Dr. Jeffrey Thornton, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 43

  35 Reviews
  

Dr. Jeffrey Thornton, MD is a neurology specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Thornton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thornton treats Brain Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Thornton treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thornton treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Thornton treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Alzheimer's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thornton treats Alzheimer's Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Thornton treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Alzheimer's Disease With Early-Onset
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
  • Alzheimer's Disease Without Neurofibrillary Tangles
  • Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease With Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
  • Familial Forms of Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Thornton's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Familial Neonatal Epilepsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • 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
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • 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)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • 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
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Familial Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Patients come first!

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Creighton University Med Center
Residency Hospital
2006
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2003
Ou Med Center
Internship Hospital
2002
University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
Medical School
1998
University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
2006
2006
2003
2002
1998

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Neurology department at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Assistant Professor

Dr. Thornton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thornton

4.1

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
74.28571428571429%
(26)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
5.714285714285714%
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
17.142857142857142%
(6)

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For three years I searched for a doctor who could help me with a nerve pain in my upper back. No one could tell me what it was. On my first visit, Dr. Thornton told me that no matter what we would find out what the pain was and fix it. He identified the problem in my first visit ...... periferal neuropathy. It is an unusual first place to experience diabet neuropathy. He prescribed the right drug and the pain was gone within two weeks. It has never returned. Dr. Thornton is kind and caring.
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I started going to Dr. Thornton in 2016. At the time he was great. His nurse was great and then he got a new nurse named Jamie. She’s rude, won’t return calls and was that way for over a year. Some of his staff including his office manager is horrible. I was told by Dr. Thornton himself, he’s only a small town doctor. After not agreeing with his worthless staff, I was told he could no longer help me. Patient care is not a priority for him. It’s too bad because I truly believed in him.
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He leaves no stone unturned! Dr. Thornton has worked hard keeping my daughters MS under control for several years. He has been patient and supportive while our family has slowly been learning all the things that come with having a child that has grown into an adult with MS. SL
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Dr. Thornton is treating my mother's Alzheimers and we highly recommend him. He cares for his patients, listens to them and their caregiver, then suggests treatment. Recently he supported Mom's decision to discontinue one of the drugs due to a side effect and suggested a different drug, supported her choice to include natural options in her treatment plan, and supported her caregiver (me) by completing FLMA paperwork to protect my employment. We are grateful for and blessed by Dr. Thornton.
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Dr. Thornton has been my doctor for about 5 years. He's is kind and caring. He explains things and is very concerned about my health. He listens and makes sure I am satisfied before I leave. He also has a wonderful nurse!!
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Very good listener and wants to help you feel better for the long term
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He is very kind and knowledgeable. He listens well.
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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.
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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 is learning to listen t o you showing concern for your health I really cant rate this man high enough in my book.
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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2017)