Dr. Gary Zerlin, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. Gary Zerlin, MD
Dr. Gary Zerlin, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

2103 18th St

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact Information
Dr. Gary Zerlin, MD

Dr. Gary Zerlin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Compassionate, caring, patient-centered general ENT practice. We cater to bids of all ages, from neonates to nonagenarians. Tubes are placed in ears and tonsils, and adenoids are removed when conservative treatments have failed. Chronic sinus disease and conservative treatment failures for upper airway obstruction at times necessitate surgical intervention. Attention to detail using state of the art techniques is always utilized.
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Dr. Zerlin's Experience

Dr. Zerlin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Airway Obstruction
  • Apnea
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • White Meml Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • White Meml Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Certification, University of Austria, 1991
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of California San Diego, 1989
  • Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 1982
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow, 2006
  • American College of Surgeons Fellow, 1984
  • Starnberger Sinus Course Certification, University of Belgium, 1993
Media & Publications

Dr. Zerlin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zerlin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zerlin to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Zerlin'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 (3)
Bakersfield, CA |
Best Surgeon in the World! Don't let the office put you off - it is a museum, frozen in time in sort of the 1970s. He is very detail-oriented and meticulous, but is also VERY nice! Rare combination.... He personally calls after surgery to check on you rather than having the receptionist do it. 10 Stars!
in New York, NY |
He was attentive to my complaints and really listened to my history. The exam was thorough, skillful and gentle. His explanation after was comprehensive and understandable. I will recommend him to my friends and their families.
in Bakersfield, CA |
I was nervous at first, Dr. Zerlin helped me every bit of the way through my diagnosis and treatment. I have full confidence in him as a top rate doctor and would recommend him as well. His office staff is also nice and I am happy with my results. Trustworthy and helpful,
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Dr. Zerlin accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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