Dr. Blake Alkire, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 37

Dr. Blake Alkire, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Alkire has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions and Otologic Conditions & Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alkire to book an appointment.

Dr. Alkire

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

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

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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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) 936-6100.

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
Dr. Alkire
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Postnasal Drip
Tonsillitis
Chronic Tonsillitis
Sinusitis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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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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Outer Ear Infection
Otitis Media
Malignant Otitis Externa
Vertigo
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Alkire's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Big Ears
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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(617) 936-6100

Dr. Alkire accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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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
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
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 51 ratings

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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (40)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (39)
  • Explained conditions well (39)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Deborah Geiger – Nov 29, 2020
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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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We traveled from Maine to see Dr. Alkire on the recommendation of a close friend for my nose / sinuses. On the way down for our first visit, traffic was horrible, and we arrived more than hour late. Not only did Dr. A still see me, he spent more time with us than my GP! He discovered that my main problem was a big ball of fungus (I know, eww) and explained that I would need surgery on my sinuses. In addition to being genuinely kind and a compassionate soul, Dr. Alkire is a skilled surgeon – I am fully recovered from surgery and feel like a new person. 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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The best doctor I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen several ENTs and none have compared. Extremely kind and great bedside manner. Very smart and explains everything clearly. The appointments are never rushed and he gives you lots of treatment options.
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I can’t say enough positive things about Dr. Alkire. My husband and I live in NYC and our son goes to college in Boston. When his tonsillitis had taken a turn for the worse, we knew he needed to see an ENT and were fortunate to get an appointment with Dr. Alkire, who was nothing short of wonderful. Dr. Alkire was extremely personable, was not rushed, took great care to address all our concerns and never talked down to us. He thoroughly and in plain English explained everything that needed to be done and was sensitive to our son’s discomfort, taking measures to put him at ease. And everyone at Mass Eye & Ear, from the administrators to the nurses, helped make our experience a positive one. Dr. Alkire stayed in touch with our son when we returned to New York and continues to be easily available should the need arise.
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Dec 20, 2019
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Dr Alkire is amazing. After months of not working and seeing dr after dr with no results. Dr Alkire was able to ease some of my dizziness issues. He also referred me to a neurologist who only sees dizzy patients after i had been to one that said this would be my new normal. Although I still have a ways to go I am definitely headed in the right direction. Forever grateful.
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
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Aug 22, 2019
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Fabulous medical professional with high standards, but also a ground-level approach and demeanor. GI/ENT issues can be tough to navigate across the many specialties and Dr. Alkire is a consummate professional and kind soul. So glad that my strange path through this murkiness has come into contact with him.
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This is an upbeat, kind, excellent doctor. He is relaxed and makes you feel comfortable. He clearly recommends options, but he is respectful of patient’s choice. I know I’m in the care of a great doctor! I am so grateful to have found Dr. Alkire. Oh, and by the way, he cured my awful nasal discomfort.
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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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 Infirmary and a faculty member at the Program in...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 School Of Public Health
2005
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. Blake Alkire, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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

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

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood800 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
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