Dr. Richard Hood, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 51

Dr. Richard Hood, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Norfolk, VA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hood has more experience with Otologic Conditions & Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Birmingham medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters and Sentara Leigh Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hood to book an appointment.

Dr. Hood

Ear, Nose and Throat, Ltd.

901 Hampton Blvd Norfolk, VA 23507
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hood

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hood treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hood treats other conditions, please contact the office at (757) 623-0526.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Hood treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

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Deafness
Perforated Eardrum
Tinnitus
Conductive Hearing Loss
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Dr. Hood's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • 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
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Hood's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hood

3.7

Based on 12 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (9)
  • Office environment (8)
  • Appointment scheduling (7)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
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Dr. Hood is my favorite doctor. I was a young teenager when I started seeing Dr. Hood. I have not had any problems with him. I am very disappointed and very hurt by his allergy department. One allergy nurse is very inconsiderate and has an attitude like she is the only person that has knowledge about things.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Dec 02, 2020
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I have been suffering with eustachian tube disfunction for several months. Dr. Hood examined my ears and found no fluid or wax. He ordered a hearing test that I passed with flying colors. He recommended that I plug my nose and pop my ears. Of course, I have tried several ear popping methods on my own. Appointment was a total waste of time!
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May 23, 2020
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Dr Hood was poor. He did not help me; I still have my medical problem, which is a very simple one. I am a professor in the sciences, and when I tried to discuss my problem, he showed me he was severely limited in his understanding of physiology and medicine. He was very pompous and thought very highly of himself, but he was had dull intelligence. He relied on the stock phrase, "I am the doctor." He was poor, and I am now in search of another ENT physician. I cannot recommend him to anyone.
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Norfolk, VA – Jan 15, 2019
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Dr. Hood is very personable and professional. Have been assosiated with going on ten years for age related hearing loss. I had a virus that caused a "Sudden Hearing Loss" in left ear and went for consultation. By that time, the ear had recovered. But he took the time to examin the outter ear and found an abnormal coating on the ear drum and removed it. That in itself improved my hearing in the left ear in conjunction with my hearing aid. Professional and personable. A very good combination.
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Michael Annett in Norfolk, VA – Aug 18, 2018
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Had a septoplasty done by Dr. Hood two years ago to correct my deviated septum and my septum is still deviated. He didn’t even order a CT scan...he just went into surgery to operate on me blindly. Now I have to try and find another ENT to fix my septum, which should have been done already. A lot of money was spent and wasted to correct my septum which has been causing breathing problems my entire life. I’m more disappointed that I’m going to have to go through this entire process again someday.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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VA – Jul 23, 2018
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I got sick the end of January with what at first seemed like bronchitis. Main problem was post nasal drip and persistent nagging cough. visits to my primary care physician two visits to an allergy asthma doctor. Pulmonary function test to check for asthma creating the cough and still no true answers to my symptoms. I saw Dr. Hood and in 10 minutes he figured out I had a really really bad sinus infection in one of my left sinuses. He is amazing!!!!! thank you so much Dr. Hood!!!!
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Kim in Chesapeake – Jul 22, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Richard Hood, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Norfolk, VA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Education

2000
University of Virginia
Residency Hospital
1996
University of VA
Internship Hospital
1995
University of Birmingham
Medical School
1991
Duke U
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. Richard Hood, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hood frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Hood specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Hood, MD's office located?

Dr. Hood's office is located at 901 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23507. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Ear, Nose and Throat, Ltd.

Ear, Nose and Throat, Ltd.901 Hampton Blvd Norfolk, VA 23507
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Ear, Nose and Throat, Ltd.680 Kingsborough Sq Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Ear, Nose and Throat, Ltd.885 Kempsville Rd Ste 304 Norfolk, VA 23502
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Norfolk, VA

Sentara Leigh Hospital

Norfolk, VA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Norfolk, VA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received