Dr. Charles Harkins, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 64

Dr. Harkins
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Pain and Palliative Care Center

9000 W Wisconsin Ave # 640 Milwaukee, WI 53226

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(414) 607-5280

Dr. Charles Harkins, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Harkins has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Harkins to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Harkins

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Harkins treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Harkins treats other conditions, please contact the office at (414) 607-5280.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Harkins typically treats 76% more often than similar doctors

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Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Dr. Harkins typically treats 52% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Otitis Media
Ear Tube Placement
Outer Ear Infection
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Dr. Harkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Harkins accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Harkins' Reviews

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
  • Explained conditions well (10)
  • Listened & answered questions (10)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Long wait times (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Hands down the best pediatric ENT. He’s put tubes in two our sons’ ears, with ongoing routine follow ups. So easy to work with, very gentle, excellent with children. He is clearly very intelligent, but also just a good, kind person.
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New Berlin, WI – Jan 05, 2019
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We've only been to him once, but Dr. Harkins is hands down one of the best pediatric doctors we've ever been to. He was great with my 6 year old daughter and really listened and gave us valuable information. I would recommend anyone to him, he is truly top-notch.
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Feb 14, 2018
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Removed adenoids for our 9 year old daughter. Best results!! Our girl had no pain at all which was shocking. Even next day! We were told adenoids were big. We even didn't have to give her Tylenol! Best results we could hope for - thank you Dr Harkins!
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Milwaukee – May 27, 2016
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My son had his ears tubed, tonsils and adnoids removed. Dr. Harkins and his staff made everything possible from insurance pre certification to scheduling my sons surgery asap due to its urgency. I've called numerous times during the day and at night and I've received immediate response from the nurses and the doctor on call. Dr. Harkins and his staff have always been courteous and attentive.
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A. Zaben in Kenosha, WI – Apr 20, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Charles Harkins was in the private practice of otolaryngology in Milwaukee for 14 years prior to joining the full-time faculty at the Medical College...Read more


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications


Med Coll Wisc Hosps
Residency Hospital
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Medical School


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What are Dr. Charles Harkins, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Harkins frequently treats Sleep-disordered Breathing and Otologic Care. See all practice areas where Dr. Harkins specializes.

Where is Dr. Charles Harkins, MD's office located?

Dr. Harkins' office is located at 9000 W Wisconsin Ave # 640, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Pain and Palliative Care Center

Childrens Hospital ENT Clinic9000 W Wisconsin Ave # 640 Milwaukee, WI 53226

Affiliated Hospitals

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Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)