Dr. Ian Murton, MD

Dr. Ian Murton, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ian Murton, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Atascadero, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Ian Murton, MD

8280 Morro Rd

Atascadero, CA 93422
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Murton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Postnasal Drip
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Murton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

73  Conditions Treated


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25  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx 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
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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.


  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Emory University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Emory University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Murton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Murton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murton to family and friends
12 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Murton'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 (6)

Dr. Murton is kind, caring, patient and gentle. His approach is conservative. He asks questions and listens to your answers, and he has never rushed out of the room on to his next patient, like so many doctors do these days.
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Horrible staff especially the receptionists, VERY RUDE, she was rude to my daughter too another time. Doctor was fine took 45 minutes to see him. Receptionist was was still rude when I was left also.
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I am new to the California Central Coast region and was in the need of immediate attention for my ears. Dr. Murton and his staff are very courteous, responsive and professional. It was a wonderful experience and my ailment was treated superbly.
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The most pleasant experience I have ever had with a Dr and surgeon. He educates you rather than just tell you random info, he even made a call to me personally just to check on me after my surgery this morning. I've never experienced such care like this from a Dr before. Thank you
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Dr. Murton's office staff is completely incompetent. Just trying to get in to see him I've had my appt cancelled by them twice in a row - never even got to see yhe doctor. The staff then runs interference to prevent me from talking to the office manager or the doctor to hide their incompetence. Any...more
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