Dr. Allen Carlins, MD

Dr. Allen Carlins, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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57 y/o
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Dr. Allen Carlins, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Lake Forest, IL and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Northwestern Medical Group

700 N Westmoreland Rd Ste F

Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Otitis Media
very high
more than 95% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Earwax Buildup
high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Carlins's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carlins "Always listen to the patient—they are trying to tell you what the problem is."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

53  Conditions Treated

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18  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

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 University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carlins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carlins' Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlins to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Carlins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Very dispassionate. Hardly made any eye contact. Didn't display any interest in my condition or concerns. I wouldn't recommend this Dr. I'm surprised to encounter this sort of provider at Northwestern
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