Dr. Barry Jacobs, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 60

Dr. Barry Jacobs, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Springfield, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baystate Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jacobs to book an appointment.

Dr. Jacobs

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC

100 Wason Ave Ste 100 Springfield, MA 01107
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Jacobs' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacobs treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of his peers

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

Tinnitus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacobs treats Tinnitus more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Jacobs treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Ear Ache
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacobs treats Ear Ache more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Jacobs treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Jacobs' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • 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 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 Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • 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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(413) 732-7426

Dr. Jacobs accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Jacobs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jacobs

3.3

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
51.851851851851855%
(14)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
2 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(9)
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What went well
  • Office environment (22)
  • Staff friendliness (19)
  • Appointment scheduling (17)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (10)
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (8)
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We have recommended Dr Jacobs several times. Dr Jacobs always listens and spends the appropriate amount of with each patient. If we have to wait beyond our scheduled appointment to see him we understand that he is taking time to listen to other patients health issues as we know he does with us. Dr Jacobs is worth the wait. He's personable, courteous, knowledgeable, and a true professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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The Blairs in Pittsfield, MA – Sep 13, 2019
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He was running late and I had rushed visit... will not go back
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 18, 2019
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Excellent! Kind, patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!!
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Bernadette in CT – Feb 07, 2019
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I found Dr. Jacobs to be attentive, unhurried, clear, direct, patient, and understandable throughout my office visit. The experience left me both relaxed and hopeful.
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John J. Keane in Enfield, CT – Feb 03, 2019
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Love Dr.Jacobs! He was amazing with my 2.5yr old and was super realistic about treatments for his chronic ear infections. Not a long wait time at all and everyone was super friendly and made my son feel comfortable. Would most definitely recommend physician/office!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Kaleigh I. – Jun 29, 2018
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I don’t particularly enjoy having ear wax removal done; however with Dr Jacobs it’s almost painless. He is gentle, compassionate and really just the very BEST. I highly recommend him and have done so.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Sherry Levine in Brimfield , MA – Jun 19, 2018
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We have been patients of Dr. Jacobs for several years and have always received the most professional treatment with all office personnel, from the front desk to our dismissal. However, as we are aging our medical needs have increased as well as the information & attention we now need. During our last visit, we saw both Dr. Jacobs, whom we hold in high regard, as well as P.A. Kimberly Brown & Audiologist, Cindy, all were very informative, caring Professionals. Really a stellar visit!
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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Gabriel & Simone in Springfield,Ma. – Apr 28, 2018
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I will never bring my young son back to this practice. My son was scared to have his ears cleaned, which I explained up front. He was rude and condescending to my son and seemed like he was a in a big rush to get out of there. Awful experience - do not recommend him in any way.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 16, 2018
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I would not recommend. Dr ordered tests for you child that were not explained to me in office, one included anesthesia!!! Called for questions and staff and dr. Barry were rude. He acted as if he was bothered to call back. The procedure with anesthesia was not even needed, and would have exposed child to unnecessary risks. After I took child to mass eye and ear, everything was straightened out. Also got billed cancellation fee for followup even though called to cancel.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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CONWAY – Nov 18, 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr. Jacobs for 25 years. No matter how busy he was I have always found him to be patient and willing to listen as well as kind and compassionate. Over the years I have had a few issues and Dr. Jacobs was able to put my mind at rest as he explained exactly what was going on and what needed to be done. I have recommended him to many people and all were happy with the care they received. Although the waiting time can be awhile, Dr. Jacobs is definitely worth the wait.
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What could be improved
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Stella in Chicopee,MA – Aug 21, 2017
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Dr Jacobs injected Botox into my vocal cords for a condition I have. Once I went home the evening of the operation I had to go to the emergency room for trouble breathing and had respitory failure. Lucky to be a live thankfully to the doctors in the emergency room. Be careful with Dr Jacobs
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Holyoke, MA – Mar 22, 2017
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Dr. Jacobs is very personable along with being highly professional and knowledgeable
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Laura in Westfield, MA – Feb 21, 2017
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After months of a deep cough, and seeing four other specialists and having x-rays and trying many different ideas of what this could be, I finally was sent to see Dr. Jacobs and he not only identified the cause of my cough on my first visit but he also prescribed the medicine which stopped the cough very quickly. Needless to say I really love Dr. Jacobs. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
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Sally Hawkins in Springfield, MA – Jul 22, 2016
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With his years of ENT experience, Dr. Jacobs was able to diagnosis, treat and manage my significant allergy and asthma issues in a very effective and empathetic way. Prior to treatment, he made calls to another specialist on my behalf to ensure that the recommended allergy treatment wouldn't negatively impact my other ongoing health issue and closely monitors the success of his treatment so that I may enjoy a higher quality of life.
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Westfield, MA – Jun 02, 2016
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His staff is extremely rude, even when they are making sure they are collecting your copay!
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Springfield, MA – Mar 18, 2016
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He didn't seem to care about my needs as a patient and he was too rushed too listen to what I had to say. He came with high recommendations so we thought he would be great.
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What could be improved
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Anonymous in Springfield, MA – Feb 04, 2016
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I went to Dr. Jacobs for a sore throat that would not go away in December 2012. Dr. Jacobs examined me and immediately knew I had throat cancer. He informed me of how soon he could do surgery and snapped into action getting my appointments set up with D'amour Cancer Center for all necessary chemo and radiation appointments. I have being seen him for follow up and I would not want to have to see any other dr. Dr. Jacobs you are the BEST!
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James Plumadore in Springfield, MA – Jan 04, 2016
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If needing a surgery for eartubes or tonsils I would definitley reccomend him, if for anything non-surgical I would not.
What went well
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Amherst, MA – Dec 31, 2015
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Barry Jacobs, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Springfield, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baystate Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Education

1991
Tufts U/Boston U
Residency Hospital
1987
St Elizabeth's Hosp
Internship Hospital
1982
University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ma
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Does Dr. Barry Jacobs, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Jacobs has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Barry Jacobs, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jacobs frequently treats Earwax Buildup, Tinnitus, and Ear Ache. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Jacobs treats.

Where is Dr. Barry Jacobs, MD's office located?

Dr. Jacobs' office is located at 100 Wason Ave Ste 100, Springfield, MA 01107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Barry Jacobs, MD speak?

Dr. Jacobs speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC100 Wason Ave Ste 100 Springfield, MA 01107
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Baystate Medical Center

Springfield, MA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

20 Awards Received

Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average