Dr. Jeffrey Thornton, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Thornton, MD

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42 y/o
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Dr. Jeffrey Thornton, MD is a neurology specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in neurology.Read his story

Meritas Health Neurology

9151 NE 81st Ter Ste 220

Kansas City, MO 64158
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Freedom Health
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Thornton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gait Abnormality
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Thornton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Thornton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thornton "Dr. Jeffrey W. Thornton grew up in Norman, Oklahoma where he attended high school and college. He then graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering followed by a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He met is wife Amy while in medical school. After completing their Internships in Internal Medicine in Oklahoma, they moved to Nebraska where Dr. Thornton completed a residency and chief residency in Neurology, and his wife completed a residency in Anesthesiology. They have four children and live in Liberty. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Thornton enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thornton "Patients come first!"

1  Specialties

  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

115  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Familial Neonatal Epilepsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy - Telangiectasia
  • Epilepsy Occipital Calcifications
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Generalized - Paroxysmal Dyskinesia
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Epilepsy, Rolandic - Paroxysmal Exercise-Induced Dystonia - Writer's Cramp
  • Epilepsy, X - Linked - Learning Disabilities - Behavior Disorders
  • Epileptic Encephalopathy, Lennox-Gastaut Type
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Genetic Disposition to Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy
  • Genetic Predisposition to Migraine With or Without Aura
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson Disease 10 (PARK10)
  • Parkinson Disease 11 (PARK11)
  • Parkinson Disease 12 (PARK12)
  • Parkinson Disease 13 (PARK13)
  • Parkinson Disease 2, Autosomal Recessive Juvenile (PARK2)
  • Parkinson Disease 3, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (PARK3)
  • Parkinson Disease 4, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (PARK4)
  • Parkinson Disease 5 (PARK5)
  • Parkinson Disease 6 (PARK6)
  • Parkinson Disease 7 (PARK7)
  • Parkinson Disease 8 (PARK8)
  • Parkinson Disease 9 (PARK9)
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Familial Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Oklahoma
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Ou Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Creighton University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Nebraska Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thornton's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thornton to family and friends
28 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Thornton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Pleasant enough bedside manner for issues other than medical issues. Expect a wait of in excess of 1 hour each and every visit. In and Out Burgers has nothing on the speed the doctor works a patient. End of the visit I walked out the door with zero questions answered and and prescriptions in...more
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I've known Dr Thornton for over 20 years. He's a good guy!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Thornton, This Doctor really cares about his patients, he listens to you does not dismiss what you have to say, I live in leavenworth Ks., and will try to find a a doctor near by, this Doctor is great, all Medical doctors could sure learn something from this Man, that...more
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I love the Doc but was saddened to hear his nurse Debbie had retired. My first run in with the new nurse did not go well. Called for refills before I went out of town and didn't realize I was refilling my anxiety/depression meds to early and she totally made me feel like a drug addict. Really hurt...more
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Dr. Thornton's office was able to get my significant other scheduled right away. He takes his time with patients and explains everything thoroughly. With us living so far away, with our emergency situations Dr. Thornton provided a 24 hr number to contact him. He makes himself available to care for...more
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