Dr. Douglas Skarada, MD

Dr. Douglas Skarada, MD

Rhinology  |  
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Age 49
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Dr. Douglas Skarada, MD is a rhinology doctor who practices in Salem, OR. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 3 years.Read his story

340 Vista Ave SE Ste 150

Salem, OR 97302

Contact Information

(503) 584-1174

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Choice Health
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Ear Disorders
more than 83% of peers
Sleep Apnea
more than 80% of peers
Sleep Disorders
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Skarada's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Skarada "I am a father of 3 young children. I see myself as a family man. The Modern Nose Clinic is a smaller clinic where you will feel part of our family. My wife, Dr. Nahmjee Lee Skarada works at the Modern Nose Clinic. She cares for the snoring/sleep apnea patients using oral appliance treatment. You may see one of our children there from time to time. You will know our clinic team because we are a small group who wants to know you. You will not feel lost and unimportant. I am one of the 20 national Teaching Faculty Members on the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA). As a leader in the allergy field I help teach allergists across the US. I am Teaching Faculty for Balloon Dilation Sinusplasty and that is how our clinic earned the designation of Center Of Excellence for treatment with Balloon Sinuplasty. In that capacity I have hosted/taught over 70 visiting ENT physicians. I have been continuously involved in research involving balloon dilation sinuplasty over the last 3 years. These research efforts are significant, the first project had a budget of 2.4 million dollars. So undertaking research to elevate knowledge in this field is important to me. We have the latest technology on-site at all times. These experiences have accelerated the Modern Nose Clinic innovation and expertise in the treatment of nasal related disorders. Innovation is an important cornerstone of our organization. The Modern Nose Clinic opened September 2017. This clinic is our family's response to the problems facing health care. We believe you can not wait for health care to be solved from the "top down". The government, the health care industries, big business are not capable of solving medicines major problems of cost, lack of accountability, lack of the personal touch. It is our goal to change health care from the bottom up - one idea at a time. We built this clinic from the ground up trying to create a patient-centered experience. When you step into our modern facilities at the Modern Nose Clinic, you will know you are the most important person in our clinic. By continuously improving, we strive for a world class patient experience for every patient every time. Dr. Nahmjee Lee Skarada (my wife) is one of 6 Diplomats of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in Oregon. This required an additional year of education. Since 2010 she has practiced exclusively treating patients who suffer from sleep apnea with an oral appliance. At the Modern Nose Clinic we measure our results to help with continuous innovation. Our success rate for treating patients with an oral appliance approaches 90%. The national average for CPAP is less than 50%. Cost is also very important at the Modern Nose Clinic. The cost of diagnosing and treating sleep apnea at the Modern Nose Clinic is 1/4 of what the traditional medical system costs where you can expect in-house sleep studies and CPAP/surgery first approaches. We have the least expensive work-up for sleep apnea offering the most detailed head and neck exam from Dr. Douglas Skarada. Our high success rate speaks for itself. At the Modern Nose Clinic we believe that medicine should be ACCOUNTABLE. So we measure everything we can using quality of life questionnaires and other cost-neutral measures. In that way we can see where we are above average and where we need to improve. We focus on 4 lines of Care - the areas where we offer superior results: Nasal disorders (Rhinology), Allergy, Sleep Apnea/Snoring, and non-surgical Hearing Loss. If you have one of these 4 problems, join the Modern Nose Family and experience what we believe medicine should be -- A World Class Patient Experience for Every Patient, Every time! Sincerely, Doug and Nahmjee Skarada"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Skarada "The Modern NOSE Clinic Core Values:

#1  To elevate the clinical experience for patients and providers.

#2  To engage each patient with teamwork, enthusiasm, & energy.

#3  To innovate through creative ideas & continuous self-improvement.

#4  To strive for perfection & deliver excellence.

Our rates are the lowest in town in order to minimize cost as an obstacle to the care you deserve!"



  • Rhinology
  • Allergy
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders


  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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.


  • Cornell
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • American Academy Of Otolaryngic Allergy
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • American Rhinology Society
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016
  • Howard Hughes Research Fellowship 2 Years
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Skarada has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Skarada's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Skarada to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Skarada's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Skarada Says:

One thing I have learned in my life, there are some things you have control over and some things you do not. I have control over how hard I try to do the best I can -- every day.  I have never missed a day of school, training, or work. Never.  I typically show up to work at 5:30 - 6 am and I leave around 7 pm. It is an honor to serve as your physician. I am grateful to each patient who has scheduled an appointment


Patient Comments (7)

Very supportive and available would highly recommend
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Dr. Skarada has always been very good to me. He always took the extra time to make sure that my health care has always been the best. Dr. Skarada has always made things easy for me to understand. He's the best doctor I've had and wish there were more doctors like him.
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Dr. Skarada and his team have provided excellent care for our family for over 15 years. It was great to find them in their new location. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
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Dr. Skarada determined I have a deviated septum and performed a surgical procedure on my sinuses. My outpatient surgery was performed Thursday; I was able to work 1/2 day the following Monday and my regular work schedule Tuesday. My job does not require lifting (must be avoided for two weeks). ...more
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Excellent, quality care. Took the time to explain my health issues, the treatment, and results. Very happy with the results.
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Dr. Skarada accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WVP Health Authority
    Marion Polk Community Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Skarada has admitting privileges

Salem Hospital
890 Oak St SE
Salem, OR 97301
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