Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD

Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 56

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(442) 274-0568

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Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Poway, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fitzgerald has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Ear, Nose, and Throat Care, and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgetown U, School of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fitzgerald to book an appointment.


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Arch Health Medical Group

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(442) 274-0568
Arch 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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Dr. Fitzgerald's Reviews

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3.6

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  • Staff friendliness (15)
  • Appointment scheduling (14)
  • Office environment (14)
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  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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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.
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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!
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  • 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.
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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.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Fitzgerald

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Fitzgerald treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Fitzgerald treats other conditions, please contact the office at (858) 485-7870.

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. Fitzgerald treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis
Laryngitis
Acute Laryngitis
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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.

Dr. Fitzgerald treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Earwax Buildup
Loss of Smell and-or Taste
Laryngitis
Acute Laryngitis
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High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Fitzgerald treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Vertigo
Outer Ear Infection
Otitis Media
Tinnitus
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Check Dr. Fitzgerald's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Fitzgerald's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (442) 274-0568, and for other questions, call (858) 485-7870.

Does Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Fitzgerald has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Fitzgerald's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Fitzgerald frequently treats Upper Respiratory Conditions, Ear, Nose, and Throat Care, and Otologic Care. See all practice areas where Dr. Fitzgerald specializes.

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 Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)