Dr. Frank Mauldin, MD

Dr. Frank Mauldin, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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Age 58
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Dr. Frank Mauldin, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Hickory, NC. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Read his story

304 10th Ave NE

Hickory, NC 28601

Contact Information

(828) 322-2183

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Mauldin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mauldin "Dr. Frank Mauldin is a member of the medical staff at Frye Regional Medical Center, Catawba Valley Medical Center and Viewmont Surgery Center He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also holds membership in the North Carolina Medical Society, the North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the American Thyroid association. Dr. Mauldin received his medical degree at the University of Mississippi. He did his surgical residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and his otolaryngology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He served in the Air Force as an Otolaryngologist from 1991 to 1993 and was with Graystone Ear Nose and Throat from 1993 to 2010. Dr. Mauldin has served in numerous positions in the Medical Staff at both Frye Regional Medical Center and Catawba Valley Medical Center. He was Chief of Staff at Catawba Valley Medical Center in 2003. Awards, Honors & Recognition CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationAllscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013 Fellow (FACS)American College of Surgeons Fellow (FAAO-HNS)American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Publications & Presentations Monitored steady-state excitation and recovery (MSSER) radiation force imaging using viscoelastic models.Mauldin, F. W.,Haider, M. A.,Loboa, E. G.,Behler, R. H.,Euliss, L. E.,Pfeiler, T. W.,Gallippi, C. M.IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control 2008 Nov 07 Severe epistaxis from a false aneurysm of the external carotid artery.Mauldin, F. W., Cornay, W. J., Mahaley, M. S., Hicks, J. N.Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1989 Nov "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mauldin "It is my goal to provide personalized care for each individual patient. Medical and surgical care for common ear, nose, and throat problems are discussed when needed. Not all problems require traditional medicine or surgery and this insight will be discussed as well. Our office is a modern facility with up to date equipment and treatment options. It is our pleasure to serve your medical and surgical ear, nose, and throat needs."


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Coblation Tonsillectomy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • 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
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • University Of Southern Mississippi
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Carilion Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • United States Air Force, Keesler Afb Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013
Media & Publications
  • Severe epistaxis from a false aneurysm of the external carotid artery. Mauldin, F.W., cornay, W.J., Mahaley, M.S., Hicks, J.N. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1989 Nov
  • Monitored steady-state excitation and recovery (MSSER) radiation force imaging using viscoelastic models. Mauldin, F.W., Haider, M.A., Loboa, E.G., Behler, R.H., Euliss, L.E., Pfeiler, T.W., Gallippi, C.M. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control, 2008 Nov 07

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Dr. Mauldin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mauldin to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Mauldin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Hickory |
Dr. Mauldin is very thorough in his exams.
Kenly, NC |
Dr. Mauldin is a very knowledgeable, caring physician. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a quality ENT.
in Hickory |
Dr. Mauldin is a doctor who cares about patients. He has helped and cared for my ears for many years. He greets patients caringly and listens for the problems. He investigates, explains and solves your ENT Problems. Then a follow-up with a printouts as reminders for follow-ups. He's The Best! My faviorite place to visit for healthcare!
in Taylorsville, NC |
Dr. Mauldin by far is the best ENT Dr. I've had the pleasure of being under his care He's kind and caring towards his patients and takes the time to explain things without rushing you. I've been seeing him since he was at Greystone ENT. And I will continue seeing him as needed.
in Lincolnton, NC |
I felt so very secure with Dr. Mauldin. He was very thorough in his explanations and I learned from our discussion. Dr. Mauldin is personable as well as very professional. I feel very blessed to have him for my ENT needs.
in Hickory, NC |
Simply put, Dr. Mauldin is the best. He combines professionalism and competence with a very compassionate and caring personality. He takes the time to explain what your diagnosis is and gives you time to ask questions. He's done two surgeries on me and his surgical skills are second to none. Because of his excellent reputation, he can be very busy...but he is worth the wait.
in Maiden, NC |
I have been seeing Dr. Mauldin as a patient for a lot of years and have also had the opportunity to assist him in a medical capacity. I not only have observed him as a patient but have also had the opportunity to observe him interacting with other numerous patients. His skill and compassion with other patients led me to seek him as my own physician. I have nothing but good things to say about this skilled physician and would recommend him to anyone seeking any head and neck treatment.
Hickory, NC |
During an extremely scary and stressful event, I found Dr. Mauldin to be extremely conscientious and caring. He listens to my concerns and tries to treat my symptoms and not just the numbers on my lab reports. After a complete thyroidectomy, he left my parathyroid glands completely intact with no damage to my vocal chords. He is an excellent sugeon and I have and would recommend hm again.
in Hickory, NC |
He is one of the most [pleasant... friendly....and caring doctors I have ever had. Very thorough in every thing that he does and he will always ask at the end of the exam if you have any questions, and if there is anything you need. I have been very happy with Dr. Mauldin and the office staff is very good also the office is very pleasant and I think everyone there does their best to keep moving along. Thank You Dr. Mauldin
Deep Run, NC |
The provider makes good health decisions just wished that would come across more caring.
in Hickory, NC |
I saw Dr Mauldin about coughing and wheezing issues. After eliminating allergy problems and having an MRI he determined I could be treated without surgery. Wonderful doctor.
in Newton, NC |
I have been going to this ENT office for 15+ years, this is the first time I saw this doctor. I had a serious sinus infection for the past 14 months(Comes & goes) this doctor decides to do a sinus MRI. This can't be done nowhere but his office & they want to charge more than what my insurance says that I have pay which is zero amount & they want to do the MRI three weeks from now. This is very unsatisfactory to the medical field.
I have been seeing Dr. Mauldin since 1995. He is the best Dr. I have ever seen. I told him he can never retire. I seen him a lot in the Lincolnton office, but have also seen him in Hickory. I had a cholesteatoma removed in 1995, and have to see him usually every 3-4 months. My son, and my father also have seen Dr. Mauldin. My father had surgery on his sinuses and doing much better. You can ask for no better. He is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dr. Mauldin accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina PPO
  • Cigna
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
    Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc.
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Mauldin has admitting privileges

Catawba Valley Medical Center
810 Fairgrove Church Rd
Hickory, NC 28602
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Frye Regional Medical Center
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
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