Lorna Thornton, MD

Lorna Thornton, MD

Internal medicine doctor

Bio:   Dr. Lorna Thornton is an experienced primary care internist dedicated to building trusting relationship with patients. From wellness and prevention to complex illness, she enjoys connecting with patients, guiding them to make informed medical decisions and empowering them to reach their health goals. Dr. Thornton received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, then earned her medical degree and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco.
5.0 out of 5
99 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 1300 Crane

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2002)
  • Residency: UCSF Department of Medicine (2002) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (1999) CA
5.0

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

5.0

Listens

5.0

Includes you in decisions

5.0

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

5.0

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Thornton took the time to really understand my complex medical history and to make a thoughtful action plan.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Really liked Dr. Thornton. She seems approachable and worked with me for a plan that would fit my lifestyle.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Some of the best communication skills I have seen in a physician. High level of competency.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I loved Dr. Thornton! down to earth, approachable, obviously cares about patients

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

She was very thorough and caring. Her expainations were clear and she took the time to explain them

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Thorton was great!

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

She's good. That's why I go to her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Fantastic across domains of care, explanation, knowledge and compassion.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Thornton is wonderful. Warm, friendly, experienced and easy to talk to.

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5.0 out of 5
99 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Thornton took the time to really understand my complex medical history and to make a thoughtful action plan.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Really liked Dr. Thornton. She seems approachable and worked with me for a plan that would fit my lifestyle.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Some of the best communication skills I have seen in a physician. High level of competency.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I loved Dr. Thornton! down to earth, approachable, obviously cares about patients

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

She was very thorough and caring. Her expainations were clear and she took the time to explain them

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Thorton was great!

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

She's good. That's why I go to her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Fantastic across domains of care, explanation, knowledge and compassion.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Thornton is wonderful. Warm, friendly, experienced and easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

she exceeded all expectations

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Care provider is very warm, friendly, considerate, and open to listening. She makes you feel relax.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Very good, caring and thorough

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

I would recommend Dr Thornton if she could see patients without a4-month wait.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Thornton was great! Very kind and reviewed my chart before the visit.