Published on July 30, 2019

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Katie Thornton

Katie Thornton, Pediatrics

Dr. Katie Thornton, a pediatrician, has joined the Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic in Baxter, Minnesota.

“I like the environment at Essentia Health,” says Dr. Thornton. ““There is an amazing collaborative approach between administration and physicians which I believe enhances quality of patient care.”

Dr. Thornton earned a medical degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

“I love working with children and feeling like I can make a difference in their lives,” explains Dr. Thornton. “Teenagers represent a special area of medicine where they feel too old to be “kids” and not quite “adults”, I like to be the person they can rely on to help them make healthy lifestyle choices.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Thornton, call (218) 828-7100 or schedule online at To see her full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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