Children’s Clinic Welcomes Rachael K. Thornton, MD 

Rachael K. Thornton, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Children’s Clinic, where she provides comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents. 

Dr. Thornton received her medical degree from The University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Miss. She completed her pediatrics residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala. 

Thornton is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her special practice interests include newborn care, breastfeeding counseling and adolescent medicine. 

At Children’s Clinic, Thornton provides comprehensive care to children from birth through adolescence. Her goal is to provide exceptional medical care while also building meaningful, long-lasting relationships with patients and their families.  

“Every day, I am reminded of the incredible potential that children hold, and I am committed to doing everything in my power to help them achieve it,” Thornton said. “Whether it’s providing medical care, supporting families or simply being a source of comfort and encouragement, I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in their lives and to be a part of their world.” 

Additional providers at Children’s Clinic include Marla T. Chapman, MDMegan H. Dillon, MDAprile C. Gilmore, MDLeigh A. Haden, MDMatthew D. Jackson, MDYakeyla Naylor, MDSusan L. Robbins, MD;Matthew C. Whittington, MDKatie Moore, CPNP-PCJennifer Mascagni, FNP.


About Hattiesburg Clinic Children’s Clinic:

Children’s Clinic offers a broad spectrum of well and sick care for infants, children and adolescents. Our pediatric services include childhood and teen immunizations, monitoring your child’s growth and development and treatment of childhood illnesses.

About Hattiesburg Clinic:

Hattiesburg Clinic is Mississippi’s largest privately-owned, multispecialty clinic.  More than 60 years after its beginning, the clinic has grown to over 450 physicians and providers, caring for patients in more than 17 counties in South Mississippi.  Along with over 2,500 professional staff employees, these physicians and providers come together for a common purpose, to serve the over 500,000 community members who live and work in South Mississippi every day.