Dr. John Ponder, MD

Dr. John Ponder, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Ponder, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Bedford, TX. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

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
  • MultiPlan

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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
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
56

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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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
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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)
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)
in Grapevine tx |
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
Bedford, TX |
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!
Grapevine, TX |
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.
Dallas, TX |
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 said that is the opposite of what was said in my appointment. I asked for the doctor to call me, but I never got a clear answer. Honestly, I think they mixed up my CT with someone else.
in Flower Mound, TX |
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 took time to heal, and I had to go to the office a lot to check it and do some cleaning, during that time Dr Ponder was always kind and took good care about me. I am really happy.
in Grapevine, TX |
QUACK OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO DR. PONDER AND HIS RUDE STAFF. DIRTY TOOLS USED TO LOOK UP MY NOSE AND DOWN MY THROAT. REPORTED TO THE BOARD OF MEDICAL DIRECTORS FOR THE FOUL LANGUAGE HE USED AND HIS ABUSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS ME. PONDER IS POISON. STAY AWAY, RUN IF YOU CAN.
Ft Worth, TX |
Waited a long time, no apology, spend about five minutes with him. What experience?
in Grapevine TX |
Cancelled two of my appointments on me within a week's time and both times only gave me a 2 hour notice, I had already left work on both occasions and wasted 8 hours of my personal sick time. I had to find another doctor to see me.
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Dr. Ponder accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
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  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ponder has admitting privileges

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
1650 W College St
Grapevine, TX 76051
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