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

Appointments: Call 732-388-7300


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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

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Berkeley Heights Family and Internal Medicine, Suite D

1 Diamond Hill Road
Wittmann Pavilion, Suite D
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • AWV
  • Allergies
  • Annual physicals
  • Annual visit
  • Annual wellness visit
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral health
  • Behavioral problems
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest pain
  • Cholesterol
  • Colds
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Diet
  • Ear pain
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Immunizations
  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Lower back pain
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Metabolic syndrome management
  • Nutrition
  • PCP
  • PE
  • Pink eye
  • Premenopause symptoms
  • Prevention
  • Preventive care
  • Preventive visits
  • Primary Care
  • Primary Care Provider
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Screenings
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Strep throat
  • Vaccinations
  • Vaccine
  • Vaccines
  • Well visits

Accepted Insurances

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Training and Education

Board Certification

  • National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants


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


  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


  • 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, Fayrouz 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.