Dr. Paul Topf, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Topf
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rochester Otolaryngology Group

1800 English Rd Ste 6 Rochester, NY 14616

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(585) 227-3050

Dr. Paul Topf, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Topf has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery, and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rochester General Hospital and Unity Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Topf to book an appointment.


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Dr. Topf accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

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 66% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topf treats Sleep Disorders more than 67% of their peers

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

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topf treats Sleep Apnea more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Topf treats this condition more than 66% 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 52% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vocal Cord Polyp
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topf treats Vocal Cord Polyp more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Topf treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Tonsillectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topf performs Tonsillectomy more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Topf performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Chronic Tonsillitis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topf treats Chronic Tonsillitis more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Topf treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

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 52% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topf treats Vertigo more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Topf treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Otitis Media
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topf treats Otitis Media more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Topf treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

Perforated Eardrum
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topf treats Perforated Eardrum more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Topf treats this condition more than 57% of their peers

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Dr. Topf's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • 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 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
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Shockingly rude, condescending, and arrogant. Better suited for assembly line work; something that doesn't involve human interaction.
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Susan Ashline – Jun 04, 2020
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Dr. Topf was professional and congenial. He was skilled in the procedure he did and made it very easy for me. I would highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Topf!
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Oct 24, 2019
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My appointment with Dr Topf was horrible to say the least. He was rude and did not address any of my questions regarding salvatory stones. He saw me for 2 minutes and said I cannot help you and left the room. I was in tears as this is a condition I have been dealing with for several years. The worst Dr I have ever had.
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Jod Cavallaro – Aug 07, 2019
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I JUST left his office in tears. I’ve never met a ruder Dr. I started to tell him what was wrong-he wouldn’t even let me get 2 words out & said I can’t help you & told me nothing is wrong with my ears, which have been plugged since January. I’ve been on a 10 month crazy medical journey-sent here for answers. Clearly in this business for money and not to help people. Spent approximately 3 minutes with me. Worst Dr. interaction ever-wish I had read all of these negative reviews first!
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Rochester , NY – Sep 25, 2018
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He came in the room, barely addresses my issues and had the audiologist address my hearing. The audiologist found a hearing loss in my right ear. He saw me again and told me that I had a loss and needed an MRI. He never explained why. I had to ask him to come back and explain this to me. He also forgot to help me with what I went there for., my itchy right ear. He prescribed some drops that made it itch more. I would not recommend him. Very abrupt!
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Buffalo, NY – Oct 23, 2017
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Dismissed my issues, told me a condition I had been experiencing for 8 months was impossible to have, was very off-putting. Made me feel very defeated about something I've been dealing with for a long time. Clearly did not want to help.
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Pittsford, NY – Sep 15, 2017
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Visited Dr Topf because my ears were clogged, he entered the room and I told him every time I blow my nose my ears would clog and the only way to unclog them would be to put my head between my legs. His response was "don`t blow your nose" I thought he was kidding....... he was not, I refuse to see him in the future, His staff on the other hand is very kin and helpful
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Rochester, NY – Aug 30, 2017
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Came in for severe ear pain that had left by the time I got an appointment. Dr. Topf glanced in my ear, said it was normal, told me to come back if it hurt again and said goodbye. About a one minute appointment. Never asked any questions or spoke about what may have caused the pain.
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Marilyn Law in Rochester, NY – Oct 29, 2016
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Shortest consultation ever. He took a total of 4 minutes or so for an initial consultation for which the insurance gets charged a full half hour.Avoid at all costs.
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Dee in Rochester, NY – Sep 28, 2016
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very accommodating for my daughter ear tube
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Rochester, NY – Apr 15, 2016
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He was unwelcoming and made me feel pressure to prove that my visit had a real point. I had some questions and concerns that I brought up, which he clearly viewed as a waste of his time. His responses to me were rude, reflected a lack of care, and indicated that I was wasting his time. He didn't ask me any further questions. I walked away feeling unvalidated and stupid. I would not recommend Dr. Topf to anyone.
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Mar 31, 2016
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He rushes through his appointments and doesn't take his time. My first appointment I waited 20 minutes to see him and then he saw me for no more than 3 minutes. My second appoint me saw me for 5 minutes
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Feb 25, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Paul Topf, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Topf has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery, and Otologi...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Residency Hospital
1985
Graduate Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
Medical School

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

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  • Does Dr. Topf offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Topf have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Topf offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Topf offer evening visits?

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Locations

Rochester Otolaryngology Group

Rochester Otolaryngology Group1800 English Rd Ste 6 Rochester, NY 14616
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Rochester General Hospital

Rochester, NY

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Unity Hospital

Rochester, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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

URMC Strong West

Brockport, NY