Dr. Alan Pollak, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(42)
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Dr. Alan Pollak, MD
Dr. Alan Pollak, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Skokie, IL. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Pollak is affiliated with Skokie Hospital and Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Saint Elizabeth Campus.

9150 Crawford Ave Ste 206

Skokie, IL 60076

Contact Information

(847) 679-1605

Dr. Alan Pollak, MD

Dr. Alan Pollak, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Dr. Pollak's Experience

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Dr. Pollak's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
69

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Voice Disorders
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balance Testing
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Irrigation of Ear
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Northwestern McGaw Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pollak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pollak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pollak to family and friends
3.6
based on 42 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Pollak's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Chicago, IL |
He mis-scheduled my appt, then he showed up late to the office. So not only did I have to wait over an hour, he rushed thru the visit. I was okay with that BUT 1 month later, I get a message: there's a bill for the "office procedure" I had. When I call back, she says that if he looks at my throat that's called an "office procedure" (no scope, no needles, no tools, no papers to sign, no warning that I will be charged). I already paid the copay! He didn't help me and charged extra for "looking"
Niles, IL |
Any review above 1 Start for this doctor is definitely paid for by this doctor. Least professionalism by everyone in his office including Alan himself. I firmly believe his license should be suspended for the shady practices used by him and his staff
in Chicago, IL |
Unethical , heartless & careless doctor. His assistant is nightmare to deal with. Always very rude & yelling. I saw Doctor Pollak to check on my ear. He ordered CT scan which I completed & went to see my PCP to refer me back to see him again. The PCP's office not only entered the results in the system for him to see, they faxed the referral many times . They hung up on call from my insurance company too.He & his assistants started to play games & eventually refuses to see me for follow up
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Pollak himself is a nice guy, but he literally has the worst office staff of any doctor's office I have ever been to. I went on a Saturday for some reason and his "secretary" didn't even have a computer available for benefits and financial transaction purposes. Nancy with billing is extremely rude. I asked for a receipt and she acted like it was the hardest things she ever had to do. I HIGHLY recommend going elsewhere, simply based on his office staff.
in Land O Lakes, FL |
It was probably the worst experience I've ever had. Dr. Pollak refused to provide any services until I paid in cash in advance and later his office issued additional claim for the same consultation not even sent me a bill. Three months later I was informed that they sent my case to collectors. Unprofessional attitude, trying to get maximum money from patients and inability to provide related information that's how I can summarize my experience with him. Wouldn't recommend him at all.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
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  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
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Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, IL 60076
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