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Dr. Christine Thorburn, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 49

Dr. Thorburn

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

795 El Camino Real Ste 2F Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Dr. Christine Thorburn, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Stanford University in 1999 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(650) 853-2990

Dr. Thorburn accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Thorburn's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thorburn treats Arthritis more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Thorburn treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thorburn treats Ankylosing Spondylitis more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Thorburn treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thorburn treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Thorburn treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Thorburn's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Christine Thorburn, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Stanford University in 1999 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
2000
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
Internship Hospital
1999
Stanford University
Medical School
2001
2000
1999

Awards

Dr. Thorburn's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thorburn

3.4

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
56.25%
(9)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
12.5%
(2)
1 Star
31.25%
(5)

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I have received excellent care from Dr. Thorburn. I've had a PMR condition for the last 5 years, which flares up at various time. I try to keep active as possible in retirement, mainly with hiking, and her care has enabled me to do so. Email responses are very prompt, and each office visit is always a positive experience.
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Dr. Thornburn has been my Rheumatologist for over 10 years since I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 27. She helped me to improve my condition significantly and advised regarding my medication during my pregnancy. I feel wonderful under her care and I have recently finished my first half marathon! I trust Dr. Thornburn completely and would highly recommend her to my family and friends!
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