Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD

Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Tacoma, WA. He is 55 years old.

Franciscan Ear, Nose & Throat Associates at St. Joseph

1608 S J St Fl 5

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas


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

Head and Neck Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sorensen "Douglas Sorensen, MD, FACS, is a head and neck surgeon with advanced training in head and neck surgical oncology. He has extensive experience in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, including minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Sorenson also offers treatment for general ear, nose and throat disorders. He retired from a distinguished military career as a head and neck surgeon. Passionate about patient care, he remains current in the latest technology, and provides education to his peers regionally and nationally. In his off hours, Dr. Sorensen enjoys family, water sports, running, and exploring the Cascades."


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Endocrinology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Development Disorders
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease


  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • Uniformed Services University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Madigan Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sorensen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sorensen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sorensen to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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  • 1

Dr. Sorensen'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

Patient Comments (5)

Seattle, WA |
Dr. Sorensen performed parathyroid surgery on me over 3 years ago. It was a disaster, resulting in me losing my voice for 3 about months. Almost as bad, he claimed no responsibility even though he cut into the wrong side of my neck and had to move to the opposite side, during surgery, to find the...more
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in Tacoma, WA |
Very caring and supportive Dr. I could go on for hours about the character and compassion of Dr. Sorenson and his nurses. I would definitely recommend seeing him. Wish all Dr's had the caring bedside manner that he has.
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in Tacoma, WA |
Went in to see him for two issues and ended up with this doctor claiming I had another issue than what I was thinking my problems were and he knew what had to be done so on first visit he scheduled me for sinus surgery a week later. Now I have a new problem thanks to this scam doctor. They did this...more
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in Tacoma, WA |
I saw Dr. Sorenson for one yr. He performed sinus surgery to correct sinus polyps in Feb. and I continued to have infections and was given an antibiotic every mo. except one until Nov. of that year. He said the course was done. At that time I had an infection and couldn't smell or taste. I had to...more
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in Spanaway, WA |
Dr. Sorensen is an Awesome Doctor.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sorensen accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid
    Special Needs Plan SNP

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Hospitals where Dr. Sorensen has admitting privileges

St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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