Dr. James Forsen, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Forsen
Accepting new patients

Pediatric Otolaryngology

621 S New Ballas Rd Ste 622a Saint Louis, MO 63141

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(314) 872-8338

Dr. James Forsen, MD is a Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Washington University St Louis medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Forsen to book an appointment.


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Dr. Forsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Otitis Media
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Dr. Forsen treats Otitis Media more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Forsen treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Ear Tube Placement
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Dr. Forsen performs Ear Tube Placement more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Forsen performs this procedure more than 54% of his peers

Ear Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forsen performs Ear Surgery more than 50% of his peers

Dr. Forsen performs this procedure more than 50% of his peers

Dr. Forsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Disorders
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vocal Cord Nodule

Dr. Forsen's Reviews

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Dr. Forsen was a good surgeon but my initial meeting to diagnose the need for surgery (extraction of an ear tube that had been in place too long) was rushed. He seemed annoyed that I questioned the need for surgery and wanted to know why she needed surgery. We originally had the ear tubes put in place with his office but my follow up to get the ear tubes removed was deemed a "new patient" visit since it had been a certain amount of time (years) between visits. Therefore I was charged more for a quick appointment that I was rushed through. The billing department and appointment line are very difficult to get in touch with. I know Dr. Forsen has a good reputation but be prepared for a poor office and billing experience. Also come prepared to any appointments with your questions and don't leave until you are comfortable your questions were answered.
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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I credit Dr. James Forsen with saving my child's life. She was floating around for three months in the health care system going from Dr. to Dr. misdiagnosed. He was savvy enough to recognize a rare disease that 1 in 1 million kids get. He had only seen this one time in 30 years. We would have taken the wrong course of treatment with a disease that kills people in 6 months. I can't give him enough kudos.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Pediatric Otolaryngologist, I have the most extensive and comprehensive training, the widest range of treatment options, and the specialized expertise...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

Education

1995
Children'S Hospital Boston
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Barnes - Jewish Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Washington University St Louis
Medical School
1979
Princeton
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors by St. Louis Magazine, 2010
  • Best Doctors by St. Louis Magazine, 2011

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Locations

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Pediatric Otolaryngology - ENTs Just For Kids621 S New Ballas Rd Ste 622a Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Pediatric Otolaryngology621 S New Ballas Rd Ste 622a Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

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