Dr. K Durairaj, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Female • Age 52
  
Dr. Durairaj
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

K. Kay Durairaj, M.D., AMC

800 Fairmount Ave Ste 325 Pasadena, CA 91105

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(626) 316-7033

Dr. K Durairaj, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Pasadena, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Durairaj has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Southern California School of Medicine medical school in 1994. She is affiliated with medical facilities Huntington Memorial Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Durairaj to book an appointment.


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(626) 316-7033

Dr. Durairaj accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Molina Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 95% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj treats Sinusitis more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj treats Sleep Disorders more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj treats Sleep Apnea more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Enlarged Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj treats Enlarged Turbinates more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Deviated Septum
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj treats Deviated Septum more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj treats Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj treats Earwax Buildup more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Loss of Smell and-or Taste
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durairaj treats Loss of Smell and-or Taste more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Durairaj treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

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Dr. Durairaj's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • 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
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • 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
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wound Repair

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Durairaj

3.9

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
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4 Stars
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In a critical ICU situation this "on-call" physician lacked bedside manner, ability to appropriately handle a patient in pain, demonstration of caring for patient and family, and was replaced with another ENT. Would not recommend for a critical or acute situation.
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Pasadena, CA – Oct 09, 2016
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Excellent. I was very pleased with the liquid face lift I had. After a week the face looked perfect.and I got compliments from all my friends. They are all going to see Dr. Kay for their faces too. Dr. Kay was very caring and professional. I wholeheartedly recommend her for medical problems and face/cosmetic care as well. I also see her for my severe sinus problems and she has taken excellent care of me.
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Biography

Dr. K Durairaj, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Pasadena, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Durairaj has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Ear,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2000
UCLA Hosps & Med Ctrs
Residency Hospital
1994
University of Southern California School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Durairaj offer weekend visits?

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Locations

K. Kay Durairaj, M.D., AMC

K. Kay Durairaj, M.D., AMC800 Fairmount Ave Ste 325 Pasadena, CA 91105
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Huntington Memorial Hospital

Pasadena, CA

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Burbank, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

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