Dr. Joseph Thornton, MD

Dr. Joseph Thornton, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
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Age 43
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Dr. Joseph Thornton, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Elkton, MD and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med in 2001 and specializes in plastic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

111 W High St Ste 207

Elkton, MD 21921

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Localized Fat Deposits
high
more than 91% of peers
Breast Diseases
normal
more than 80% of peers
Hand Fracture
normal
more than 72% 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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thornton "As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon I take pride in listening to and educating my patients on the options available and deriving the safest and most effective plan of action to achieve the results they desire. From breast augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction and mommy makeovers to facelifts, neclkifts, botox and fillers, I provide all of the cosmetic options you would desire. Or maybe it's skin cancer, breast cancer or a hand injury that you have encountered; you will get the same care."

6  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

83  Conditions Treated

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64  Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Reduction Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Buttock Lift
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Labiaplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perlane® Injection
  • Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Vanquish® Fat Recontouring
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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

  • Haverford College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Albany Medical Center Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Albany Medical Center Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thornton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thornton's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thornton to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Thornton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I'm a beach person, love the sun. Snowbird in Florida in the winter & live in Lewes/Rehoboth area the rest of the year. Went to Dr. Thornton for body check & I knew I had a suspicious lesion on my forehead. He performed a biopsy that day & explained exactly what he was doing & what he suspected....more
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Very caring and personal. May seem a little short or cold. At first but that is because he is professional when you get to know him he becomes more personable. Would never use anyone else.
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