Dr. Brien W. Tonkinson, MD

Dr. Brien W. Tonkinson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 51 years old

Central California Ear Nose and Throat
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Dr. Tonkinson specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat and practices in Fresno, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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      in Clovis, CA |
      Unprofessional, arrogant and self absorbed. I have Menieres!!!! I was diag 3 1/2 years ago by a specialist who studied the disease. Dr Tonkinson did not ask for my previous medical history. Just based his diagnosis on a good hearing test (which happens with Meniere's). Said that I was simply dehydrated and He basically told me to drink more water, He told me that I wanted to have "Meniere's" but I don't actually. Well, anyone who has experienced this disease would never "want" to have it.
      in Fresno, CA |
      Dr Tonkinson performed a 7 hour surgery on my nose for a septoplasty and to repair nasal turbinates. He has been by far the best doctor Ive ever had the experience of knowing. He explains everything so that You understand, he is honest with you, and his knowledge shines through. I trusted him and felt a sense of comfort from the moment I met him. He has been such a huge help and it has been wonderful having him be my surgeon. I would absolutely recommend him.
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      Specialties

      • Ear, Nose, and Throat

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      • Otolaryngology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acute Sinusitis
      • Allergic Rhinitis
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Broken Nose
      • Cancer
      • Cholesteatoma
      • Chronic Laryngitis
      • Chronic Sinusitis
      • Chronic Tonsillitis
      • Conductive Hearing Loss
      • Deviated Septum
      • Dizziness
      • Down Syndrome
      • Dysphagia
      • Ear Ache
      • Ear Disorders
      • Enlarged Turbinates
      • ENT Cancer
      • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
      • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
      • Laryngeal Cancer
      • Laryngitis
      • Larynx Conditions
      • Meniere's Disease
      • Nosebleed
      • Oral Cancer
      • Otitis Media
      • Otosclerosis
      • Outer Ear Infection
      • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
      • Perforated Eardrum
      • Peritonsillar Abscess
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Salivary Gland Cancer
      • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
      • Sinusitis
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
      • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
      • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
      • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
      • Throat Pain
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Tinnitus
      • Tongue Cancer
      • Tonsil Cancer
      • Tonsillitis
      • Vertigo
      • Vocal Cord Nodule
      • Vocal Cord Paralysis
      • Vocal Cord Polyp

      Procedures Performed

      • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
      • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
      • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
      • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
      • Ear Surgery
      • Ear Tube Placement
      • ENT Surgery
      • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
      • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
      • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
      • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
      • Glossectomy
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
      • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
      • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
      • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
      • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
      • Sinus Surgery
      • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
      • Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Thyroidectomy
      • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Tonsillectomy
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Wound Repair

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences

        Graduated in 1995

      • Internship Hospital
        William Beaumont Army Medical Center

        Completed in 1996

      • Residency Hospital
        William Beaumont Army Medical Center

        Completed in 2003

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
      • Board certified in Otolaryngology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Tonkinson's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      31 – 45 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Tonkinson

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      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients