Dr. David Martin, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 55

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. David Martin, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Martin has extensive experience in Otologic Conditions & Procedures. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center and Sherman Oaks Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. David Martin, MD

Valley Presbyterian Hospital

15107 Vanowen St Van Nuys, CA 91405
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

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Dr Martin cost me $13,000 and two years of absolute depression, anger, and misery. I went for what he referred to as a "simple septoplasty" to help my breathing. He asked if I wanted "cosmetic improvements" for roughly $2,500. I declined, as I have a family nose that I did not want to change. Just to breathe better. Leading up to the FIRST surgery, my hesitancy was met with him saying it was "routine" and nothing visibly would change." Fast forward a month, and my nose had collapsed and created a SEVERE saddle nose deformity (search the term, and see the horror). He went back in after six months, saying the correction would be "easy." Fast forward a month, and the saddle nose was basically back, but now included a giant lump on one nostril. When meeting with him after, he said it was "beyond his ability to correct" and suggested I see someone else bc it "has to be taken care of." I reached out for recs and even talked to a lawyer, but Dr and his office never responded.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Alex Hemsky – Jul 24, 2022
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Unprofessional
I found Dr.Martin unprofessional due to his lack of engagement . He did not introduce himself or explain any part of the exam , didn’t engage in what I was experiencing or the exam procedures . He was very preoccupied in another exam room . It was actually concerning what was going on . I left in pain after his exam . I still have no idea what the scope down my throat was . Also he was very rough with the extreme oral thrush I was experiencing with a wood stick whisked around my bleeding lips and cheeks . The worst EVER . A man of five words .
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Toni H – Jun 30, 2022
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Incompetent
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 14, 2021
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Dr. Martin is excellent and very efficient. However, his office staff are rude on the phones. I overpaid a copay and I have been unable to receive a refund. It has been frustrating as every time I call I am expected to wait 10-15 minutes.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Lance M in El Segundo, CA – Jan 19, 2017
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Dr Martin is very nice and let us feel very comfortable. He did the adenoids and tonsils surgery to my 2.5 years old son. All other doctors frightened us but Doctor Martin promised us that we have nothing to worry about and he was right. He took a good care of my son and answer any question I had.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Vered in Van Nuys, CA – May 27, 2016
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I had a terrible experience with this doctor, honestly he is extremely unprofessional. He messed up my nose and my health and refused to return my money. The result of his unprofessional work is the inflammation that I am battling currently with and when I went for the second opinion the doctor recommended me another surgery ASAP !
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No results
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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AG in Los Angeles, CA – Apr 08, 2016
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Dr. Martin has a very gentle way of handling his patient, with tremendous care. He is very knowledgeable and presents all the information while listening to everything the patient has to say. I did not feel rushed and I felt like I was very well taken care of when I went to see him. Further, I had an emergency with my father who is not even his patient, and he went above and beyond without even having to be asked to help me attend to my father's needs. I have the highest regard for Dr. Martin.
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
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No results
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Jill terrell in Studio city, ca – Jan 18, 2016
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Care Philosophy

I am an ear, nose and throat doctor. I try to help people decide what the best treatment is for them rather than trying to impose my views on the patient....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Emory University
Residency Hospital
1999
Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
New York Univ
Internship Hospital
1995
New York University
Internship Hospital
1993
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School
1989
Brandeis U
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Martin frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Martin specializes.

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Dr. Martin's office is located at 15107 Vanowen St, Van Nuys, CA 91405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Martin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Martin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Martin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (818) 902-2990.

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. Martin is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Vertigo
Outer Ear Infection
Malignant Otitis Externa
Tinnitus
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Dr. Martin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Dr. Martin accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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PERS Traditional-CA HMO
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Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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Tenet Network-CA PPO
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UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
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Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Locations

Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Valley Presbyterian Hospital15107 Vanowen St Van Nuys, CA 91405
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ENT Group of Los Angeles

Medical Valley Partners5525 Etiwanda Ave Ste 211 Tarzana, CA 91356
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Jihad S Al Imami MD4955 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 505 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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