Dr. Keith Forwith, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 57

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Keith Forwith, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Louisville, KY and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Forwith has extensive experience in Endocrine Surgical Procedures, Environmental Allergies, and Sleep Apnea. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Health Louisville and Clark Memorial Health. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Keith Forwith, MD

Advanced ENT and Allergy

1725 Gagel Ave Louisville, KY 40216 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Forwith

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Forwith treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Forwith treats other conditions, please contact the office at (502) 995-5525.

Endocrine Surgical Procedures

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Forwith is experienced in the area of Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroid Lobectomy
Parathyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy
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Environmental Allergies

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Dr. Forwith is experienced in the area of Environmental Allergies. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Animal Allergies
Allergic Rhinitis
Patch Testing
Pollen Allergy
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Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Forwith is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Forwith's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Audiometry
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Food Allergy
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Latex Allergy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Patch Testing
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Forwith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Forwith

4.4

Based on 54 ratings

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While I believe this provider to be knowledgeable in his field, I had serious issues with his business practices and long wait times. I saw Dr. Forwith for a nodule on my thyroid, and he recommended a Radiofrequency ablation (RFA). I paid $5K upfront for the surgery and later my insurance approved and paid for the procedure. When I tried to recoup my money he said they would only give me back what insurance paid in...which is a practice called balance billing, prohibited if the provider is in-network. I spent a year working with my insurance, providing copious amounts of documentation, certified letters and eventually they were in fact found at fault and forced to either take the amount insurance paid or be dropped as a provider. I'm putting this out there because I don't want this to happen to anyone else.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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PE – Apr 09, 2022
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excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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mary brown in louisville – Mar 03, 2019
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Dr Forwith is so worth waiting for. My whole experience was nothing but positive. Any waiting is worth waiting to see him. You’ll be so glad you did. He treats his patience like there the only one that matters. You can’t buy that type treatment. To Joyce please hang in there he saved me with finding my thyroid cancer & removed it with a complete thyroidectomy. If surgery is necessary he’s the one you want. I had very little pain. His whole staff treats you with so much kindness, pray on it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Linda Renfro in louisville, ky – May 20, 2018
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Perhaps he is a great doctor, but I'll never know. Had to wait three weeks to get the 1st appt, four weeks to get the second. The first appt took two full hours and I only spent 7 minutes with the doctor and/or NP. The second appt, I waited a full hour in the crowded lobby. When I asked the receptionist how much longer, she said it would be another hour. Since I had other appts, I had to leave without getting my much-needed biopsy. Clearly, they are double-booking their customers.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
7 people found this helpful
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Joyce in Louisville, KY – May 17, 2018
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My son has had ear tubes put in, my husband had his tonsils and adenoids, removed and my daughter had both and all by Dr. Forwith. He is amazing! My husband was eating chinese food 2 hours after surgery and played golf the next morning. My daughter ate chicken nuggets for lunch the following day and went shopping. Dr. Forwith really knows what he's doing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Leah J in Shepherdsville, KY – Dec 30, 2016
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Beware! My grandson is now 14, but when he was 4-5 years old he saw Dr. Forwith for eartubes. After first surgery constantly had infection issues. Dr. recommended another set of tubes, another surgery, and same thing. The Dr then recommended a third surgery and we went to Kosair for second opinion. The Kosair Dr. states the tubes were not inserted properly and why there were drainage issues and infections. The Kosair Dr recommended removal and not to risk further damage to ear.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Jtown in Louisville KY – Sep 14, 2016
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This was a horrible experience. Dr Forwith comes highly recommended?? I would never send anyone to this place. After waiting an hour and a half he saw me and basically laughed at me. He patted my knee and told me he suspected I was going through menopause. I'm 42. I was tested after seeing him and I am no where near menopause. I am in hypo symptoms with a TSH now of .005. I've gained 30 lbs in 10 weeks. I begged him to help me and he just brushed me off. I left there crying and devastated.
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
9 people found this helpful
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Terra in Louisville – Sep 07, 2016
TSH .005 is clearly hyperthyroid, not hypo! I'm...Read More
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Dr. Forwith is such a caring and considerate provider. While an office wait may be a little long, it is well worth the wait. He is making sure that each patient he sees understands the tests, procedures, and treatment they will be given and that they understand it. Have already recommended him to others that I know, and will continue to do so.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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JaneD in Louisville, KY – Feb 16, 2016
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I definitely recommend seeing Dr Forwith for anything thyroid related. He put me at ease about a scary situation and fully explained and answered all my questions. His staff is wonderful and they all gave me plenty of attention and didn't make me feel rushed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Louisville, KY – Dec 23, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Christ-centered care focused on educating patients and engaging them in their care for better outcomes.

Member of the American Thyroid Association

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Board Certifications

Education

2014
American Thyroid Association
2001
Children's Hospital Cincinnati
Residency Hospital
2001
University Of Cincinnati Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
University of Cincinnati / Main Campus
Internship Hospital
1996
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical School
1992
Purdue University-Ph.D. In Biochemistry
1986
Xavier University
Undergraduate School
,

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Keith Forwith, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Keith Forwith, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Keith Forwith, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Forwith frequently treats Endocrine Surgical Procedures, Environmental Allergies, and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Forwith specializes.

Where is Dr. Keith Forwith, MD's office located?

Dr. Forwith's office is located at 1725 Gagel Ave, Louisville, KY 40216. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Advanced ENT and Allergy

Advanced ENT and Allergy - Dixie1725 Gagel Ave Louisville, KY 40216
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Advanced ENT & Allergy -- Breckenridge Ln2944 Breckenridge Ln Louisville, KY 40220
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Advanced ENT & Allergy --The Quarry Center3515 Poplar Level Rd Louisville, KY 40213
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Advanced ENT and Allergy6801 Dixie Hwy Ste 128 Louisville, KY 40258
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Advanced ENT and Allergy

Advanced ENT & Allergy -- Breckenridge2944 Breckenridge Ln Ste 220 Louisville, KY 40220
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Baptist Health Louisville

Louisville, KY

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Clark Memorial Health

Jeffersonville, IN

56% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% lower than the national average

Norton Audubon Hospital

Louisville, KY

Norton Hospital

Louisville, KY

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

Norton Women's and Children's Hospital

Louisville, KY

University Of Louisville Hospital

Louisville, KY

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average