Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD

Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 57

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Poway, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown U, School of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Office Hours

15525 Pomerado Rd Poway, CA 92064

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8 am
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5 pm

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8 am
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5 pm

Fri

8 am
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5 pm

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closed

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8 am
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5 pm

Tue

8 am
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Locations

Palomar Health Medical Group

Palomar Health Medical Group15525 Pomerado Rd Poway, CA 92064
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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(442) 274-0568

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Fitzgerald's Reviews

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3.7

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Kind and Gentle Doctor Highly Recommended
I was very satisfied with my visit to Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald. He was gentle and kind and took the time to listen to my ear health complaint. He then fixed the problem of wax in my ear by vacuuming it out! I definitely recommend Dr. Fitzgerald.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 06, 2022
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I got a foreign object stuck in my ear before going to bed. I went to the ER was there for 3 hours hoping they can fix it but they couldn't get it out and traumatized me so they referred me to Dr. Fitzgerald. He made me feel confident that he can get it out and he has precised, gentle hands. I spent 20 minutes with him and went home relieved and happy. He's no BS at all, straightforward and kind. His staff in the lobby are nice, his MA was friendly over all great experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Abbygail Soriano – Mar 05, 2020
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Dr. Fitzgerald looked at my voice box and said i had a cancer and he looked after and before my radiation treatments . he found my cancer in early stage and i am cancer free to date. I find he is a terrific Dr.
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Mar 19, 2019
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I have had major sinus issues since I was born. This is my second time back and I know why I left. Spent 5 minutes with the doctor, he looked in my nose and neglected my ear and say nothing he could do with no solutions. My copay for that 5 minute visit $350.00! Never again. No solutions!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 17, 2018
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Dr Fitzgerald was very rude & short felt like he was rushing us , also he talked to us like we were incompetent “I’m not gonna sit here and argue w/you,I’m the doctor and I’ve done this for a long time” while trying to explain my symptoms 2 him . I’m a cash patient so he gets his money right away, didn’t realize that I couldn’t have 5 mins of his time 2 discuss my symptoms. DO NOT waste your time and $ it’s $150-$200 per cash visit , not worth a single penny !!!!!!! Negative ??
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Carlsbad, CA – Oct 25, 2017
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I am writing this on behalf of both myself & my husband. We cannot be more thankful for being referred (by a friend who is a doctor) to this man. He was thorough in reviewing our concerns, communicated & expedited the needed direction quickly & is clearly technically skilled. More importantly, he & his assistant Lauren, went above & beyond to provide the needed care & compassion when we received a lymphoma diagnosis. Totally trust them. Someone else called him an angel-they got it right.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Carol A in Fallbrook, CA – Jan 23, 2017
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My daughter needed her tonsils removed and Dr Fitzgerald was not only an amazing surgeon, but he took the time with my daughter to make sure she was comfortable, he took the time to care for her. This is a good man and a good doctor and I am so thrilled we found him for this procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Steve R in Encinitas, CA – Sep 08, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fitzgerald's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgerald treats Nosebleed more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgerald treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgerald treats Sinusitis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgerald treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Laryngitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgerald treats Laryngitis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgerald treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgerald's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • 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
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald is a board certified otolaryngologist who has been in his profession for 15 years. He has particular interests in minimally invasive...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1994
Stanford U
Internship Hospital
1993
Georgetown U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fitzgerald frequently treats Nosebleed, Sinusitis, and Laryngitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fitzgerald treats.

Where is Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD's office located?

Dr. Fitzgerald's office is located at 15525 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)