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Dr. John Donovan, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 59

  
Dr. Donovan

Willamette Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery, LLP

3099 River Rd So Ste 150 Salem, OR 97302
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(503) 581-1567

Dr. John Donovan, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Salem, OR and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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  • Friendly staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews

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Dr. Donovan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medico
PacificSource
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC
WVP Health Authority
Marion Polk Community Health Plan

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Donovan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donovan treats Earwax Buildup more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Donovan treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Larynx Conditions
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donovan treats Larynx Conditions more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Donovan treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donovan performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Donovan performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy

Dr. Donovan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • 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
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • 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

Dr. Donovan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Donovan

3.8

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
68.96551724137932%
(20)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
1 Star
24.137931034482758%
(7)

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I found him to be cold he treated me like I was crazy and my symptoms were not real. I found him to be Not very empathetic towards me. Reading the other reviews I am not alone in my experience.
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Dr. Donovan removed my parathyroid in June, 2019. I felt confident about him doing my surgery after our first office visit. The surgery was successful and the scar is not even noticeable. The office staff and the nurses at the hospital were very friendly and helpful. I hope nothing ever comes up that I would have another issue like this but if I do, I will go back to Dr. Donovan.
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Staff was friendly and efficient. It was a good experience from start to finish. No pain for days and then only some discomfort from minor swelling. I and my family are so grateful to Dr. Donovan and staff
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Dr.Donovan does not work with disable children. He never read my sons chart to know he is AUTISTIC and has ANXIENTY. Did not listen to me When I warned him that my son is going to vomit while being strapped on his back. My son started to choke and the nurses didn’t do nothing just stare. He came back didn’t comfort my son, he was in a hurry to get us out. Horrible experience!!!
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I’m very pleased with the level of care I received from Dr. Donovan. He was thorough in reviewing my case, and provided me with all the info and options I needed to make an informed decision regarding treatment. And thanks to the excellent skills of Dr. Donovan and his surgical support staff, my surgery and recovery went very smoothly. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Donovan is superior in all aspects of patient care. He is personable and actually takes time with the patient and the family explaining personalized care. I am a retired nurse and my husband had surgery with Dr D and I have never been more impressed than with this experience. He has exceeded every expectation we have had.
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Dr. Donovan was highly recommended to me by my Primary Physician, noting he is an expert in his field. From the beginning, Dr. Donovan was very informative. I was persistent with wanting answers and even before the tests, he was accurate with his predictions and compassionate when informing me. He explained everything thoroughly and my wife and I felt safe and 100% confident in his care. He and Scott make a great team and I recommend them.
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Dr. Donovan was very informative, thorough, and compassionate. He answered all of my questions and gave me a sense of peace about my upcoming procedure. I would recommend him to anyone seeking thyroid care.
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I had a great experience with Dr. Donovan from the initial exam through the surgery including the anesthesiologest and the nurses. He was very informative and thorough. I've had other surgeries and this was my best experience as I had almost no pain or swelling afterward.
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HORRIBLE traumatizing experience . Never will recommend this so called "doctor". Long story short, administered numbing agent eaiting less than a minute and started cutting away, I left in tears and barley able to catch my breath none the less talk. Not the only person either, after this day I looked him up and sae other people with similar experience.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. John Donovan, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Salem, OR and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1992
U of OK
Residency Hospital
1988
University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)