Dr. Jeffrey Thornton, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Thornton, MD

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Neurology  |  
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41 y/o
(25)

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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.

Meritas Health Neurology

9151 NE 81st Ter Ste 220

Kansas City, MO 64158
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Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

Patients come first!
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Dr. Thornton's Experience

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Dr. Thornton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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 Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • 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)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • 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 Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • 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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Procedures

  • Botox® Injection
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure

Background Check

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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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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North Kansas City Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Stroke Care Excellence Award

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Dr. Thornton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thornton to family and friends
3.9
based on 25 total reviews (7 with comments)
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
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
kansas city, mo |
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 hand. I have never experienced a specialist with an emphasis on drugs and drugs alone for a chronic condition.
in Mustang, OK |
I've known Dr Thornton for over 20 years. He's a good guy!
in Leavenworth, Ks |
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 is learning to listen t o you showing concern for your health I really cant rate this man high enough in my book.
Kansas City, MO |
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 my feelings! I miss Debbie! :(
in Brookfield, Mo |
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 his patients and to ease family concerns. I would definitely recommend him to everyone in need of a neurologist.
in St Charles, MO |
I never made it to experience the actual Doctor. His office staff was SO poor I looked for someone else in the area. I called twice. The first time was rudely told I needed to contact my former Neuro. in Texas to submit a referral or I would not be seen. I get the referral sent and wasn't called back for an appointment after a week and a half. I have to call their office back to check status and the staff who answers is completely rude AGAIN! I will not be recommending this office to others.
in Gallatin, MO |
Dr. Thorton is an excellent doctor all around. He is a very knowledgeable in the field of Neurology and also has a genuine concern for the well-being of his patients. He's one of the best doctors that I have ever had and highly recommend him.
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Dr. Thornton accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Care Network
    Preferred Care Blue
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna Network
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
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  • Coventry Health Care
    Advantra
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network
  • Humana
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    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Thornton has admitting privileges

North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO 64116
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