Dr. Mark L. Capener, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Alpine Ear Nose & Throat, Idaho Falls, ID 2065 E 17th St Ste B, Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Get Directions
(208) 524-7244

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People should be cared for professionally, and in a caring manner to solve all of your ear, nose and throat concerns.Read more

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Dr. Capener is very well educated. His father instilled education in to him and he is always seeking for more...Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Capener to family and friends
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based on 26 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Capener
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (26)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (26)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (26)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Capener's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (25)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (26)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (21)
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Dr. Mark L. Capener, MD says

Thank you to all the patients that put their trust in me. I take that very seriously and am honored to be your doctor.

in Ammon, Idaho Falls, ID |
He staff isn't very kind. His answering service during lunch hours is very rude, and short. Wouldn't let me leave a message. Dr, Capener is not very professional. He cauterized my sons nose, and now he has a hole in his septum. I wouldn't take him back there for the follow up, I took him to Hinkley instead. Capener ruined my sons nose. Hinkley doesn't carterized both sides, because it could cause a hole. Well....I will never refer him to a single person. And never take any family member back
in Idaho Falls, Idaho |
Dr. Capener is always available when I need him. I have been having sinus problems for the last 8 months. He has stayed on top of all of my infections and issues. He has treated all of my concerns and I am finally feeling much better. I have never had another doctor go above and beyond for my health, like he has. Overall he is an excellent Doctor!
Following the surgery in 2010, a long strip of cartilage (over 6 inches) fell out of my nose and was still attached. I clipped it off myself and went for a follow-up appointment to have it trimmed better. I was told this was normal. In an appointment years later at Stanford University hospital, the specialist noticed that a wall of my nose was collapsed due to surgery. He asked if I had this surgery in this country.
in Blackfoot ID |
I think Dr.Capener is an excellent doctor. Recently saw him for a suspicious spot on my tonsils,which he decided must come out with my adenoids.We also discussed my chronic snoring and determined some work should be done on my septum at the same time. Him and his staff did an excellent job communicating with my insurance to get it approved in a very timely fashion.The procedure went well,and he was very attentive to my pain management after the fact.I would highly recommend him to any one.
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

Dr. Capener says..

Dr. Capener was invited to help design medical instrument for large medical firm Medtronics.  He is specialty board certified and has had extensive training in all Ear Nose and Throat Procedures.  He particularly in interested in Thyroid and Sinus conditions.

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  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule

Procedures Performed

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Dr. Capener is very well educated and versed in medicine.

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  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Idaho.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Mississippi

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    SUNY Buffalo Grad Med Dent
    University Of Ms School Of Med
  • Undergraduate School
    Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Dentistry

    Graduated in 1989

    Weber State University, Ogden Ut

    Graduated in 1986

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Capener's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Capener's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Capener

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Capener says...

Dr. Capener is very well educated. His father instilled education in to him and he is always seeking for more knowledge in how to best treat his patients.  He attended Dental School prior to Medical school, so he is uniquely trained and has extensive knowledge for the Ears, Nose, Throat, Head , and Neck.    He is passionate about all that he does and wants others to be also.  He has always wanted to be a Doctor since he was young, watching doctors help his critically ill cousin.  Dr. Capener loves snowmobiling, shooting, boating, and outdoor recreation with his family.

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Dr. Capener's Care Philosophy

People should be cared for professionally, and in a caring manner to solve all of your ear, nose and throat concerns.

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Dr. Capener says...

Dr. Capener was invited to help design medical instrument for large medical firm Medtronics.  He is specialty board certified and has had extensive training in all Ear Nose and Throat Procedures.  He particularly in interested in Thyroid and Sinus conditions.

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Dr. Capener says...

Dr. Capener is very well educated and versed in medicine.

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Dr. Capener says...

Thank you to all the patients that put their trust in me. I take that very seriously and am honored to be your doctor.