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Dr. Richard Irene, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 67

  
Dr. Irene

Northwest

974 Bethel Rd Columbus, OH 43214
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(614) 273-2230

Dr. Richard Irene, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Irene accepts the following insurance:

Accountable Health Plans of America
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
DirectCare America
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
Molina Healthcare
Molina
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare

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Dr. Irene's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Irene treats Sinusitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Irene treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Irene treats Ear Ache more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Irene treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Irene's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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 Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Irene's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Irene

4.4

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
80.76923076923077%
(21)
4 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
1 Star
11.538461538461538%
(3)

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Very informative,sincere, great follow up, good with kids, puts parents at easy
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I was very concerned after my husband's surgery about not having all my questions answered and feeling rushed. Dr. Irene made me feel very comfortable and took as much time as I needed!
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Dr. Irene is a consummate professional. I completely trust his medical judgment, and consider him to be, without doubt, one of the finest doctors I've had. Because I come from a family of medical professionals, my bar for excellence is set pretty high, and Dr. Irene absolutely meets or exceeds what I expect for level of care, knowledge, and skill. I absolutely endorse and recommend him whether it is for a simple treatment or for surgery (like I had).
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Dr. Irene expertise and willingness to take the time to explain everything I needed to know prior to my surgery and procedures he performs in the office made me feel at ease.
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He has performed three surgerys on ne and always done a fantastic job. He has taken care of my wife for a throat surgery and also two of my children for tubes in their ears. Dr. Irene is a true professional at his craft and we are very lucky to have had him!!!
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He was reluctant to answer questions; as I pressed for answers he got short with me. For one visit I can understand a bad day. This was my second visit. He does not make himself available for discussion or questions. Leaving the room for short periods rather than talk. Did he fix my problem? Don?t know. Will I go back? Only if he is the only ENT Doc in Columbus, Ohio.
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I had deviated septum surgery in January. Dr. Irene was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and also very accommodating. I attend college in another state, and he was able to work in my surgery and my follow up appointments while I was home on break. He made me feel at ease in my appointments, and did an incredible job with the surgery. I could immediately tell a difference upon waking up from the anesthesia. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone experiencing ear, nose, and throat issues!
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I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Irene and my experience with his office. From start to finish, my tonsillectomy and recovery was easy and smooth. Dr Irene and his staff are extremely professional, but also mad me feel very comfortable and calm about the procedure. Thank you so much for everything. I wish I had more ENT issues so I could come to this practice.
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This is a most professional practice..seamless in every way. Dr Irene is direct,precise and yet has great bedside manner..there is no one better for this sinusplasty.turbo surgery. Our son, age 22 had it done on the 17th of Dec..he is a senior at OSU . Dr Irene diagnosed him after we treated him for 10years incorrectly assuming he just had allergies! Many script of antibiotics over the years and little relief. We stayed in a hotel overnite so Dr Irene could remove the stents on Friday.
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Biography

Dr. Richard Irene, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Naval Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Naval Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Locations

Practice

Northwest
974 Bethel Rd Columbus, OH 43214
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85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)