Dr. Alexander Caten, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 39

Dr. Alexander Caten, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Gardnerville, NV. Dr. Caten has more experience with Otologic Conditions & Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Churchill Community Hospital and Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Caten to book an appointment.

Dr. Caten

Sierra Nevada ENT Associates

1520 Virginia Ranch Rd Ste 103 Gardnerville, NV 89410
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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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) 782-3888.

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
Malignant Otitis Externa
Tinnitus
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High
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Dr. Caten's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • 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

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(775) 782-3888

Dr. Caten accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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
Bronze Pathway -NV HMO
Bronze Pathway Guided Access -NV HMO
Bronze Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Bronze Pathway X-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-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 Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X-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 /Pathway X-NV HMO
Pathway Guided Access/Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Pathway-NV HMO
Silver Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Silver Core Pathway-NV HMO
Silver Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Silver Pathway Guided Access-NV HMO
Silver Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Silver Pathway X-NV HMO
Silver Pathway-NV HMO
Silver-NV PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Health Net
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Caten's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Caten

3.7

Based on 6 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (2)
  • Explained conditions well (2)
  • Listened & answered questions (2)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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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
What could be improved
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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.
What went well
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
What could be improved
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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What could be improved
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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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About Me

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alexander Caten, MD offer telehealth services?

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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 1520 Virginia Ranch Rd Ste 103, Gardnerville, NV 89410. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Sierra Nevada ENT Associates

Sierra Nevada ENT Associates1520 Virginia Ranch Rd Ste 103 Gardnerville, NV 89410
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Banner Churchill Community Hospital

Fallon, NV

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

Carson City, NV

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Carson Valley Medical Center

Gardnerville, NV

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average