Dr. Jerald Altman, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Altman
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Valley Ear Nose And Throat PC

9250 W Thomas Rd Phoenix, AZ 85037

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Dr. Jerald Altman, MD is a Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Altman has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Altman to book an appointment.


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Dr. Altman accepts the following insurance:

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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.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Sinusitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Sinusitis more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 80% 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.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Sleep Apnea more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 53% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Altman performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Vocal Cord Paralysis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Vocal Cord Paralysis more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Altman performs this procedure more than 67% 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.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Tinnitus
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Tinnitus more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Otitis Media
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Otitis Media more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Vertigo
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Vertigo more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

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Dr. Altman's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • 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
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Altman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Altman

3.9

Based on 46 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
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1 Star
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I saw Dr. Jerald Altman to have my hearing tested. The results showed I had diminished hearing in one ear more than the other. The doctor recommend an MRI but did not take the time to explain to me why I should have this done. After that the audiologist meet with me and pushed the need for me to buy hearing aids for both ears. I attempted the MRI test but could not finish it because I had a panic attach due to claustrophobia. When I got home I left a message with Altman's assistant asking questions on how important it was to have the MRI done and if needed, could he prescribe valium. I did not hear back from their office for ten days. In the mean time I made an appoint at Mayo Clinic and had a much more informative experience. Everything was explained in detail and options were presented. I was told I did not need hearing aids and there were alternatives to the MRI. Lesson learned: always get a second option and If your doctor does not return your messages, go somewhere else.
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Jul 07, 2020
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Dr. Altman is a very professional doctor. I really like his bedside manner. He is very clear and he knows what he is doing. I was very worried about my sinuses but he told me there is nothing to worry about and put me at ease. I just got a septoplasty done with reduction of my turbinates and antrostomy of my sinuses. He was very fast with the surgery and I saw a huge improvement in about a week. I am so happy to be breathing again after months of struggle and sleepless nights. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an ENT. I trusted him and he did an amazing job. Thanks to him.
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F.L. – Jan 03, 2020
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I want to revise my premature review dated 7-24-2019 to raise the rating of the staff. They did return my phone call and did do everything possible to take care of me. Their rating should be a 4 star.
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 25, 2019
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This story starts in December of 2017 when I had surgery scheduled for 22 January 2018, the office calls me the day before and states the surgery has to be rescheduled because their inapt office failed due to late submission to my health Provider. I had the surgery for a deviated septum and had problems with severe nose bleeds throughout the year. I had "4" post operative visits trying to correct the nose bleeds. After the 4th visit in February of 2019 and Altman's arrogance I decided to try another ENT at the Mayo Clinic. I was frustrated after 4 visits and the 3000.00 he charged to cauterized the nostril without fixing the nose bleeds. He also was insulted when I asked to see if I was anemic and having blood work at the Mayo showed that I was anemic from blood loss. He might be a good surgeon, but he lacks in bedside manners!! The CT scan at the Mayo showed bleeding around the right turbinate..... something Altman should of done!!!!
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Apr 30, 2019
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I’ve been having recurring nose bleeds. My wife became very concerned. She called Dr Altman’s extremely busy practice and got me in that same Friday afternoon. Staff as well as Dr was very professional, courteous, and efficient. My problem was quickly diagnosed & solved. I’d recommend Dr Altman in a heartbeat!
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Mar 23, 2019
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Dr. Altman is a premier ENT physician. I've had ear issues my whole life and it was a God send to find him years ago. No one treats my ears better, with more care then him. Ear pain has been something that's plagued me with several other ENT physicians in past. Dr. Altman is a real pro and I would highly recommend him.
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Eric L. in Goodyear, AZ – Jan 28, 2019
