Dr. Michael Olds, MD

Dr. Michael Olds, MD

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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  |  
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54 y/o
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Dr. Michael Olds, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery doctor who practices in Spokane, WA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Read his story

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat

217 W Cataldo Ave

Spokane, WA 99201
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative

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Ear Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 96% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Olds' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Olds "Board certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Dr. Olds has also helped advance the cochlear implant procedure in the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in otology, with an emphasis on pediatrics, Dr. Olds takes great pride in the help he has provided to so many children with hearing impairments. Dr. Olds graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and obtained his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Two internships followed – the first in internal medicine at the Shands Hospital University of Florida in Gainesville, and the second in general surgery at State University of New York at Syracuse. He continued at Syracuse for his residency in otolaryngology. A Fellowship in otology relocated him to Sarasota where he attended The Ear Research Foundation at Florida Ear and Sinus Center. Dr. Olds then returned to Spokane and joined Spokane ENT and Surgery Center in 1998. Dr. Olds' professional associations include American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology, Washington State Medical Association, and American Neurotology Society. Dr. Olds has served on the executive board of the Spokane County Medical Society, the surgery committee at Sacred Heart Medical Center, and on the adjunct faculty in the Department of Pharmacology at Washington State University, as well as in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has also volunteered as Secretary of the Inland Northwest Foundation for Hearing, as a board member for The H.O.P.E. School, on the Board of Trustees for Spokane County Medical Society and in the Spokane Rotary."

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Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

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

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Shands Hospital University Fla College Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Ear Rsrch Fdn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Olds has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Olds' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olds to family and friends
4.3
based on 4 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Olds' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Spokane, WA |
Dr. Olds took care of my 20 month old for severe obstructive sleep apnea. My husband and I were very nervous about the suggested tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, but Dr. Olds made us feel very comfortable about going forward with the surgery. After the surgery was complete, and about 3 weeks later, my little guy is sleeping through the night and no longer sounds like a mini truck driver snoring throughout the night. He is no able to eat food without sounding like he is choking on everything too!
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Dr. Olds accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Hospitals where Dr. Olds has admitting privileges

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Providence Holy Family Hospital
5633 N Lidgerwood St
Spokane, WA 99208
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Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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