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Dr. John Straka, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 77

  23 Reviews
Dr. Straka

Straka & Mcquone Inc.

4815 Liberty Ave Ste 443 Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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(412) 621-2656

Dr. John Straka, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1966 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Straka accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Straka's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Straka 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
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Straka treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Straka treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Straka treats Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Straka treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Straka's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • 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
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Straka

3.3

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
52.17391304347826%
(12)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
39.130434782608695%
(9)

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Dr. Straka was a real help to my hearing problem. I had fluid behind the right ear drum and the last "doctor" just talked down to me and tried to blame the entire issue on me. Well, Dr. Straka was not like that at all. He was professional, thorough, and cared about the treatment solution he suggested. He ended up putting a tube in my ear, but only after he checked my sinuses (not done before) and inspected the ear drum. Putting in the tube caused a little discomfort and he was concerned. Over all, I felt I had visited a true health professional. I will recommend Dr. John Straka to anybody. Go there!!
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I seen Dr. J Straka for the first time last week. His staff was tremendous & made me feel very comfortable. He was very thorough, caring, concerned & excellent with explaining every detail & upcoming test he was going to have to be taking & explained every detail on what to expect in the next few weeks. He took so much time with me I was surprisingly impressed! He made me feel very comfortable & not ashamed of some of the issues I had been having with my health & how it all related to my ears & put my mind at ease that It was not from a previous stroke related issue & within time he & his staff will be happy to work with me to guide me on what will seem like a long process but it will pay off in the end! They set up all my tests for me, each staff member that worked with me that day came to say goodbye & tell me they are excited to work with me in the next few weeks as they walked me out & made me feel like I mattered! Looking forward to working with his other staff members tomorrow.
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I thought Dr. Straka was thorough and awesome. Glad I met him.
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Honestly this Dr is beyond a 5 star rating he has and continues to be one of the top Doctors in the United States! Dr Straka reconstructed my right ear in my early 20s, he was instrumental in me not loosing my hearing for the rest of my life ! As I sit here today 2/28/2019 at 60 years of age I’m enternaly grateful!
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Dr. John Straka is the best!! He is a very caring professional doctor that does everything he can to resolve your situation. He really puts every patient first and we are lucky to have a doctor like him!!! His staff is so kind and helpful and you end up leaving his office with that warm and fuzzy feeling - because they care!!!! Thank God for dr stratka and his wonderful office of professionals !!!
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Dr. Straka is a wonderful Doctor! Dr. Straka was able to diagnose my problem, treat it and I have been good ever since. Dr. Straka is such a calm and compassionate doctor and has a great repore with his patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Straka! His office staff are amazing too - especially Heather and Missy!!! Great Doctor - Great Staff!
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I have been seeing Dr. Straka for over 40 years and I absolutely recommend him to anyone needing an ears nose or throat specialist. I suffer from menieres & although there is no miracle cure under Dr. Straka's care my attacks of vertigo have become much more manageable. I have also had 2 successful surgery's by Dr. Straka and am now seeing him every 6 months. For me there are no other Dr I would consider
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Dr. Straka has decades of experience treating patients. There is nothing that he hasn't already seen.
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I would not recommend this doctor to anyone. A few years ago he operated on my nose to remove some cancer and I ended up with a major infection that made my face swell up like a balloon. His bedside manner is severely lacking in tenderness and compassion. He is indifferent to any pain he causes his patients. He should have retired years ago. For your sake do not use his services. His son is a much better doctor.
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I would not recommend this doctor to anyone. I had my first new patient visit today with Dr. John Straka at the Sewickley location and the last one with him. He seemed confused & was forgetting things & he got frustrated & interrupted me as I was answering the nurse & said to me rudely, just answer the question, it's a simple yes or no. The nurse was surprised also. I told the staff I want to see a different dr. on my next visit. Terrible Doctor!
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Biography

Dr. John Straka, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1966 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

1971
Allegheny Genl Hospital
Residency Hospital
1971
Mercy Hospital
Residency Hospital
1971
Pittsburgh Ee Chldns Hospital
Residency Hospital
1967
Mercy Hospital
Internship Hospital
1966
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1971
1971
1971
1967
1966

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average