Dr. Mark Altenau, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 76
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Dr. Mark Altenau, MD
Dr. Mark Altenau, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 76 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Dr. Altenau is affiliated with Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children's Hospital.

7777 Forest Ln Ste B434

Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Information

(972) 566-7888

Dr. Mark Altenau, MD

Dr. Mark Altenau, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Earwax Buildup
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more than 98% of peers
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more than 91% of peers
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more than 90% of peers

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Cincinnati Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital-Chicago
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital-Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Altenau has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Altenau's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Altenau to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Altenau's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Dallas, TX |
If you want to be bullied, insulted and treated in a verbally abusive manner, this is the doctor for you. I would NEVER recommend this doctor to anyone. His beside manner and treatment of patients leaves much to be desired. Professionalism went out the window a long time ago as far as how patients are treated. He does not like patients who ask questions nor have anything to share about how they are feeling as far as their health is concerned. Staff is friendly; he is not.
Lancaster, TX |
Won't go back. He diagnosed some things right, but he tends to argue. Doesn't listen very well at all. After another doctor gave me empty nose syndrome by operating on my turbinates (Do NOT let a doctor operate on your turbinates, look it up on google) Altenau wanted to do MORE surgery on my turbinates. Mind-boggling. In the waiting room, I sat there and listed to his staff call people and tell them they were going to turn over their debts to a collection agency--saying their names out loud.
in Dallas, TX |
He needs to stop yelling at people. He is very sensitive. Doesn't like when you ask questions. He thinks that people are checking on him to make sure that he is doing properly his job. VERY, VERY SENSITIVE PERSON. AT HIS AGE, PEOPLE ARE WISER. HE IS RUDE AND IMPATIENT.
Prosper, TX |
He is mean and yells at you if u ask too much questions especially if you are translating something for a patient of his which happens to be my MOM. He is intolerable when it comes to that matter. He is grumpy and the clinic is very very old and doesn't look clean.
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Dr. Altenau accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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