Dr. Michael Purkey, MD

Dr. Michael Purkey, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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Dr. Michael Purkey, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in San Jose, CA. He has been practicing for 9 years.

2581 Samaritan Dr

San Jose, CA 95124

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Postnasal Drip
more than 89% of peers

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Dr. Purkey does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Headache
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders


  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)

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.


  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Purkey has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Purkey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Purkey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Purkey to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Purkey's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in San Jose, CA |
Helped me so much with my chronic sinusitis! He's very patient with patients who think they know how to take care of themselves better than the professionals do.
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in Monterey, CA |
Speaking as a fellow surgeon, Dr. Purkey has absolutely outstanding medical and technical expertise. He is also an extremely kind and has an excellent "bedside manner". I have referred many of my patient to Dr. Purkey and they are all extremely satisfied.
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in Gilroy, CA |
Knowledgable and experienced which is what I'm looking for in a doctor. His explanations are good and his approach to solving an issue is logical. Support staff is excellent and amazingly 9 times out of 10 when you call in, they answer the phone and answer your question on the spot...perfect!
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in Fresno, CA |
Wish everyone was like Dr Purkey and his staff.
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in sunnyvale |
One of the WORST experiences in California. Dr. Purkey is least interested in listening to your problems, he practices based on blind guesses and his own theories. He spent 5-10 minutes and was always in a hurry. If I am paying him for a complete visit I expect full attention for the 30-45 minute...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Purkey accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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