John W. Thornton III, M.D.

Dr. John W. Thorton III is an experienced physician with Baptist’s hospitalist program. Hospitalists such as Dr. Thornton are physicians who are exclusively devoted to caring for patients while they are in the hospital. They work with primary care physicians and specialists to provide skilled and compassionate care throughout a hospital stay.

Medical Education
Tulane University School of Medicine
Baton Rouge, LA

Internal Medicine
Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge, LA

American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships
American College of Physicians
Louisiana State Medical Society

Additional Information
Hospitalists are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to provide patients with ongoing and immediate care in the hospital. They assess and treat medical conditions, coordinate hospital care and may consult specialists to assist with patient care as needed. They do not accept appointments.

Meet your Doctor

What led you to become a doctor or choose your focus of medicine?
 I have always felt a strong desire to help other people. Medicine allows me to have a positive impact on people’s lives when they need it the most.

How would a patient describe you?
A patient would describe me as caring, compassionate and dedicated.

In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
Trust is crucial for a successful doctor-patient relationship.

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
I will always be willing to listen to my patients. Nothing is more important than making sure their voice is heard and their needs are met.

What do you find most encouraging about the work you do?
It is encouraging to see my patients feeling better and able to do the things they want to do.

Describe one of the top ways you ensure each patient receives the quality, personal health care he/she deserves.
I strive to advocate for each of my patients to ensure every need is met regardless of their circumstances.