Dr. Andrew Ribner, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 73
  
Dr. Ribner
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Optum New Mexico

10511 GOLF COURSE RD NW Albuquerque, NM 87114

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Dr. Andrew Ribner, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


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Dr. Ribner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Humana
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Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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United Healthcare

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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 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Sinusitis more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner performs Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Ribner performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Deviated Septum
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Deviated Septum more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Enlarged Turbinates
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Enlarged Turbinates more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 81% 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 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Outer Ear Infection more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Tinnitus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Tinnitus more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Otitis Media
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Otitis Media more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 70% 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 56% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Sleep Disorders more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 57% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Sleep Apnea more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 56% of their peers

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Dr. Ribner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Postnasal Drip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Postnasal Drip more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Earwax Buildup more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Ribner's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Ear Ache
  • 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
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymphangioma
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Small Chin
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Ribner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ribner

3.6

Based on 23 reviews

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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Ribner. He is kind, professional, and highly experienced. I needed rhinoplasty because I broke bones during multiple falls due to a chronic disease. The surgery was no problem and the result is amazing. There was no pain, minimal bleeding, and when the bandage came off in a week I was thrilled. There is absolutely no inflammation and therefore no waiting months for your nose to recover. I highly recommend him both for his skill and his kindness.
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J. Mangano – Oct 21, 2019
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I was not happy with my experience with Dr. Ribner or his office. I was scheduled for a septoplasty for a deviated septum. Surgery was scheduled.,approved by ins. At pre op, 2 wks prior to surgery, Dr. decided to insert stents to open the nasal passage further (?). Had to be ok’d by ins. Day b4 surgery, I don’t hear from hosp. I call. I ‘m not on the schedule. My surgery was cancelled ??. No one called me ?? Hospital called back, put me on the schedule, be there @ this time, surgery is @ 12:00. Four hours later, I have surgery. Only seen twice po. Stents put in too high. Painful to wear glasses. Dr. was going to remove them but had to watch a video on how to do it. My right nasal passage is worse than b4. It’s 18 mos.
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May 14, 2019
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Dr. Ribner is a competent physician. He kept me well informed about the treatment for my problem. His staff is a nice group. Billing's a concern, because even though I paid my office visit fee before being seen for the first time, it was never recorded. So, I keep receiving bills from DaVita Billing Office telling me I owe them money. When I asked the National Billing phone operator how to correct this error, I was told that they can't do anything to fix the problem, so I owe. Doc is good, tho.
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Jaxson – Jun 28, 2018
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I was not pleased with this doctor at all. I need an emergency procedure done according to ER doc he made me wait almost 13 hours before finally performing the procedure. Where I then ended up in a hospital in another city for 2 weeks because of damage done to my esauphagus.
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Grrr – Jun 08, 2018
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It has been about two years since my deviated septum was fixed by Dr. Ribner. It really has changed my life. I no longer need a sleep apnea breathing machine to get a good night's sleep. I had panic attacks in the middle of the night because my body was not getting enough oxygen. I would wake up in a terrible panic because my body was warning me that I wasn't taking in enough oxygen. The sleep study I did confirmed this. The operation fixed my breathing problem with no weight loss.
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Robert Christy in Albuquerque – Apr 20, 2018
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I saw him for chronic nosebleeds. @told him I had a reception that day. He criticized equipment at DaVita Journal Cntr, used only silver nitrate sticks, ignored pain I reported. At home I phoned the oncall # due to a 30 min nosebleed. When he phoned back-45 min; bleeding had stopped. In answer to the black stain circling skin of my nostrils, he said ‘wear a scarf.’ It took a week before stain gone-he gave no warning!Reviews show he takes good care of people with $$making surgery
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Apr 08, 2018
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Dr. Ribner was completely dismissive regarding my daughter's ear problem. He spent less than two minutes examining her before he stated that she had no wax and no other problems, despite the pain and loss of hearing she was experiencing. I would NOT recommend Dr. Ribner.
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Apr 05, 2018
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Had a closed nasal reduction to correct a broken nose, done by Dr. Ribner. He did a pretty great job, and took good care of me the whole time, and was attentive and responsive to my numerous questions and worries. It's been a couple years since surgery and my nose is hardly noticeably crooked, unless I point it out.
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Albuquerque, NM – May 27, 2017
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Dr. Ribner is the best ENT/plastic surgeon out there. I suffered from a deviated septum and a bump from an old fracture, and haven't been able to breath very well for years. Dr Ribner's not only an artist at what he does, but he genuinely cares about his patients. Both him and his staff are so sweet and are always there to ensure that you have a speedy and comfortable recovery. I have a renewed quality of life ( I can BREATHE!) and am much more confident with my physical appearance.
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Kelly in Albuquerque, NM – Mar 28, 2017
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Dr Ribner performed septoplasty and bilateral turbinate reduction surgery to correct longtime breathing difficulty. On each visit he was always professional, explained the procedure, and entertained any questions. The surgery was unbelievably pain-free and successful in correcting my breathing problem.
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Albuquerque, NM – Nov 23, 2016
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He helped me out through all my problems.
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Isaac C in Albuquerque, NM – Nov 08, 2016
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Dr. Ribner is the best ENT I have seen. He takes time to listen to his patients and he explains everything. I like that when he did PE tube in office he explained everything he was doing before he did it. Also I liked that he numbed my ear before making the incision and that he drained the ear infection before putting the PE tube into my ear. In addition, this was the first time I did not jump out of my skin getting them put in. Dr. Ribner puts his patients first.
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Robert L. in Rio Rancho, NM – Aug 06, 2016
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He has forgotten what a Hippocratic Oath is and his staff is extremely rude to patients. He also is 1 hour late for all his appointments!
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John Jones in Albuquerque, NM – May 05, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Andrew Ribner, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

1980
Stanford University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Beth Israel Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1978
NY U Bellevue Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1975
Nyu Bellevue
Residency Hospital
1974
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1970
Columbia University School Of General Studies
Undergraduate School
1968
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Optum New Mexico

Optum Primary Care10511 GOLF COURSE RD NW Albuquerque, NM 87114
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

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Lovelace Westside Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Lovelace Women's Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Rio Rancho, NM

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average