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Dr. David Astrachan, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 61

  
Dr. Astrachan

Ear Nose Throat Specialists CT

141 Durham Rd # 3 Madison, CT 06443
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Dr. David Astrachan, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Madison, CT and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1984 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


Dr. Astrachan's Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!!!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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Fantastic physician/he repaired my deviated septum and a cyst on my cord/
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Did not like him at all. Was very rough when drying to clean my ears. No doctor before or after was ever that painful.
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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.
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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 who will listen to me, educate me, treat me with skill and compassion and not keep me waitin...

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

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(203) 248-8409

Dr. Astrachan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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

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
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Dr. Astrachan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ear Ache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Astrachan treats Ear Ache more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Astrachan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Tinnitus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Astrachan treats Tinnitus more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Astrachan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Astrachan treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Astrachan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Astrachan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • 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 Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • 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
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • 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
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)