Dr. Ian Alexander, MD

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Age 43
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Dr. Ian Alexander, MD
Ian Alexander, MD of Otolaryngology, is one of the top sinus surgeons in the country and a leading authority on sinus dilation. This minimally invasive treatment option can be performed in the office, if insurance allows. Sinus dilation reshapes the anatomy to open sinus pathways so they can drain properly. The procedure uses a tool placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. It may be an effective, lasting option for patients who have suffered for years with chronic sinus pain and infection. Dr. Alexander completed his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University, after which he attended medical school at the University of New Mexico. He did his residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Dr. Alexander founded the National Sinus Institute in New Mexico in 2009, which has grown to include eight clinics in New Mexico (Albuquerque, Española, Hobbs, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Taos, and Las Cruces, NM) and our first of many Texas clinics in Boerne, TX, comprised of six ENT surgeons and mid-level providers (Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners). Dr. Alexander and his wife have 3 children and reside in Boerne, TX. Dr. Alexander enjoys mixed martial arts, fly fishing, and bodybuilding.

34910 Interstate 10 W Ste 301

Boerne, TX 78006

Contact Information

(210) 202-0250

Dr. Ian Alexander, MD

Dr. Ian Alexander, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
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Care Philosophy

Our approach here at the National Sinus Institute, is to make our patients feel at ease with the friendliness of our staff, and by giving our patients a clear understanding of the care, we plan out with them. We want you to feel like part of our little family, and welcome becoming part of yours. There is always someone in our office to greet you with a warm welcome! We work with our patients to find the best possible care in treating whatever ails them. 
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Dr. Alexander's Experience

Dr. Alexander'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
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Geisinger Med Cte
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Geisinger Med Cte
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alexander has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alexander's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alexander to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Alexander Says:

Dr. Alexander is so please with the good reviews from his satisfied patients. Dr. Alexander feels very glad that he was able to help them, in any way, and looks forward to being able to continue giving excellent patient care when they need it most. 

Dr. Alexander's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Santa Fe, NM |
I think it is appalling that next to No doctors accept Medicaid in Taos. He is one of many. Most people i know go out of town for everything,including seeing NON greedy Physicians who are not tied into the pharmaceutical matrix.
in Albuquerque, NM |
I was grossly overbilled for a simple sinus w/balloon dilation. This procedure did not even work. I was in excruciating pain when I left the office and which continued for at least a week. I WOULD NOT recommend Dr. Ian Alexander or anyone on his staff to perform this procedure without getting the full cost estimate given to you. I was told a verbal amount and was billed ten times that amount.
San Antonio, TX |
Dr Alexander is a very great dr! He's very compassionate and understanding and takes the time to answer any questions you may have and he's GREAT with kids!! He cares about the whole family!
in Boerne, TX |
Dr. Ian is so good and compassionate . He will not stop until he finds a solution for your problems. I have referred several friends to him. He is the best of the Best! also all of his staff are very caring. You are made to feel very welcomed
in Boerne, TX |
I wanted to say thank you for taking care of my daughter. She has had breathing issues, ear infections all during high school as she was on the swim team. She was nervous, ears were throbbing, with breathing at night, after exercise more difficult, making her feel terrible. You were kind & patient with her taking time to listen to her. When you did the surgery it went so smoothly your entire office took care of her. I am so grateful as she feels "great" again. I would recommend you always.
in Rio Rancho, NM |
I would not recommend this place to anyone. They seem to run an outfit that wants to get as much as they can from insurance companies. They set up appoiments that is supposed to be for one thing and than the Dr. decides to give it another month. I have been going to this doctor since he open his Rio Rancho office back in 2010 and I will never come back after my last experience two weeks ago. Also his billing department is terriable. This is one doctor to stay away from.
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Alexander was great with my young son. He had a issue with his throat and it was super swollen and sore. Dr. Alexander put my worry to ease as he took care of my son, he talked to him and helped him feel more calm, while he did the in office procedure. I'll be coming back to him for every Ear and Nose and throat issue my family has.
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Alexander was welcoming, kind and helped me understand my treatment process very well. I went with severe sleep apnea and Dr. Alexander has now helped improve my life. I would highly recommend this doctor.
Los Alamos, NM |
Such an incredible physician with a wonderful grasp of patient issues. He is a fabulous person and is so caring. He called me back repeatedly to make sure I was ok after my procedure. He is thorough, friendly, and so happy. He makes the entire family smile any time we go in. One of the best doctors I have ever known.
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Dr. Alexander accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Superior HealthPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Alexander has admitting privileges

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills
11212 State Highway 151
San Antonio, TX 78251
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Holy Cross Hospital
1397 Weimer Rd
Taos, NM 87571
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Los Alamos Medical Center
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Lovelace Medical Center
601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Lovelace Regional Hospital - Roswell
117 E 19th St
Roswell, NM 88201
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Lovelace Westside Hospital
10501 Golf Course Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
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Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital - Northwest
9150 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, TX 78240
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Presbyterian - Espanola Hospital
1010 Spruce St
Espanola, NM 87532
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Presbyterian Hospital
1100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Unm Hospital
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center
3001 Broadmoor Blvd NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
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