Dr. Richard Wikholm, MD

Dr. Richard Wikholm, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Wikholm, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat, sleep medicine, and more.

Central Coast Otolaryngology

116 S Palisade Dr Ste 206

Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wikholm performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sleep Apnea
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Wikholm's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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3  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

78  Conditions Treated

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36  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • 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
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Ca Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wikholm has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wikholm's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wikholm to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Wikholm's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I would advise anyone with anything worse than the sniffles to stay away from this doctor. My husband produces excess mucus thats irritating his existing stomach condition to the point that he cannot eat. Dr Wikholm listened to the problem & all we've done and actually walked out of the room...more
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My wife and I both were prescribed CPAP's by this office. The process of obtaining a CPAP is being held up for both of us, according to Pacific Pulmonary, because my wife's prescription had white-out used on it and my prescription contained a signature stamp. We've been told we really need these...more
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Its been many years from the tonsillectomy, i still have not been sick not one time. Huge life changer. Dr. was professional and easy to talk with. If your sick all the time like i was from bad tonsils talk with this Dr. he can help you. M. Bright
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Our 2 little girls have both seen Dr. Wikholm several times for ear infections & our oldest daughter at 8 years old got her adenoids & tonsils removed. He is very professional & easy to talk to!
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I called to make an appointment as a new patient and the receptionist was rude and condescending. I hung up and moved on to another Dr.
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