Dr. Joel Ernster, MD

Dr. Joel Ernster, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o
(18)

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Dr. Joel Ernster, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Colorado ENT & Allergy

3030 N Circle Dr Ste 300

Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ernster performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dysphagia
very high
more than 93% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 93% of peers
Sleep Apnea
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Ernster's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ernster "I have interest in all aspects of an individual?s health. However, I have devoted my career to managing three challenging conditons: voice & swallowing problems; nasal & sinus diorders; mouth, throat & facial skin cancers. I have attended national courses, worked with the best surgeons, published my own research, and patented surgical instruments. I have done this in the interest of providing the most sophisticated care. I look forward to helping patients with these challenging conditions."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

70  Conditions Treated

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32  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Voice Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Regis College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • St. Joseph S Hospital/Children S Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ernster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ernster's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ernster to family and friends
18 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Ernster's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I received tonsil/adenoid removal surgery from Dr. Ernster in June. He was very kind and easy to talk to, excellent bedside manner. He explained in detail how my surgery was going to go and really made me feel at ease and that I was in good hands. Highly recommend him for anyone needing and ENT...more
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Dr. Ernster has a great way of explaining things to you. With his plethora of experience and great bedside manner he can put your kings at ease with even the more serious of medical conditions. I would recommend him to shine needing am ENT!
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