Dr. David Caldarelli, MD

Dr. David Caldarelli, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
76 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Caldarelli, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 51 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Rush Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

1611 W Harrison St Ste 550

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Caldarelli performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Otitis Media
very high
more than 99% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Caldarelli's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Caldarelli "I think the first thing you have to do with a patient is greet them with a smile, sit down, and listen. And have them tell you their story. And then we talk back and forth. I'll ask them questions; they'll answer. They'll ask me questions; I'll answer. So it is a conversation basically. The treatment of head and neck cancer varies among patients depending on where their tumor is located. how advanced it is, and it may be a combination of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery or one of the three. So that collaboration, we all have to be talking - the doctors - talking to each other so we're all in synch for the patient's benefit."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

74  Conditions Treated

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7  Procedures

  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Sinus Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • Presby-St Lukes Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • Presby-St Lukes Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1967
  • U Ill Ee Infirm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Caldarelli has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Caldarelli's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Caldarelli to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Caldarelli's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Incorrect coding, had to reschedule the scan because it was ordered wrong. Poor follow through, went to pick up Rx but it wasn't called in. Inaccurate billing, had to have services audited. Antsy bedside manner, not a listener.
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Dr. Caldarelli is a kind and caring physician who listens carefully to a patient's description of symptoms. When I was suffering from acute vertigo, he knew how to help me and conferred with my primary physician as often as needed. Upon my move to another city, Dr. Caldarelli sent information from...more
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Unfair billing. Dr doesn't spend time with you unless he has an open schedule, which he must since there is no wait for appointments. For one visit he was rushed, the other time he spent more time.People working the desk can;t do their jobs right and don;t disclose additional billing that will...more
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