Dr. Richard Areen, MD

Dr. Richard Areen, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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66 y/o
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Dr. Richard Areen, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat

1111 Exposition Blvd Bldg 700

Sacramento, CA 95815
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

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

Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Areen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Areen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Areen "A highly experienced and accomplished otolaryngologist, Dr. Richard Areen has been in practice with Sacramento Ear, Nose, & Throat since 1982. He serves as President of the group. He enjoys caring for patients of all ages with ear, nose and throat problems. He has a particular clinical interest in sinus disease and has been recognized for his expertise in this area. Dr. Areen uses the very latest techniques including functional endoscopic sinus procedures and balloon sinuplasty to provide state-of the-art treatment for his patients. He is involved in ongoing clinical research studies. Dr. Areen has served as President of the Sacramento Society of Otolaryngology and Governor of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has been the chief of the Otolaryngology Sections at both Sutter and Mercy hospitals and served on numerous advisory boards. Dr. Areen completed his undergraduate degree, medical degree and residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan. He was an officer of the Galens Honorary Medical Society. Dr. Areen also completed additional graduate studies in Physiological Acoustics. Dr. Areen is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He is on the senior staff of both Mercy General and Sutter Hospitals."

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

70  Conditions Treated

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27  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Auditory Brainstem Implantation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Videonystagmography

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • St Joseph Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Mich Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Areen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Areen's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Areen to family and friends
13 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Areen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Areen is very personable and warm to meet with; however, he and the Sac ENT organization tend to treat patients like a number. They are a very busy practice and that results in a lack of personal connection. While visiting their office for over a year, I was regularly asked "why are you here...more
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