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Joseph Thornton, PA-C, MPH
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  • Family Medicine
Accepting new patients

Locations

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67 Walnut Avenue Family Medicine

67 Walnut Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
United States

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202 Elmer Street Family Medicine

202 Elmer Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
United States

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574 Springfield Avenue Family Medicine

574 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, 07090
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • rashes
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Annual physicals
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral health
  • Behavioral problems
  • Bronchitis
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colds
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Dermatologic Issues
  • Diet
  • Ear pain
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Food allergies
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Headache
  • Hematologic issues
  • High blood pressure
  • Hives
  • Hypertension
  • Immunizations
  • Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Lower back pain
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Metabolic syndrome management
  • Moles
  • Neurological diseases
  • PreMenopause symptoms
  • Preventive care
  • Pulmonary issues
  • Reflux
  • Screenings
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Strep throat
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Weight Management
  • Well-child visits
  • cholesterol
  • hay fever
  • musculoskeletal conditions
  • nutrition
  • pink eye

Accepted Insurances

Always check with your health insurance carrier before scheduling any type of service. You can learn the details of your individual health insurance plan, including the amount of your copay, deductible, and coinsurance by visiting your health insurance company's website or by calling their customer service department. Click here to review our list of accepted insurance plans.

Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare PrimeAetna Signature Administrators
  • HMO
  • Meritain
  • Open Access
  • POS
  • AHS - SMG is Tier 1
  • APCN - Aetna Premier Choice Network
  • Axcel Choice POS II
  • Axcel Open Access
  • Choice POS II
  • EPO Select
  • HNO - Health Network Option
  • Liberty - SMG is Tier 1
  • Medicare Advantage - HMO, PPO
  • Choice
  • PPO
  • Signature PPO
  • Assure Premier Plus
AmeriHealth
  • EPO
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Plus
  • Local Value
  • Tiered Advantage
  • Advantage
  • HMO Plus
  • POS Plus
  • Regional Preferred
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Horizon BCBS NJ
  • Empire/Anthem BCBS PPO
  • Federal Program
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Out-of-State BCBS PPO Blue Card
Cigna
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • Open Access
  • Cigna Health Plan (CHP)
  • Choice Fund
  • Indemnity
  • International
  • Open Access Plus
CHN - Consumer Health Network
Clover Medicare Advantage
  • All Plans
Coventry Health Plans
First Health
  • All Plans with First Health Logo
Humana Medicare Advantage
  • PPO
Medicare
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Advantage PPO
Magnacare
  • All plans PPO
Multiplan/PHCS
  • Multiplan/PHCS logo on card - PPO
Oxford Healthplan
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
OSCAR
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • OSCAR NJ Individual and Family Plan
  • OSCAR NJ PPO Plan
Qualcare
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Community Care Network
  • Emblem Health (with Qualcare logo)
  • HIP Prime (with Qualcare logo)
Tricare
  • Traditional Plan
United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete - HMO, PPOChoice
  • Choice Plus
  • HMO
  • Navigate - EPO, HMO, POS
  • NY SHIP
  • PPO

Training and Education

Board Certification

  • National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants

Certification

  • The International Society of Travel Medicine
  • Professional Practice, State of New Jersey

Graduate

  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Undergraduate

  • Fordham University

About Me

Joseph Thornton is a physician assistant in Summit Health's Urgent Care Center. His areas of expertise include primary care, including Men's Health issues, emergency medicine, preventive health care services and travel medicine.

Previously, he worked at numerous institutions, including University Health Services, Princeton University, Farouz Pediatrics in Clifton, NJ, Newark Liberty International Airport Medical Offices, Seton Hall University/UMDNJ Master of Science in Physician Assistant Program, Bayley Seton Hospital, Staten Island, NY and U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Staten Island, NY. He is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine, the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants (NJSSPA), and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

He also has worked with the Resource Center for Women and Their Families, an organization that provides aid for domestic violence survivors in Somerset County. When he is not working with patients, Mr. Thornton enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling and reading.

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