Dr. John McCaffery, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 56

Dr. John McCaffery, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. 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.

Dr. McCaffery

ENT Associates of Santa Barbara

5333 Hollister Ave Ste 155 Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. McCaffery's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Otitis Media
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Otitis Media more than 100% of his peers

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

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCaffery treats Vertigo more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo

Dr. McCaffery's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adenoiditis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • 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
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Professional Voice Disorders
  • Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Disorders
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(805) 964-6926

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
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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. McCaffery's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McCaffery

3.7

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
65%
(26)
4 Stars
2.5%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
5%
(2)
1 Star
27.5%
(11)
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I’ve always had excellent advice and service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Urbonas – Jun 04, 2020
Chronic sinusitis
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 17, 2020
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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Feb 01, 2020
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eli from SB – Aug 29, 2019
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tamara A in Santa Barbara, CA – Dec 20, 2016
Great staff and office. Dr. McCaffery is nice and very gentle, besides being an excellent doctor and thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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RK in Santa Barbara, CA – Jun 30, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
9 people found this helpful
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Nancy – Jun 23, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. John McCaffery, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field....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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Dr. McCaffery frequently treats Earwax Buildup, Otitis Media, and Vertigo. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McCaffery treats.

Where is Dr. John McCaffery, MD's office located?

Dr. McCaffery's office is located at 5333 Hollister Ave Ste 155, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

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
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. McCaffery is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

86% Patient Experience Rating, 17% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Solvang, CA

97% Patient Experience Rating, 28% higher than the national average