We found 4 ear, nose and throat specialists who accept Aetna near Los Alamitos, CA.
Dr. Nina Yoshpe's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Yoshpe is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sinuplasty. Dr. Yoshpe's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Yoshpe attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Yoshpe has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Yoshpe (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.
Clinical interests: Sinuplasty
Dr. Ayal Willner is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Long Beach, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and Irvine, CA. Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Willner is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Willner takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery
Dr. Cecil Folmar works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Folmar attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Folmar include hand surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Folmar is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hand Surgery Procedures
Dr. Lawrence Shapiro is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Los Alamitos, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shapiro's clinical interests include balance disorders (vestibular disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro honors.
Clinical interests: Balance Disorders
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Otolaryngologists are also called 'ENTs' because their area of specialty is the ears, nose, and throat. Otolaryngologists treat most of the diseases and disorders that affect the head or neck. They can provide routine medical care, such as giving hearing tests or treating chronic conditions such as allergies. Otolaryngologists also perform a number of surgeries on the head and neck. Some of the illnesses and issues that otolaryngologists treat include:
- Ear problems - hearing loss, infections, tinnitus or ringing on the ears, balance disorders, trauma or fracture of the temporal bone, prominent or large ears (using 'ear pinning' plastic surgery)
- Nose issues - sinus infections, allergies, nasal polyps, smell disorders
- Throat issues - voice and swallowing problems, infections or trauma to the larynx or esophagus, sleep disorders (such as sleep apnea)
- Head and neck problems - infections, trauma, tumors, conditions requiring plastic surgery
Because they perform so many delicate surgeries of the face, otolaryngologists are often sought out as plastic surgeons when facial surgery is required. Their specialized knowledge of the anatomy of the head and face can make a real difference in the outcome of a surgery, from a brow lift to a total facial reconstruction after trauma.