Dr. Heidi L. Close, MD

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Dr. Heidi L. Close, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Female

Iowa ENT Center 105 Valley West Dr Ste 100, West Des Moines, IA 50265 Get Directions
(515) 223-4368

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  • Internship Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Close's Office & Staff
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Specialties

      • Ear, Nose, and Throat

      Board Certifications

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      • Otolaryngology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Acute Sinusitis
      • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Allergic Reaction
      • Allergic Rhinitis
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Nose
      • Cancer
      • Cholesteatoma
      • Chronic Laryngitis
      • Chronic Sinusitis
      • Chronic Tonsillitis
      • Cough
      • Deafness
      • Deviated Septum
      • Dizziness
      • Down Syndrome
      • Dysphagia
      • Ear Ache
      • Ear Disorders
      • Earwax Buildup
      • Enlarged Turbinates
      • ENT Cancer
      • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
      • 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
      • Lip Cancer
      • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
      • Nosebleed
      • Oral Cancer
      • Otitis Media
      • Outer Ear Infection
      • Perforated Eardrum
      • Peritonsillar Abscess
      • Postnasal Drip
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Salivary Gland Cancer
      • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
      • Sinusitis
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Tinnitus
      • Tongue Cancer
      • Tonsillitis
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Vertigo
      • Vocal Cord Nodule
      • Vocal Cord Paralysis

      Procedures Performed

      • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
      • Ear Surgery
      • Ear Tube Placement
      • ENT Surgery
      • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
      • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
      • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
      • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
      • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
      • Sinus Surgery
      • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Tonsillectomy
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
      • Wound Repair

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences

        Graduated in 1988

      • Internship Hospital
        Tripler Army Mc

        Completed in 1989

      • Residency Hospital
        Walter Reed Army Mc

        Completed in 1993

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Close'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
      • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Close's Office & Staff

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      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Close

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      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
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      Dr. Close's Care Philosophy

      Your health is always our number one priority. Our extensive knowledge and skills are the results of decades of experience, the latest research, advanced technology and continuing medical education. At the same time, we place a very high value on the physician/patient relationship. Our caring, talented providers and staff take the time to listen to your symptoms and concerns so we can fully understand your condition.