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Dr. Chadwick Donaldson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Donaldson

California Head and Neck Specialists

2390 Faraday Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Dr. Chadwick Donaldson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Carlsbad, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from TULANE UNIV SCH OF MED in 2002 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and family medicine.


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Dr. Donaldson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Earwax Buildup
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Dr. Donaldson treats Earwax Buildup more than 25% of his peers

Dr. Donaldson treats this condition more than 25% of his peers

Dr. Donaldson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balance Disorders
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Ear Infections (Pediatric)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Nasal Deformity
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Asymetry - Temporal Seizures
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Surgery
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nose Polyposis, Familial
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • TMJ
  • Tonsil Disorders
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Fold Medialization Surgery

About Me

I take a partnered approach with the patients and their families who come to see me as their physician. I feel like the best way to address individual ENT needs is to educate my patients about their disease/illness. Additionally, it takes p...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

2012
Naval Med Ctr San Diego
Residency Hospital
2003
Naval Med Ctr San Diego
Internship Hospital
2002
TULANE UNIV SCH OF MED
Medical School
2002
LSU Medical Health Sciences Center
2002
Tulane Sch PH-Trop Med
1994
Loyola University of New Orleans
Undergraduate School
2012
2003
2002
2002
2002
1994

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Last year I was fortunate to be referred to Dr. Donaldson for a questionable mass on one of my large saliva glands. It required an extensive surgery to remove and was quite an unsettling experience. Throughout all of my interactions with Dr. Donaldson I found him to be an exceptional doctor and surgeon. He is confident, thorough and has a great bed side manner. The complete care I received from Dr. Donaldson was outstanding.
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Dr. Donaldson took great care of my son after his ear drum was ruptured. Surgery was needed since this particular rupture would not heal on its own. He is a very attentive, considerate doctor, and I felt that my son was in very good hands! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing ENT care.
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I called his office this morning to make an appointment for vertigo, and they took me in right away! He performed a technique that almost immediately fixed my vertigo. He also looked into my nose and ear issues, and found I have a deviated left septum, and even got me scheduled for a hearing test. Very positive doctor, receptive, and didnt rush the visit. I left the office with helpful literature, and he told me to call him if I have any further issues. Staff was extremely professional as well!
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Dr. Donaldson been my ENT doctor for nearly 10 years. His welcoming demeanor allows for relaxed visits. Dr. Donaldson has successfully treated me for various issues over the years, as well as my children’s. All of the questions I come up with (which there are always many) are answered in a way I understand and am comfortable. I would recommend Dr. Donaldson to friends and family.
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I have pansinus disease and have been the many many ENT's Dr. Donaldson was amazing. Before being sprayed with lidocaine (which usually amkes me feel like I'm suffocating) he had me chew gum and chew the entire time which helped absorb the extra spray and I didn't once get the choking effect. Such a relief. He is kind and attentive and not at all arrogant also very good to his assistant and respectful. He showed me my sinuses and explained everything very thoroughly.
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Avoid him at ALL costs! His arrogance, pride, unwillingness to accept his mistakes/requests of his patient's mother, and refusal to allow a more qualified doctor/lung specialist take over even after his patient's condition worsened by the day until it turned into an major emergency and required an airlift to a nearly children's hospital (where doctors literally saved her life) nearly killing my niece (requiring a medically-induced coma, Intensive Care, etc) from her routine tonsillectomy surgery
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I have been a patient of Dr. Donaldson's for 4 years. In that time he has performed 2 separate sinus surgeries on me and has also treated me for vocal nodules. The level of patient care he provides is without a doubt some of the best. He truly cares for his patients, and always takes the time to listen. Not only does he ask the right questions, he also ensures that you understand without using doctor-speak. If I had to option of having him as my PCP, I most definitely would.
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