Dr. Brien W. Tonkinson, MD

Dr. Brien W. Tonkinson, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 52 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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Dr. Tonkinson's Reviews

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Dr. Tonkinson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Clovis, CA |
Fresno is lucky to have a doctor of this level! I have seen some of the top physicians in the country for family and Major Tonkinson MD is the pbest of the best!
in Fresno, CA |
I consider him to be an excellent doctor. Very good with talking to his patients and explaining what him and you have to do to help your own recovery. He is a great Dr. I would highly recommend him.
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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  •  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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  • 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
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • 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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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