Dr. Peter Belafsky, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 52

Dr. Peter Belafsky, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Belafsky has more experience with Sleep Apnea and Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with UC Davis Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Belafsky to book an appointment.

Dr. Belafsky

Uc Davis Medical Center

2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Belafsky

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Belafsky treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Belafsky treats other conditions, please contact the office at (916) 734-5400.

Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Belafsky treats at a

high

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Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Sleep Apnea
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High
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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. Belafsky treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Acute Laryngitis
Laryngitis
Tonsillitis
Wheezing
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Dr. Belafsky's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(916) 734-5400

Dr. Belafsky accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Western Health Advantage

Dr. Belafsky's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Belafsky

4.8

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (13)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
  • Explained conditions well (13)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Dr. Belafsky is a talented and professional doctor with an excellent staff. Beyond his skills he is kind and attentive to his patients. I am blessed to have him alleviate my tracheal stenosis and his utilization of the latest treatments available for my particular needs.
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Apr 11, 2019
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After discovering a tumor in my trachea that was cutting off 90% of my airway, I was unable to find a doctor who would touch me. Dr. Belafsky stepped up and gladly took on the challenge of saving my life... and he succeed with the utmost tender and loving care. His level of knowledge and experience is unmatched, and his bedside manner is absolutely outstanding. He genuinely makes me feel like he cares about my well being and takes the time to answer all my questions. Literally the best doctor!
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Apr 03, 2019
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I have seen Dr. Belafsky for a number of years for a vocal cord disorder, spasmodic dysphonia. Dr. Belafsky is a very fine physician and I would highly recommend him. He is sensitive, kind, listens carefully and responds with clear explanations and offers of options. Even when obviously very busy, he is friendly and personable/
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Mar 10, 2019
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I've suffered from a voice problem for 12 years. Every specialist I saw over many years told me my voice deterioration was due to acid reflux. Medications for acid reflux never provided any relief. Finally I found Dr Belafsky. He listened carefully to my problem, examined me very thoroughly, explained his diagnosis in detail and proposed a treatment which has returned my voice to normal. I can't thank him enough or recommend him highly enough.
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Mike L. – Feb 28, 2019
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Dr. Belafsky is caring, understanding, knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner. He and his caring team have taken great care of me since I was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia over four years ago. The treatments I receive literally changed my life and gave me back the confidence I had lost. I will probably need these treatments for the rest of my life to keep my voice strong but I don't mind because Dr. Belafsky and his team take such good care of me.
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Dawn Huck in Sacramento, CA – Feb 08, 2019
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Dr. Belafsky is caring, understanding and really listens to my needs. He is an exc llthe by doctor. He has performed four procedures on me and every time never fails to obtain the desired response.
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Sacramento, CA – Aug 24, 2017
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Dr Belafsky has taken exceptional care of me for over 3 years. I had a larynxectomy, was on a feeding tube and was unable to speak. He has performed numerous procedures that have enabled me to eat, remove the feeding tube and to talk. I owe my quality of life to Dr Belafsky and his wonderful caring staff
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Tom Cook in Reno, NV – Apr 15, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Peter Belafsky, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Belafsky has more experience with Sleep Apnea and Upper...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Wake Forest U
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Peter Belafsky, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Peter Belafsky, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Peter Belafsky, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Belafsky frequently treats Sleep Apnea and Upper Respiratory Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Belafsky specializes.

Where is Dr. Peter Belafsky, MD's office located?

Dr. Belafsky's office is located at 2521 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Uc Davis Medical Center2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
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Otolaryngology Academic Office-usdavis Health2521 Stockton Blvd Ste 7200 Sacramento, CA 95817
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Affiliated Hospitals

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UC Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received