Dr. Kathryn Obana, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Female • Age 62
  
Dr. Obana
Accepting new patients

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

701 E El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040

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(650) 934-7000

Dr. Kathryn Obana, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Mountain View, CA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Obana has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of California School of Medicine - Davis medical school in 1984. She is affiliated with El Camino Hospital- Mountain View Campus. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Obana to book an appointment.


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Dr. Obana accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
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
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 w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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
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
Select Plus-CA HMO
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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 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
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Cigna HMO
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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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 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Obana treats Sinusitis more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Obana treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Acute Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Obana treats Acute Sinusitis more than 83% of their peers

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

Chronic Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Obana treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Obana treats this condition more than 48% of their peers

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Dr. Obana's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • 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
  • Common Cold
  • 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 Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue 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
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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I was recommended to Dr. Obana in the 2000's. She is very gentle with her procedures. Can u imagine being shuff roughly when they need to put a tube down your nasal passage to look at your throat??? Two of my former ENTs are so damn rough and careless leaving me with fear of getting my throat look at using a tube from nasal down to throat. I am her patient since 2007. THe person recommended me to her is a patient since 1997.
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This review is overdue. I saw her twice a few years ago for a diagnosis of TMD and later something else. She has very good judgement, trustworthy, pro-patient, and humble, all the qualities you would want in a doctor.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Kathryn Obana, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Mountain View, CA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Obana has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in her ar...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Stanford U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1985
Stanford U Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1984
University of California School of Medicine - Davis
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Obana offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Obana have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Obana offer weekend visits?

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Locations

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Palo Alto Medical Foundation701 E El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040
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Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Palo Alto Medical Foundation701 E El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040
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Affiliated Hospitals

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El Camino Hospital- Mountain View Campus

Mountain View, CA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average