Dr. Michael Kearns, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Fair Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.


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I found Dr. Kearns explanations of procedure most comforting - I knew what to expect. The actual procedure went better than I could have imagined. I would highly recommend him.
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I had serious problems with sinuses since I was a child. Saw Dr. Kearns over 10 years ago and he performed a "balloon" clearing of my sinuses. Haven't had major problems with my sinuses since then. Last night the rubber dome on my hearing aid come off and stuck in the wax in my ear. My hearing aid specialist wasn't qualified to remove the dome. Called Dr. Kearns office and was able to see him immediately. Removed the dome and cleaned my ears of wax. Great!
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Failed to diagnose my illness in a host of visits. One trip to a different ENT accomplished what Dr Kearns couldn't in a summer of visits. Didn't find the atmosphere in the office to be particularly positive and at times were downright rude. Found that the staff/Doctors didn't listen or care much. Would not recommend this office. Discontinued my appointments there without explanation.
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I’ve been dealing with a ringing in my ear and ear pain for months. After seeing multiple doctors, I was eventually referred to Dr Kearns who has been outstanding. He asked a lot of questions and listened to gain a complete understanding of what I was going through. He discovered the problem and I am now pain free. He and his staff were incredibly helpful and I had a great experience. I couldn’t recommend him more
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Dr. Kearns has assisted me with a number of medical issues throughout the past few years. I trust his expertise and recommendations regarding treatment. He is very patient, open-minded, and will explain problems in an easily comprehensible manner. He is responsive to my questions--even when the answer seems obvious. Also, his office staff is so helpful. Highly recommended.
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Was able to squeeze me in last minute and was able to quickly and thoroughly address my throat concerns. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff!
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I've had ear aches for over 6 years and have seen countless specialists to correct my condition. As soon as I was referred to Dr. Kearns, he took wonderful care of me, listening to all of my concerns and addressing each individually. He created a thorough and comprehensive treatment plan all while ensuring I was comfortable with his recommendations. I could not recommend Dr. Kearns enough!
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People generally don't bother to write reviews unless they are upset. When I read these reviews they did not square with my experiences with Dr. Kearns, where I have been a patient for almost 10 years. My impression of Dr. Kearns is he is a thorough and knowledgeable doctor who will explain his observations in great detail and doesn't mind answering questions. I recommend him without reservations.
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Well after 4 ear aches this year and several visits to the er and to my general practitioner he referred me out to see sac ent for further and or better treatment? Lol that is when the problems began, keep in mind I am fifty with decernable memories of ear aches and treatments including ear drum replacement surgery at 11! The point is that not anyone can decider my ear problem thus ENT DOCTOR. No but they use the old bait and switch with me and scheduale me with a PA NOT MD and to make matters w
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Dr. Kearns was very professional when I came to him. I would definitely recommend him.
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Doctor Kearns is well educated but focuses on the down side. He said he could fix my nose but it was complicated and I should stay with the medicine that did not help. Did not respond to my problems with the cpac just said use it more. I was/am already using it all night. It is like he is debating with himself and your not in the room. I have met Philosophy professors who spoke more directly and were more concerned about me.
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His ego interfers with patient care. Definitely has superior type attitude.
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Dr. Kearns' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ear Ache
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Dr. Kearns treats Ear Ache more than 100% of his peers

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Earwax Buildup
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Dr. Kearns treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of his peers

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

Ear Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kearns treats Ear Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Kearns' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Black Eye
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinitis
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

A native of Sacramento, Dr. Michael Kearns is a highly-regarded and experienced board-certified otolaryngologist who has been practicing in the Sacramento area since 1986. In addition to general otolaryngology, Dr. Kearns' special clinical interests ...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
University of California
Residency Hospital
1985
University of California
Internship Hospital
1981
University of California
Fellowship Hospital
1980
University Of California School Of Medicine
Medical School
1985
1985
1981
1980

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