Dr. Kristen Fahrner, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Female • Age 48
  
Dr. Fahrner
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Nrthwst Clrdo ENT/Fcl Plstc Sgy

651 Yampa Ave Craig, CO 81625

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(970) 879-3327

Dr. Kristen Fahrner, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Craig, CO and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fahrner has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Environmental Allergies, and Food and Drug Allergies than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Vermont / College of Medicine medical school in 1998. She is affiliated with medical facilities The Memorial Hospital at Craig and Uchealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fahrner to book an appointment.


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(970) 879-3327

Dr. Fahrner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
CU Health Plans Exclusive-CO HMO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Golden Rule
Humana
Medicaid
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
USI Affinity

Background Check

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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 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahrner treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Fahrner treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahrner treats Sinusitis more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Fahrner treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

Acute Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahrner treats Acute Sinusitis more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Fahrner treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Environmental Allergies

Compare with other Environmental Allergies specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pollen Allergy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahrner treats Pollen Allergy more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Fahrner treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Hives
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahrner treats Hives more than 79% of their peers

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

Animal Allergies
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahrner treats Animal Allergies more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Fahrner treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Food and Drug Allergies

Food and drug allergy specialists diagnose and treat patients for whom certain foods or medications trigger an immune system response that causes distressing or life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Food and Drug Allergies specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Drug or Food Challenge
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahrner performs Drug or Food Challenge more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Fahrner performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fahrner treats Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Fahrner treats this condition more than 53% of their peers

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Dr. Fahrner's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Itchy Skin
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

Dr. Fahrner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fahrner

4.1

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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She let her inability to satisfactorily address some of her health-care problems interfere with her judgment re mine, plus, interfered with my relationship with my general practitioner by changing one of my medications outside her area of expertise.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Kristen Fahrner, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Craig, CO and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fahrner has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Environmental Allergies, and Food a...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Immunology

Board Certifications

Education

2011
American Academy Of Allergy and Otolaryngology
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University of Vermont / College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Nrthwst Clrdo ENT/Fcl Plstc Sgy

Urology Clinic PC651 Yampa Ave Craig, CO 81625
1
Northwest Co Ear Nose & Throat940 Central Park Dr Ste 207 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
2

Affiliated Hospitals

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The Memorial Hospital at Craig

Craig, CO

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Uchealth Yampa Valley Medical Center

Steamboat Springs, CO

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average