Dr. John Austin, MD

Dr. John Austin, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. John Austin, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Brownsville, TX and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University of Utah in 1986 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, facial plastic surgery, and more.Read his story

4770 N Expressway Ste 304

Brownsville, TX 78526

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Superior HealthPlan
  • Triwest
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Top Care Areas

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Ear Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 95% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Austin'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.

Dr. Austin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Austin "Dr. Austin has been practicing as an ear, nose and throat physician since 1995, coming to the Valley from the University of Texas and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Austin was the first ENT physician in Austin to be certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1997. Dr. Austin is also board certified in Otolaryngology. Otolaryngologists, or ENT specialists, are defined by the American Academy of Otolaryngology as "physicians trained in the medical and surgical management of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck." Dr. Austin provides treatments for a variety of ENT disorders. A few of the ear problems treated are acute and chronic ear infections, wax buildup, congenital deformities, ear tubes, vertigo, tinnitus and skin cancers. Problems of the nose that Dr. Austin treats include sinusitis, nasal obstructions, nasal allergies, and cosmetic nasal surgery (rhinoplasty). Dr. Austin also works with patients that have throat disorders such as recurrent sore throats, hoarseness, swallowing problems, vocal nodules, tumors of the voice box and throat cancer. In addition to all of the ENT services Dr. Austin provides, he also helps patients who suffer from sleep disorders like sleep apnea, snoring and upper airway obstruction. Dr. Austin also performs head and neck surgeries for patients with thyroid or parathyroid tumors, tumors of the salivary glands, skin tumors or tumors of the mouth and voice box. Dr. Austin has served as an ear, nose and throat doctor for nearly 20 years. Contact one of his two convenient office locations in Brownsville or Harlingen, and have your ENT needs met with the highest quality care."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Austin "I feel lucky to have been able to practice as an ENT physician for more than 20 years and am very proud of the care I've provided to thousands of Texans of all ages.

To me, experience is one of the most important characteristics in the make-up of a doctor. By listening to a patient's symptoms, providing a thorough examination and obtaining the appropriate test, a physician can make a life-changing contribution to their patient's health.

One of the things I like best about my specialty is treating a wide range of patients -- male and female, young and old. I treat children with problems as common as sore throats, repetitive ear infections, and tonsillitis, while on the other end of the spectrum, I treat adults with complex cancers, thyroid tumors and hearing loss.

I love getting to know my patients and treating their families through each cycle of life.

-Dr. John Austin"


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3  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

42  Conditions Treated


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24  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University of Wyoming
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Utah
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Usc Los Angeles Co Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • USC & LAC Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Usc Los Angeles Co Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Austin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Austin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Austin to family and friends
35 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Austin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Austin Says:

Thank you so much for taking the time to give your feedback! It is of utmost importance to me that you have a wonderful visit, so if if there's anything you'd like to address personally, please don't hesitate to call us right away. 

Warmest regards, 

Dr. John Austin

Valley Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, P.A.


Patient Comments (17)

Dr. Austin is a perfect example of professionalism, I am very pleased of the results from my son's surgery. The ability interacting with my son making him feel not to worry or scared of the process was definitely a plus. Even my son has rated Dr. Austin a 5 Star doctor.
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I saw Dr. Austin about sinus congestion. After a scan, he recommended a balloon sinuplasty. The procedure WAS unpleasant, but worth it. I had this procedure 2 weeks ago and I can breathe!!!! Dr. Austin is very attentive and has a good bedside manner!
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I had a very good experience with Dr. Austin. Appointments were easy to get. Wait time in the reception room and exam room was minimal. Dr. Austin was knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend him to anyone needing ENT services.
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Dr. Austin was great! He showed our 18month daughter kindness and patience that small children demand. His staff was also wonderful! We had such an amazing experience starting with our initial consultation, through the procedure and even at our follow up appointments. Thank you for everything!
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Nasal surgery went well considering it's never fun. Appointments were easy.
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