Dr. Alexander Caten, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 40

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Alexander Caten, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Carson City, NV and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Caten has extensive experience in Otologic Conditions & Procedures. He graduated from Tulane University of Louisiana in 2012. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Churchill Community Hospital and Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Alexander Caten, MD

Sierra Nevada ENT Associates

1493 Medical Pkwy Carson City, NV 89703
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Awful experience. Didn't read my patient history. Tried to deny me food allergy testing which was recommended by another doctor in the office. Said there was no reason for it because food allergies would cause stomach upset which he would have known I had if he would've read my history. Told him I have ADHD which causes bad memory and he said something was as easy to remember as brushing my teeth which I don't have because of my disabilities and he also would've known if he looked at my history. I have autism and he said I was making a weird face at him. Manged to insult my 3 disabilities in less than 5 minutes because he left before that time. Worst experience ever. Very ableist.
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What could be improved
  • 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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Jan 25, 2022
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I've had more than one appointment with Dr. Caten and I fond him to be helpful, caring, knowledgeable and efficient. I'd broken my eardrum and he helped me through the healing process. Great ENT man.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marilyn – Feb 12, 2021
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He performed an unprofessional and extremely painful biopsy on me by not taking sufficient follicular cells and wanted me to come back for repeat biopsy and paying for it again. Not only was it like torture, but I also have to wait another week for new results. We all know how quit cancer can grow. I would never recommend dr Caten.
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No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Truly Unhappy – Aug 08, 2019
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I have serious sinus disease. Since 1989 I experienced 3 surgeries and 1000's of hours struggling with sinus issues. We moved to Carson Valley believing the dry climate would help. It didn't. In desperation I begrudgingly went to Dr. Caten in the fall of 2018. He started me on Budesonide and combined with a sinus rinse twice a day and Fluticasone I feel like a minor miracles has happened. Dr. Caten is really good and knows what he is doing. He was candid and extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Caten is such a professional that on my last visit 30 days ago he examined my sinuses and said come back in a year! I've seen the best ENT people in greater Sacramento area for 30 years and I can say with confidence Dr. Caten is someone you must see if you have sinus issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Dave M. – Jul 03, 2019
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I was referred to Dr Caten by my audiologist due to an inner ear issue. I was able to obtain an appointment within a week and the issue was taken care of in one visit. Very impressed with the doctor and his staff! Thanks.
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Apr 27, 2019
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Just an outstanding caring professional! He got me in within 2 hours of my call as I was having some major ear issues. Thanks for the compassion.
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Apr 24, 2019
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Did not seem to listen and felt I was herded out. Judgmental
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Care Philosophy

The specialty of ear, nose and throat has the benefit of stating exactly what it is we care for – diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Our...Read more

Biography

Dr. Caten completed his residency in otolaryngology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. His medical education was marked by admission...Read more

Specialties

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

Education

2012
Tulane University of Louisiana
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Caten has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Alexander Caten, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Caten frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Caten specializes.

Where is Dr. Alexander Caten, MD's office located?

Dr. Caten's office is located at 1493 Medical Pkwy, Carson City, NV 89703. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Caten

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Caten treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Caten treats other conditions, please contact the office at (775) 883-7666.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Caten is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

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Vertigo
Outer Ear Infection
Tinnitus
Malignant Otitis Externa
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Dr. Caten's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Caten accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Choice-NV PPO
Balanced Pathway-NV HMO
Balanced-NV PPO
Boyd Gaming Network-NV
Bronze Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Bronze Nevada PPO
Bronze Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV HMO
Choice (Tier 1 Pathway - Tier 2)-NV PPO
Choice-NV PPO
Gold Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Gold Nevada PPO
Gold Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV HMO
Lumenos plans-NV
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Nevada HMO
Nevada PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-NV
Pathway-NV HMO
Silver Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Silver Core Pathway-NV HMO
Silver Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Silver-NV PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Sierra Nevada ENT Associates

Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat1493 Medical Pkwy Carson City, NV 89703
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Sierra Nevada ENT Associates

Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat2874 N Carson St Ste 220 Carson City, NV 89706
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Sierra Nevada ENT Associates801 E Williams Ave Ste 3306 Fallon, NV 89406
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Sierra Nevada ENT Associates1520 Virginia Ranch Rd Ste 103 Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Caten is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Banner Churchill Community Hospital

Fallon, NV

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

Carson City, NV

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Carson Valley Medical Center

Gardnerville, NV

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

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