Dr. Diane Y. Petersen, MD

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Dr. Diane Y. Petersen, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Female

KAREN LYNNE JOSEPHSON MD 3565 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 Get Directions

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Good communication is an important part of the patient-physician relationship. Dr. Petersen is committed to helping patients understand their medical problem (s)and treatment options. For this reason she listens intently to patient concerns. She answers questions and devotes considerable time to educating patients about their illness as well as the rationale for treatment or procedures they may need.Read more

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Tumor
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Audiometry
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Earwax Removal
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Hair Removal
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Irrigation of Ear
  • Joint Fusion
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Mole Removal
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Surgery
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Titan Skin Tightening
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Tumor Resection
  • Uvulectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Michael Reese Hospital Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Michael Reese Hospital Med Center

    Completed in 1984

    UCLA Med Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Ohio Wesleyan University

    Graduated in 1966

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Scholar, 1982
    • National Science Foundation Scholar, 1965
    • AMA PHYSICIANS RECOGNITION AWARD, 1991-1993,
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Petersen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Petersen's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Petersen

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Petersen's Care Philosophy

Good communication is an important part of the patient-physician relationship. Dr. Petersen is committed to helping patients understand their medical problem (s)and treatment options. For this reason she listens intently to patient concerns. She answers questions and devotes considerable time to educating patients about their illness as well as the rationale for treatment or procedures they may need.