Dr. Donald Clutter, MD

Dr. Donald Clutter, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Donald Clutter, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Folsom, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and facial plastic & reconstructive surgery.Read his story

Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat

1561 Creekside Dr Ste 180

Folsom, CA 95630
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

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Ear Ache
very high
more than 95% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 95% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Clutter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clutter "Dr. Donald Clutter is a highly experienced dual board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing in the Sacramento and Folsom areas since 1984. As an otolaryngologist, he treats all disorders relating to the ear, nose and throat and has a special interest in nasal and sinus surgery and treatment. In addition, Dr. Clutter specializes and is board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Using the most current and advanced methods available, he performs procedures such as facial rejuvenation surgery, eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty. He employs his cosmetic surgical expertise and state-of-the-art techniques to achieve results that are natural, rejuvenating and aesthetically pleasing, always with the patient's utmost satisfaction in mind. In addition, Dr. Clutter offers minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal and injectable fillers, such as Botox ™, Restylane ™ and Juvaderm ™, all within the security of a physician's office. Dr. Clutter received his undergraduate and medical degree from Indiana University. He went on to complete general surgical training at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and then finished his residency in otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the State University of New York, Syracuse. Dr. Clutter completed a fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, and at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1983-1984. Dr. Clutter served on the Otolaryngology Advisory Panel to the California Medical Association for ten years and has held numerous local and state positions in his field. He was previously Chief of Staff at Mercy General Hospital (Dignity), Sacramento; Chairman, Department of Surgery, Mercy General Hospital (Dignity); and Chief, Department of Otolaryngology, Mercy Hospital (Dignity). He is a Fellow at the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Clutter performs surgeries at Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Folsom and Sutter Community Hospitals. In his spare time, Dr. Clutter enjoys standup paddle boarding, endurance horse racing, hiking and traveling to unusual destinations. He is an avid bareboat sailor and enjoys spending time with his family, reading and restoring old motorcycles."
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2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

85  Conditions Treated

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38  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Shots
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Collagen Injection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Dermal Filler
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dysport Injection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
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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.


  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Methodist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • SUNY
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clutter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clutter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clutter to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Clutter'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 (3)

April 2018- I had a revision Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty with Dr Clutter. Fantastic! So happy with my new nose. I’m able to breathe yay! He is caring and in my opinion a perfectionist. That’s exactly what I was looking for.
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He turned a minor surgery into a major disaster by adding procedures that had never been discussed with me. I'm very discouraged with my whole experience with him.
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1st review I've ever written in my life. Drove 40 min for my app. that was scheduled for 10a. I was asked to complete paperwork online to expedite check in. I did so and received a text 2 weeks later the day before my appointment confirming my 10a appointment time. I arrived to the doctors office...more
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Hi Jason, We apologize for the experience you have had and understand your frustration. When we schedule an appt, we make it our top priority to inform patients that they must arrive 30 mins prior to their appt time to complete their check-in process. The automated text is to remind patients of the time they will be seen by their provider. Your feedback helped us to identify an improvement that will be made to our text reminders. If you would like to reschedule, please call (916) 984-8830.

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