Dr. Loren Bartels, MD

NeurotologyMaleAge 72

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 47 years of experience in the medical field. 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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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bartels' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Dizziness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartels treats Dizziness more than 100% of his peers

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

Labyrinthitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartels treats Labyrinthitis more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Bartels' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Audiometry
  • Aural Atresia - Multiple Congenital Anomalies - Mental Retardation
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Big Ears
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Motion Sickness
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Otosclerosis, Familial
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pediatric Cochlear Implants
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome - Type 1
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vestibulocochlear Dysfunction Progressive Familial
  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Bartels accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Bartels' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bartels

4.2

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
78.04878048780488%
(32)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
19.51219512195122%
(8)
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (33)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (33)
  • Explained conditions well (32)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (10)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (8)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
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INCOMPETENT STAFF!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Not telling u dont care anyways – Apr 02, 2021
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Thorough exam end of December 2020 helped understanding of roaring noise both ears and provided work around to deal with situation. 3rd ENT visited Tampa Bay Area AND THE ONLY ONE WHO PROVIDED ANSWERS. Professional and efficient with excellent personality and compassion.
What went well
  • 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
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Brad – Mar 21, 2021
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I have been followed by Dr. Bartels for the last 5.5 years for Meniere's Disease. His treatment completely eliminated my episodes, which were very disabling. When I developed another condition, Vestibular Neuritis, and was hospitalized in 2019, he contacted me himself and adjusted treatment successfully to treat this condition. He is very caring and is an expert in his field.
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
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Jan 06, 2021
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Dr. Bartel’s is a leading specialist in his field. His knowledge is both current and encyclopedic. He always takes time to communicate his thoughts and transparently dictates his notes in front of the patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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A. R. MacGregor MD – Dec 05, 2020
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With the number of people in the waiting room, I expected Dr Bartels to spend 5 mins with me, at the most. It was actually 45 mins! He wasn't in a hurry, and patiently answered all my questions. I guess my only disappointment was that he wasn't able to cure me on the spot, but said the problem would dissipate over the next 6 mos to 2 yrs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
1 person found this helpful
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tagr – Nov 20, 2020
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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.
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
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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
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
No results
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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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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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 !!!
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
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
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
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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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.
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
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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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.
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
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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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
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
13 people found this helpful
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Elizabeth in Clearwater, FL – Jan 22, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Loren Bartels, MD is a Neurotology Specialist in Tampa, FL and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...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
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Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Loren Bartels, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bartels frequently treats Vertigo, Dizziness, and Labyrinthitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bartels treats.

Where is Dr. Loren Bartels, MD's office located?

Dr. Bartels' office is located at 5 Tampa General Cir Ste 610, Tampa, FL 33606. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Bartels speaks Spanish, German, and English. View profile to see all.

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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

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

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Largo Medical Center

Largo, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Medical Center Of Trinity

Trinity, FL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Joseph's Hospital

Tampa, FL

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received