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Dr. Richard Huffaker, DO

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 42

Dr. Huffaker
537 Union Ave Grants Pass, OR 97527

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Dr. Richard Huffaker, DO is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Grants Pass, OR and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Kansas City College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.

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Dr. Huffaker accepts the following insurance:

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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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Dr. Huffaker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Huffaker treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Huffaker treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Head and Neck Surgery
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Dr. Huffaker performs Head and Neck Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Huffaker performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

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Dr. Huffaker treats Dysphagia more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Huffaker treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Huffaker's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • 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
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Huffaker, DO
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Learned nothing accurate. Was body shamed and blamed and the condition itself was only mentioned when my husband started asking questions. He pointed things out on the CT scans that my specialist stated were wrong. They stated the body shaming was not only not necessary but not accurate. The foundation for my condition said they'd get me to someone else if he didn't because he wasn't stating anything correctly and shouldn't be speaking with such inaccurate authority. I usually give Drs a second chance due to the days they probably started with. It's not an easy field. But this really set the ground work for a scary procedure to feel 100xs scarier that in is and no one should be treated like this.
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Himself and his team are caring people and did an amazing job on my tonsilectomy. I could of not asked for a better surgeon and care team thank u so much!
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Thank you Heather, your a gem! Dr. Huffaker
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Ointment then culture WRONG Bad bad bad
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I had co-workers refer me to this doctor, and my physician called over a referral. I called to make an appt, but the clinic wanted me to see someone else. While trying to not be difficult, it is my right to see whoever I would like, but apparently this clinic thinks otherwise???? I am a little disturbed. Dr. Huffaker is in my insurance network, he was recommended by a couple of my co-workers, my physician sent over a referral, even though not technically needed.
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Dr Huffaker is compassionate and caring. He is knowledgeable about thyroid conditions and was able to explain the risks and benefits of surgery without pushing us to choose surgery as an option. He took time with us and made sure he was available to answer all of our questions.
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great sense of humor, got right to the point of the visit, excellent nurse.
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I have Basal Cell Carcinoma on my right ear and face. Dr. Huffaker performed Moh's Surgery to remove the cancerous cells. The procedure was approx. 4 hours long. The results have been nothing short of fantastic. Because of the amount of tissue removed, a skin graft had to be done on my face/ear. He did a flawless job on it. Dr. Huffaker has the best bedside manner of any physician I have ever had. He is down to earth, honest, frank, and very professional. I HIGHLY recommend him!
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About Me

I love people.  I love to fix things with my hands.  Put the two together and I have the perfect job. 

Patient's opinions of their health matter to me.  There is always more than one way to skin a cat so-to-speak. ...


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery


Center For Ear Nose Throat and Allergy (Centa)
Fellowship Hospital
Oklahoma State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Hospital
Oklahoma State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship Hospital
Kansas City College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
Undergraduate School


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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)