Dr. Paul Drago, MD

Dr. Paul Drago, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Paul Drago, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Barnwell, SC and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1990 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

811 Reynolds Rd

Barnwell, SC 29812

Contact Information

(803) 295-1000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Wound Repair
high
more than 89% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
high
more than 83% of peers
Sinusitis
normal
more than 63% of peers

Dr. Drago's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

42  Conditions Treated

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16  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

6 Sanctions
  • Criminal Conviction (5/15/2017)
    Action Taken: Suspension
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: South Carolina
  • Felony conviction (1/5/2017)
    Action Taken: Revocation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: North Carolina
  • Felony conviction (10/28/2016)
    Action Taken: Revocation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: North Carolina
  • Unknown (11/30/2015)
    Action Taken: Summary Suspension
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: South Carolina
  • Disciplinary action in another state (3/1/2010)
    Action Taken: Surrender
    Summary: Dr. Paul C. Drago; License # 207446

    Nature of Complaint:

    The physician did not contest the charge of having been disciplined by the North Carolina Medical Board for failing to conform to the standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice and being unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients due to a physical or mental abnormality.

    The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine also on 10-22-2009 accepted the voluntary surrender of the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of Pennsylvania based upon the North Carolina Medical Board Consent Order.

    Action Taken:

    The New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct has accepted the Surrender of the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of New York.

    State: New York
  • Disciplinary action in another state (11/24/2009)
    Action Taken: Surrender
    Summary: Dr. Paul Carl Drago; License # MD062304L

    Nature of Complaint:

    The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

    The physician has been disciplined by the North Carolina Medical Board.

    Action Taken:

    The physician has Permanently Voluntarily Surrendered his license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Pennsylvania.

    State: Pennsylvania
1 Board Action
  • Disciplinary action in another state (2/22/2010)
    Action Taken: License Reinstatement without Restrictions
    Summary: Dr. Paul Carl Drago; License # 19172

    Nature of Complaint:

    The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

    The physician in September 2009 entered into a Consent Order with the North Carolina Medical Board in which the physician's license was suspended for an indefinite period of time. The board's action was based upon the physician's inappropriate self-prescribing of testosterone, a physical inability to practice safely and substandard care, among other misconduct.

    Action Taken-Final Order

    The South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners has ordered:

    1. The physician has been issued a Public Reprimand by the board.
    2. The physician shall pay costs in the amount of $770.00.
    3. The physician's license to practice medicine in the State of South Carolina has been reinstated without restriction . The physician may only work at sites within the South Carolina Department of Corrections and must notify the board of any changes.
    State: South Carolina

Education

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Hosps Of Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • La St University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Drago has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Drago has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Drago's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Drago to family and friends
98 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (98)

  • 5
    (92)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Drago's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

He is a truly incredible, educated specialist and the workplace is kept extremely well. I can not suggest him enough. Highly suggested to all!!
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Dr. Drago is one of the best plastic surgeon also and an experienced, talented and hardworker surgeon and gives specific to patients and also providing routine medical services and emergency treatment to patients.
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Dr Paul Drago has handled dozens of procedures over the years and helped a lot of people improve their appearance and a specialist of diseases and throut and also gained love and respect from his patient because he is very experienced and provide special treatment to them.
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Dr. Paul C Drago believes that if we will start facing problems like loose skin, wrinkles and a lot more he suggest that plastic surgery is the best option. Dr Paul Drago is the most popular plastic surgeon and experienced person.
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Incredible doctor! Extraordinary bedside manner, exceptionally proficient and to a great knowledgeable in his field. With lot of health care experience he is one I would exceptionally suggest.
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