicated medical history. What a great addition to your staff!
Dr. Thornton is by far the best PCP I have ever seen. She is very proactive and empathic and made this an excellent experience. I am glad that I will now be her primary care patient.
Was recommended by others. Recommended to spouse
You should have an "excellent" category, as I would rate my M.D. excellent.
I couldn't be more pleased with my visit with Dr. Thornton...perfect!!
All good. So glad I got Dr. Lorna Thornton for my Primary Care Physician. I already recommended her to a friend, but understand she is not currently taking new patients.
Dr. Thornton is a great doctor. she is friendly, kind, caring and empathetic. based on this appt, I was pleased that to find I can share my thoughts and ideas regarding my health and having a two way conversation about it.
Dr. Thornton is a great doctor! I thought about leaving the clinic because of the lack of courtesy that I experienced from Dr. Fresco. Fortunately, I found Dr. Thornton!
Dr Thornton is an exceptional physician, and person. Her combination of intelligence, wisdom, and kindness are rare.
Dr. Thornton is a very humanitarian person took much interest in knowing everything about my case, & is very kind & explicit.
Exceptionally positive across all accounts
Dr. Thornton was very thorough and knowledgeable. She was able to field my questions regarding vaccinations for international travel with ease.
Dr. Thornton ran tests to efficiently assess my new symptoms and helped me understand them. She was very reassuring.
I really am very happy with Dr Thornton
Dr Thornton is a wonderful physician in whom I have great confidence. My only wish is that she were easier to schedule appointment time with, though I understand her popularity!
Dr. Thornton listens well and addresses my concerns.
I felt validated that I had made an excellent choice when I chose Lorna Thornton as my PCP. I am happy with her as my PCP and anticipated an excellent relationship between me as a patient and her as my doctor.
Dr. Thornton is an good care provider. I need to have my ears washed out and we discussed waiting until I feel better to have water placed in my ears b/c of the cough and cold I had been going through these past 5-6 weeks. At the end of the visit Dr. Thornton just walked out of the room to see another patient, I thought she was coming back and she did not, she was off to the next patient, all b/c of time constraints between patients. She did mention this to me but we really did not say good-bye.
Dr. Thornton is truly excellent - she really showed she cared and take time to really listen.
As I expressed to Dr. Thornton, at the time of my visit, I felt a good amount of relief and deep appreciation to be in her care. I have a great deal of regard for her and her dedication, and ability.
During the physical for my eye surgery, I mentioned that I had hemorrhoids and would like them checked. Dr. Thornton said ok and checked my hemorrhoids and suggested some medication for relief. I feel she is a great doctor, is very personal, through and feel fortunate to be able to have her as my primary doctor.
I already recommended her to my husband!
I love Dr. Thornton. She treats me with respect and never talks down to me, and she seems to really care about my issues.
Dr. Thornton has been great! She has excellent bedside manner.
Great professional experience. Couldn't have been better.
I appreciate the care of Dr. Thornton very much. She accepted me as a patient right away and been helping me right away. I was frightened of what was wrong and Dr. Thornton was very patient.
Dr. Thornton took the time to really understand my complex medical history and to make a thoughtful action plan.
LOVE Dr. Thornton! She never acts condescending. Very knowledgeable, respectful & kind. I forgot to ask 1 question about side effects that she didn't mention.
This was the first time I have met Dr. Thornton. She was very personable and greeted me with a warm and open heart. She listened very thoroughly and I felt she was "present" and "sensitive with me.
Really liked Dr. Thornton. She seems approachable and worked with me for a plan that would fit my lifestyle.
Some of the best communication skills I have seen in a physician. High level of competency.
I loved Dr. Thornton! down to earth, approachable, obviously cares about patients
She was very thorough and caring. Her expainations were clear and she took the time to explain them
She's good. That's why I go to her.
Fantastic across domains of care, explanation, knowledge and compassion.
Dr. Thornton is wonderful. Warm, friendly, experienced and easy to talk to.
Dr. Thornton was very considerate of my situation, asked good investigative questions, and took the action I hoped would occur. She was knowledgeable, caring, and very professional. Her follow-up review of the x-rays was informative and reassuring. I was especially impressed with her desire to have a sports medicine Dr. see me and her assistance in arrangement an appointment with referral Dr. the next day.
she exceeded all expectations
Care provider is very warm, friendly, considerate, and open to listening. She makes you feel relax.
Lorna went out of her way to find Epipen for me, locating a Pharmacist that had one in stock and transferring my prescription there. This was a big relief after CVS told me all their pharmacies had stocked out over the last two months.
Dr. Thornton was exceptionally accommodating in squeezing me into what must have been her lunch hour because I had an urgent need for a special prescription for a conditin that appeared suddenly. She was extrordinarily understanding about my 12 minute tardiness and went out of her way to arrange for the medication to be dispensed as soon as possible. My regular Internist was off that day.
I do not like going to the doctor. I do not feel conventional American medicine is good for preventative medicine. Things like nutrition and exercise are not talked about our encouraged nearly enough. That being said Dr. Thornton was amazing. Although her healing practice may not align with how I want to heal she was accommodating and thoughtful of my beliefs. I truly appreciate her not dismissing my diet (plant based) or use of herbs (tea tree oil for fungus) and not pushing me to use medicines I have had bad experiences with (steroids for eczema). I'm very grateful to have found her as a doctor.
Very good, caring and thorough
I would recommend Dr Thornton if she could see patients without a4-month wait.
Dr. Thornton was great! Very kind and reviewed my chart before the visit.