Dr. Dale Rice, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 77

Dr. Dale Rice, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rice has more experience with Sleep Apnea and "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures" than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1968. He is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rice to book an appointment.

Dr. Rice

Keck Med Ctr USC ENT/Head Sgy

1450 San Pablo St Ste 5100 Los Angeles, CA 90033
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rice

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rice treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rice treats other conditions, please contact the office at (323) 442-5790.

Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Rice is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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High
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Very High
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"Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures"

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures" specialists.

Dr. Rice is experienced in the area of "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures". See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
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High
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Dr. Rice's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Rice accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
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Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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MultiPlan
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Dr. Rice's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rice

2.4

Based on 23 ratings

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Had a deviated septum and turbinate reduction surgery done with him years back and my problem still exists. He gave me maybe 3 minutes maximum in office and his resident performed the surgery on me, not sure if he even did. It helped for a month and now back to how it was. Unfortunate but wouldn't recommend him. Sometimes when the pro's get too busy, they lose touch with reality of how patient care should be. It becomes a mass quantity #'s game at that point. Very disappointing.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Nov 18, 2020
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My experience with this guy was shocking. From a scientific perspective I couldn't believe his processes. I know modern medicine is about profits, but please please audio record this guy and take friends and family to meetings for your own safety. Modern surgeon's in the current for-profit medical industry are very highly sales driven, the cardiac surgery unit alone in some cases generates 35% of revenue for some hospital's. If you're considering surgery read the "Informed Consent" paperwork multiple times, - bring it home. Stay safe.
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Nov 13, 2020
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I had surgery with Dr. Rice for a deviated septum and other sinus issues. I would not recommend him to anyone. He is very rushed and missed a critical part of what needed to be done. During the followup visits I asked him why I was having problems breathing- he evaded all my questions and attributed of it to "inflammation" and "swelling" even 8 months after surgery! Do not have your surgery with him- this is a teaching hospital- he will not be your surgeon on the day of the surgery- the residents are involved. Find a reputable ENT in private practice that is not affiliated with a university training hospital. Do not pick him as your physician. Read other reviews and ask around to find another doctor.
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May 08, 2019
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I want to warn everyone to STAY AWAY FROM DR. RICE! My then 13 year old daughter was butchered by him! He poorly performed 3 invasive procedures on her all of which were not only unecessary, but have literally destroyed her life! He lured us in with his eminence grise act and calm demeanor but beneath he is incompetent and admitted to me he should NEVER have done what he did to her as she has an auto immune disease he never bothered to test her for before hacking her nose/sinuses to pieces!!!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Angela J. in Los Angeles – Mar 13, 2018
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I had surgery on every part of my sinuses with Dr. Rice. It was successful and changed my life! No more chronic sinusitis and infections. He and his staff were responsive and professional. Even though I was referred to him for surgery by another ENT, Dr. Rice tried one last treatment to see if surgery was avoidable. I respected that I was not automatically rushed into surgery. I have recommended Dr. Rice to friends who had successful surgeries too.
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Feb 21, 2018
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Terrible experience due to office staff. They don't answer phones or return voicemails. I tried for months to get test results from my prior doctor to dr Rice. Finally gave up as it proved to be impossible. A total waste of my time and set back my treatment for a year. I expected so much more from USC. Dr rice was highly recommended. Shame that his office staff causes me to feel compelled to write a negative review.
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JJ in Los Angeles, CA – Jan 31, 2017
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Dale Rice runs a chop shop. After sitting with me for 5 minutes to check out a parotid gland tumor he convinced me that I should get my tonsils removed in addition to a septoplasty all in the same morning. Gave me nerve damage and I couldn't move my face for almost a year. My septoplasty was a huge failure and now I only have one working nostril. This guy is western medicine at it's worst. Take your money to a doctor who might actually care about you, not treat you like an ATM. You're welcome :)
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Rick in Los Angeles, CA – Aug 29, 2016
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Dr Rice is friendly and took time to explain my condition. I have had surgery and it was painless. His staff is courteous. He is an excellent ENT and has years of experience.
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Biography

Dr. Dale Rice, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1970
University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1969
University of Michigan Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1968
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Dale Rice, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rice frequently treats Sleep Apnea and "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures". See all practice areas where Dr. Rice specializes.

Where is Dr. Dale Rice, MD's office located?

Dr. Rice's office is located at 1450 San Pablo St Ste 5100, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Keck Med Ctr USC ENT/Head Sgy

Keck Med Ctr USC ENT/Head Sgy1450 San Pablo St Ste 5100 Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Keck Hospital of USC

Los Angeles, CA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received