Dr. James Houle, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Houle
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James G Houle MD PA

660 Glades Rd Ste 400 Boca Raton, FL 33431

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(561) 750-2100

Dr. James Houle, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Boca Raton, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1988 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Houle accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Acute Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Acute Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.

Typically treats 89% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Deafness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Deafness more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Conductive Hearing Loss
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Conductive Hearing Loss more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Vertigo more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.

Typically treats 91% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Ear Ache more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Sleep Disorders more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 73% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Sleep Apnea more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

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Dr. Houle's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ear Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Ear Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Deafness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Deafness more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Conductive Hearing Loss
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houle treats Conductive Hearing Loss more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houle treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houle's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Houle's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Houle

3.2

Based on 28 reviews

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I visited for routine ear exams and concerns with hearing. Dr Houle seemed like a competent doctor and was a friendly man, but consistently seemed rushed and unconcerned about his patients. With the sheer number of doctors in the area, I would not recommend Dr. Houle.
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Apr 28, 2020
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The staff was friendly, kind and efficient. Dr Houle is an excellent and knowledgeable clinicians. I highly recommend him!
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R. Waxman – Dec 18, 2019
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Easy to make an appointment. Doctor quickly found the problem and treated it . I would return to him for any type of ENT problem..
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May 01, 2019
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Great on all fronts!
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Miami, FL – Jun 06, 2018
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I am in the medical field, and I can say that he is clearly an excellent clinician, very smart and caring. His staff is delightful to work with too.
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Neil G in Ft. Lauderdale – Aug 30, 2017
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he has been my ent for 20 years i think he is the best and tell everyone about him his staff are really great also
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mary morris in Pompano Beach, FL – Feb 01, 2017
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The best ENT I ever had. I would highly recommend Dr. Houle.
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MarciaC in Boca Raton, FL – Oct 27, 2016
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Always available when needed gives complete explanations on illnesses, a very professional office with a good staff.
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Richard Fonte in Manalapan , FL – Apr 11, 2016
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One of the worst experiences I have ever had with a doctor. He was arrogant and rude when trying to do a simple ear wax removal. He said he couldn't perform the process because I flinched. I said I would sit still and he stormed out of the room but not before he insulted my wife for asking a simple question. Further, we received an 8AM to please arrive early because the doctor had a surgery. A nurse had to explain that he walked out to not puncture the eardrum. No bedside manner.
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DGoldstein in Boca Raton, FL – Jan 27, 2016
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He did not provide any suggestions for help in a very difficult and painful situation or even a correct diagnosis. Another ENT doctor provided a diagnosis and recommendations for a cure.
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Boca Raton, FL – Jan 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Houle, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Boca Raton, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1988 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Albany Medical College
Medical School

Awards

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James G Houle MD PA

James G Houle MD660 Glades Rd Ste 400 Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Boca Raton, FL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average