Dr. Ian Alexander, MD

Dr. Ian Alexander, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Ian Alexander, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Espanola, NM and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med in 2004 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.Read his story

1302 Calle De La Merced Ste D1

Espanola, NM 87532

Contact Information

(505) 661-4147

Insurance Accepted

  • 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)
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
more than 88% of peers
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Alexander's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Alexander "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alexander "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. "

2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

70  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

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
17 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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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

    10 to 15 minutes
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. 


Patient Comments (9)

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.
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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...more
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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!
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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
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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 &...more
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