Dr. Karin Hotchkiss, MD

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Female  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 13 years. She specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read her story

Tampa Children's ENT

2814 W Virginia Ave

Tampa, FL 33607
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hotchkiss performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Tube Placement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Hotchkiss' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hotchkiss "Dr. Karin Hotchkiss is a board certified pediatric otolaryngologist. She graduated with honors from The Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science degree, and the University of Florida, College of Medicine with her medical degree. Being from Florida, she completed her surgical internship and ENT residency at the University of South Florida. With a passion for pediatric otolaryngology care, she pursued and completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at The John's Hopkins University. After graduation she returned to the Tampa Bay area to begin practice in 2005. Seeking to provide a greater level of pediatric care to children and families of the Tampa Bay area she founded Tampa Children's ENT in 2009. Dr. Hotchkiss has helped more than 5,000 families during her career. She also serves as a member of the St. Joseph's Children's Hospital craniofacial team providing surgery to children with congenital head and neck deformities. Dr. Hotchkiss has a personal interest and is an advocate for children's disorders including autism and developmental delay. Professionally, Dr. Hotchkiss is an active member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She attends annual educational meetings and participates in continuing medical education activities. In her personal life she has been married to John Hotchkiss for more than 19 years and is mom to their 3 school age girls. She enjoys traveling and has served on several medial mission trips to South America and the Caribbean."
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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

54  Conditions Treated

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36  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Florida State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of S Fl College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hotchkiss has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hotchkiss' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hotchkiss to family and friends
21 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hotchkiss' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I wouldn’t recommend this doctor to anyone!!
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Dr. Hotchkiss is warm, intelligent and very thorough....the kind of physician one wants when dealing with a child's medical concerns. I recommend her to everyone who has pediatric ENT needs.
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Thank you so very much for your review. Dr. Hotchkiss and our staff pride themselves on offering excellent patient care. We are elated to know that this shined through for you and your child.

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Dr. Hotchkiss is very attentive, thorough, and compassionate. She is a true expert in the field and provides fantastic care for my son.
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Thank you so very much for your review. Dr. Hotchkiss has been leading pediatric ENT care in the Tampa Bay Area for over 10 years. She loves what she does and it really shows in her attentive and compassionate nature. Thank you for allowing Tampa Children's ENT to provide you excellent service and care.

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Went to several Pediatric ENTs, and none of them were as good with BOTH the parents and the kids. I had zero issues knowing that my kids (two of them) would be with her in surgery after we met. She was conservative in her thoughts and suggestions, and did not jump to surgery right away. She spent...more
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Thank you so much for your positive review! Dr. Hotchkiss and our staff excel in providing care both to our pediatric population and to their families. We know first hand how stressful this can be for both patients and parents and offer compassionate care to both. Thank you for choosing Tampa Children's ENT for your children!

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