Dr. Phillip Gardner, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 55

  
Dr. Gardner

Rocky Mountain ENT

700 W KENT AVE, STE 1 Missoula, MT 59801

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(406) 541-3277

Dr. Phillip Gardner, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Missoula, MT and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Gardner accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Gardner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ear Ache
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Dr. Gardner treats Ear Ache more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Gardner treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gardner treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Gardner treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Otitis Media
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gardner treats Otitis Media more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Gardner treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Gardner's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • 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 Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Gardner's Reviews

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Excellent Dr. I just had a tonsillectomy and he did a great job. Minimal pain. He is a calm and quiet guy and seems like a very kind person. I would definitely recommend.
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Both my son and I have been patients of Dr. Gardner and I would highly recommend him and his office. He was patient and thorough with exams and explanations, his office was professional, efficient, and easy to work with. I enjoyed his calm demeanor and he suggested we try multiple non-surgical treatments prior to jumping in and suggesting surgery. While the non-surgical options did not work well enough in my case and surgery was required, he and his office were great.
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Dr. Gardner is very caring and is conservative in his surgical approach trying other avenues first. He is current and has a kind demeanor. His staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend this office
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I went in to dr gardners office with concerns about possibly having some type of throat or oral cancer. I explained everything to him and he didnt seem like he was listening at all. had a soft and quiet demeanor and barely looked in my ear nose or throat . He just suggested getting my tonsils out and then left the office. Barely spent five minutes with me. I am currently in the process of looking for a different ENT wouldnt suggest
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Dr Gardner treated my daughter regarding ear infections. He explained the situation in terms I could understand and answered my questions thoroughly.
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I would not recommend Dr. Gardner. I have damage to my inner ear. Dr. Gardner looked in my ears and said nothing. Told me to talk to another department. He walked out - I thought he was coming back. When the nurse came in and said I was done I asked if he had written anything about how my ears looked. She said no. I told her I needed to speak to him. She went to get him. He did not come back. He told her my ears were fine. Not only maddening, but unprofessional. (Staff was great though).
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A very dishonest man. Attempts to give expensive and dangerous surgeries without providing accurate information to his potential patients. I will make sure to send everyone I know to a healthcare provider with ethical standards.
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After 2 full cat scans 3 months apart, which insurance only covered one, on a 3rd visit after 2 bouts of medication did not work, took him less than 2 minutes to then tell me I have a deviated septum. Very frustrated as I now have a huge medical bill with RMENT for no reason. Failure to appropriately diagnose initially ended up costing me alot of out of pocket money
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Biography

Dr. Phillip Gardner, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Missoula, MT and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Dunedin Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1993
IU Health University
Residency Hospital
1992
IU Health University
Internship Hospital
1991
Indiana U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)