Dr. Don Setliff, MD

Dr. Don Setliff, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Don Setliff, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in El Centro, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

540 S 8th St

El Centro, CA 92243

Contact Information

(760) 353-4600

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • California Health & Wellness
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers
Otitis Media
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

65  Conditions Treated


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42  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adult Hearing Loss Rehabilitation
  • Audiometry
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Aid
  • Hearing Screening
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Middle Ear Implant Insertion
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of Arkansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • University Of Arkansas Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • University Calif San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Setliff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Setliff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Setliff to family and friends
15 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Setliff's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr setliff treats his patients likes good old fashioned doctor. He takes his time with you and goes above and beyond to help you. Wonderful doctor. Easy to get in to see and does not leave you waiting
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I was referred to Dr. Don Setliff by my family physician. I came from out of the county, a 90 minute drive with a short pit stop. I could not find the office and I called the receptionist and she could NOT tell me how to get the the office from the main highway. I then asked to speak with Dr....more
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This review was posted in a reactionary way before the patient was ever seen in the office. She is in her 90's. My secretary and I were on the phone with her for about 25 minutes, repeating the directions over and over. Unfortunately she knew no landmarks that would serve as reference points. The map she was had was of a different town than the one I am in. She eventually came for her appointment, and she expressed great appreciation for the care she received, but didn't change her review.

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