Dr. Brien Tonkinson, MD

Dr. Brien Tonkinson, MD

Save
Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o
(17)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Brien Tonkinson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Fresno, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Central California Ear Nose and Throat

1351 E Spruce Ave

Fresno, CA 93720
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Tonkinson

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tonkinson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Otitis Media
very high
more than 95% of peers
Sinusitis
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Tonkinson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

62  Conditions Treated

Less
Read Less

30  Procedures

  • 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 Pharynx 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
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tonkinson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Tonkinson does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Tonkinson and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Tonkinson's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tonkinson to family and friends
17 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

A friend of mine would have lost his eye if it had not been for Dr Tomlinson. He went in to remove nasal polyps and found a serious fungus infection that was spreading to his left eye. After several hours of surgery the polyps were removed, his nasal cavities were clean, and he could breath. He is...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
I recently had an appt scheduled with Dr Tonkinson on 11/7/17 to address symptoms of vertigo & sinus issues I was having. I rcvd a call 11/6/17 stating that the Dr had a family emergency and needed to reschedule. I was driving at the time and couldn't access my calendar, so I explained to the...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option1thumbs down icon option1
Flag this
Dr. Tonkinson is an AMAZING ENT. I remember him from BAMC in San Antonio, TX, in 1999 when my then 3-year-old daughter was his patient. She snored badly & KEPT upper-respiratory infections. ...until Dr. T. He was VERY no-nonsense & direct. I found him REFRESHING after getting the brush off &...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option3thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
I had a deviated septum. Dr. Tonkinson talked to me about the entire procedure and possible physical effects the surgery would entail. Upon awaking after surgery I could breathe through the nose. There was no packing to stop bleeding, no swelling, no black eyes and no pain he had said may occur...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option5thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
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!
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option4thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Image of Dr. Tonkinson
Are you Dr. Tonkinson?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

More Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialists like Dr. Tonkinson at Central California Ear Nose and Throat

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist
(12)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist
(8)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist
(29)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist
(11)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist
(21)