Dr. John Ponder, MD

Dr. John Ponder, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Ponder, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Bedford, TX and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

1615 Hospital Pkwy Ste 210

Bedford, TX 76022

Contact Information

(817) 540-3121

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 96% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
high
more than 90% of peers
Ear Disorders
high
more than 87% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Wound Repair

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.

Education

  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • St Joseph Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ponder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ponder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ponder to family and friends
2.1
based on 18 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Ponder's Performance

Trustworthiness
FAIR
Explains condition(s) well
FAIR
Answers Questions
FAIR
Time well spent
FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

This is my 4th visit, I always have a scheduled appt. the wait is horrible. I haven’t had a good experience at this office. I come early thinking I will be seen ontime, what a joke
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This guy basically told me to just get over it, referring to the ringing in my ears. He was completely unconcerned and offered zero clinical treatments. A complete waste of my time and money. He is a scam artist and should be avoided at all cost!
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He didn't believe I had anything wrong because I passed a hearing test. Rushed me out the door without giving me the chance to ask questions.
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I had a bizarre experience. On my initial visit, Dr. Ponder said I had a huge bone spur and clearly visible deviated septum and that I needed surgery to repair it. He sent me for a CT. After the CT I got a call from the nurse who said it was clear and no surgery was needed. I was very confused and...more
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Great surgeon!!. He performed a cholesteatoma removal and a mastoidectomy in my left ear, very delicate kind of surgery that needed great hands and knowledge. I am doing fantastic after 2 years of my surgery. Dr Ponder is a calm and quite doctor, and very knowledgeable. After my surgery, my ear...more
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