Dr. Karen Thornton, MD

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330 West 42nd Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY, 10036

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Dr. Karen Thornton is a Family Practice Physician who specializes in primary care for performers, dancers, musicians, singers, actors, and stage personnel.
We do have a policy that all new patients who have deductibles must meet that deductible at the time of the visit.

*Please expect communication from the office before coming to appointment
*For all HMO plans Dr. Thornton needs to be the Primary Care doctor
*Possible fee for patient reschedule
*IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING CHEST PAIN, PLEASE GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.
*PATIENTS AFTER 6 PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME.
*Physician Assistant Andrew Panetta is seeing patients. MON-WED-FRI FROM 10-1PM. Those booking appointments between 10-1 will be seeing the physician assistant.
*When booking between 10-1 you'll be seeing the physician assistant and not Dr. Thornton.

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Always appreciate Dr. Thornton and her care. Wait time this appointment was longer than the usual.

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Dr. Thornton is excellent. Couldn't be anymore friendly or understanding. Would definitely go back.

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Love Dr. Karen - a perfect combination of gravitas (she knows her stuff) and care (treats you with compassion and humour). Her staff is highly efficient. Most impressed with their paperless check-in and billing systems.

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She is very sweet and is straight to the point. Is interested in your needs as well.

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Fantastic experience from start to finish! Staff are polite and helpful, and Dr. Thornton is a gem! Very personable, attentive, and went above and beyond to address all my questions. Even met me at the front desk as I was checking out to follow up on the referrals she had given me and told me to call her if they weren't covered by my insurance. Never thought I'd meet another Dr. as great as the one I had in Texas, but Dr. Thornton proved me wrong in the best way possible.

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Dr. Karen is personable, efficient, and knowledgeable. Her staff embody the same professionalism and courtesy. I was greeted warmly, given a tablet complete the necessary forms (paperless!) and manage my copay. I was seen within 5 minutes of completing the information. The nurses and assistants took great care to make me feel comfortable and welcomed. All procedures were conducted graciously and with care. Thank you Team Thorton!

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Dr Thornton was very sweet and straightforward! I would definitely recommend!

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Alway the best professional experience

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Very happy width the time spent with the doctor and the help provide. I have seen her several times a year for the past twelve years. I wouldn't be going back if I were not happy with the service.

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She was warm and put me at ease with her frank straight talk.

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Very friendly staff!! Everyone made me feel very welcome and I was easily able to get referrals.

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She was wonderful and worth the wait!

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Very Professional and Thorough

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Dr.Thorton has a great bedside manner but the staff needs to really work on not accepting appointments for certain time slots if they will have to make patients wait 30-40 minutes past the scheduled appointment time. Excuses like "we're just waiting for a room to open up" isn't a good answer. If you expect to be seen on time I would NOT recommend that you visit this place as you will end up either being late to other meetings/arrangements or having to reschedule them last minute as I have done.

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The visit was fairly quick besides the fact once i was in the room it took a little while for the doctor to come in. The staff was really nice and helpful.

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Loved her! If you are looking for a Primary Care Dr, look no further! She's the best! Felt comfortable right away with Dr. Karen and her staff. I just can't say enough about her!

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I have always been very well cared for by Dr Thornton and her staff. I would not consider going anywhere else.

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The front-desk folks are pretty rude, especially when I called in to check on my test results. I called in every day since each time they told me I would have results by the end of the day (I didn't, so I called in to check), but they made it clear that they didn't appreciate my calling. Dr. Thornton is nice enough usually, but was pretty rough during the pap smear so I would not suggest her for that.

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Dr Thornton and the entire staff are so friendly, professional and efficient! Also their office is covered in Broadway posters signed by their clients which is amazing.

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I had to wait two weeks to get my lab results back. She answered all of my questions and didn't seem to be in too much of a hurry even though she was running late.

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She clearly knows her stuff, but the wait is unbearable and everything seems rushed.

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I had a terrible experience during and after my visit. Dr. Thronton did not see me for an hour, and when she finally did come to my exam room she lingered in the doorway for 15 minutes discussing her home decor with one of her nurses. She then ordered a series of tests I did not ask for, and never called to give the results of said tests. Multiple calls to her office were left unanswered. Her staff is rude and unresponsive. The office was dirty and unpleasant. There was also a box labeled "specimens" just sitting in the waiting area.

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Dr. Thornton and her team were great. I barely had to wait, they were prepared to give my service according to what I stated as the purpose of the visit. They explained everything and made sure I'm feeling comfortable, as well as giving excellent medical treatment.

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I came in for a routine check up, but I really appreciated the interest in my overall well being and suggestions for leading a healthier life. Dr. Thornton could have just run the routine tests and filled out the forms, but she took the time to get to know me and put my medical situation in a larger context. Dr. Thornton and her staff are very caring and dedicated professionals.

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When I arrived I saw a PA and it was evident that she was prepared and had read my ZocDoc comments to learn the reason for my visit and proceeded with in-depth questions designed to rule out more serious issues. She discussed my responses, her observations with the physician so that when he entered the room he was also prepared. I'm ordinarily annoyed by practitioners that don't look at you or appear to be 'half-listening' and may not know to whom they're speaking. At Dr. Thornton's office you get their full attention, they listen so you have confidence in their findings and recommendations. A real pleasure here!

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I'm used to doctors only being able to see me for 15 minutes or so, but Dr. Thornton managed to make that time feel really personal. She talked to me about my medical history in a way that made me feel like she really cared. Additionally, the front desk staff was friendly (I was surprised at how attentive they were while I was filling out my chart). The nurse who took my blood pressure was really friendly and talked to me about some of my issues, too. The overall visit was quick enough to do during my lunch hour—and this included a stop at the pharmacy afterward.

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I liked my visit with Dr. Thornton. It felt like i was talking to a friend and I could tell her concern was genuine. I think i am going to make her my permanent PCP.

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extremely COMPETENT, felt rushed, and staff looked like they did not want to be there, was a bit unprofessional like.

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It was short and quick

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Dr. Karen was great. She is super nice and pleasant to be around. The wait was alot longer than I expected. But all in all I had a great visit.

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She's great, very caring; her staff is very friendly.

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She's great! Straight to the point and very personal.

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Great Doctor and great staff. I was taken in right away, Dr. Thornton was very attentive and took her time explaining everything to me. The front desk girls are very helpful!!. I highly recommend this office

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I see Dr. Thornton every month to get a prescription refilled, and hse and her staff are always friendly, concerned and professional. Love them.

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Dr. Thornton was great. She's personable and funny and attentive and gentle. Highly recommended...she will be my new primary care doctor.

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Besides the wait time and the lack of immediate clear directions on how to check in my experience was great. After making contact with someone at the front desk they got me set up with an iPad to check myself in and gather my information while I waited. Doctor Thornton was appropriately cheerful and calm. Her staff is very helpful over the phone as well, working with me to make sure that I get my prescriptions

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Dr. Thornton was laid back but comforting and thorough. She spent additional time helping me in looking up pertinent information for vaccines/medications needed for an upcoming trip. I was out in less than an hour.

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It was quite a wait, but they were very thorough and I was treated like human and not just like a number. They spent a lot of time getting to know me and my health history. Even though it was a long visit, it was enjoyable.

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She was great!

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Extremely expensive

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