Dr. Mark Altenau, MD

Dr. Mark Altenau, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 77
Dr. Mark Altenau, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 52 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati Medical Center in 1966 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

7777 Forest Ln Ste B434

Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Information

(972) 566-7888

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
very high
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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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

35  Conditions Treated

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12  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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
32 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I have been seeing Dr. Mark Altenau for over 30 years and without his skills, I would definitely be deaf. Over those years, he removed several tumors from my ears plus many many more operations. He would even come to the hospital on Saturdays to check and see how I was recovering. He is just an...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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.
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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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