Dr. Michael Spafford, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Spafford
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Unmh Ent

7801 Academy Rd Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109

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(505) 272-2700

Dr. Michael Spafford, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Spafford has more experience with Otologic Care, Ear, Nose, and Throat Care, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Colorado School of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with Unm Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spafford to book an appointment.


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(505) 272-2700

Dr. Spafford accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

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 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spafford treats Vertigo more than 96% of their peers

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

Tinnitus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spafford treats Tinnitus more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Spafford treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Deafness
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spafford treats Deafness more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Spafford treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spafford treats Ear Ache more than 96% of their peers

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

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spafford treats Earwax Buildup more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Spafford treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Acute Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spafford treats Acute Laryngitis more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Spafford treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spafford treats Sleep Disorders more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Spafford treats this condition more than 52% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spafford treats Sleep Apnea more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Spafford treats this condition more than 51% of their peers

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Dr. Spafford's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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 of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Spafford saved my life 17 1/2 years ago! He is the only doctor that I trust! He tells the truth and respects the patient! Thank you Dr. Spafford!
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jhaedtler – Sep 05, 2019
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I not only visited wth Dr. Spafford but he also did my Parathyroid Surgery. He is a very patient person, he took all the time I needed to ask all question I had about Surgery, and even tho one of the Top few Specialist ENT Surgeon in New Mexico, He took my case, and did my surgery wth some complications as the Gland was much larger than anticipated, and was successful wth a fantastic Surgery and Anesthesiology of 7 or more. I would go bk to Dr. Michael in a heartbeat.
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Felix KM Galanti – Jul 23, 2019
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Quick in and quick out. Did not explain much. I have my ear and throat problem for years and need a specialist quite often. Looking for another doctor...
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Mar 10, 2019
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Patient broke his jaw severely and had surgery done by this doctor. Surgery required his mouth to be wired shut and the doctor only gave him a week recover period to go back to work. Doctor got upset when he had to fill out sick leave paperwork for patients work. HIS WORK REQUIRES HIM TO TALK INTO A HEADSET. He will have his mouth wired shut for more than 3 weeks so doesn’t make sense. He also prescribed medication in pill form, not liquid. Doesn’t make sense.
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Biography

Dr. Michael Spafford, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Spafford has more experience with Otologic Care, Ear, Nose, and Throat Care, and Sleep-diso...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Johns Hopkins Med Instns
Fellowship Hospital
1997
U Colo Hlth Scis Ctr
Residency Hospital
1993
Exempla St Joseph Hospital
Internship Hospital
1992
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Spafford offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Spafford offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Spafford offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Spafford offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Spafford have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Spafford offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Spafford offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Spafford offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Spafford offers evening visits

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Locations

Unmh Ent

Unmh Ent7801 Academy Rd Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Unm Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average