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.
4.9 out of 5
171 Patient Ratings
39 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

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Was recommended by others. Recommended to spouse

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

You should have an "excellent" category, as I would rate my M.D. excellent.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

100% excellent

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I couldn't be more pleased with my visit with Dr. Thornton...perfect!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

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!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr Thornton is an exceptional physician, and person. Her combination of intelligence, wisdom, and kindness are rare.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

good

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Thornton is a very humanitarian person took much interest in knowing everything about my case, & is very kind & explicit.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Exceptionally positive across all accounts

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Thornton was very thorough and knowledgeable. She was able to field my questions regarding vaccinations for international travel with ease.

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4.9 out of 5
171 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Was recommended by others. Recommended to spouse

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

You should have an "excellent" category, as I would rate my M.D. excellent.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

100% excellent

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I couldn't be more pleased with my visit with Dr. Thornton...perfect!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

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!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr Thornton is an exceptional physician, and person. Her combination of intelligence, wisdom, and kindness are rare.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

good

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Thornton is a very humanitarian person took much interest in knowing everything about my case, & is very kind & explicit.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Exceptionally positive across all accounts

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Thornton was very thorough and knowledgeable. She was able to field my questions regarding vaccinations for international travel with ease.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Thornton ran tests to efficiently assess my new symptoms and helped me understand them. She was very reassuring.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I really am very happy with Dr Thornton

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

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!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Thornton listens well and addresses my concerns.

SHC Patient, May 2019

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.

SHC Patient, May 2019

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.

SHC Patient, May 2019

She's always good.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Thornton is truly excellent - she really showed she cared and take time to really listen.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Thornton is awesome!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

She is amazing.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I already recommended her to my husband!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I love Dr. Thornton. She treats me with respect and never talks down to me, and she seems to really care about my issues.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Thornton has been great! She has excellent bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Great professional experience. Couldn't have been better.

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.