Dr. Michael Makaretz, MD

Dr. Michael Makaretz, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Michael Makaretz, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Portland, ME and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Boston Univ Sch Of Med in 1983 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

43 Baxter Blvd Ste 1

Portland, ME 04101

Contact Information

(207) 775-6381

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Vertigo
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nosebleed
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

93  Conditions Treated

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41  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)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • 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 Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Boston Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Makaretz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Makaretz's Reviews

2.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Makaretz to family and friends
27 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (15)

Dr. Makaretz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Patient Comments (4)

He was 25 minutes late then spent 4 minutes in the room, barely examining my throat before telling me my laryngitis was in my head and that I needed speech therapy. When asked if the large amount of mucus coming down from my nasal passage and balling into my throat could be the problem he said...more
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He was 45 minutes late getting in to see me, he was supposed to do a Fine needle ultrasound Biopsy, he looked at me and said I am not doing it that way, he injected my face with numbing agent and didn't wait for it to work before digging around in my face to collect samples, I was screaming and...more
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If you have tonsil stones, avoid Dr. Makaretz. I have had problems with them for years. After a 3 month wait to get in to see him, he told me that I just had to live with the stones. "But they're painful" - "Just live with it". "But my breath is horrendous with them" - "Just live with it". ...more
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Dr Makaretz treats me for bilateral vestibular weakness and BPPV. He testified in a deposition for me and I was successful in obtaining a disability retirement. The time he took to explain my condition to the attorneys was pivotal in my receiving the disability. He has always been professional,...more
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