Dr. Douglas Hetzler, DO

Dr. Douglas Hetzler, DO

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Douglas Hetzler, DO is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Soquel, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1981 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

2950 Research Park Dr

Soquel, CA 95073

Contact Information

(831) 458-6272

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hetzler performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 95% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Nosebleed
normal
more than 83% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

63  Conditions Treated

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24  Procedures

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

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.

Education

  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Gundersen Clin
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Gundersen Clin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hetzler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hetzler's Reviews

2.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hetzler to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (1)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Hetzler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    FAIR
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I highly recommend Dr. Hetzler. I was surfer's ear, medically known as "exostosis of the external auditory canal. My ear canal was 95% shut on both ears. After my surgeries with Dr. Hetzler, my ears opened up to be 90% open. He is the leader for this type of surgery and is well known amongst all...more
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Not a fan. I was having major sinus issues saw me once put me on prednisone condition got a little better but as time went by I started getting worse. He sent me for a scan which apparently showed polyps and deviated septum. Called in needed relief couldn't get me in for 2 months. Said I couldn't...more
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