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Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat • Male • Age 50

1228 1st St N
Alabaster, AL 35007
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Dr. Halvorson's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Shelby Baptist Medical Center
1000 1st Street North
Alabaster, AL 35007

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SHELBY EAR NOSE & THROAT
SHELBY EAR NOSE & THROAT
1228 1st St N
Alabaster, AL 35007
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    Dr. Halvorson's Experience

    Specialties

    • Ear, Nose, and Throat
    • Adult Allergy
    • Allergy & Asthma
    • Allergy & Immunology
    • Audiology (Hearing Aid Fitting)
    • Child & Adolescent Allergy
    • Head & Neck Pathology
    • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
    • Hearing Instruments
    • Otolaryngic Allergy
    • Pediatric Allergy & Asthma
    • Pediatrics
    • Rhinology

    Board Certifications

    • Otolaryngology
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    • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
    • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
    • Ear Tube Placement
    • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
    • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
    • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
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    • Acute Sinusitis
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Broken Nose
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Chronic Tonsillitis
    • Conductive Hearing Loss
    • Deafness
    • Deviated Septum
    • Dizziness
    • Dysphagia
    • Ear Ache
    • Earwax Buildup
    • Enlarged Turbinates
    • ENT Cancer
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
    • Facial Fracture
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
    • Headache
    • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
    • Meniere's Disease
    • Nosebleed
    • Oral Cancer
    • Orbital Fracture
    • Otitis Media
    • Outer Ear Infection
    • Perforated Eardrum
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    • Salivary Gland Cancer
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Tinnitus
    • TMJ
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vertigo
    • Vocal Cord Nodule
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Baylor College of Medicine
    Graduated in 1991

    Internship Hospital

    Med College Of Georgia
    Complete in 1992

    Residency Hospital

    Medical College Of Ga Hospitals And Clinics
    Complete in 1996

    Undergraduate Schools

    Texas A&M University / Main Campus
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Halvorson & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Halvorson's Hospital Quality

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    19 responses
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    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    19 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    19 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 19 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Halvorson
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    19 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    19 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    19 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    19 responses
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    SHELBY EAR NOSE & THROAT
    1228 1st St N
    Alabaster, AL 35007
    (205) 621-8900 (Office)
    (205) 621-7169 (Fax)
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