Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Alan Pokorny, MD is a Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as MultiCare Deaconess Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pokorny to book an appointment.

Dr. Pokorny

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat

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

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Dr. Pokorny's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pokorny performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pokorny performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pokorny treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Pokorny's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • 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
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) 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

3.5

Based on 19 ratings

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1 Star
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  • Office environment (14)
  • Staff friendliness (13)
  • Appointment scheduling (11)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (7)
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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
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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!
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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.
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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
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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

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

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

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.

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

Dr. Pokorny frequently treats Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates , Intranasal or Sinus Procedure, and Chronic Sinusitis. 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

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat217 W Cataldo Ave Spokane, WA 99201
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Spokane Ear Nose and Throat Clinic 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.

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MultiCare Deaconess Hospital

Spokane, WA

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

2 Awards Received

Providence Holy Family Hospital

Spokane, WA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital

Spokane, WA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received