Dr. Richard Lee, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Lee
Accepting new patients

East Idaho Ear Nose Throat

3446 S 15th E Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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(208) 522-6335

Dr. Richard Lee, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Idaho Falls, ID. Dr. Lee has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Mountain View Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lee to book an appointment.


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(208) 522-6335

Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Pacific Source
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Sinusitis more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 61% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 48% of their peers

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Dr. Lee's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Common Cold
  • Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cough
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facelift
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Laser Age Spot Removal
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech Delay
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Stapedectomy
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
  • Wrinkle Removal
  • Wrinkles

Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lee

3.6

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Lee and his staff are exactly how ever office should be. He is a wonderful kind person. He explains everything and doesn’t make you feel like he is in a hurry to get to his next patient. I called lots of times before my surgery asking questions or having to reschedule an appointment and was always treated as patients should be. Thank you so much Dr Lee and staff
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Cherie Seward – Dec 27, 2019
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Dr. Lee/staff have been so incredibly caring and helpful. My husband had an unfortunate accident while we were on vacation near Idaho and Dr. Lee completed his surgery during his hospital stay. Dr. Lee was so patient, caring and understanding. He answered all our questions and made us feel comfortable with the surgery and my husbands recovery. We would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone in Idaho Falls. We had a wonderful experience with him and wish we could continue seeing him if we lived in Idaho!
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Idaho Falls has some great doctors, however Dr. Lee is one of the doctors who stands out above all others. One visit & he knew what was needed to help me. He did surgery & the same day after surgery l felt like a new person. I highly recommend him to all people who are in need of an Ear nose or throat Dr. knows his business & a great bed side manner. I would suggest that you go to him if you need this type of doctor. Easy to talk to with a great staff. U will not be disappointed.
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Tom Merrel in Idaho Falls , Idaho – Aug 13, 2017
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Dr. Lee is great. Unfortunately his office staff treated me like a number. We will not be following up with him due to poor effort on their part to return phone calls after surgery or get prescriptions filled. Almost like once surgery was finished we no longer mattered.
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LP in Idaho falls, ID – Oct 28, 2016
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My 2 1/2 yr old daughter was in need of removing her tonsils. Be so young, we were very reluctant. Dr. Lee was easy to work and schedule with. Following her surgery, he even provided us with his personal number to reach him over the weekend if necessary. Very personal and patient. Would recommend him to anyone needing and ENT.
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Min in Idaho Falls, Idaho – Oct 08, 2016
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After 22 years of very limited hearing in one ear, misdiagnosed by other doctors, Dr. Lee reconstructed my middle ear and I can hear again. He explained and answered all of my questions before the surgery. He is a very competent, gifted and humble man.
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Lee's philosophy is focused on personalized care. "I try to consider all options for each individual patient. Achieving the best outcome often includes the simplest of treatments. Other patients need specialized medical care or surgical procedure...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

2010
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Case Western Res U/Univ Hosp
Residency Hospital
2004
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1999
The College Of Idaho
Undergraduate School

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Locations

East Idaho Ear Nose Throat

Richard G. Lee, MD - Idaho Falls3446 S 15th E Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Richard G Lee,md - Rigby527 Rigby Lake Dr Ste C Rigby, ID 83442
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Idaho Falls, ID

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Mountain View Hospital

Idaho Falls, ID

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)