Dr. John McCaffery, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. McCaffery
Accepting new patients

ENT Associates of Santa Barbara

5333 Hollister Ave Ste 155 Santa Barbara, CA 93111

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Dr. John McCaffery, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McCaffery has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Otologic Care, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McCaffery to book an appointment.


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Dr. McCaffery accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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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 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Sinusitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery treats this condition more than 98% 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 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Outer Ear Infection more than 100% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Deafness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Deafness more than 99% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Conductive Hearing Loss
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Conductive Hearing Loss more than 99% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery treats this condition more than 99% 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 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Deviated Septum
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Deviated Septum more than 96% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 86% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 79% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation more than 96% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Nosebleed more than 92% of their peers

Dr. McCaffery treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. McCaffery'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
  • Adenoiditis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • 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
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Professional Voice Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Disorders
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • 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
  • Wound Repair

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I've had several appointments with Dr. McCaffery, and my impression of him is entirely negative. His communication skills aren't poor; they're essentially non-existent. I suspect he is high functioning on the autism spectrum, but this does not give him a pass for not speaking clearly to patients. After my most recent visit I was so frustrated that I vowed to never seek medical help from him again.
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Dr McCaffery corrected my "surfers ear" and it was the best possible outcome in all ways. Not only was there no pain in my ear after the surgery, which was very surprising considering the procedure, but I healed in exactly 4 weeks and was back in the water. Nothing but the highest marks!
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Eli from SB – Aug 29, 2019
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Dr. McCaffery is the best surgeon/physician I have ever experienced. I had a very complicated and risky nasal surgery and he was the only one who was willing to take it on. He is the best at what he does and it went perfectly. He also took the extra time in the surgery to make sure that everything would turn out okay. His communication style is also exceptional--warm, friendly, got to know me as a person, followed up several times by calling me at home to see how I was doing, etc. The best.
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Tamara A in Santa Barbara, CA – Dec 20, 2016
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Great staff and office. Dr. McCaffery is nice and very gentle, besides being an excellent doctor and thorough.
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RK in Santa Barbara, CA – Jun 30, 2016
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Very Expensive!!! Watch out for hidden charges!!! A 10 min visit can cost up to $300+ after insurance. Dr. McCaffery and physicians very skilled and helpfull. Front desk should do a better job informing patients of potential charges when in Dr. Office.
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Biography

Dr. John McCaffery, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McCaffery has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Otologic Care, and Ear, No...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Audiology
  • Laryngology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

1996
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Residency Hospital
1991
University of Minnesota
Internship Hospital
1990
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
Washington & Lee University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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ENT Associates of Santa Barbara

ENT Associates of Santa Barbara5333 Hollister Ave Ste 155 Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Solvang, CA

90% Patient experience rating, 21% higher than the national average