Dr. Alan Pollak, MD

Dr. Alan Pollak, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(43)
Insurances AcceptedSave
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 25 years.

9150 Crawford Ave Ste 206

Skokie, IL 60076

Contact Information

(847) 679-1605

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Pollak performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nosebleed
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • 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
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • 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 Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balance Testing
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula 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)
  • Paracentesis
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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 43 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (12)

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
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Chicago, IL |
Dr. Pollak is often rushed and very busy. He was late to one of my appointments and sometimes isn't the best at communication. However, he does know what he is doing, and he clearly cares about his patients and making sure they receive the right care. Overall I am glad I saw him.
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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...more
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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
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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...more
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pollak accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • 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
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Pollak has admitting privileges

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago
2900 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60657
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Saint Bernard Hospital
326 W 64th St
Chicago, IL 60621
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Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 N Marine Dr
Chicago, IL 60640
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