Dr. Melissa Pynnonen, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat | Female

Dr. Melissa Pynnonen, MD
Dr. Melissa Pynnonen, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Livonia, MI. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Pynnonen is affiliated with Michigan Medicine.

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Dr. Pynnonen's Reviews

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Dr. Pynnonen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Ann Arbor, MI |
I had just one appointment with Dr. Pynnonen. She was not helpful and not able to accurately diagnose what was wrong. It was a waste of my time (money, and insurance copays). My insurance paid the bill, but if it were me paying I would be angry.
Ann Arbor, MI |
Although she was pleasant, she wasn't able to accurately diagnose my issue after performing a diagnostic nasal endoscopy (went up my nose with a camera), but did bill it as a surgery. Additionally, she had a guest with her during the appointment, but only asked if it was ok in front of the other person. Very awkward and unprofessional. I also felt very rushed and she didn't answer the questions I did have.
in Novi, MI |
Asked in advance if a procedure would hurt and she said no, absolutely not. When it was painful, due to lack of numbing agent in area treated and I winced and eyes watered she apologized profusely and tried numbing it more after the fact. In her defense, her assistant numbed it, but I still got the awful pain. Already not happy with stilted bedside manner when this happened. Staff gives out pencils to sign medical forms.....PENCILS!
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Dr. Pynnonen'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Michigan Hospitals
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Michigan Hospitals

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery