Dr. Richard Irene, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 68

Dr. Richard Irene, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Columbus, OH and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Dublin Methodist Hospital and Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Irene to book an appointment.

Dr. Irene

Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians

974 Bethel Rd Ste A Columbus, OH 43214
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Irene's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Irene treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Irene treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Irene treats Sinusitis more than 92% of his peers

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

Ear Ache
high
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 or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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(614) 538-2424

Dr. Irene accepts the following insurance:

Accountable Health Plans of America
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

Dr. Irene's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Irene

4.4

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
80.76923076923077%
(21)
4 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
1 Star
11.538461538461538%
(3)
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What went well
  • Office environment (25)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (22)
  • Explained conditions well (22)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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Very informative,sincere, great follow up, good with kids, puts parents at easy
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Rocco E in Columbus, OH – Jan 20, 2017
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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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Jessica in Columbus, OH – Dec 22, 2016
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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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Tricia Y in Columbus, OH – Nov 28, 2016
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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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JM in Westerville, OH – May 26, 2016
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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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Zachary in Westerville, ohio – Apr 15, 2016
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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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Steve M in Columbus, OH – Feb 27, 2016
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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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Hannah B in Marysville, OH – Feb 11, 2016
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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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Jordan C. in Columbus, OH – Jan 27, 2016
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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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Douglas Hardtmayer in Hudson, OH – Jan 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Richard Irene, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Columbus, OH and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He...Read more

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

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

Dr. Irene frequently treats Chronic Sinusitis, Sinusitis, and Ear Ache. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Irene treats.

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Dr. Irene's office is located at 974 Bethel Rd Ste A, Columbus, OH 43214. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians

Northwest974 Bethel Rd Ste A Columbus, OH 43214
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Dublin Methodist Hospital

Dublin, OH

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH

Riverside Methodist Hospital

Columbus, OH

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

29 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)