Dr. Colleen Plein, MD

Dr. Colleen Plein, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Dr. Colleen Plein, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Elgin, IL and has been practicing for 3 years. She graduated from U OF CHGO DIV OF BIO SCI PRITZKER SCH OF MED in 2010 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read her story

1750 N Randall Rd Ste 210

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

(847) 888-9000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Ear Ache
more than 90% of peers
Earwax Buildup
more than 89% of peers
Ear Disorders
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Plein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Plein "Dr. Plein earned her medical degree at the University of Chicago and completed her residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY. She is Board Certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology She treats the full spectrum of both adult and pediatric ENT disorders. Her particular interest and expertise is in minimally invasive, in-office solutions for nasal and sinus problems, including balloon sinuplasty, nasal valve repair and turbinate reduction. She provides care for voice disorders and vocal problems, ear and hearing problems, and snoring and sleep apnea. She also treats thyroid and parathyroid disorders."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Plein "Colleen Plein, MD, believes in taking time to listen to her patients, giving them consideration, comfort and dignity. She educates patients about their conditions and offers all treatment options, allowing patients the opportunity to make the best decision with regards to their overall health and quality of life."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

53  Conditions Treated

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35  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Patient Comments (2)

All I wanted was to breathe better.I went in for a deviated septum and scar build up removal from previous surgery. $898.64 .She said it was all covered by my insurance so I proceed with the surgery. I later get bill of $11755.00 ??.Only to find out by my Insurance co that she did a rhinoplasty...more
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Dr. Plein is simply the best ENT to be found. She helped provide valuable reassurance for my wife when she swallowed a fish bone, including a competent, kind, and informative overview of the CT scan and X-ray. She did all of this with such compassion and patience. I cannot recommend her highly...more
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