Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 60

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Multicare Deaconess Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD

Columbia Surgical Specialists

217 W Cataldo Ave Spokane, WA 99201
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Pokorny's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Postnasal Drip
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pokorny treats Postnasal Drip more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pokorny treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pokorny performs Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anosmia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Ear Ache
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Wheezing

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(509) 624-2326

Dr. Pokorny accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
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
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Pokorny's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pokorny

3.4

Based on 20 ratings

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About 2 years ago Dr. Pokorny did Deviated Septum and turbinate surgery on my nose. It has been a nightmare since. I have a harder time breathing out of my nose now than I ever had. My mucus/phlegm that I use to blow out of my nose stays in the back and I have to hack and cough it out. My nose is constantly dry or plugged up. I seen another Dr. after getting no relief from Dr. Pokorney and he said my mucus/phlegm had been redirected. He did a procedure to try and reduce the mucus that brought little relief. He then said there is nothing more he could do. Everyday is a nightmare as I am constantly hacking/snorting and trying to cough/spit out phlegm/mucus. There are actually days I feel like I can't take it anymore. The surgery has destroyed my life and Dr. Porkorny and his staff did nothing to help me. I would give everything I have to undo it.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Carol Woodward – Apr 12, 2021
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I've been seeing Dr. Pokorny since 2013. My second sinus surgery was performed by Dr. Pokorny. The surgery went well and recovery was good. I was very pleased with the results. I continue to see Dr. Pokorny regularly. He has provided me with excellent service and most of the time I am symptom free. Dr. Pokorny and his staff are very professional and personal. I would recommend Dr. Pokorny to any of my family or friends.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeff Schaal – Apr 04, 2020
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Dr Porkorny and his MA Heather are a caring and professional team. He has provided me with attentive and professional care as we have navigated through my myriad of sinus problems. I am confident in his abilities and pleased to unequivocally recommend him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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RBG – Mar 05, 2020
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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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Apr 09, 2019
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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....
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Tim in Coeur d’ Alene, ID – Feb 19, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Spokane – May 15, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Stephanie – Dec 21, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Cheri in Spokane, WA – Aug 10, 2017
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Anna L in Spokane Valley, WA – Jul 30, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Biography

Dr. Pokorny grew up in Spokane, where he attended Ferris High School, and was active in sports, debate and was president of the student body. He then...Read more

Specialties

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Pokorny has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pokorny frequently treats Postnasal Drip, Chronic Sinusitis, and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pokorny treats.

Where is Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD's office located?

Dr. Pokorny's office is located at 217 W Cataldo Ave, Spokane, WA 99201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Columbia Surgical Specialists

Spokane Ear, Nose & Throat217 W Cataldo Ave Spokane, WA 99201
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Columbia Surgical Specialists

Columbia Surgical Specialist9922 N Nevada St Spokane, WA 99218
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Spokane ENT Clinic

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat Ps13414 E Mission Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pokorny is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Multicare Deaconess Hospital

Spokane, WA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Providence Holy Family Hospital

Spokane, WA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Spokane, WA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)