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I have never met a Dr so wonderful then Dr. Altman , I can write a novel for this but there's no space, But will say he's THE BEST DR. I HAVE EVER CROSSED WAYS WITH AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE DR.ALTMAN HE MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE FAMILY NOT JUST A BORING OLD DR THAT SEEMS TO NO BE INTERESTED IN HIS JOB , HE PERFORMED 2 SURGERYS ON ME AND I AM SO GRATEFUL I CHOSE HIM TO DO SO .THANK YOU FOR GETTING THE JOB DONE JERALD YOUR TOP NOTCH DOC IN MY BOOK AND ALSO MY FAMILYS VERY PLEASED WITH YOUR WORK
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Consuelo95 in phoenix, AZ – Aug 10, 2018
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I finally found an ENT I trust my children to! I've been searching for 18yrs for someone like Dr Altman. He's extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, not only answers questions but asks if you have more. You are not rushed out the door & your time is respected as equally as his. I have been to many different ENT's in the valley & have never felt this level of trust & been so comfortable. My only complaint is not finding him sooner & the unnecessary suffering of my children from past Drs. He's #1
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jennifer Glosser in Glendale AZ – Apr 25, 2018
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I saw Dr. Altman about swollen lymph nodes. He was kind, understanding and not an alarmist. He was a perfect fit for my worrisome personality. I would strongly reccomend this doctor.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Amy in Peoria, AZ – Apr 24, 2018
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Dr. Altman has been my E.N.T. going on 4 years and I am totally satisfied with his expertise regarding my care ,there has never been any rush to get me in and out ....addresses all my concerns completely and he has a great sense of humor. Thank you Dr. Altman
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Larry in Avondale, AZ – Sep 22, 2017
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After explaining details about needed throat surgery, he offered me time to think about it. After a couple of months, his staff called me saying the doctor feels that I shouldn't take too long to make my choice. So I had it done that same month. The surgery was done in a hospital environment surgery center where I felt safe if any other condition arose. He called me at home the next day to followup. I experience very little discomfort during and days after. I'm very pleased!
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K. B. in Peoria, AZ – Feb 04, 2017
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Love Dr. Altman - he's knowledgeable, kind, reassuring, takes the time to answer all of your questions, and does not make you feel rushed. However, it's difficult to make an appointment with him - the gentleman in charge of scheduling appointments is less than helpful - the date/time of my follow-up appointment has been screwed up TWICE, and the gentleman makes no effort to fix the situation or at least acknowledge and apologize for his mistake - I have to drop my star rating for this reason.
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Frustrated with Scheduling in Mesa, AZ – Dec 09, 2016
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He's a great doctor , he's professional and an excellent doctor.
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Magdalena Ross in Phoenix, AZ – Oct 09, 2016
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Dr. Altman is without a doubt the best doctor I have ever been to. He lifts my spirits just by being in his office. I'm afraid I use him for more than just my ENT conditions because he knows more than most PCP's that I have been to. His personality makes us a good match. I wish that every doctor would have the overall knowledge that he has. He makes going to the doctor a treat instead of a dread. Thanks for being that doctor that I can depend on to make the best decision for my health needs.
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Nancy Fontana in Glendale, AZ – Jun 13, 2016
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Wonderful doctor. Procedure don't so well that I didn't need to take any of my prescribed pain meds
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J K in Phoenix, AZ – Jun 11, 2016
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Doctor Altman is hands down the best ENT there ever was, or could be. As a professional singer, he has helped me through numerous situations to keep my voice healthy and at its best. Knowledgable, with the best bedside manner, I will continue to recommend him to anyone and everyone who needs specialty ENT care. I go out of my way to see him specifically.
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Rhys G. in Los Angeles, CA – Jun 09, 2016
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Horrible, did not even make eye contact with me half the time. Playing with his laptop and seemed uninterested in what I was saying. Got a second opinion with a wonderful Doc.
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christy in Phoenix, AZ – May 11, 2016
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Butcher!!!!!!! I haven't been able to swallow food since the butcher removed the back of my tongue. Ran as fast as you can!!!!
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Eric S in Waddell, AZ – Mar 28, 2016
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Dr Altman is an excellent physician, thorough, knowledgeable, generous with his time and gentle. I have been a patient of his for many years and have recommended him to many people, who have also been extremely pleased with his care.
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Biography

Dr. Jerald Altman, MD is a Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Altman has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Ear...Read more

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

1998
Henry Ford Health Sys
Residency Hospital
1994
Henry Ford Hlth Sys
Internship Hospital
1993
Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
Medical School
1989
The Ohio State University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

Valley Ear Nose And Throat PC

Estrella9250 W Thomas Rd Phoenix, AZ 85037
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Arrowhead18700 N 64th Dr Ste 201 Glendale, AZ 85308
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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Glendale, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average