Dr. Randy Folker, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 56

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Randy Folker, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Cody, WY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Billings Clinic and Powell Valley Healthcare. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Randy Folker, MD

West Park Hospital District

707 Sheridan Ave Cody, WY 82414
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Folker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folker treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Folker treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folker treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Folker treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folker treats Sinusitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Folker treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Folker's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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(307) 578-2453

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Dr. Folker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Folker

2.8

Based on 25 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Go somewhere else!
I went for my sinuses and he spent most of the time talking about my allergies. They bill sky high for services that weren’t done. I had a 5 minute office visit with no procedures and he billed my insurance $565, my 1st visit where he talked about what foods I should/shouldn’t eat and swabbed my nose he charged $1038. Simple insurance fraud. Don’t waste your time go to a real ENT!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Lynette – Jul 20, 2022
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Awesome
Awesome Dr knew what was going on immediately just had my sinus surgery done “I can breathe again “ very veteran friendly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Josh – Jun 23, 2022
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Great Dr Folker listened and is very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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May 25, 2022
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Fixed my nose
Broke my nose and went to see him about getting it set, he talked it over with me and explained to me all of my options, it was a good visit, we laughed about broken noses in movies, and then when he did the procedure he was very good at communicating what he was doing and how I was doing. It was simple and fast and easy, I was strangely nervous about it but he put me at ease and got it done with no problems. Great visit and my nose is straight again! Def recommend and def go back if I need to!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 01, 2022
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I saw this physician for pressure in ears and after looking in my ears for 2 seconds, he informed me I have a headache disorder. I told him I don't get headaches, and he insisted that was my diagnosis, gave me a handout on migraines and website links for paleo diet in spite of me telling him again I don't get headaches and that I eat a healthy diet of mostly organic, gluten free foods, exercise, and am in the lower end of a healthy weight range for my height. This short and worthless appointment was after waiting over an hour. It was the worst experience I have ever had visiting a health care professional and I still have no idea why I have pressure in my ears.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Cody – Sep 14, 2019
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Not a doctor that shows any interest in your condition or care. Completely robotic and insensitive. In no way would I recommend spending time and money seeking help from this Dr. He's lost his passion for medicine and patient care.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Dec 12, 2018
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Dr. Folker's bedside manner was less an good. In fact it was terrible. I will not go back to him. I wouldn't go back to him if he was the last doctor on earth.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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cody, wy – Mar 30, 2017
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Terrible experience. Dr. Folker seemed bothered by the fact that he even had to see me. I was very upset by some symptoms I was having and nervous to see a Dr. He brushed everything aside and would not treat me. Instead he told me to lose weight and see another Dr. if I was so concerned. He spoke with me for maybe 5 minutes and the bill was close to 900$. I will never recommend him, and you couldn't pay me to go see him again. In the end I did see another Dr. and found out I had thyroid cancer.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Cody, WY – Jul 25, 2016
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Very thorough and intelligent in communicating. Absolutely did a fantastic job on my surgery. Quicker than normal recovery with as good as could be expected interim recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Josh B in Cody, WY – Dec 22, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Listening to the patients symptoms for the best action of treatment plan. 

Biography

Dr. Randy Folker, MD is a otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Cody, WY.

Dr Folker also specializes in Allergy treatment.  Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

1994
U Tex SW Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1991
Oregon Health And Science University
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

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Does Dr. Randy Folker, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Randy Folker, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Randy Folker, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Folker's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Randy Folker, MD treat?

Dr. Folker frequently treats the following conditions: Chronic Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis, and Sinusitis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Randy Folker, MD's office address?

Dr. Folker's office is located at 707 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Randy Folker, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Randy Folker, MD is affiliated with Billings Clinic and Powell Valley Healthcare.

Is Dr. Randy Folker, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Randy Folker, MD holds board certifications in Otolaryngology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Does Dr. Randy Folker, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 2.8/5 for Dr. Randy Folker, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Practice

West Park Hospital District707 Sheridan Ave Cody, WY 82414
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Northern Wyoming Surgical Center732 Lindsay Ln Cody, WY 82414
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Dr Randy Folker ENT and Allergy PC1330 Beck Ave Cody, WY 82414
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Folker is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Billings Clinic

Billings, MT

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

Powell Valley Healthcare

Powell, WY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

West Park Hospital

Cody, WY

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)