Dr. Rafael Portela, MD

Dr. Rafael Portela, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(6)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Rafael Portela, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Miami, FL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

3100 SW 62nd Ave Ste 124

Miami, FL 33155

Contact Information

(305) 669-7144

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 98% of peers
Labyrinthitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Otitis Media
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
62

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Pa State Univ Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Pensacola Ed Prog
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Portela has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Portela's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Portela to family and friends
3.3
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Portela's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Miami, FL |
My daughter was remitted by her pediatrician to an ENT because she had recurrent otitis media. Dr. Portela took just ONE LOOK at her ears and recommended ear tubes. How can you know this surgery is necessary with just one look? He did not do any other checkings, follow up, or proposed any treatment. I asked him why, he said her pediatrician had documented her history well, but he is the specialist! I expected him to do more checkings.But he didn't even take the time to explain his recommendation
in Miami, FL |
Took my daughter to Dr Portela he was nice and polite, but they can even clean her ears wax pretty well due she was uncooperative and the lack of patient of the nursing team,then we were suggested to have a follow up appointment in order to see if could be done later.In the mean time we could not show up for the next appointment due to she had a test at school and we were charged 20.00 usd for no show ,almost sent to a collection agency .This a business practice first and a healthcare one after
in Miami Fla |
Years ago I took my son with Dr Portela and I liked him very much.This time I went to his son Dr Antonio Portela and had a wonderful experience.He has been the only ENT that has really taken an interest in getting to the bottom of my sons symptoms.Today my son underwent surgery with DrvAntoniobPortelacand it was a success.His level of professionalism is unsurpassed and his bedside manners are such that my son felt confident,relaxed and very much at ease.Extremely happy!
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Dr. Portela accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
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Nicklaus Children's Hospital
3100 SW 62nd Ave
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