Dr. Richard Irene, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Dr. Richard Irene, MD
Dr. Richard Irene, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Columbus, OH. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Irene is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital and Riverside Methodist Hospital.

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Dr. Irene's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Columbus, OH |
Very informative,sincere, great follow up, good with kids, puts parents at easy
in Columbus, OH |
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!
in Columbus, OH |
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).
in Westerville, OH |
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.
in Westerville, ohio |
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!!!
in Columbus, OH |
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.
in Marysville, OH |
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!
in Columbus, OH |
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.
in Hudson, OH |
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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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Naval Med Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Naval Med Center

    Completed in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair