Dr. Jerald Altman, MD

Dr. Jerald Altman, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  ·  
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Age 52
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Dr. Jerald Altman, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in Glendale, AZ and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1993 and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and ear, nose, and throat.

18700 N 64th Dr Ste 201

Glendale, AZ 85308

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  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
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Dr. Altman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Earwax Buildup more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Ear Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Ear Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Larynx Conditions
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Larynx Conditions more than 89% of his peers

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

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)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • 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
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Altman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Altman

3.9

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(28)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(2)
1 Star
23.80952380952381%
(10)

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  • Staff friendliness
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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He's a great doctor , he's professional and an excellent doctor.
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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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Wonderful doctor. Procedure don't so well that I didn't need to take any of my prescribed pain meds
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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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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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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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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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