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Dr. David Donaldson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 53

  
Dr. Donaldson

Pocatello Ear Nose & Throat

333 N 18th Ave Ste B3 Pocatello, ID 83201
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(208) 232-2146

Dr. David Donaldson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Pocatello, ID and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from St Louis Univ in 1995 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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(208) 232-2146

Dr. Donaldson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Donaldson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laryngitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donaldson treats Laryngitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Donaldson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Tonsillectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donaldson performs Tonsillectomy more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Donaldson performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donaldson treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Donaldson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Donaldson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • 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
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • 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 or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • 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
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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 Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Donaldson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Donaldson

4.1

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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High. He was personable and well informed. A chronic problem I had was immediately diagnosed. There were two options for dealing with my problem, and he elected the least invasive one for starters, which I appreciated.
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I had an appointment with Dr. Donaldson as a new patient today. His office staff was very professional and kind. His nurse was very kind as well. The wait time was very speedy. I really like Dr Donaldson very kind and professional. Very knowledgeable I would recommend him to anyone who needs a ear nose and throat.
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I do not like the way the receptionists talk to you when you are in the office. They make you feel like you are a huge inconvenience. I was referred to ISU dizziness and balance department. After waiting for them to call for a month like the Dr told me they would do I called the office back and they accused me of not showing up to the appt. I never received a call and certainly did not make an appt. They made me feel horrible. I do not want to go back and would never refer anyone to them.
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Dr. Donaldson was very kind and good to our daughter. However the women at the front deak were incredibly rude. We came in for our check up appointment and they blatently ignored me at the window, after standing there patiently I heard one say very snobbishly "we're not seeing her unless she has an appointment". This is incredibly innapropriate and unprofessional.
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Information was not sent to primary care doctor during treatment per request at appointments. PA requested a MRI but front desk never scheduled even after calling to remind them twice.
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Dr. Donaldson has treated my two kids, going onto treat my third. He is also treated my stepdad and my mom! There is nobody else I would trust with my family with ear, nose and throats needs! As far as I am certain he is the best at what he does! He is taking excellent care of my family and he will continue to be our provider for as long as weed!
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After thoroughly explaining that my lump could be cancerous or may be nothing, I was sent to the hospital for a further test. The doctor or his office never called to report the findings of the test and no resolution to my condition was suggested. I'm headed to a second opinion...I think I got lost in the shuffle.
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Biography

Dr. David Donaldson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Pocatello, ID and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from St Louis Univ in 1995 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2000
SUNY-Buffalo
Residency Hospital
2000
SUNY-Buffalo
Internship Hospital
1995
St Louis Univ
Medical School

Awards

Locations

Pocatello Ear Nose & Throat

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average