Dr. James Leffingwell, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 66

Dr. James Leffingwell, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Arlington, TX and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Leffingwell to book an appointment.

Dr. Leffingwell

Cross Timbers Ear Nose & Throat PA

400 W Arbrook Blvd Ste 301 Arlington, TX 76014
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Leffingwell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sinusitis
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Dr. Leffingwell treats Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Leffingwell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leffingwell treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Leffingwell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Tinnitus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leffingwell treats Tinnitus more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Leffingwell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Leffingwell's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Black Eye
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(817) 261-3000

Dr. Leffingwell accepts the following insurance:

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Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Leffingwell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Leffingwell

2.5

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (9)
  • Explained conditions well (6)
  • Listened & answered questions (6)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (14)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (13)
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Dr. Leffingwell is very experienced, great with instrumentation, knows the uniqueness of treating sinuses, ears, throat, and head problems. If you have acute or chronic issues, you will get better after seeing him. From my heavy travel schedules, I can say there are so many other docs who do not how to effectivlely treat sinus exacerbations. The office staff are very helpful, and I recommend this practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Diane – Mar 11, 2021
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De Leffingwell does not listen! I went in to get results from my CT scan of my neck and he basically dismissed my concerns. He didn’t communicate with the staff or me what he wanted me to do next and just basically left the room. I could keep going but I’m really upset that I was referred to him.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Atlanta Woods – Dec 08, 2020
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Horrible. Leffingwell performed my total thyroidectomy and I truly feel like he has ruined my life. My vocal cord was paralyzed, therefore, I now have severe vocal, breathing and swallowing issues. I’m 2 months post op and have received very little help or a possible solution to fix the mess that he has created. He’s very brief an inattentive with his patients. You will wait 30 mins to an hour to be called back, then maybe get to spend 5 minutes with him and 3 of those minutes are of him looking at your chart, not saying a word. His nurses and staff are very rude and incompetent. I had my throat scoped after my surgery and the nurse was supposed to be spraying a numbing solution in my nose. She didn’t even realized that the canister was empty, but proceed to tell the doctor that I was numbed and ready. I, of course, told him that I wasn’t but he dropped the scope anyway. This has been a complete nightmare. I’ve been depressed since my TT. Please consider using a different ENT!
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Apr 19, 2020
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Having seen Dr. Leffingwell for a number of years, I can't imaging a better choice for an ENT!
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All I needed was a doctor to look at my hearing test results and ok my hearing aids. The office staff in Mansfield is LOST. The online check in is a joke leftover from the 90's. Since they put my address in wrong I really had to hunt to do the checkin. Showed up for my appt and doctor was off in the ER. OK. Came back a week later and was handed more pages of forms to fill out. I said no and got my copay back. As I was leaving I heard them all laughing at me in the back.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mansfield, TX – Oct 16, 2018
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Front desk and billing people don’t seem to know what they’re doing, rude. Last 2 times I have been here I have spent over an hour in the waiting room.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mansfield, TX – Oct 09, 2018
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Dr. Leffingwell is very experienced and is thorough. Unfortunately, having only one exam room in his Mansfield office, and reception staff who did not process us properly, resulted in an over two hour wait before we were seen. Other patients were also getting frustrated at the wait. There is a fridge with water and some snacks provided for the wait, but really, one's time is precious and having to wait that long to see a doctor is not acceptable, no matter how professional or good he is.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
3 people found this helpful
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TX – Jun 18, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr. Leffingwell for, years now. He is hands down the best ENT I have ever met. I Highly recommend him to everyone. Always tell family and friends about him!
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Justin P. in Mansfield, TX – Apr 26, 2017
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Dr Leffingwell is without a doubt the best ENT in DFW area. He's extremely professional, engaging and generous. He goes the extra mile for his patients! Very rare these days finding doctors like him.
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A patient. in Arlington, TX – Mar 23, 2017
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This dr, when he did talk to us, was RUDE. My son, 19, and had an inner/exterior ear infection. His ear was so swollen there was barely an opening. Care Now prescribed drops & an antibiotic. It improved, but because my son complained of hearing issues we went to go to a specialist. The dr scoffed at previous treatment, jammed something in my son's ear with NO explanation and started sucking crap out. He mumbled some med terms and said to stop the meds and left. No concern for the hearing issues.
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txhawk36 in Ft Worth, TX – Jun 28, 2016
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My son had tubes put in a year ago. We have had several visits and each time there is a problem. Today's problem was telling us the appointment was at 3:00, even the voicemail that we got the day before said 3:00. When we got there at 2:45, we were told he should have been there at 2:30. The office staff were rude and unhelpful, they didn't seem to care about my son. Done with this doctor (who has NO social skills).
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Mad Mom in Ft Worth, TX – Apr 27, 2016
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Rushed, non involvement with patient. Very little time spent in listening to patients problems. No explanation of diagnosis. Do not plan to return.
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Pat Griffin in Arlington, TX – Mar 19, 2016
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So far not pleasant. No answers and no urgency. Seeking new doctor.
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Biography

Founder of Cross Timbers ENT, Dr. James Leffingwell is a board-certified ENT specialist with more than 20 years experience. After receiving his medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Education

1986
University Of Texas Med Branch At Galveston
Residency Hospital
1982
University of Texas Health Science Center
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Univ of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School
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What are Dr. James Leffingwell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Leffingwell frequently treats Sinusitis, Chronic Sinusitis, and Tinnitus. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Leffingwell treats.

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Dr. Leffingwell's office is located at 400 W Arbrook Blvd Ste 301, Arlington, TX 76014. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Cross Timbers Ear Nose & Throat PA400 W Arbrook Blvd Ste 301 Arlington, TX 76014
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2500 E Broad St Ste 200 Mansfield, TX 76063
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Baylor Surgicare At Mansfield LLC280 Regency Pkwy Mansfield, TX 76063
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Leffingwell is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Mansfield, TX

84% Patient Experience Rating, 15% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital

Arlington, TX

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average