Dr. Brien Tonkinson, MD

Dr. Brien Tonkinson, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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52 y/o
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Dr. Brien Tonkinson, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Fresno, CA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Tonkinson is affiliated with Community Regional Medical Center, Saint Agnes Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center.

Central California Ear Nose and Throat

1351 E Spruce Ave

Fresno, CA 93720
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Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Tonkinson's Experience

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Dr. Tonkinson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • 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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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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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

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Procedures

  • 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

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

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Dr. Tonkinson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tonkinson to family and friends
3.6
based on 14 total reviews (5 with comments)
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 (5)
in Visalia, CA |
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 from surgery. Had some discomfort for several days, bearable with over-the-counter pain reliever. It has been over a year since the surgery and my breathing is so much easier. I recommend him highly.
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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Dr. Tonkinson accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Tonkinson has admitting privileges

Saint Agnes Medical Center
1303 E Herndon Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
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Clovis Community Medical Center
2755 Herndon Ave
Clovis, CA 93611
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Community Regional Medical Center
2823 Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93721
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