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Dr. Earl Golightly, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 67

  
Dr. Golightly

Earl S Golightly MD PC

681 S 9th St Griffin, GA 30224
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(770) 228-5745

Dr. Earl Golightly, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Griffin, GA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Georgia Regents U, Medical College in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Golightly accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Golightly's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Allergic Rhinitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Golightly treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Golightly treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Allergic Reaction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Golightly treats Allergic Reaction more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Golightly treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Golightly treats Laryngitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Golightly treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Golightly's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Golightly's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Golightly

3.2

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
42.10526315789474%
(8)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
3 Stars
10.526315789473685%
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2 Stars
15.789473684210526%
(3)
1 Star
26.31578947368421%
(5)

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Terrible atmosphere. Always late with excuses. Today my appointment was 1 hour late and his excuse was "I woke up late and got here late". He smells like he bathed in cigarette smoke. Comes in wearing used gloves and doesn't clean them. Never appologizes, respects our space, or even greets us. Building is chipping and all of their equipment is old. Demands instead of asks. The ONLY reason I come here is for insurance reasons. I definitely DO NOT recommend coming here.
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I've been seeing Dr. Golightly for many years. I don't go there because of his office staff, nursing staff, or comfort of his chairs. I go to see Dr. Golightly because of his medical expertise and knowledge. He performed sinus surgery on me a few years ago, which worked beautifully. Dr. Golightly is professional, friendly, and a perfectionist. As to his staff, the receptionist is friendly and efficient; the nurse assistant is curt and seems to be in a rush; the waiting room is just fine.
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I have been taking my Dad to Dr. Golightney for 8 years. We have always sat in the waiting room for around 1 Hour each time and then you always sit in an examination room for another 30 minutes. Dr. G is like all Dr.s they overbook patients and make you wait extremely long times before you see them and then its rush, rush, rush to get you out of there. Office staff is very friendly and professional but the nurses are snoody.
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Dr. Golightly and staff are very kind, professional and accommodating. I have been a patient since 2007 and have never experienced any problems. I love how friendly everyone is!
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I highly recommend Dr. Golightly and his staff. They are kind, professional, courteous and helpful in every way. Never has anyone treated me rude like was said by another reviewer.
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I would highly recommend seeing Dr. Golightly for ENT issues. He is very knowledgeable and very kind. I ask a lot of questions and he answered each one with patience and respect. After having sinus surgery I am breathing much better and glad my pain is gone.
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Very rude staff my husband needed a appointment ASAP paying cash price and have been there before all she could say is we don't have any availability which is not true. The actual Dr seems to act like everyone is on drugs one time we went there and he said just go to the hospital what kind of Dr is that? Do not recommend them at all!
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Biography

Dr. Earl Golightly, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Griffin, GA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Georgia Regents U, Medical College in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Eugene Talmadge Meml Hosp
Residency Hospital
1980
Eugene Talmadge Meml Hosp
Internship Hospital
1979
Georgia Regents U, Medical College
Medical School

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57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)