Dr. Eric Christensen, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 58

  
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Dr. Eric Christensen, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat).


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Midwest Medical Specialists PA

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Midwest Medical Specialists PA5330 N Oak Trfy Ste 201 Kansas City, MO 64118
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3.9

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Overland Park, KS – Aug 25, 2018
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I came to Dr. Christensen with a swelling sensation in my throat, he diagnosed me with hashimotos and the swelling and itchiness continued, I do not feel that he took all the needed steps to figure out what was really causing this sensation, he told me that I should have my thyroid removed, I trusted him and I went through with the surgery which I highly regret. It was unneeded, I am now being treated for allergies which was the main cause of the swelling in my throat by a different ENT.
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Dr. Christensen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Preferred Care Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.
Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc. PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Coventry Health Care of Missouri PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.

Typically treats 97% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Sinusitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Acute Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Acute Sinusitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Vertigo more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Outer Ear Infection more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Meniere's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Meniere's Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Sleep Disorders more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Sleep Apnea more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Earwax Buildup more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Nosebleed more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Ear Ache more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Christensen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Allergic Reaction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Vertigo more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Christensen'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 Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • 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 Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Eric Christensen, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat).

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Education

1995
University of Kansas Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Wesley Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • German
  • English

Affiliated Hospitals

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North Kansas City Hospital

North Kansas City, MO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Shawnee Mission, KS

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

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