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Dr. Richard Lee, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Lee

East Idaho Ear Nose Throat

3446 S 15th E Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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Dr. Richard Lee, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Idaho Falls, ID and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Creighton University in 2003 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.

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(208) 522-6335

Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance:

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Coventry Health Care
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Pacific Source
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Dr. Lee's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Lee treats Laryngitis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 86% of his peers


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Dr. Lee treats Dizziness more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 76% of his peers


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Dr. Lee treats Vertigo more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo

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
  • 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

About Me

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...


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

Board Certifications


University Of Colorado Health Science Center
Fellowship Hospital
Case Western Res U/Univ Hosp
Residency Hospital
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
Creighton University
Medical School
The College Of Idaho
Undergraduate School


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I originally asked Dr Lee for a procedure to surgically remove under eye bags. He instead steered me toward resurfacing my face with a laser and assured me it would take care of the bags and get rid of fine lines. Trusting him, I agreed to his professional guidance thinking this would give me an even better outcome. During the laser treatment, he hit an area with absolutely no numbing. None. I can not even begin to explain the excruciating pain I was in as he finished the procedure. It was horrible. Horrible. After my healing process, I did notice a change in the fine lines, but the bags under my eyes were not affected. I felt my trust in Dr Lee was completely betrayed. In fairness, he also operated on my nose after I broke it (which was prior to the other procedure) and I was very satisfied with his work. If I could have a “do over” I would have gone elsewhere for the eye procedure. I still need my eyes addressed. Saving for it.
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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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I have a reoccurring condition that flares about every six months on average. I called the office to make arrangements for a treatment and waited for two days with no response. If it is something that they cannot resolve it would have been nice to know instead of waiting for a call for two days which I never got only to have the condition get worse. This just seems unethical to me.
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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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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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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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