Dr. Alan Bruns, MD

Dr. Alan Bruns, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Alan Bruns, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Detroit Lakes, MN and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic

1027 Washington Ave

Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bruns performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers
Otitis Media
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Bruns's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bruns "As a physician, I have the privilege of caring for patients and their families and sharing in Essentia Health's mission of making a healthy difference in people's lives."

2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

81  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bruns has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bruns' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bruns to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Bruns' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I first saw dr.bruns in 2016 where then he suggested surgery on my septum I didn’t see him again until feb 2018 and he remembered who I was and looked at the CT scan and strongly suggested surgery. He went thru everything thoroughly and answered all my questions come surgery day he went over again...more
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Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Bruns. We feel fortunate to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him. -Andrew

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Dr. Bruns is very professional and listens very well to symptoms. He clearly explained all the options to me and was very open and easy to ask questions to. I'm really glad I found him! Highly recommend.
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Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Bruns. We feel lucky to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him.

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