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Dr. Dennis Crockett, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 66

  
Dr. Crockett

Head/Neck Associates Orange County

26726 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 200 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Dr. Dennis Crockett, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Crockett accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
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Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Crockett's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Crockett treats Sinusitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Crockett treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Crockett performs Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Crockett performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Crockett treats Earwax Buildup more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Crockett treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Crockett's 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
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • 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 or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • 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)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Wheezing

Dr. Crockett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Crockett

3.0

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
5%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
10%
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1 Star
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Dr Crockett was to treat an abscess in my ear lobe that caused a staph infection. He prescribed antibiotics and said he would remove the abcess once it calmed down after the antibiotics. We set up an appt for the procedure accordingly. I showed up for the appt and paid the $75 up front fee for him to simply tell me the procedure would be "a pain in HIS rear to dig out" literally his words, and i was told to wait until i get another staph infection before he would do anything about it....well i have another staph infection, have to miss work again and am currently in ER to do the work he said he would do. I am very disappointed as this shows no sense of concern for my health, wellbeing, and livelyhood. If he is more concerned about the procedures he said he would do being a pain in his rear over my health and dealing with ANOTHER staph infection, still take my money to turn me away after 5mins of saying its too much of a pain for HIM, he clearly doesnt have his patients interest in mind
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I had the *exact* same experience as reported here in the review by "John D. in Los Angeles, CA – Feb 14, 2016". Word for word, every single thing in that review applies to me! Very suspicious.
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When I tooky 4 month old in for a possible sinus infection, he scoped her nose TWICE to verify no obstructions, when we already said they wasn't any. Then he prescribed her antibiotics, and when we asked if he was sure this was the best route since she was so young, he completely 180'd and said Nah let's just wait for another week and see how it goes. Then when prescribing me antibiotics, he said I couldn't breastfeed and had to give formula. But every other doc spoken to said false, can nurse.
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Our daughter had her tonsils and adenoids removed at 3. We were referred to dr.crockett by another dr and I'm so glad that was the case. He is a busy man so I had no problem with him getting straight to the point and moving fast. He was perfect with everything he did and he did explain things well. We liked him so much we are now going back to him with our second child and her ear issues. He also works out of like 5 different places so very easy to make appointments with him.
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Wonderful and kind ENT. Sadly I've had various issues going on with my ears since I was a child. Dr. Crockett takes his time and is patient and empathetic, I wouldn't want to see anyone else. Highly recommend!
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I would not recommend, nor will I be going back to see Dr. Crockett. He came off as insensitive, and in a hurry to get me out the door. He performed a procedure that had nothing to do with why I was there, which cost me $250. He tried to put me in another room to perform another procedure, but that room was occupied. So he laid me down, turned my head side to side and diagnosed me without ever doing the correct procedure. The whole visit couldn't have been more than 5 minutes.
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Dr. Crockett was very thorough. Communicates well and makes you feel comfortable. He ran tests with state of the art equipment. I used to get 3-4 sinus infections a year and now I have none.
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I have been seeing Dr Crockett for almost 2 years with a LPR condition. He has been extremely knowledgable and on time for all appointments. To be certain there were no cancer issues associated with my LPR, I really like his conservative approach & recommending a CT. He then went through in detail. I trust him completely.
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Very impressed with his thoroughness and expertise. A straight shooter.
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the worst doctor I have ever seen. CARELESS!!!! he prescribed 2 medicines for me I didn't need. had to go to the ER because of that.he ordered a CT Scan for me costed me $355 for him to tell me that I had nothing going on. he didn't want to help me nor looked at the radiology report. I had a stone im my salivary gland and a cyst in my nostril and he said that's normal. Also, he gets inside the room without saying hi or giving eye contact, asks no details, and leaves the room suddenly
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Biography

Dr. Dennis Crockett, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Boston Chldns Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Lac/usc Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)