Dr. Dawn de Neef, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Female • Age 48
  
Dr. de Neef
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center, PA

304 10th Ave Ne Hickory, NC 28601

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(828) 322-2183

Dr. Dawn de Neef, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. de Neef has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Otologic Care, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Care than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Baylor University medical school in 1998. She is affiliated with medical facilities Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. de Neef to book an appointment.


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Dr. de Neef accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 94% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Sinusitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Otologic Care

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 Care specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Eustachian Tube Dysfunction more than 99% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Vertigo more than 99% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Outer Ear Infection more than 98% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Tonsillitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Tonsillitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Nosebleed more than 98% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Earwax Buildup more than 97% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 53% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Sleep Disorders more than 55% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Sleep Apnea more than 53% of their peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 53% of their peers

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Dr. de Neef's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eye Infections
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • IgA Deficiency
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rash
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • 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

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Awesome Dr. visit...timely, compassionate, good listener, gave you enough time, explained things in layman terms, made to feel like a human & not a patient or a problem!
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Mar 20, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. de Neef for many years. I didn’t need to be seen again until recently. I called and was able to have an appointment with her on the very same day. She is an outstanding doctor, who takes great time with patients to listen and help offer her expertise. She has also treated members of my family, including children, and I can’t say enough about how wonderful she is!
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Shannon – Oct 06, 2019
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I Just love Dr. Dawn de Neef, she doesn't "sugar coat" anything. She tells it like it is, in lay mans terms where patients are not left wondering what she meant..... ! She is so easy to talk and leaves plenty of time for any questions and/or discussions that the patient might have. "Hats off to Dr. de neef" Gods blessings to her.
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CAROLE CROSS in CONOVER, NC – Jan 24, 2019
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I most recently was seen by Dr. Dawn Deneef. Checking in process was good I like the computer tablet less more paperwork to sign in. Also something new to me in the waiting area they have on their t.v montior of sinus procedure that I had a question about. It's good infromation. My experience with the practice was excellent from the start. Also I like the Saturday hours.
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FL – Dec 01, 2018
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I believe each of us is a sign pointing to something. Dr. Dawn’s is “the breaking forth of new light.” The instant I met her, I could see our Lord in her countenance as she radiated with warmth and compassion. I noticed how through loving eye contact she included her assistant in our conversation revealing her to be a person who honored and valued others. Those who worked with her (Jennifer, Tera and Lynne) were kind and professional as well. I highly recommend Dr. Dawn.
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michele Sperber in Hickory – Feb 14, 2018
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I cannot express what a wonderful Doctor and person Dr. DeNeef is, she not only cared for me,but was so concerned for for a family member that was going thru a health crisis. She listened and showed some much compassion, she was truly a blessing. She handled my health issues with great car, she is what a Physician should be. Others Doctors could learn so much from her. Thank you Dr. DeNeef
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Jill Crabtree in Conover, NC – Feb 01, 2018
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I find Dr. Neef to be very trustworthy. Excellent caregiver. Compassionate physiain who actually cares about her patients. She even apologized for running behind schedule when I had to wait to be seen. Always pleasure to see her. Makes you feel welcome and not just a number but valuable. I tell all my family and friends to see her at Carolina Ear Nose Throat of Hickory
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Hickory NC – Jan 03, 2018
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Dr. de Neef is a wonderful and caring doctor. My son who is 7 and is on the ASD spectrum always has a hard time with doctor's and allowing them to do and exam. Dr de Neef talked with my son and got down on his level and engaged in what he was doing when she came in and talked with him about some of his favorite things.. She explained everything she was doing in detail to him and made him feel at ease.Thank you Dr. de Neef for being one in a million who "gets" ASD and all its quirks.
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Lauryn Taylor in Hickory, NC – Sep 21, 2017
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Dr. de Neef has the best bedside manner and explains things thoroughly and at a level for anyone to understand! She adds such a nice, personal touch to visits and is very down-to-earth. I'm so glad she is my daughter's doctor!
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Manchester, TN – Sep 07, 2017
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My experience with Dr. de Neef was exceptionally positive. I can honestly say that she is THE BEST doctor I've seen in a long, long time. In my judgement she is genuinely dedicated to her profession with expertise and experience in her specialty. Her caring, concern and respect for me as her patient impressed me. I most certainly appreciated the fact that she listened to me patiently while I offered my input concerning my health issue. I highly recommend Dr. de Neef.
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Morganton, NC – Aug 18, 2017
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Dr. de Neef is a great doctor. She was very patient with our son before, during, and after surgery. She explained everything to us and told us what to expect. She is a very personable doctor. She is the same today as she was 10 years ago when she did my stepdaughter's and husband's surgeries. Would definitely choose her again in the future and will recommend her to others.
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Hickory NC – May 11, 2017
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While my wait time was longer that I had expected, it was more than worth it. Dr. Dawn de Neef, who asked me to call her Dawn, was so cordial and relaxed in her manner, I did not realize that she was the ENT specialist until near to end of the exam. I was pleased in two ways. First, she did not go for broke, recommending the most dramatic, intrusive and expensive course of care immediately. Second, her recommended treatment was a topical antibiotic, Mupirocin, which has worked: Symptom free!
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Ken Carrico in Morganton, NC – Apr 24, 2017
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Dr. Dawn E. de Neef has treated me for more than 10 years and provided excellent care.
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Morganton, NC – Feb 17, 2017
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I had to look out of state to find a good ENT. I found Dr. de Neef in Hickory and made an appointment in November. She is outstanding! She is extremely well educated, and the best thing about her is that she LISTENS to what you say. I did have to wait a while for her to get to me, but that is because she takes whatever time is necessary to hear what you have to say and to make sure that you have gotten your questions answered. I don't mind waiting for someone who does that.
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Linda McHam in Spartanburg, SC – Feb 15, 2017
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My visit with Dr. de Neef was wonderful
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Jessica Elmore in Taylorsville NC – Feb 02, 2017
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Very pleased. She always makes you feel comfortable, welcomed, and the patient has her undivided attention. She answers your questions without you feeling "rushed."
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Sharon Elmore in Taylorsville, NC – Jan 12, 2017
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Every time I have see no era she is very professional, with a huge touch of personal attention. She always takes her time and explains things throughly.
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Patricia Lang in Hickory, NC – Nov 22, 2016
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Caring and considerate with a great bedside manner, I would not hesitate to refer people to her. She is knowledgeable and explains everything in terms everyone can understand.
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Alesia B in Hickory NC – Oct 28, 2016
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The first time I saw Dr de Neef, my ears were swollen and oozing fluid inside and out. I had seen another ear doctor for a year with no relief. She had my ears back to normal in 2 days. She is amazing and has a sweet personality. I always give her a hug. Love her !!!
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Brenda S in Granite Falls, NC – Oct 23, 2016
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NO one likes to go to the doctor, but if the total experience is as painless as possible, it's doable . Dr. de Neef and her staff make it so. Fantastic bedside manner and a truly caring physician. Thank You! PETE SOBOTKIN
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About Me

Offering the best office staff and setting to provide the best Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy care

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Ohio State University Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1999
Mount Carmel Health
Internship Hospital
1998
Baylor University
Medical School
1994
Rice University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification. Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

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Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center, PA

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)