Dr. Douglas Hetzler, DO

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(6)
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Dr. Douglas Hetzler, DO
Dr. Douglas Hetzler, DO is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Soquel, CA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Hetzler is affiliated with Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz and Dominican Hospital.

2950 Research Park Dr

Soquel, CA 95073

Contact Information

(831) 458-6272

Dr. Douglas Hetzler, DO

Dr. Douglas Hetzler, DO

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

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Dr. Hetzler's Experience

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Dr. Hetzler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
1

Board Certifications

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

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Pain
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • 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
  • Sphenoidotomy (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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hetzler to family and friends
2.3
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
in San Francisco, CA |
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 the surfing community. He spent a considerable amount of time educating me on my condition, the procedure and what to expect for recovery. He was very personable and professional.
in Aptos, CA |
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 wait that long the office and staff didn't seem to care. I proceeded to have my scan sent to Stanford got an appt there in a week. Polyps everywhere in my sinuses. got into surgery following week.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Hetzler has admitting privileges

Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
2900 Chanticleer Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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