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Dr. Albert McClain Jr, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. McClain Jr

Albert A McClain Jr MD Inc

655 Euclid Ave Ste 401 National City, CA 91950

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Dr. Albert McClain Jr, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in National City, CA. He graduated from University of California At San Francisco and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and neurotology.


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1.9

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Dr McClain is a very good doctor. His staff that is processing the insurance is very "inefficient" that is making or creating a bad reputation on his behalf. I warn everyone before heading to your scheduled appointment to verify first that your insurance is approved because that doctors office staff will let you know when you are there the day of your appointment. It is very frustrating with very customers service. I hope Dr. McClain will address this issue because it is an ongoing problem.
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Very condescending, won't go back, don't recommend.
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Generally unsatisfactory because of wait times, and the way the staff treated people. Most striking was when someone in the waiting room asked for help with making a phone call and was told 'That's not my job.' Before I retired, no one in my office would say such a thing. Dr. McClain himself was personable and seemed adequately informed, but nothing spectacular.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a provider of transoral robotic surgery (TORS), a minimally invasive treatment for oral cancer. I also offer balloon sinusplasty as well as many other procedures and have one of the most up to date and comprehensive diagnostic audiological testing facilities in San Diego.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology

Board Certifications

Education

Minnesota Ear, Head and Neck Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
Los Angeles County General Hospital
Residency Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
Internship Hospital
University of California At San Francisco
Medical School
University of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(619) 267-8440

Dr. McClain Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Aexcel
Aetna HMO
Aetna NAP
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Open Access POS
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Medicare Advantage
Prudent Buyer PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Prudent Buyer PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Health Net PPO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Commercial PPO
Humana PPO
Medicare PPO
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus PPO
PacifiCare California PPO
United Healthcare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. McClain Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ear Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McClain Jr treats Ear Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. McClain Jr treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Hearing Loss Due to Noise
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McClain Jr treats Hearing Loss Due to Noise more than 91% of his peers

Dr. McClain Jr treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McClain Jr treats Earwax Buildup more than 89% of his peers

Dr. McClain Jr treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. McClain Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Affiliated Hospitals

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Paradise Valley Hospital

National City, CA

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average