Dr. Foxhall Thornton III, MD

Dr. Foxhall Thornton III, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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Dr. Foxhall Thornton III, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Shawnee Mission, KS and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

8901 W 74th St Ste 121

Shawnee Mission, KS 66204

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Thornton III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Labyrinthitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thornton III treats Labyrinthitis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Thornton III treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Ear Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thornton III treats Ear Disorders more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Thornton III treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thornton III treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Thornton III treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Thornton III's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a member of HCA Midwest Health Physicians, an integrated group of primary care and specialty practices. We provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patient...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1993
University of Kansas Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1989
University Kans School Med
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School
1993
1989
1988

Awards

Dr. Thornton III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thornton III

3.3

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
8.823529411764707%
(3)
1 Star
35.294117647058826%
(12)

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My first and only visit with Dr. Thornton was abrupt, rushed, and uninformative. Upon entering the exam room, he would ask a question, let me speak barely a few words before cutting me off to move to his next question. I felt ignored-- I had pertinent information to give after weeks of dealing with the issues I was dealing with and my explanation of my symptoms seemed to be wasting his time. He rushed through my diagnosis, handed me a prescription, and told me to come back in three weeks. I had
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I have seen Dr. Thornton for my chronic sinus issues and will not see anyone else. I trust him completely.
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Dr. Thornton successfully repaired a perforation in my nasal cavity that was questionable if it could be repaired due to it's size. A previous doctor wanted to place a plug in it and wasn't sure if fixing it would help due to it's size and I wasn't at ease with him. A fast in, what are you here for, ok, here's what we can do. Questions, bye. I made numerous calls to be ignored. Dr. Thornton answered any and all questions and listens. He and his staff are all professional, awesome and #1!
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My wife convinced me that I needed to check in with an ENT regarding an ear/tongue surgery I had as a kid. I didn’t have old records, but he figured out exactly what I had done and was incredibly knowledgeable about it. We now have a plan set for future issues that may occur, and he’s the easy-going kind of guy that makes you feel comfortable at the doctors. Great experience.
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One of the worst experiences. Waited for our first appointment for my son for over an hour for him to spend literally 90 seconds with us. Second appointment he maybe spent 2 minutes, though we didn't have to wait since we were the 1st appt of the day. The office staff messed up on scheduling several things, were rude over the phone while trying to get errors corrected. We won't return and would not recommend to anyone.
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Dr. Thornton could not find my parathyroid tumor during surgery, and he took out half of my thyroid instead for no reason. Going for my second surgery soon with another doctor.
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Everything was explained well. Surgery was quick and successful. All follow up questioned answered completely.
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Dr. Thornton is always on time and has a good bedside manner. He explains things clearly.
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