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Ear, Nose, and Throat | Female

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.

Biography

Dr. Diane Petersen, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Torrance, CA. She is 73 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Petersen is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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    Dr. Petersen's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
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    • Explains condition(s) well
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    • Answers Questions
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    • Time well spent
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    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
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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.

    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

    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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    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

    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

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Ear, Nose, and Throat

    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
    • ENT Surgery
    • Ear Surgery
    • Ear Tube Placement
    • Earlobe Repair
    • Earwax Removal
    • 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