Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD

Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 58

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Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Sorensen has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Endocrine Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sorensen to book an appointment.

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Franciscan Ear, Nose & Throat Associates at St. Joseph

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Franciscan Neurology Associates at St. Joseph

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Franciscan Neurosurgery Associates at St. Joseph1608 S J St Fl 5 Tacoma, WA 98405
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  • Office environment (27)
  • Staff friendliness (27)
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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, !
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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.
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Kim M in Tacoma, WA – Jun 09, 2016
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Dr. Sorensen is an Awesome Doctor.
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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) 274-7505.

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
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High
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Very High
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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
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Very High
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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 7 conditions and procedures

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Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy
Parathyroidectomy
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High
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Very High
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"Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures"

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures" specialists.

Dr. Sorensen is experienced in the area of "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures". See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
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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
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • 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)
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cluster Headache
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dementia
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • 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
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • 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
  • Facial Fracture
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD?

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Is Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD accepting new patients?

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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.

Does Dr. Douglas Sorensen, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Sorensen has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sorensen is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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St. Joseph Medical Center

Tacoma, WA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average