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Dr. John Pickens, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Pickens

Mountain Regional ENT

7 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 200 Asheville, NC 28803

Accepting new patients

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(828) 654-9299


Dr. John Pickens, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State U, College Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Pickens accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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. Pickens' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Larynx Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickens treats Larynx Conditions more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pickens treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickens treats Earwax Buildup more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pickens treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickens treats Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Pickens treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Pickens' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • 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 Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Pickens' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pickens

4.0

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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(2)
1 Star
19.047619047619047%
(4)

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Excellent doctor! So very sorry this practice is closed.
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Great doctor, solved my ear problems
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I have seen Dr. Pickens for more than 10 years. He is responsive to all my ENT issues. He is knowledgeable, keeps current on ENT issues and an excellent diagnostician. I would highly recommend Dr. Pickens.
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Received same day care. Friendly staff.
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Next day appointment given for new patient visit. Patient forms available on their website for pre filling out On site laryngoscopy at first visit with immediate diagnostic impression and treatment plan....no waiting or having to come back for idea of what was causing my complaint. Quick appointment, quick answers !
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About Me

Biography

Dr. John Pickens, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State U, College Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1994
U Mo
Residency Hospital
1993
W Va U Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1985
E Tenn State U
Residency Hospital
1983
East Tennessee State U, College Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
1993
1985
1983

Awards

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Pardee Hospital

Hendersonville, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)