Dr. Philomena Behar, MD

Dr. Philomena Behar, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  |  
Female  |  
Age 51
(9)
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Dr. Philomena Behar, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) doctor who practices in Amherst, NY. She is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

3580 Sheridan Dr Ste 120

Amherst, NY 14226

Contact Information

(716) 362-9730

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Independent Health
  • MagnaCare
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Behar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ear Tube Placement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Otitis Media
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Behar "Personalized, family centered, pediatric, ear, nose and throat care"
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
61

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Screening
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Upmc Mercy
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University At Buffalo-State University Of New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Behar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Behar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Behar to family and friends
3.2
based on 9 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Behar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
BUFFALO |
Dr. Behar's office is extremely RUDE, and dismissive. Either they are too busy to care, or they simply DON'T CARE about how they speak to or treat their patients. My daughter and I were about 15 minutes late for our appointment. After we got there, we signed in and then sat down to be called. After about 45 minutes, her office realizes we were waiting to be seen. Then they tell me we can't be seen because we were late, after sitting and waiting for an hour. They are highly unprofessional.
Houghton |
Dr Behar doesn't have experience in tongue ties. She was extremely dismissive & seemed puzzled when I told her I was concerned about a posterior tongue tie. She said the lip tie wasn't a problem and her nephew's lip tie was clipped but it didn't make a difference. She spent very little time with us after a long wait both in the waiting room and exam room. Her advice was to offer my 8 month old son a sucker to see if he'd stick his tongue out (which he hadn't previously done, so I was concerned).
in Williamsville, NY |
Dr Behar took exceptional care of my nephew who had an infected thyroglossal cyst in his neck. I accompanied him to see the doctor because I am a health care professional. She is very patient and compassionate and conservative in that she did not jump to removing it surgically. She treated the problem with antibiotics and a month later took him to surgery and removed the cyst. She drew pictures for Vinny's mom and made her very very comfortable about the whole experience.
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Dr. Behar accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Independent Health
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Behar has admitting privileges

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant St
Buffalo, NY 14222
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