Jaclyn B. Thornton

Beaufort Memorial May River Primary Care has added a board-certified nurse practitioner to its clinical team. Jaclyn Blair Thornton, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, has joined the Okatie-based practice where she will work to prevent, diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness in adult patients.

Thornton, who until recently was known professionally as Blair Lucchese, comes to the practice from Southeast Lung Associates on Hilton Head Island, where she worked as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), performing comprehensive health assessments, and providing direct patient care.

Broadly experienced, she earlier served as an APRN at primary care practices on Hilton Head Island and as a charge nurse at Hilton Head Hospital Spine Center.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Memphis and a Master of Science, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, from Drexel University in Philadelphia. A Memphis native, she said knew from the age of 13 that she wanted to be a nurse, and has had an enduring interest in what she calls the “very rewarding” practice of primary care.

May River Primary Care is located in the Beaufort Memorial Okatie Medical Pavilion, 122 Okatie Center Blvd. North, Suite 300. To make an appointment with Thornton or any of the providers, call 843-706-2287.