Dr. Dominick Paonessa, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 83

Dr. Dominick Paonessa, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Rome medical school in 1969. He is affiliated with Saint Peter's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Paonessa to book an appointment.

Dr. Paonessa

Paonessa Dominick F MD Office

319 S Manning Blvd Ste 105 Albany, NY 12208
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Paonessa's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Earwax Buildup
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Dr. Paonessa treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Paonessa treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Allergic Rhinitis
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Dr. Paonessa treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 98% of his peers

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

Tinnitus
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Paonessa's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • ENT Cancer
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pharyngitis
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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(518) 489-2651

Dr. Paonessa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Dr. Paonessa's Reviews

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4.2

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  • Office environment (13)
  • Appointment scheduling (12)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr Paonessa was very nice. Made me feel very comfortable . Penny was very helpful and pleasant to deal with.
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Dr. Paonessa seems like a great doctor, but because of the rudeness of Penny in the office, I have moved on to a different office. Note to Penny: 1) If you don't like your job, then quit. 2) How would you like to be spoken to like the way you treat other people ? Have some patience with the clients that come into your office. 3) If you ever spoke to my mother the way you were speaking to the elderly woman in front of me, you would need veneers
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Dr. Paonessa is a wonderful doctor. He takes his time diagnosing and trying to get to the issue you are having. Penny the receptionist on the other hand is very, very rude and is a bully and makes you feel like you're bothering her very important work by talking to her, when on the phone. She is very dismissive and should not be working as a receptionist. Maybe back office work would more appropriate for her. Or maybe she should just retire!!
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Best ear doctor.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Dominick Paonessa, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1974
Albany Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1971
St Peters Hospital
Residency Hospital
1970
St Peters Hospital
Internship Hospital
1969
U Rome
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

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What are Dr. Dominick Paonessa, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Paonessa frequently treats Earwax Buildup, Allergic Rhinitis, and Tinnitus. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Paonessa treats.

Where is Dr. Dominick Paonessa, MD's office located?

Dr. Paonessa's office is located at 319 S Manning Blvd Ste 105, Albany, NY 12208. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Dominick Paonessa, MD speak?

Dr. Paonessa speaks Italian and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Paonessa Dominick F MD Office

Christopher F. Paonessa319 S Manning Blvd Ste 105 Albany, NY 12208
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Saint Peter's Hospital

Albany, NY

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)