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Dr. Dale Rice, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 76

  
Dr. Rice

Keck Med Ctr USC ENT/Head Sgy

1450 San Pablo St, Ste 5100 Los Angeles, CA 90033
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(323) 442-5790

Dr. Dale Rice, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1968 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Rice accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Rice's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rice performs Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rice performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Head and Neck Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rice performs Head and Neck Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rice performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rice performs Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rice performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rice's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • 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
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Rice's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rice

2.6

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
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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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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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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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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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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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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1968 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

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

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Keck Hospital of USC

Los Angeles, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average