We found 4 ear, nose and throat specialists who accept Aetna near Los Alamitos, CA.
Dr. Nina Yoshpe is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She works in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Irvine, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yoshpe include sinuplasty. Patients gave Dr. Yoshpe an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Yoshpe attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Yoshpe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Sinuplasty
Dr. Ayal Willner practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Willner focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Willner has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery
Dr. Cecil Folmar is a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures. Dr. Folmar is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Folmar has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Folmar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.
Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hand Surgery Procedures
Dr. Lawrence Shapiro's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shapiro is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in balance disorders (vestibular disorders). He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient ratings for Dr. Shapiro average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.
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.