Dr. Jeffrey Krivit, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 65

Dr. Jeffrey Krivit, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Krivit has more experience with Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids and St. Luke's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Krivit to book an appointment.

Dr. Krivit

Outpatient Surgery Ctr of Cedar Rapids

1075 1st Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Accepting new patients

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Sleep Apnea

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.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Krivit is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Krivit's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • 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
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • 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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Dr. Krivit's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Krivit

3.3

Based on 50 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
6%
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3 Stars
4%
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2 Stars
6%
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1 Star
34%
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  • Office environment (43)
  • Appointment scheduling (33)
  • Staff friendliness (33)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (16)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (12)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (9)
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Dr. Krivit literally saved my life. I had a main artery ruptured in my nose and went to the ER numerous times to have them painfully pack my nose and send me home only to return hours later with a severe bloody nose. He was the only one who could figure out what was wrong. He was extremely concerned and talked in detail about the problem and surgery needed. I have had numerous follow up appointments and found Dr. Krivit to be very caring and thorough. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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C. Comried – Apr 18, 2020
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He was RUDE and CONDESCENDING. He rushed in, spent 5 mins with me. Barely asked any questions/cut me off when I tried to tell him what symptoms I was having. I came in for unexplained dizziness. Shoved instruments in my face and scope down my nose with no warning. Tells me I have a deviated septum and wants a CT scan. He comes back in reads the scan and tells me I need surgery. When I question why, becomes aggressive, raising his voice, waving his arms at me. "What a waste of time!" "Why did he order the CT if I was not going to have surgery?!!" I was sitting there in disbelief. I came in because I was having dizziness, I have zero trouble breathing with my nose, no chronic sinus issues or allergies. He did not ask me any of those questions. I thought he ordered the CT related to dizziness, but it was ordered for the purposes of a septum surgery. When I questioned him/refused, he became irritated. I wonder if it was all about $. Stuck with bill for useless visit/unnecessary CT.
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J Hahn – Jan 22, 2020
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My recent appointments with Dr. Krivit would be graded EXCELLENT from my point of view. On time, explained in my simple terms so I understood what he could do for me and he did.. Dan Dailey,
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Dan Dailey in Monticello , IA – Dec 02, 2018
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I recently had experiences with Dr. Krivit. He is someone I will not recommend. They information he provided was lacking during diagnosis. I need to investigate further why he wanted to perform surgery. Pre-surgery he never even consulted me. Post surgery my husband found him arrogant and to busy to answer valid questions. I had concerns about post surgery issues and how they were being handled. He became very aggressive in his manner and voice. I was astonished by the lack of compassion. NO.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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May 02, 2018
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I went in for what I thought was an allergy test. I ended up waiting an extra half hour for my appointment and his rushed demeanor was apparent. He looked at my nose for a few minutes. Sprayed something in it, stuffed it with cotton, said it was medicine and left. Returned 10 minutes later and proceeded to hastily perform a nasal endoscopy without telling me or asking me. I felt incredibly violated. Horrid bedside manor. I dread the bill for a procedure I didn’t request or consent to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • 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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Mar 27, 2018
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I went for an initial visit for breathing issues w my nose. He saw me for 5 minutes, during which he scopes me without asking. He said I needed surgery and his nurse would explain and he left. The nurse gave a brochure about 1 part but didn’t know the other part. After surgery, he talked to my spouse for 30 seconds, and refused to give effective pain meds. I am miserable and don’t really understand what he did, and he won’t even speak with me.
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Adel, IA – Dec 05, 2017
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He had a horrible bedside manner. He did an unnecessary procedure, ordered a ton more tests, and didn't even do what I was referred here to do. A lot of money for a disappointment. Especially when the tests he ordered can go through my primary care physician. Every time I had a new question, it's like he was frustrated that he had to stay in the room.
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Cedar Rapids – Nov 02, 2017
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5 minutes was all he gave me to misdiagnose and then prescribe a medication that was expensive and did nothing to help. It was very frustrating, expensive and a waste of time. It is very sad that when you are referred to a specialist they don't even take the time to find out the problems you are having because they are so overbooked or just don't seem to care. Thank God I went for a second opinion to someone who actually listened to what the problem was and received the correct diagnosis.
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Cedar Rapids, IA – Apr 11, 2017
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After reading some attitudes about Dr. Krivit, I went in wondering what to expect., If you are looking for a Doctor who covers you with hugs and kisses and tells you what you want to hear, Go elsewhere. But.. If you want a highly trained. knowledgeable professional diagnostician; one who tells it like it is and has the training, both collegiate and experience, Dr. Krivit is the best. Went in for bloody nose and got treated for ear problems I wasn't aware of. Just part of his protocol.
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Larry Jenkins in Shellsburg, IA – Mar 31, 2017
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Felt very confident in him! Thanks Dr. Krivit!
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Cedar Rapids, IA – Mar 23, 2017
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Dr. Krivit has no bed side manners, no compassion, he is very blunt! He wanted rush me into surgery the next day to fix my crooked nose, I told him that I have to give a two week notice because it was not an emergency. He seems more concerned about making money than treating the illness! He don't explain things very well, he used some medical terms that I didn't understand, I told him that I don't know what that is! I don't care for him. I need to find another doctor!
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CEDAR RAPIDS – Dec 14, 2016
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Atrocious bedside manner
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Downtown Sally in Cedar Rapids – Mar 19, 2016
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Charged 121 dollars to remove earwax, did not go in to have ear wax removed nor was told that the procedure would cost 121 dollars. (Family doctor could have done that cheaper.)
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Mar 15, 2016
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Excellent doctor! My wife had to have corrective surgery for a deviated septum. The procedure took twenty minutes just as he said it would. During the initial visit he was able to diagnose the problem within minutes.
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Erik and Misty in Cedar Rapids, IA – Feb 09, 2016
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He was so nice and helped me breathe a lot better. Also very smart and informative. Would recommend to others.
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Elizabeth – Dec 27, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide exceptional service to each individual patient and provide surgical and medical expertise to our primary care physician partners.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Laryngology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology
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Education

1986
University Of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Residency Hospital
1982
U Ill Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
1981
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Medical School
1977
University Of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Jeffrey Krivit, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Krivit frequently treats Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Krivit specializes.

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Dr. Krivit's office is located at 1075 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Outpatient Surgery Ctr of Cedar Rapids1075 1st Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Physicians Clinic of Iowa PC202 10th St Se Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

St. Luke's Hospital

Cedar Rapids, IA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

UnityPoint Health - Jones Regional Medical Center

Anamosa, IA

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average