Dr. Ashish Wadhwa, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Poway, CA. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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(858) 437-9976

Dr. Wadhwa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sharp Health Plan
Gold Value

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wadhwa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wadhwa treats Head or Neck Lump or Swelling more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wadhwa treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Postnasal Drip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wadhwa treats Postnasal Drip more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wadhwa treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Ear Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wadhwa treats Ear Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wadhwa treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wadhwa'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 Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • 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
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ashish Wadhwa, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Poway, CA. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School

Awards

Dr. Wadhwa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wadhwa

4.6

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.225806451612903%
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1 Star
6.451612903225806%
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Awhile back Dr. Wadhwa was my 3rd option on my tonsils as 2 other ENT has different diagnoses. Dr. Wadhwa exam was very detail. After awhile, Dr. Wadhwa did tonsil surgery and the pathology report agreed with what he said.. This dr reminds me of the old fashion doctor and after seen many ENT, Dr. Wadhwa is the only ENT I will see. This year I actually had to fight my insurance (thanks hmo) to see him. He is one the best in San Diego area.
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Amazing doctor. Knowledgeable, kind and skilled. Highly recommend.
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Amazing doctors. I have seen both Dr. Wadhwa and Dr. MacEwan. They are both caring and kind and helped to treat my sinus infections. I am forever grateful for their care and the fact that I can now BREATHE!!
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Horrible. Treated beyond poorly by office staff and Mr. Wadhwa. I also waited for over an hour too, and the office staff had the never acknowledged that I had been waiting. I was ultimately not treated properly for a serious condition and was given no prognosis or proper treatment for my condition. I’m back to where I started when I was looking for doctor. Don’t waste your time with Rancho ENT.
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The Doc and his staff are very professional and always seem happy to see me.
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Wadwah was fine. The staff member in charge of forms failed to get my disability papers mailed correctly, after screwing up the dates I missed work causing me to miss the 20 day filing grace period thus causing me to lose my benefits right before Christmas. :( so disappointed!
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This is a caring, compassionate physician with a staff who are the same. I would recommend to patients of any age.
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He took his time and explained clearly what he felt the problem was.
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