Dr. John Wood, MD

Dr. John Wood, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 39

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Wood, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Wood has more experience with Otologic Conditions & Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge General - Bluebonnet. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wood to book an appointment.


Ochsner Health Center - O'Neal

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(225) 228-3596
Ochsner Health Center - O'Neal16777 Medical Center Dr Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Ochsner Health Center - Central

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(225) 228-3596
Ochsner Health Center - Zachary4845 Main St Zachary, LA 70791
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 4:45pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 4:45pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 4:45pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 4:45pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 11:45am
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Ochsner Health Center - Hammond

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(225) 228-3596
Ochsner Health Center - Hammond41676 Veterans Ave Hammond, LA 70403

Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove

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(225) 228-3596
Otorhinolaryngology10310 The Grove Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70836

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Office environment (12)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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It was a great experience, very professional and cortious
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Carlos Suadi – May 10, 2021
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Very informative- discussed my options/possibilities by beginning with how the thyroid and parathyroid work through all the possible scenarios. He gave us plenty of opportunities to ask questions. We feel ready for the next step.
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3 people found this helpful
Deb – Nov 02, 2019
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A year after I had blood work allergy test done still waiting on the results from Dr. Wood's incompetent staff. Next to impossible to get a human on the phone. This is a complete waste of time and money especially when he requires you to take worthless test and then requires you to do blood work anyway having to pay $1,000 for failed test.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
Fire your staff in Baton Rouge, LA – May 29, 2019
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Do not use this doctor. He has no bedside manner and does not listen to you. The very last time I booked with this doctor he did not even bother to come in. He sent his his NP.
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BATON ROUGE – Dec 11, 2018
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Dr. Wood treated me for thyroid cancer. I was so scared and nervous but he walked me through every procedure and even prayed with me right before my second surgery. I thank God everyday day that he put him in my path. Thank you so much Dr. Wood.
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Nohemi in Mount Pleasant, TX – Apr 16, 2017
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I like this doctor. He has a wonderful attitude, explained all my options and made me feel very comfortable. He has great knowledge. I had gone to other doctors that have never given me the options Dr. Wood had.
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KAREN EUBANKS in Baton Rouge, LA – Apr 03, 2017
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Thanks so much for your kind words Karen!
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Dr. John Wood is a phenomenal surgeon. He performed a thyroidectomy on me on 1/7/16. The procedure was more than I could have hoped for. No cancer was found. Dr. Wood initiated praying with my husband, my son, myself and for himself before I went into surgery. I had such a feeling of peace and I knew I would be o.k. His mannerisms, his compassion, his taking the time with you are beyond words. When I had my stitches removed 6 days after surgery, Dr. Wood prayed with my husband and I again.
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Kathleen Gendusa in Baton Rouge, LA – Mar 09, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Wood

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Wood treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Wood treats other conditions, please contact the office at (225) 761-5200.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Wood is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

Dr. Wood
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Outer Ear Infection
Otitis Media
Ear Tube Placement
Malignant Otitis Externa
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Dr. Wood's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • 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
  • Glossectomy
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Study
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Wood accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Cigna HMO
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Because of my own experiences as a patient, I have a deep desire for patients to feel that they are participants in a partnership with me in making decisions...Read more


My family has been in Louisiana for almost 250 years.  I was born in Ruston, Louisiana.  At 9 years old, I was diagnosed with leukemia ...Read more


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications


University Of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
Vanderbilt University College Of Medicine
Medical School
Jackson Memorial Hospital-University Miami School Medicine
Internship Hospital
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


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  • Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. John Wood, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (225) 228-3596, and for other questions, call (225) 761-5200.

Does Dr. John Wood, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Wood has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Wood, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. John Wood, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Wood's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. John Wood, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. John Wood, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wood frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Wood specializes.

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

Dr. Wood's office is located at 16777 Medical Center Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. John Wood, MD speak?

Dr. Wood speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Baton Rouge General - Bluebonnet

Baton Rouge, LA

3 Awards Received