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Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Pokorny

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat

13414 E Mission Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99216

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(509) 624-2326


Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in Spokane Valley, WA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, ear, nose, and throat, and more.


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Dr. Pokorny accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna HMO
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First Choice Health
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Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Health Net PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Molina Healthcare
Molina
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Principal Life
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Pokorny's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pokorny performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pokorny treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Angioedema
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pokorny treats Angioedema more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Eye Infections
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sulfonamide Allergy
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Pokorny's Reviews

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3.3

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What People Say About Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD
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Dr. Pokorny performed a septoplasty and turbinate reduction for me a couple weeks ago. The outcome has far exceeded my expectations. The staff at Spokane ENT were prompt, professional and excellent communicators. And Dr. Pokorny has been direct and unfettered by irrelevant distractions during our interactions. I am thankful that I found him and would recommend him to anyone that asked.
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I was very happy with my experience with Dr. Pokorny. I felt that he provided very good information about my procedure and he did not appear condescending in answering my questions. He was very late for one of my appointments because he was dealing with a medical/surgical emergency. I was not bothered by this.....I, too work in the health care industry and understand that emergencies can and do occur. I have been delayed in seeing my own patients because of an emergency....it just happen....
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I waited over a year to post this and after a consultant with a surgical center that this Dr referred me to. I had septoplasty and turbinate reductionto help me breathe. I discussed my concerns, repeatedly asking for assurance that my nose wouldn't be crooked. He assured me that if anything, my nose would be more straight. I breathe worse than before and my nose is noticably crooked as well as the tip having completely changed. I hope this helps others so they don't end up where I'm at.
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I am very pleased with my surgeon he explained everything to my husband and myself and I am on way to a healthy new year!
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Just like the previous comment, Dr. Pokorny was impatient will my child with special needs. My child was dealing with 2 ENT issues. He fired questions one after another and as I was trying to clarify the symptoms he was rude and short with me. He was very impatient with my child and did not try to get to know her. At the end of the visit I was trying to bring attention to the 2nd issues and he was rude and blew me off. Bad experience with Dr Pokorny.
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Dr. Pokorny is the most awful doctor. He doesn’t know how to work with kids. On July 28, 2016, my 3 years old daughter had an appointment with him, because she had a bad smell from her left nose. Dr. Pokorny took my daughter’ head and squeezed it between his legs, and made 2 assistant hold her. My daughter was crying and yelling: “Mommy, it is so painful.” Dr. Pokorny did not do any good, just made my daughter scared and wound her nose. My daughter never had that bad nose bleeding in her life
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About Me

We treat the patient, based on their chief Ear, Nose and Throat complaints, working to provide options that resonate with the values of each individual patient.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

1993
University Of Utah
Residency Hospital
1990
University Of Utah
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
Dartmouth College
Undergraduate School
1993
1990
1989
1984

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

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