Dr. Richard Areen, MD

Dr. Richard Areen, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o
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Dr. Richard Areen, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Areen is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital.

Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat

1111 Exposition Blvd Bldg 700

Sacramento, CA 95815
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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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

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoiditis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balance Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinitis
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Disorders
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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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
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Areen to family and friends
3.1
based on 13 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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)
Sacramento, CA |
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 today"? Or other such entry questions. This was discomforting when dealing with a serious problem. I have since switched to another provider.
Thank you for your feedback. SacENT has taken note of your concerns and will work with our team to be more mindful of their words. We want to assure you that our staff does take the time to understand the reason you are visiting with us prior to your arrival.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Areen accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Medicare
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Western Health Advantage
    Western Health Advantage HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Areen has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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