Dr. Paul Free, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Free
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Sinus Center of Atlanta

1240 Highway 54 W Ste 710 Fayetteville, GA 30214

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(770) 991-2800

Dr. Paul Free, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Fayetteville, GA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Free has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Ear, Nose, and Throat Care, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northside Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Free to book an appointment.


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Dr. Free accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Georgia
Coventry Health Care of Georgia HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
WellPoint

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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Free treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free treats Sinusitis more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Free treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Free treats this condition more than 78% 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 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free treats Laryngitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Free treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Chronic Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free treats Chronic Laryngitis more than 96% of their peers

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

Nosebleed
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free treats Nosebleed more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Free treats this condition more than 89% 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 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free treats Sleep Disorders more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Free treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free treats Sleep Apnea more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Free treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

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, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free performs Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Free performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Vocal Cord Paralysis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free treats Vocal Cord Paralysis more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Free treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Enlarged Turbinates
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Free treats Enlarged Turbinates more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Free treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

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Dr. Free's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • 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 or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • 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
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Free's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Free

4.8

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
91.66666666666667%
(33)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
2.7777777777777777%
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I will ONLY go to Dr. Free - would gladly be a cash paying patient just to see him!!!
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Pam Callaway – Sep 10, 2020
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In my opinion, Dr. Free is a great doctor. He takes time to listen and is very caring. The office is very clean and the rules of social distancing, at a time like this, were followed. I felt very comfortable at the office. The office staff was friendly and professional. Great experience.
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AR – May 10, 2020
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Very competent doctor. I am completely satisfied with the results.
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Jan 04, 2020
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The experience of myself and my husband has been very positive with Dr. Free and the office. He is very pleasant, to the point and doesn’t try to create a need for more services when it isn’t warranted.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Suzanne H – Dec 14, 2019
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Dr. Free is very pleasant. He did my surgery a few years ago. I don't get sinus Infections every three months like I did before.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Roger Bradberry – Nov 22, 2019
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Easy to talk to, nice sense of humor. Very professional and knowledgeable. Will ask for him in future with any ear problems.
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Bob in Locust Grove – Oct 11, 2019
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Very knowledgable and professional. Friendly and explains well. Gets right to the point, knows what to do Encouraging
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donald bohannon – Aug 22, 2019
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Dr Free is a kind, caring and professional doctor. He listens to your concerns, examines and recommends treatment. Never had a bad experience with Dr Free or his staff. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tina Gray – Jun 15, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Free!
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May 23, 2019
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Dr Free was amazing at finding the issue and scheduling what needed to happen next!I will always be very grateful for this visit,a Dr. that cared, he took time to explain the process and answered my questions .So very grateful that I found such wonderful Dr. and staff.Thank you so much!
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May 08, 2019
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Dr. Free is an excellent doctor. In 2011, I had a severe case of vertigo and my wife and I had a trip planned to Barcelona to celebrate 40 years of marriage. We were going to cancel the trip until I saw Dr. Free who solved the problem. The trip was fantastic and so is Dr. Free. He also did surgery on my wife who had a chronic nose bleed for years that would wake her up in the middle of the night. No more problems after the surgery. Amazing and so is Dr. Free. Barbara and Sonny Bankston
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
  • Long wait times
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Barbara and Sonny Bankston in GA – Jul 13, 2018
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Dr Free is amazing, would recommend him to anyone. Gets right to the point and fixes what needs to be addressed. Glad to have found him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 05, 2018
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Dr. Free is a awesome doctor. He is very kind and he talks to you about everything he is going to do and what next steps to take. His staff are so nice and helpful. They went out of their way to help me and get all my medical and insurance worked out. I would recommend Dr. Free to anyone who needs a ENT.
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
  • Long wait times
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Lisa Allen in Griffin, Ga – Apr 13, 2018
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Dr. Free is very thorough, personable, gentle and shows overall concern for my health as I am currently dealing with serious health concerns. The staff are all warm, consistent, and welcoming. I have been a patient for years and drive from Decatur to Stockbridge to see him and plan to continue as a patient for many years to come.
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
  • Long wait times
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Anglea Steele Rice in Decatur, GA – Apr 07, 2018
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Dr. Free and his staff are excellent and take the time to answer all questions and make you feel comfortable. Best ENT in Atlanta.
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Mar 03, 2018
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I was quickly able to get an appointment and the treatment worked immediately over the next few days curing my difficult ear infections. I am so very thankful for Dr. Free and this Fayetteville Clinic.
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Paul Smith in Lineville – Feb 08, 2018
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Dr. Free was very professional, took time to answer all our questions, and had a great sense of humor. His staff was friendly and helpful. The experience turned out better than we could have expected!
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Fayetteville, GA – Sep 27, 2017
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Dr. Free is really one of the Best Drs my husband & I have gone to. He sits down & listens to what is going on with you. He is great on understanding symptoms & treaments. Dr. Free is always nice & respectful. We would recommend Dr. Free to anyone who needs an ENT.
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Sandy R in Newnan, GA – Jun 22, 2017
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Excellent experience each time I have seen Dr. Free. Very knowledgeable, experienced, and great personality (bedside manner). The entire office staff is exceptional, and truly go out of their way for you.
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Stockbridge, GA – Jun 11, 2017
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I go to the Fayetteville office and the staff is always down-to-earth and helpful, as is Dr. Free. Dr.Free addresses my concerns and walks me through the strategy for improving my health. I also luv that this office sends the appointment voicemails. It helps me with my busy schedule to remember what time I need to be there and what I need to bring.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

South Atlanta Ear, Nose, and Throat's physicians are committed to providing our patients with the best medical care available.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

Medical College of Georgia
Residency Hospital
American Academy Of Otolaryngic Allergy (Aaoa)
Internship Hospital
American College Of Surgeons
Internship Hospital
2000
Med College Ga
Residency Hospital
1996
Med College Ga
Internship Hospital
1995
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Sinus Center of Atlanta

ENT of Georgia South- Fayetteville1240 Highway 54 W Ste 710 Fayetteville, GA 30214
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Fayetteville, GA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Piedmont Henry Hospital

Stockbridge, GA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average