Dr. Loren Bartels, MD

Neurotology •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Bartels
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center

5 Tampa General Cir Ste 610 Tampa, FL 33606

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(813) 315-4327

Dr. Loren Bartels, MD is a Neurotology Specialist in Tampa, FL and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bartels has more experience with Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of South Florida College of Medicine medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Largo Medical Center and Medical Center Of Trinity. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bartels to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bartels accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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BlueDental Choice
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Practice Areas

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartels treats Vertigo more than 100% of their peers

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

Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartels performs Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bartels performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Tinnitus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartels treats Tinnitus more than 99% of their peers

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

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Dr. Bartels' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Aural Atresia - Multiple Congenital Anomalies - Mental Retardation
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Motion Sickness
  • Myringotomy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Otosclerosis, Familial
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pediatric Cochlear Implants
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome - Type 1
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vestibulocochlear Dysfunction Progressive Familial
  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Bartels' Reviews

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4.2

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Dr. Bartels is very through. Preforms and reviews test. He recommended therapy. Thankfully the world stopped spinning. He works well with other specialists.
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Jun 19, 2020
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Dr. Bartels is one the kindest and caring people you will fine he truly cares for his patients takes the time and truly understands their hearing issues and a great office staff that make you feel like family
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Bill Wilson – Feb 22, 2020
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Excellent. Saved the hearing in my husband's good ear by treating for Meniere's with acyclovir. This treatment was internationally known but not known in America. Found the Dr Bartels patient and fully explained condition and treatments.
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Norma Goldberger – Sep 23, 2019
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This doctor is amazing,i moved to Florida in 2015 since than i have had two ear surgery's with DR BARTELS to regain hearing in my left and right ear. I have had four or five surgery's before with not very good results at all. DR BARTELS has done me a WONDERFUL job,i am hearing GREAT !!! This man has changed my life YA HEAR ME !!!
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Robert G Kuntz in Estero, FL – Aug 21, 2018
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Dr. Bartels is awesome. He was our last hope after two failed ear surgery’s. He not only fixed my daughters hole in her eardrum but rebuilt her a new one and found another issue in her ear tube that was undiagnosed. Seven weeks after surgery and her hearing is almost perfect. She is thriving now!! So thankful we found him.
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L.Mazza in Lutz, FL – Aug 16, 2018
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I made an appointment for a consultation. Two weeks later staff called to ask if I had the MRI done. I said none had been ordered and I did not want one. Coming in only for consult on medical advances for my particular problem. A few days before the appt. staff called asking the same question. I cancelled the appt. Just got billed $50. for a 'no show'. What a nerve! Bad enough staff is incompetent. If only Dr. Bartels knew.
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C. W. Loflin in Brooksville – Feb 06, 2018
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Dr. Bartels diagnosed me with Vestibular Neurosis after years of searching for answers and suffering from this disease. His knowledge and understanding of my disease made me feel much better and not feeling alone about moving forward and coping with my disability in the future. Thank you and your staff for giving me hope.
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JOE ONDROVIC in Ft Myers, FL – Nov 28, 2017
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horrible experience, 1 foot in 1 foot out of the door! No Compassion!
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Palm Harbor, FL – Oct 16, 2016
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My son had chronic ear infections. Our regular ENT recommended we see Dr. Bartels. After several appointments with Dr. Bartels, my son went from almost requiring hearing aids to about 95% normal hearing. My son will soon be getting the one hole closed from his tubes, the other closed on its own. The journey was long, but the outcome is worth every effort. My son being able to hear at a normal level is priceless.
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Jason. J in Tampa, FL – Apr 26, 2016
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Excellent, one of the best we have ever seen.
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Tampa, FL – Apr 06, 2016
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Dr Bartels is an exceptional physician of the highest quality. I needed surgery for chlosteatoma and an implant for a deteriorated bone. His thorough explanations were outstanding
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Elizabeth in Clearwater, FL – Jan 22, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Loren Bartels, MD is a Neurotology Specialist in Tampa, FL and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bartels has more experience with Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of South Fl...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Audiology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1980
Otol Med Grp Ear Rsch Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Geisinger Med Center
Residency Hospital
1976
Geisinger Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1974
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • German
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center

Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center5 Tampa General Cir Ste 610 Tampa, FL 33606
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Largo Medical Center

Largo, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Medical Center Of Trinity

Trinity, FL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

St. Joseph's Hospital

Tampa, FL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

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