Dr. David Astrachan, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 62

Dr. David Astrachan, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Hamden, CT and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Astrachan has more experience with Otologic Conditions & Procedures and "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures" than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Yale University medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Astrachan to book an appointment.

Dr. Astrachan

Ear Nose Throat Specialist

2200 Whitney Ave Ste 260 Hamden, CT 06518
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Compare Providers

Quickly compare more Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialists in your area

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Frequently Treated by Dr. Astrachan

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Astrachan treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Astrachan treats other conditions, please contact the office at (203) 248-8409.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

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 Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Astrachan treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Astrachan
Similar Providers
Outer Ear Infection
Tinnitus
Malignant Otitis Externa
Swimmer's Ear
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

"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. Astrachan treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Astrachan
Similar Providers
Deviated Septum
Enlarged Turbinates
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Astrachan's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Astrachan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Broken Nose
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Study
  • Snoring
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Astrachan accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(203) 248-8409

Dr. Astrachan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Network
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
Connecticare POS
CoreSource
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Principal Life
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Dr. Astrachan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Astrachan

4.3

Based on 81 ratings

5 Stars
81.48148148148148%
(66)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
1.2345679012345678%
(1)
1 Star
17.28395061728395%
(14)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Astrachan?
(Select your rating)
What went well
  • Staff friendliness (68)
  • Office environment (67)
  • Appointment scheduling (66)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (13)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (13)
  • Appointment was rushed (12)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
TERRIBLE customer service, definitely do not put their patients first. It is 2020 and they do not offer interpreter services... I work in the medical field and it is not difficult to call an interpreter line.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Lorena S. – Nov 24, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
I can’t say enough how brilliant Dr. Astrachan is. I suffered for months with throat and neck pain, and he was educated enough to find and diagnose my symptoms despite me having a rare disease called Eagle’s syndrome. Most doctors overlook this, but he’s amazing and actually knew about it. I’ll forever be grateful for him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Traci – Oct 18, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Came in a while ago for an earwax cleaning on both ears and the doctor was rough on both ears, especially with the ear vacuum. My ears started to ring harshly after and hasn't stopped since then..hard to say that it ????????'?? from that day.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Apr 09, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Astrachan performed Septoplasty on me just over 3 weeks ago. Going into it I was extremely nervous. 3 Weeks later here I am with my new nose and I can breathe like never before. I was never in pain during the recovery. I would recommend Dr. Astrachan to all my friends and family who have deviated septum or need an ENT. Top notch man, top notch doctor, thank you for all you have done for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Andrew G in CT – Jun 08, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
I had to see Dr. Astrachan for issues I've been having with my ears he has the worst bed side manner I've ever experienced! I had to bring my children with me and clearly he was annoyed! He very firmly pointed his finger in my sons face telling him he needed to be quiet and said "got it"! Then clearly was agitated by my questions and rudely answered by saying "you don't freakin need that" ?? He was not helpful at all!!! I will never return nor do I recommend him to anyone!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Apr 19, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Astrachan did soft palate surgery and repaired a deviated septum on my (then) husband years ago and we were both impressed. Recently I've seen him myself and I have to say he's still great! Explains things, easy to talk to, office staff is very friendly and professional, too. No problem recommending this doc to my family and friends!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Tracey in Ivoryton, CT – Mar 02, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Astrachan is simply the BEST! He eliminated my snoring by repairing my deviated septum. He is personable,professional, and has a very loyal following among his patients. His sense of humor adds to his legend! He deserves ten stars!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Willie G. in Bradenton, FL – Sep 07, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Astrachan walks into the exam room with a friendly "hello" and a solid handshake. He exhibits competence and compassion. He is courteous and listens, offers advice but allows the patient to make the decisions. I have the utmost confidence in him! His staff is helpful and courteous and with the number of offices in the area, getting an appointment is usually not a problem. I have recommended Dr. Astrachan to friends and colleagues and will continue to do so.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Celeste in Clinton, CT – Aug 19, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Fantastic physician/he repaired my deviated septum and a cyst on my cord/
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Lisa K in Waterbury ct – May 18, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Did not like him at all. Was very rough when drying to clean my ears. No doctor before or after was ever that painful.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
James Santomassimo in Branford, Ct – Dec 27, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
If you have ENT issues, don't wait, don't suffer - see Dr. Astrachan. I've had sinus problems for years and was treated by numerous others unsuccessfully. Dr. Astrachan correctly diagnosed my issue(s), advised me of all my options, and explained exactly what is going to happen each step of the way. He operated on me and monitored my progress throughout recovery. The process went exactly as he said it would and I'm cured (finally)! Dr. Astrachan is the doctor you want for a loved one.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
TJB in Essex, CT – Nov 29, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
I waited over 1 hr to see the dr. I learned that he was leaving for vac that afternoon & caused the backup for the morning. When he saw me, 3 mins were spent. First he was looking at x-rays (which I never had) & said I had a deviated septum. I was there for an earache. He looked at my ear, throat, & touched around my ear. He handed me a piece of paper and told me to follow the instructions. He said my problem was TMJ, not the case because my symptoms are different. Going to another ENT.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Haddam, CT – Jul 19, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
After being seen by 3 doctors that could not diagnose my problem I went to see Dr. Astrachan. When I scheduled the appointment I discussed my problem with the woman making the appointment. She said Dr Astrachan is good with diagnosing oddities. Within 10 minutes at my appointment Dr Astrachan diagnosed me with Pallatol Myoclonus.Taking medication before bedtime resolves the problem. I returned with a second issue which was diagnosed as esophagitis as a result of taking anti inflammatory meds. ??
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Cathy Gambrell in Hamden, Ct – Mar 29, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Astrachan was so unprofesional . He treated patient very bad . Yeling , attitude , not answering questions .When we got home , hes secratary called us to appologies and to return our copay money. She told us that he had a bad day. That's not excuse to treat patients like that . We changed the doctor right away
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Mar 25, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Astrachan, his staff, the facilities, and the results of the surgery. Top notch.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Diana W in Milford, CT – Feb 24, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Doctor Astrachan can work wonders for a deviated septum. I have always had a deviated septum and put off seeing an ENT doctor my whole life (29 years), but I fell and broke my nose in November. That?s when I knew I had to do something. I used these reviews to pick my doctor. I met with him and he is very knowledgeable and caring. He suspected me of having sleep apnea and recommended me to a specialist before I go through with the surgery. Turns out he was right! After that was taken care of I we
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Russell in West Haven, CT – Jan 21, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?
Reply Flag
Very satisfied
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Joe Cianflone in Handen ct. – Dec 18, 2015
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Astrachan, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Astrachan?

About Me

Care Philosophy

Having been a patient on multiple occasions I know how I wish to be treated. It is my goal to treat patients the way I wish to be treated. I want a physician...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
Yale University
Medical School
1980
Yale
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. David Astrachan, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Astrachan has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. David Astrachan, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. David Astrachan, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Astrachan's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. David Astrachan, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Astrachan accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. David Astrachan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Astrachan frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures and "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures". See all practice areas where Dr. Astrachan specializes.

Where is Dr. David Astrachan, MD's office located?

Dr. Astrachan's office is located at 2200 Whitney Ave Ste 260, Hamden, CT 06518. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. David Astrachan, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Ear Nose Throat Specialist

Ear Nose Throat Specialist2200 Whitney Ave Ste 260 Hamden, CT 06518
1

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Astrachan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Yale New Haven Hospital

New Haven, CT

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Yale New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael Campus

New Haven, CT
16 Awards Received