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Dr. David Barnes, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 73

  
Dr. Barnes

Head And Neck Specialties

1755 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 301 Chattanooga, TN 37421
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(423) 778-8582

Dr. David Barnes, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Barnes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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. Barnes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barnes treats Laryngitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Barnes treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Head and Neck Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barnes treats Head and Neck Cancer more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Barnes treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Postnasal Drip
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barnes treats Postnasal Drip more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Barnes treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Barnes' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • 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
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • 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)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • 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 Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Barnes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barnes

3.5

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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(5)

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Approx 3 months ago I developed severe pain running from ears to jaw. First visit to MD rinsed ear and ear drops ( anti biotic and steriod ) 30 days later still no relief, refered to Dr Barnes and given second round of ear drops to use before visit to Dr Barnes. The first thing upon entering the exam room the Dr orders a hearing test ( ok but am not having any issues and NOTE that medicare will automatically approve this procedure putting $$ to Dr pockets ) No relief no answers...........
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Dr. Barnes is both knowledgable and experianced, deeply concerned about the health of his patience. He listens carefully, and considers his patient's concerns as well as evaluating their symptoms. My youngest son has Autism; Dr. Barnes was able to reach him and gain his trust when he was 3 years old and completely non-verbal. He has always felt comfortable and safe with Dr. Barnes, even after two surgeries.Today, even at age 18, he still refers to him as my good friend, Doctor Barnes.
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Biography

Dr. David Barnes, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1980
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
Residency Hospital
1973
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
Internship Hospital
1972
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Medical School

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)