Dr. Blake Alkire, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 39

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Blake Alkire, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alkire has extensive experience in Otologic Conditions & Procedures and Upper Respiratory Conditions. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2011. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Blake Alkire, MD

Mass Eye And Ear

800 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alkire

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alkire treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alkire treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 936-6160.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

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.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Alkire is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Otitis Media
Outer Ear Infection
Malignant Otitis Externa
Tinnitus
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High
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Very High
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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.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. Alkire is experienced in the area of Upper Respiratory Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Postnasal Drip
Tonsillitis
Chronic Tonsillitis
Sinusitis
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High
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Dr. Alkire's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Big Ears
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis

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(617) 936-6160

Dr. Alkire accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Alkire's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alkire

4.8

Based on 58 ratings

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As Good as it Gets
Dr. Alkire delivered in all aspects of what a patient might hope for in both a first visit and suggested treatment. I feel extremely confident that Dr. Alkire nailed the issue and proper treatment. Rarely have I felt so good about a medical interaction....
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
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Mark Boeing – May 25, 2022
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A True Professional
I would definitely recommend Dr. Alkire to my friends and family based on how well he explains everything. His approach feels logical, rational, and well educated. I asked him about 40 plus questions and he answered every single one with an educated and informed response based on my body and my conditions. He listens well and responds appropriately.
What went well
  • 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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Benjamin L – Mar 09, 2022
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Great doctor! Knowledgable, thorough with a great bedside manner. Good recommendations and referrals. Really pleased I found him.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Howard S. – Dec 01, 2021
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Professional, likable, skilled, personable, knowledgable. Very impressed with the entire care team from start to finish with my procedure. I am extremely happy with the results and highly recommend Dr. Alkire for your ENT needs!
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
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Ashley Berry – Jun 23, 2021
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Dr Alkier is a good listener and took what I had to say seriously. He was curious and interested in my case, as well as very personable. He also displayed great skills in the procedure he performed, as well as an ability to communicate to his patients in a reassuring manner. Good doc!
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Denise Prefontaine – Jun 23, 2021
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Dr. Alkire is an excellent and compassionate physician who truly listens to his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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May 14, 2021
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Dr. Alkire is one of the best in his field! He is very professional, and easy to talk to, because he is a very good listener. He is concise and direct, and has a way of tuning into his patient and immediately addressing their needs. He is also a wonderful referral source!
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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Joanne T. – Apr 06, 2021
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Dr. Alkire is the most caring and competent doctor I have ever met. He listens intently to your issues, and spends much time to assure he analyzes your issue so that he can solve it for you. He is methodical in his analysis and explains his thoughts and why he recommends the various steps in his treatment/analysis. I could not have chosen a better and more caring or competent doctor. He is also an excellent surgeon. I had sinus surgery related to BOTH sinus issues and sudden onset hearing loss. I felt like I had a lump in my head and I could not get rid of this feeling for months until I went to him for a second opinion. It only took me a few minutes to realize I had found the right person. He inspires confidence in the patient because you KNOW he is doing his best for you. He really cares. And I feel so much better. No more feeling of a lump in my head. And I can breathe so clearly for the first time in 30 years! I HIGHLY recommend him. He has given me my life back!
What went well
  • 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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Rob T – Mar 12, 2021
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Dr. Alkire was compassionate and listened to me and treated me as a whole person. He was so knowledgeable he was able to diagnose me with 100% accuracy. If they've never heard of it, they can't diagnose you. This doctor is the best!
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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Karen Bryan – Mar 11, 2021
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Dr. Alkire is an exceptional MD. Patient, thoughtful, and smart.
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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Mar 03, 2021
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Dr. Alkire is very knowledgeable about his field; made me feel comfortable and free to ask questions. Answered my questions and made sure I understood the information he was conveying to me. Unhurried, professional, pleasant. dr. Alkire
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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June Carter – Feb 26, 2021
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Terrific doctor, highly recommended
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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Feb 11, 2021
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Personable. Professional. Helpful. Reasonable.
What went well
  • 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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Stephen Spinelli – Feb 11, 2021
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Dr. Alkire has been helpful with my sinus issues and is trying to find alternatives before we have to go to surgery where other doctors did not. I appreciate his time and help.
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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Sheryl Moura – Jan 05, 2021
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Thorough, knowledgeable and professional. Talks through issues and helpful advice and guidance given.
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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Deborah Geiger – Nov 29, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback, Deborah!
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Dr. Alkire was a peach! He listened and explained everything with great care and attention and made me feel comfortable and relaxed that I was in very good hands!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah Smith – Nov 21, 2020
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Dr. Alkire is great! He is very attentive and does not make the patient feel rushed. He is thorough and informative. His expertise is combined with kindness and caring. I learned a lot. Thank you!!
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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Kathy Joy – Oct 25, 2020
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Dr. Alkire was extremely patient. He listened to my concerns and was able to diagnose my condition in an effective time. He was always able to explain my symptoms and why were they happening to me. And in the end, he was able to remove my adenoids and relieve all my symptoms. He walked me through the whole procedure and made sure that I felt comfortable before and after surgery. I felt that he gave me my life back. I was plagued by my symptoms for about 8 months before I met him. Most other doctors believed my symptoms might have been stress related. I would highly recommend Dr. Alkire, he and his Mass Eye and Ear team are the best. Words truly cannot describe my appreciation.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 15, 2020
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Dr. Alkire is friendly, calm and patient. I always have a great experience with him, even if the procedure isn't great. He has always been honest about procedures and gives alternatives. I have a minor surgery coming up and he told me what would happen, even down to the numbing part. "The worst is that it may sting and burn for a few seconds, but then it's over." Not that I wanted to hear that, but I know what to expect. He is compassionate and sensitive to the needs of his patients and always leaves enough time, to answer all questions and concerns. I found a gem and referred a friend to him, who also feels the same.
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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Sandie R. – Aug 14, 2020
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Dr. Alkire was fantastic. First he listened to my story without interruption. Then he told me what his plan was to diagnose my problem. At every step of the examination, he explained exactly what he was going to do and why. Besides working on my sore throat issue, he took the time to clean out my ears which were blocked. I told my wife when I got home this is the man if she has any ENT issues.
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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Gerald London – Jul 19, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Blake Alkire is an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist at Mass Eye and Ear, Longwood. He treats children and adults for general ENT and sinus conditions.  Read more

Biography

Dr. Blake Alkire is an attending Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and a faculty member at the Program in Global Surgery...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Sinus Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

2016
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
2012
Brigham & Womans Hosp
Internship Hospital
2011
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
2011
Harvard School Of Public Health
2005
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Blake Alkire, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Blake Alkire, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Blake Alkire, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alkire frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures and Upper Respiratory Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Alkire specializes.

Where is Dr. Blake Alkire, MD's office located?

Dr. Alkire's office is located at 800 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Mass Eye And Ear

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Longwood800 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
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