Dr. Michael Kearns, MD

Dr. Michael Kearns, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

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Dr. Michael Kearns, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Fair Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.Read his story

Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat

6600 Mercy Ct Ste 180

Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kearns performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Kearns's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Kearns' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kearns "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 include snoring and sleep apnea treatments, facial skin cancers and nasal/sinus disease. Dr. Kearns has been widely involved in the medical community and has won many leadership awards for his service to his patients, including being voted by local physicians as one of the top Otolaryngologists (Sacramento Magazine) in 2007 and being selected as "Hero in Healthcare" in 1998. Dr. Kearns currently serves as Chief of Otolaryngology at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael. In addition, Dr. Kearns has previously served Chief of Otolaryngology at Sutter Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Sacramento. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Kearns earned his undergraduate degree from St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, where he was awarded Magna Cum Laude and graduated first in his class. He then obtained his medical degree from University of California, Irvine, where he was a Regents Scholar. Dr. Kearns completed an internship in general surgery and a residency training in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the University of California, San Diego. During his residency in otolaryngology, he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Kearns is a fellow of the American Academy of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the California and Sacramento Societies of Otolaryngology. He is affiliated with Mercy San Juan Hospital, Carmichael and Sutter Hospital in Roseville."
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2  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

84  Conditions Treated

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36  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 California School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University of California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University of California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University of California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kearns has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kearns' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kearns to family and friends
22 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kearns' 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 (11)

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...more
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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...more
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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...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...more
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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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