Dr. Ellen Silkes, MD

Dr. Ellen Silkes, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Female  |  
Age 65
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ellen Silkes, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Sarasota, FL. She is 65 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

3920 Bee Ridge Rd Bldg C

Sarasota, FL 34233

Contact Information

(941) 923-6800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Silkes performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Deviated Septum
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
60

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Hospital Albert Einstein College M
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Hospital Albert Einstein College M
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Silkes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Silkes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silkes to family and friends
2.5
based on 10 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Silkes' Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
FAIR
Answers Questions
FAIR
Time well spent
FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Englewood, FL |
Reception team not professional...having private conversations between themselves. The Doctor, not interested in patent BP concern because the room I was in did not have the BP cuff needed. I am having dizzy spells. When sitting my BP was normal but when I stood up it dropped significantly. I asked...more
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in Sarasota, FL |
Dr Silkes did surgery on me several years ago and I have been with her ever since. She is kind of "cold" when it cons to bedside manner, but you can get to her warm side if you work at it.
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Sarasota, FL |
Came to this Dr with over active sinus and cracking/popping in my ears. Was treated like an old, white haired, senile, wrinkled person with a Medicare #. Once ,she got close enough to look inside my ears. She recommended a hearing test. After the test and the pitch that I was old and all my celia...more
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Sarasota, FL |
This office needs an update. While it appeared clean, it was shabby. The office staff was not very friendly, but neither was the doctor. I was kept waiting over half an hour with no explanation. I had gone to have my ears cleared of wax; however, she spent more time asking me questions than she...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Silkes accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Silkes has admitting privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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