Dr. Ali Namazie, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Namazie
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Ali R Namazie MD

4955 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 505 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Dr. Ali Namazie, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from UCLA Sch Med in 1994 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Namazie accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
LACare
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Nosebleed more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Otologic Care

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.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Outer Ear Infection more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Eustachian Tube Dysfunction more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Vertigo
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Vertigo more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 73% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Sleep Disorders more than 64% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 64% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Sleep Apnea more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

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Dr. Namazie's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Allergic Reaction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie treats Allergic Reaction more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Namazie treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

ENT Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Namazie performs ENT Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Namazie performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Namazie's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Namazie's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Namazie

4.2

Based on 51 reviews

5 Stars
74.50980392156863%
(38)
4 Stars
3.9215686274509802%
(2)
3 Stars
3.9215686274509802%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
17.647058823529413%
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Dr. Ali Namazi is an amazing ENT. I’ve lived with a deviated septum my entire life; in addition when I was 16 yrs old, I was attacked which left me with a broken nose and in consequence a bump on the bridge of my nose. Dr Namazzi, took care of everything in one shot. He fixed the deviated septum and smoothed the bump. The day after surgery, he took the packing out and a week later took the tape off the outside of my nose. A couple days before my procedure, I took arnica to ensure the bruising and swelling were minimal; however, I had no bruising at all! I never knew how to truly breath through my nostrils until this procedure. Now I can breathe and the bump on my nose is gone. Dr.Namazi, staff and receptionists are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Namazzi himself is really nice, funny, direct and is the best of the best; I recommend everyone looking for an ENT to not look further and just call his office.
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Avi R – Feb 27, 2020
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He is the most caring Doctor I ever had.
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Virginie Macheming – Feb 25, 2020
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Dr. Namazie was the best ENT doctor I have ever seen. I saw him in 2010. I just moved back to California and tried to make an appointment with him. He had told me to see him when I moved back to L.A. His office staff was rude and truly miserable to deal with. They said he joined a group even though it is showing just him and his partner. They said he will only see patients who have PPO insurance even if you have the ability to pay. It is heartbreaking that such a good doctor has such a terrible staff. I’m sure if he knew about their behavior he would not condone it but there is no way to contact him!!
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Jan 21, 2020
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Dr. Namazie is an amazing, compassionate, and wonderful doctor. Unfortunately, his rude and unprofessional office staff prevent many from having the opportunity to experience his expertise. They lack manners and empathy; people aren't coming to a specialist for a check up - they come because they aren't feeling well. I WAS a former patient of his, as were other members of my family. Your office staff is your front line. Dr. Namazie has a front office problem. He needs to hire employees that don't lack compassion.
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Jan 11, 2020
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Had my first appointment with Dr. Namazie this morning. I was so impressed by his knowledge. He was very thorough, he listen patiently to my sinus problem and he explained to me what he found out and how to solve the problem step by step. He is a very charming man and has steady hands didn't hurt me at all as he pushed his camera up my nostrils. Bottom line, I was very impressed and felt confident that he can cure my sinus problem.
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UG – Jan 11, 2020
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I had my TT with him. I had a smooth, short recovery and the cut is so small and nice that I don't think it would be visible after a few months. He is very skillful, knowledgeable and caring doctor. He takes his time to listen to you and address your concerns. It's really hard to find a caring doctor like Dr. Namazie. I highly recommend him.
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N. Moradi – Oct 12, 2019
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Dr Namazie was amazing! Helped me with a severe ear infection and spent time asking me questions, and acted like he cared. I haven’t had a doctor be this personable in years, so refreshing!
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May 12, 2019
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There’s a wait but worth it ! He listens & takes time to treat you like an individual. My story? Dr Namazie 1st fixed my face after a drunk driver hit me. A year after that surgery, I was bitten in the face by a stray dog. I immediately called the office & Dr Namazie said come right in. I was scared to go to the ER with bleeding wounds on my nose & cheek. The ER wait could have been all night plus exposure to bacteria & high ER copayment$$. Dr Namazie stayed late that day and stitched me up.
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Apr 17, 2019
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The Doctor is wonderful, kind, professional with superior career, however, Staff is Ignorant, Rude, Disgusting. The girls answering phone's and behind desk are extremely ignorant, unkind. Unfriendly. Unprofessional. Fire them all and bring a NEW STAFF in this office. The doctor deserves better!!! I've had 57 doctors and this was 'Disgusting to witness'.
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Mar 17, 2019
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Never got to see him due to horrible woman who answers the phone. Will find another doctor whose office treats patients with respect.
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Feb 14, 2019
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WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!!! The most unprofessional office staff and extremely disrespectful and rude office manager Maryam I was threatened and bullied by her!!!! The doctor only spent five minutes during the visit and made zero attempt to resolve my concerns!
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CA – Dec 08, 2018
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Terrific and attentive. Took great care of my daughter and my husband.
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alana – Sep 23, 2018
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Absolutely a great Dr. My son is happy with everything he has done. Also he thinks he is a COOL Dr. Thank you Dr Namazie
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Stephanie George in Mira Loma – Feb 13, 2018
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Great Office! Wonderful doctor, he made me feel at ease and very comfortable. I will recommend him to everyone I know.
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Karen Elliot in Tarzana, CA – Jan 23, 2018
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Dr. Namazi is a great doctor but has the worst office staff I have ever encountered! I was sick with constant sore throats and saw two Drs in the group which I won't mention here. I asked to see Dr N. and I really liked his practice of medicine and knowledge. He gave me medicine and although it took about a month the infection went away. Unfortunately it came back and I was not allowed to see Dr N. again. I called the office numerous times and was pushed onto Drs that I didn't want. A spec
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Buena Park, CA – Aug 25, 2017
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Warm, friendly, thorough, committed, and very responsive to patients' phone calls. I am lucky to have found him!
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Kathi Colman in Agoura Hills, CA – Jun 02, 2017
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Loved this Dr. I wasn't expecting a lot as I heard that he was so formal, just the opposite, he's cool and concerned for his patients and he gave me total trust and confidence.
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Richard Stone in van nuys, ca – Mar 26, 2017
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Staff is rude, wait is incredibly long, Doctor rushes and it's very clear he doesn't care about the patients or listening to their concerns. He made my problems worse. Completely baffled by his 5 star reviews, there is no way people can be pleased with this doctor.
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Jane in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 17, 2016
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Do Not see this doctor!! This office is a complete rip off. In order to ask Namazie a simple question they require you to make an appointment. Basically to ask a question regarding my tinnitus requires an appointment so they can collect money. And I saw the doctor 10 months ago for an exam. I have been a patient for more than 5 years and will no longer see this doctor.
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Larry Berger in Northridge, CA – Nov 18, 2016
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Great Dr. vary through and takes the time to do the job right.
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Dave D. in Reseda, CA – Oct 19, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ali Namazie, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from UCLA Sch Med in 1994 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University of California-Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University of California-Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1995
University of California-Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1994
UCLA Sch Med
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Ali R Namazie MD4955 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 505 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

West Hollywood, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Burbank, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Providence Tarzana Medical Center

Tarzana, CA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)