Dr. Garth Olson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Olson
Accepting new patients

Unmh Ent

7801 Academy Rd Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109

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(505) 272-2700

Dr. Garth Olson, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Olson has more experience with Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Arizona medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Unm Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Olson to book an appointment.


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Dr. Olson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
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Practice Areas

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vocal Cord Nodule
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson treats Vocal Cord Nodule more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Olson treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson performs Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery) more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Olson performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Olson performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Olson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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4.3

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Wow! Really personable, knowledgeable and professional. Found an answer amidst conflicting opinions. His speech pathologist, Carol and the whole staff were great. I am a singer and a voice teacher and finding an ENT VOCOLOGIST made all the difference. It did take three months to get a new patient visit, but it was well worth the wait!
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I have spent hours trying to figure out my account with Dr Olson’s office. After 5 invoice went to collection agencies I find out that the we’re sending my invoices to the wrong address. The person handling this account said that they couldn’t call me to ask why I wasn’t paying my bills because they have too many patients. I will never go to this place again and I will not recommend this place.
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Dr. Olson helped my wife with her Thyroid Cancer. From the consultation to the surgery he was very professional and treated us like family. Before the surgery he told us what to expect, and it went exactly as he described. Be assured what he says comes from knowing what he's talking about. Takes time to listen and makes sure you understand. GREAT DOCTOR...THANK YOU
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Danny in PERALTA – Feb 15, 2018
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Went to his clinic for trouble with my voice. He asked me some quick questions and did not do a physical exam at all. Said he would look at my vocal cords with a scope. His very young speech therapist then came in to get me for my test. I asked where Dr. Olson was and she said she was going to be doing the procedure. She was unwilling to examine my nostrils prior to putting the probe down my nose. I felt that he put too much trust into the staff and did not do enough hands-on.
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Martha in Albuquerque, NM – Jul 25, 2017
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One of the best ENT doctors that provides excellent patient care, professionally, skillfully and with kindness and compassion. His Resdient Physicians reflect the same committment and level of patient care that he sets forth. His reputation speaks for itself then once meeting him a client/patient feels reassurance their health care is in the hands of one of the top in his field.
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Biography

Dr. Garth Olson, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Olson has more experience with Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area....

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

St Louis University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
2001
Vanderbilt Univ
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University of Arizona
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Olson offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Olson offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Olson offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Olson offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Olson have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Olson has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Olson offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Olson offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Olson offer evening visits?

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Locations

Unmh Ent

Unmh Ent7801 Academy Rd Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Unm Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average