Dr. Dennis Han, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 57

Dr. Dennis Han, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Merrillville, IN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Hospital and Franciscan Health Crown Point. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Han to book an appointment.

Dr. Han

Lake Surgical Associates

99 E 86th Ave Ste A Merrillville, IN 46410
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Han's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Han treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 98% of his peers

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

Tinnitus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Han treats Tinnitus more than 98% of his peers

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

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Han treats Sinusitis more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Han's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroplasty
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsil Disorders
  • 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
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(219) 738-2617

Dr. Han accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Preferred
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Celtic Insurance Company
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Han's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Han

4.0

Based on 73 ratings

5 Stars
71.23287671232876%
(52)
4 Stars
1.36986301369863%
(1)
3 Stars
2.73972602739726%
(2)
2 Stars
2.73972602739726%
(2)
1 Star
21.91780821917808%
(16)
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (55)
  • Appointment scheduling (53)
  • Explained conditions well (52)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (17)
  • Appointment was rushed (16)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (16)
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Lousy, I waited over an hour, he never looked at me sent me for an MRI, and never looked in my ear. I was told he would not look at me without having an MRI first, worst doctor I have been to and his staff has a nasty attitude.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Goldsby – Mar 22, 2021
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I have had a cautery procedure done by this dr last year and he perforated my septum, went back to him after the procedure and told him that he put a hole in my nose,he said to put cream on and see if I feel better if not he will get it repaired well one year later I still have it because he refused to do surgery to close it,I have to get iron infusions now because he wasn't even competent to do a simple cautery procedure right be very careful with this dr because he is not a good professional. Run and don't look back if you don't want to suffer like me now.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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S – Mar 03, 2021
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I’m not sure how this office is voted “Best in the Region” multiple years. First off Dr. Han has never looked me in the eye in any visit I’ve had with him and he is constantly rushing. Where do you have to be, Han? I had issues with Vestibular Migraines with the most extreme debilitating symptoms, it was hard enough to get to my office visit because of the shape I was in and Dr. Han refused to look into anything regarding Vestibular Migraines. Ordered me a hearing test and all because I passed it he wrote me off. I literally came in for the results that same day of the test and he walked in and said “Well, I can’t find anything wrong with you so there’s nothing I can do for you” and walked out. Wouldn’t even take a question from me about anything. No further testing, nothing. I’m about sick and tired of the “Doctors” St. Marys and Community Hospital have within their network. If something bad happens our blood is on your hands because of your malpractice. These clowns should be sued.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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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Aug 21, 2020
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The office visit was very concerning! In November, I had a left earache and went to Immediate Care and they gave me antibiotics. A few weeks later I had an MRI scheduled of the neck that was previously on the books. A radiologist, physician, stated I also had mastoiditis. I had a repeat MRI in April and a different radiologist, dr., said mastoiditis also. I was advised to go see an ENT. I went to dr. Han. He never ever ever looked at the MRI. He said MRIs could be wrong. He said I had swimmer's ear.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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IN – Jun 01, 2019
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I was visiting my mom from LA and my aunt recommended I see Dr. Han for another opinion on my sleep apnea issues. He was thorough and explained what he did in a manner that I was able to understand. He also did a couple of things that the two other ENTs in LA did not do. He scanned my sinuses and checked them. His recommendations made so much more sense. I still have sleep apnea, but he was able to tell me what the process will be when I go back and have surgery, and suggested a turbenant (not sure of spelling) reduction to allow me to breath easier even after the sleep apnea surgery, treating allergies, and losing some weight (haha). I really liked Dr. Han and want to do my surgery here and not back home, that's how comfortable i felt with him!!
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What could be improved
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May 28, 2019
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He was the best ent dr. That I have found in a very long time. I wish he had offices in NEW MEXICO
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May 28, 2019
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Wonderful experience. Dr. Han was highly recommended to me and I absolutely agree!
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May 09, 2019
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While the doctor may be a decent guy, his office staff is awful. They took money I told them I would not owe and refused to give me a refund even though my insurance company called them and told them I wouldn’t owe anything.
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Mar 18, 2019
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waited 3 weeks to be seen.. he spent less than one minute with me. Didn't listen to a word that I said. He just kept insisting that I needed a hearing test. Will not be returning.
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Dec 19, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Han was perfect and i am satisfied with my outcome. It feels amazing to breathe again.
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Mar 03, 2018
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Was seen ENT in Munster Indiana a woman which was very very bad went to see Doctor Who the experience was so good I would recommend dr. To anybody he office is clean he was on time and he explained everything and I didn't even feel him doing anything to my ear he installed a tube in my right ear and it just feels great
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No results
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Lansing, IL – Jun 10, 2017
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Excellent! Explained surgical procedure to my elderly parent in a way she would understand without insulting her intelligence. Very patient and kind. Also, he ran on time. Which is also a huge bonus. His office staff who schedules surgery is also amazing. Would definitely recommend.
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Munster, IN – Apr 25, 2017
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Very knowledgeable and addressed my issue immediately to improve my life quality!
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Karen in Hobart, IN – Apr 11, 2017
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I am very happy with Dr. Han as my doctor for the past 4 years. He recently took care of my neighbors son and they could not have been happier. Their son's tonsillectomy (and healing) went so well that I just want to post my appreciation to him and his office.
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Karen Johns in Griffith, IN – Oct 18, 2016
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Been having sinus problems all my life and have seen a local ENT. I want to say that I really trust Dr. Han. He treated my sinuses with antibiotics and then finally did surgery. He explained everything and made me feel comfortable that I didn't even worry. Michelle was great too. My surgery went quicker than we thought and my recovery was pretty fast too. I am so glad that I finally did this because I don't have that headache caused by that pressure under my eyes. I recommend Dr. Han.
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A. Meyer in Portage, IN – Oct 18, 2016
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In a word - dismissive.
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Indiana – Oct 14, 2016
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Terrible. He was training a student at the time of my exam. I came in with possible dysfunctional Eustachian tube. The examination last a whole 21/2 -3 minutes. He looked in my ears quickly. Asked a few questions and then pushed his forefingers very hard on my upper jaw muscles. Told me to open my mouth. I could hardly open my mouth with the very hard pressure he was putting on the sides of my jaw. Then he said, it can possibly be TMJ. Don't eat crunchy foods only soft. That was it!
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No results
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Bethany Jones in Valparaiso, IN – Jan 11, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Dennis Han of Munster and Merrillville, IN Named a Patients' Choice Award Winner.  PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Education

1994
University of Illinois Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
University of Illinois
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Chicago
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Patients Choice Award, 2011
  • Compassionate Doctors Award, 2011

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Does Dr. Dennis Han, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Dennis Han, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Han frequently treats Chronic Sinusitis, Tinnitus, and Sinusitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Han treats.

Where is Dr. Dennis Han, MD's office located?

Dr. Han's office is located at 99 E 86th Ave Ste A, Merrillville, IN 46410. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Lake Surgical Associates

Care Pointe ENT/Sinus Center99 E 86th Ave Ste A Merrillville, IN 46410
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Carpointe Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Center

Carpointe Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Center801 Macarthur Blvd Ste 302 Munster, IN 46321
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Han is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Community Hospital

Munster, IN

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

Franciscan Health Crown Point

Crown Point, IN

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Methodist Hospital Southlake

Merrillville, IN

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus

Gary, IN

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

St. Mary Medical Center

Hobart, IN

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average