Dr. Elina Kari, MD

Dr. Elina Kari, MD

Neurotology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 42
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Dr. Elina Kari, MD is a neurotology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 2006 and specializes in neurotology and ear, nose, and throat.Read her story

9350 Campus Point Dr Ste Ll-A

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-8590

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • 3 More

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Kari's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Otitis Media
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kari treats Otitis Media more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Kari treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Ear Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kari treats Ear Disorders more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Kari treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kari treats Earwax Buildup more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Kari treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Kari's conditions and procedures:

Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Reaction
Autoimmune Diseases
Bell's Palsy
Benign Positional Vertigo
Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant
Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
Cholesteatoma
Cochlear Implant Insertion
Conductive Hearing Loss
Cough
Deafness
Down Syndrome
Ear Ache
Ear Disorders
Ear Infection
Ear Reconstruction
Ear Surgery
Ear Tube Placement
Eardrum Repair
Earwax Buildup
Earwax Removal
Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
ENT Surgery
Epley S Maneuver
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Exostoses
Fracture
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hearing Loss
Hyperacusis
Implantable Hearing Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Inner Ear Repair
Jaw Fracture
Labyrinthitis
Laryngeal Cancer
Larynx Conditions
Leukoplakia
Malignant Otitis Externa
Mastoidectomy
Meniere's Disease
Meningiomas
Myringotomy
Nasopharyngoscopy
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Otitis Media
Otosclerosis
Outer Ear Infection
Pediatric Cochlear Implants
Perforated Eardrum
Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
Pharyngitis
Postnasal Drip
Pulmonary Disease
Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
Skull Base Surgery
Sleep Disorders
Sore Throat
Speech Delay
Stapedectomy
Surgery to Restore Hearing
Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
Thyroid Cancer
Tinnitus
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vertigo
Vestibular Neuritis
Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

Each patient presents specific and individual needs and requires an personalized approach. I believe in formulating a management plan with, not just for, each patient. Open communication, trust, and exceptional skill and training are all crucial in a good doctor and patient relationship. I also believe that everyone has the right to respectful, skilled and excellent medical care.

Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2013
The House Ear Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Emory University School Of Medicine, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Residency Hospital
2007
Emory University
Internship Hospital
2006
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
1997
University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate School
2013
2011
2007
2006
1997

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kari's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kari

4.6

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
89.28571428571429%
(25)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
1 Star
7.142857142857143%
(2)

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I wish I could give this a 1000 more stars!! Dr. Kari and the entire staff at USC "Caruso Family Center for Childhood Communication" is beyond awesome, my baby's Cochlear implant surgery couldn't be in better hands. Thanks Dr. Kari for give Maria a better life.
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I'm very pleased with Dr. Kai and her team. Getting a second optinion was the best choice I made for my ear. She is kind, thorough, personal and knows her stuff. After my fist visit I knew she will get the job done correctly. I would highly recommend Doctor Elina Kari.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Capp Care PPO
PPO Next PPO
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California HMO
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Health Net HMO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
DirectCare America
MultiPlan
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare HMO

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