Michael W Thornton, M.D.

190 Ratings66 Comments
Family Medicine
Edward Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Pediatrics; Family Care

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This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



Education & Credentials

Medical School: University of Illinois (Chicago), 1982

Internship: West Suburban Hospital Oak Park, IL, 1983

Residency: West Suburban Hospital Oak Park, IL, 1985; West Suburban Medical Center (Resurrection Health Care)(Illinois), 1985

Insurance Accepted

MultiPlan PPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Choice Select HMO
United Healthcare Select HMO
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Precision HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Access (UHC) HMO
Aetna Medicare PPO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Aetna POS
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Community MMAI
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Cigna HealthSpring MA HMO
TriWest PC3 / Veterans Administration Community Care
Beech Street PPO
Cigna HealthSpring PPO
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry POS
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Great West Open Access
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Aetna National Advantage Program
Imagine Smart Network
Coventry One PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry PPO
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Humana Choicecare PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Medicare Part B
Sunrise Advantage
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select EPO


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Overall Patient Rating
5.0 out of 5
(190 Ratings, 66 Comments)
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Dr. Thornton has been wonderful to me. He is patient and always spends the time necessary to address my concerns. I am blessed to have him as my physician.
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Dr. Thornton is very kind, caring, and knowledgeable!
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My comments do indeed reflect the respect I have for Dr. Thornton and his staff. I have gone to him for many years and am very pleased with his professionalism, patience in answering any questions, his respect for me, his honesty and his ability to put his patients in a comfortable position. He definitley cares about his patients.
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I always have a good experience here.Doctor Thornton his nurse ... at the desk are always helpful.
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I'm very pleased with Dr. Thornton.
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Dr. Thornton is an excellent physician and has been our primary care giver for decades. An asset to your organization.
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Always have a wonderful experience. We did go over my prescriptions this last visit and decided perhaps I could decrease one. My doctor is always open to a discussion of my prescriptions.
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All of this is more difficult because we're in the middle of a pandemic. ... It was stressful to venture out for this appointment but the staff's accommodations and extra caution for everyone's safety were well done.
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Excellent always
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I felt dismissed about my COVID-19 fears and about my chronic pain issues. I wasn't informed about what labs were being drawn until after the results came back the next day - the doctor's comments took a week.