Dr. Michael Purkey, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMale

Dr. Michael Purkey, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in San Jose, CA and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Purkey has more experience with "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures" than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with Stanford Health Care. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Purkey to book an appointment.

Dr. Purkey

Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat

2581 Samaritan Dr Ste 210 San Jose, CA 95124
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Purkey

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Purkey treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Purkey treats other conditions, please contact the office at (408) 442-5090.

"Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures"

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, & Throat Surgical Procedures" specialists.

Dr. Purkey is experienced in the area of "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures". See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Purkey
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Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Enlarged Turbinates
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
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Dr. Purkey's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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(408) 442-5090

Dr. Purkey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Purkey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Purkey

4.7

Based on 12 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (9)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (9)
  • Explained conditions well (9)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Knowledgeable and well mannered, Dr. Purkey and stuff were excellent in treating my ear issues. Top medical equipment and painless, Dr. Purkey treated the issue within minutes. Making appointment is easy. I would definitely go back or refer others to him.
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Dec 13, 2019
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Dr. Michael Purkey is extremely professional yet a genuine warmth and concern for what I was going through. Explained the possibilities for what was causing the swollen lymph nodes in my neck. I did not feel rushed and l was able to ask questions. I would recommend Dr. Purkey to anyone.
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Eve Richards – Oct 18, 2019
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Very friendly and thorough. Impressed. Going in for follow-up on some blood allergy tests and CT scan of sinus cavity. Friendly staff doing his scheduling.
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May 09, 2019
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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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Stacy Short in San Jose, CA – May 01, 2017
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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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SST, MD in Monterey, CA – Sep 02, 2016
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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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Tim R in Gilroy, CA – Sep 02, 2016
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Wish everyone was like Dr Purkey and his staff.
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JoAna in Fresno, CA – Sep 01, 2016
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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 duration he is booked for. He is an example of the screwed up AMERICAN Healthcare system.
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Darsh in sunnyvale – Aug 19, 2016
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Develops a level of trust with the patient. Listens to you and answers any concerns. Short wait time in office and always makes himself available. Just performed sinus surgery on me and used an excellent anesthesiologist leaving no discomfort or complications from surgery. Prudent in every aspect with friendly staff support in office and hospital.
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Gabriel brown in Fresno, CA – Jun 30, 2016
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Excellent experience, Dr. Purkey was very friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. I went in to see him after suffering with sinus infection for two months. He was very through in the review of my CAT scan and explained all my options. We eventually had to do surgery and he was able to fit it in before the end of the year, even though it was not his normal surgery day. He and his staff were easy to contact and would quickly respond. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone with sinus problems.
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Biography

Dr. Michael Purkey, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in San Jose, CA and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Michael Purkey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Purkey frequently treats "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures". See all practice areas where Dr. Purkey specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Purkey, MD's office located?

Dr. Purkey's office is located at 2581 Samaritan Dr Ste 210, San Jose, CA 95124. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat

California Sinus Centers2581 Samaritan Dr Ste 210 San Jose, CA 95124
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Practice

Scott P. Wachhorst M.d. A Professional Corporation701 E El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Stanford Health Care

Stanford, CA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)