Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD

Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, ear, nose, and throat, and more.Read his story

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat

217 W Cataldo Ave

Spokane, WA 99201
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • ODS Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Allergic Reaction
very high
more than 98% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Pokorny'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.

Dr. Pokorny's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pokorny "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 attended Dartmouth College, where he was captain of the league champion cross country team. He then attended The University of Washington Medical School, and from there continued his training at the University of Utah, where he met his wife, Valerie Logsdon, MD, who is boarded in OB/GYN and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. After getting married, they lived in Park City Utah, where Dr. Pokorny started a solo private practice. He children were active in Nordic Sports, and his entire family was involved in the Salt Lake Winter Olympics in 2002. In 2003, he returned to Spokane, to be close to family and in order to join Spokane ENT clinic, because of their premier practice model. He is currently the medical director of their allergy department. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the American Rhinologic Society, the only surgeon in the Inland Northwest to hold these two credentials, signifying his expertise in sinus and nasal disorders."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pokorny "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."

4  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

61  Conditions Treated


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30  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pokorny has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pokorny's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pokorny to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pokorny's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Pokorny Says:

Many of his patients are very grateful for their care, and many of his patients come from referrals from other satisfied patients. 


Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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...more
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