Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD

Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 59

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Sorensen has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Endocrine Surgical Procedures. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

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1608 S J St Fl 5 Tacoma, WA 98405

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Franciscan Ear, Nose & Throat Associates at St. Joseph

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Dr. Sorensen's Reviews

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Based on 34 ratings

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The clinic scheduling nightmare
The receptionists are horrid Hard to get through hard to schedule and they are rude
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Rude reception – Apr 13, 2022
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Absolutely horrifying experince! His PA told me I had a cyst on my neck and asked me if I wanted it removed. I said yes. Long story short dr Sorensen did not perform a cyst removal nor did he tell me that the plans had changed ! He took a lymph node out and now I can’t feel my neck or jaw nor can I lift my left arm laterally. Do not visit this man if you can avoid it.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Hurt patient – Jun 10, 2021
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Dr Sorensen preformed a parathyroid surgery on me 2 years ago. Disaster! I have no voice and the doctor claims no responsibility! No idea this might happen to me for life!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Emily in Federal way – Jan 05, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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Seattle, WA – Mar 31, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Marisa L. in Tacoma, WA – Aug 24, 2016
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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, !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Stupid Sucker in Tacoma, WA – Jun 28, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Kim M in Tacoma, WA – Jun 09, 2016
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Dr. Sorensen is an Awesome Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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rp in Spanaway, WA – Feb 20, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sorensen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sorensen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sorensen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (253) 366-5859.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Dr. Sorensen is experienced in the area of Thyroid Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

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Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Thyroid Goiter
Thyroid Nodule
Goiter
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High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Endocrine Surgical Procedures

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Sorensen is experienced in the area of Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

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Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy
Parathyroidectomy
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Sorensen is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
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High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Sorensen's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Adult Development Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Broken Nose
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cluster Headache
  • Common Cold
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head CT Scan
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myoclonus
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Sudoscan
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Uvulectomy
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wada Test
  • Water Deprivation Test
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Neurology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Medical School
1993
Madigan Hosp
Internship Hospital
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Awards

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What are Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sorensen frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Sorensen specializes.

Where is Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD's office located?

Dr. Sorensen's office is located at 1608 S J St Fl 5, Tacoma, WA 98405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Joseph Medical Center

Tacoma, WA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)