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Dr. Justin Rufener, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 44

Dr. Rufener

The Oregon Clinic

315 SE STONEMILL DR, STE 220 Vancouver, WA 98684
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Dr. Justin Rufener, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Vancouver, WA. He graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2003 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

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Dr. Rufener accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Rufener's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Outer Ear Infection

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rufener treats Outer Ear Infection more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Rufener treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Ear Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rufener treats Ear Disorders more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Rufener treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rufener treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Rufener treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Rufener's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • 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 Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • 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

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What People Say About Dr. Justin Rufener, MD
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DISMISSIVE AND POOR FOLLOW-UP. He was dismissive of my concerns and was done not interested in even knowing my name. He ordered several tests and said they would be in contact once they receive my results. I received my results (via My Chart app) in about a week from each test. His clinic called 7 weeks after results were available. I understood the test results enough to know reducing sodium was going to be the best option. If my symptoms return, I will go to a different provider. One that is not dismissive of me and who I have more confidence in.
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He was VERY short, and didn't seem to care about me as a patient, my concerns, or symptoms. He spent less 5 minutes with me, and ended the conversation with "I will order a CT scan, but they will find nothing". The Radiologist's report said he found several things, the PA I spoke to while he was 'Out of the country' said yeah you have some cysts, and the Dr will probably be scheduling surgery when he returns'. Yet when he finally got back to returning my calls almost a week after he got back in
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Helpful and caring. Fixed my wife's ear problem.
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VERY quick to suggest surgery on children without meeting criteria. Would NOT recommend to anyone especially anyone looking for help with their child. Knife happy to say the least.
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About Me

It is a great privilege for patients to entrust their care to me, so I treat all my patients with the utmost respect. My goal is to provide compassionate, high quality medical and surgical treatment in an individualized manner that allows patients to be part of the decision-making process.


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat


Oregon Health Sciences University
Medical School
Henry Ford Health System
Residency Hospital
University Of Oregon, Eugene
Undergraduate School
Henry Ford Health System
Internship Hospital

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)