Dr. Michael Poole, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) •  Male • Age 69
  
Dr. Poole
Accepting new patients

Georgia Ear Nose and Throat Specialists

512 S Main St Ste B Hinesville, GA 31313

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(912) 356-1515

Dr. Michael Poole, MD is a Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Hinesville, GA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Poole has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Otologic Care, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Candler Hospital and Memorial Health University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Poole to book an appointment.


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Dr. Poole accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
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Humana
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Integra Physician Network
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
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MultiPlan PPO
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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poole treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Poole treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poole treats Sleep Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Poole treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Otitis Media
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poole treats Otitis Media more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Poole treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Ear Tube Placement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poole performs Ear Tube Placement more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Poole performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poole treats Outer Ear Infection more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Poole treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Adenoidectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poole performs Adenoidectomy more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Poole performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Chronic Tonsillitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poole treats Chronic Tonsillitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Poole treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Ear Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poole performs Ear Surgery more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Poole performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Poole's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wound Repair

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He is quack!
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Our daughter desperately needed her tonsils and adenoids out. He was friendly and comforting. Scheduling was easy. the best part was that she didn't have any bleeding, fever or even much discomfort afterwards. He made sure to know I could reach him at any time if we needed him and the staff checked in with us multiple times during her first week of recovery. We couldn't be more pleased.
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Sacri in Rincon – Jun 07, 2018
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He recommended a surgery for my child that my child absolutely did NOT need, which has been verified by several doctors since. Don't let his easy bed-side manner fool you-this Dr. is out to pad his operative bill.
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Apr 11, 2018
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The Best of the Best! We have a special needs son that he has cared for for over 10 years. No one else was familiar with his syndrome or capable of caring for his unique needs. We started care at Harvard Medical, which was exemplary. Dr. Poole is a great or better. Yes, sometimes the office runs behind, but one day it may be your child that needs the emergency surgery that makes him late. Be patient. He is worth the wait. They office also has an amazing therapy dog named Vegas. :)
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Savannah, GA – May 12, 2017
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Dr.Poole is amazing! I had a sensation that something was stuck in my throat and I have tried so many treatments until I spoke with Dr. Poole. He knew right away what was wrong, an issue with the acidity in the stomach. He prescribed treatment for a month and I felt great after that. He was great with our kids; they love him and the doggie, too, we are higly recommending Dr.Poole!!!!
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Alina Moisiade in Pooler, GA – Mar 10, 2017
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Loved him and his great bedside manner with our daughter.
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Dawn Swindel in Nederland, Tx – Jan 21, 2017
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RUN, don't walk. Nice guy, but completely misdiagnosed my child and recommended surgery that two other doctors said was unnecessary.
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K. S. in Savannah, GA – Dec 22, 2016
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He was 2.5 hrs late to our appt which we were in time for. He was unapologetic about it. And charged us $800 half of which was covered in insurance for just a simple tounge tie. He is extremely over priced and rude for being so late. You would think he would discount some services to compensate for our wasted day. But nope. In fact he charges is $300 for a consult... What consult?! He was in he room under 5 minutes!
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Biography

Michael D. "Mike" Poole is Southeast Georgia's only dedicated pediatric otolaryngologist. He joined Georgia Ear in 2005, leaving the University of Texas Medical School in Houston where he served as Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology - Head and ...

Specialties

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

1986
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1982
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Medical School
1975
Fort Bragg
Undergraduate School
1971
Auburn University
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Georgia Ear Nose and Throat Specialists

Savannah Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat512 S Main St Ste B Hinesville, GA 31313
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Georgia Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

Georgia Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists101 St Josephs Candler Dr Ste 210 Pooler, GA 31322
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Georgia Ent Specialists5356 Reynolds St Ste 505 Savannah, GA 31405
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Candler Hospital

Savannah, GA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Memorial Health University Medical Center

Savannah, GA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Optim Medical Center -Tattnall

Reidsville, GA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)