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Dr. Elina Kari, MD

Neurotology ·  Female · Age 43

Dr. Kari

Dr. Elina Kari, MD is a neurotology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 2006 and specializes in neurotology and ear, nose, and throat.


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(858) 657-8590

Dr. Kari accepts the following insurance:

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

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

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Otitis Media
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kari treats Outer Ear Infection more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Kari treats this condition more than 97% 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

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

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 29 reviews

5 Stars
89.65517241379311%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
1 Star
6.896551724137931%
(2)

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Would like to schedule - new patient - appointment re: cochlear implants. Can not get past your telephone systems. Do you have email address? My email is tilestonleases@yahoo.com. Your response is appreciated. Thank you, Henry Tileston
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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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