Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD

Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD

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54 y/o
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Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Tacoma, WA. He is 54 years old. Dr. Sorensen is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center.

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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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Sorensen's Experience

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Dr. Sorensen'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 sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

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

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

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adult Development Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Nose
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gum Cancer
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

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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

  • 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
4.1
based on 30 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Sorensen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • 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 tumor; that was with a sestamibi scan on hand. My swallowing will never be the same; I choke every time I drink clear liquids. His arrogance, telling me the injury was my fault, was astounding.
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.
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 as a day surgery at St Joe Tac Wa & sent me home bleeding from my nose profusely & I then end up in the ER that night hemorrhaging from my nose & couldn't swallow, wrecked my teeth, beware, !
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 find another Dr. The new Dr. did a culture, cleared the infection and put me on a regimen of sinus rinses with Budesonide and I haven't had an infection for the last 18 mos.
in Spanaway, WA |
Dr. Sorensen is an Awesome Doctor.
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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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