Dr. Don Headley, MD

Dr. Don Headley, MD

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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o
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Accepting new patients

Dr. Don Headley, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Headley is affiliated with Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

SJHMC Surgery

500 W Thomas Rd Ste 400

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Arizona PHCS
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Indian Health Service
  • Mercy Care
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Phoenix Health Plan
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Sliding Scale
  • Tricare

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Larynx Conditions
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more than 83% of peers
Vocal Cord Paralysis
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more than 81% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
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more than 77% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Headley "My mission, along with the St. Joseph Medical Group, is to focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. This allows me to provide patients with state-of-the-art patient services and exceptional patient experiences. "

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Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoid Infections
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Head
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Tumor
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic Pacing
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Surgery

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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Education

  • George Washington University Hospital
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Headley has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Headley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Headley to family and friends
4.6
based on 18 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Headley's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Az |
I had a tumor on my neck removed by Dr. Headley. He is a compassionate and benevolent professional. He answered all of my concerns and put me at ease. While other surgeons were weary due to the complex nature of my case, Dr. Headley had no problem performing the operation. His whole staff was also great.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Never have I met a more caring and understanding surgeon. He explained my thyroid cancer and what he needed to do to help me with my cancer. I never felt so at ease as I did with Dr. Headley. He really has a wonderful bedside manner with his patients and the nurses. He has a real care and understanding before, during and after the surgery. I recommend Dr. Headley highly.
in Phoenix |
Great bedside manner. He made me feel very comfortable. I had minimal pain after my surgery. I highly recommend.
in Phoenix |
My daughter had a tonsilectomy and adenoidectomy, along with tubes placed in her ears. This was scary because she had just turned 5. Dr.Headley addresses my concerns, as well as kept us as informed as possible during the entire start to finish process. He developed a great rapport with my daughter, and this made a huge difference for my stress level. She absolutely loves him! He's great, and I would recommend him to anyone needing any ENT specialist services. He's the Most pleasant Dr. I've me
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Headley accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Arizona PHCS
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
  • Indian Health Service
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
  • MultiPlan
    RAN/AMN
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Phoenix Health Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Sliding Scale
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
    TriCare/TriWest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare POS
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare

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