Dr. Robert Henderson, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

10480 Little Patuxent Pkwy Ste 220 Columbia, MD 21044 Get Directions
Dr. Robert Henderson, MD

Dr. Robert Henderson, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Columbia, MD. He is 80 years old and has been practicing for 55 years. Dr. Henderson is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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To accurately diagnose and care for the issues plaguing patient with minimal use of prescribed medications.

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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Chestertown, MD |
We started seeing Dr. Henderson in Chestertown and are so impressed with him, we drive to Columbia for appointments. My husband and I completely trust his experience, depth of knowledge, and excellent care. He is concerned with our total health and we always learn something during our visits. It's obvious he keeps up to date, not only in his field, but with many medical issues. We hope he never retires. We see him on a regular basis and would travel to him for any other ENT urgent care.
in Eldersburg, MD |
I have had sinus issues all my life & know a great deal about them having seen a myriad of doctors over my 53 yrs. I went in for an ACUTE condition that needed immediate treatment. He did not bother to check my vitals - or my temperature; was inordinately rude; & only seemed to realize that I was not his average patient near the end of our 'visit' when it finally dawned on him that had he been listening, I had told him that I had a PhD & my Dad was a nuclear physicist. I was seen at Urgent Care.
in Columbia |
I like the guy. He's old school for sure but he spends the time with his patients to really be a doctor. Sure, he's got some alternative ideas on diet and such...but that doesn't mean he's wrong. Plus the dude wears Cowboy boots and was awarded the bronze star.
in Woodbine, MD |
I just had an awful visit with Dr. Henderson, which I wouldn't have believed if I hadn't been there. I accompanied my son on a first visit for some severe nose and throat issues. With no exam, he diagnosed son with gluten problems. He was adamant that all his problems were gluten related, since my son is a vegetarian (not vegan), and that GMOs had ruined wheat and wheat products. He was unbelievably combative. We were shocked. We left after less than 5 minutes. I feel compelled to warn others.
Columbia, MD |
Dr Henderson diagnosed & prescribed treatment without examining me. I've grown up & lived with a condition for 35 yrs — growing up with doctors & a good deal of medical awareness. I was referred to an ENT to rule out something related, but Dr Henderson contradicted other very reputable doctors & prescribed a diet & supplement that promised to cure what has no known cure. I appreciate no-frills medicine, but he was coarse & unprofessional. I listened & I did my research, and I cannot recommend.
in Columbia, MD |
I recently went to Henderson for an inner ear blockage. His demeanor was abrupt and condescending. The patient room was dark & dingy & did not appear to be clean. Henderson (I refuse to call him a Dr) used no gloves & his tools & machines did not look sterile. He used a vacuum device on my ears which was incredibly loud & I immediately developed tinnitus in both ears. Stay away from this old man who should have retired a decade ago. You will leave disgusted if not permanently damaged. 0 stars.
in Baltimore, MD |
Liked Dr. Henderson's wholistic approach in looking at the problem. So many times in the medical community, a practice will treat the symptom, and not get to the root cause. My preference is a practice that is amenable using both conventional and integrative/alternative diagnostics in order to optimize care for the patient.
in Ellicott City, MD |
I took my Mom to DR Henderson about a year ago due to ear pain and a perforated ear drum. The medicine he prescribed worked great. My mom is about 10 years older than Doc H and they come from the same generation. Hard work and no slackers. I think the negative responses are due to people who just don't care to here someone tell them the way it is. He may be direct, but he's a darn good doctor.
Columbia, MD |
Dr. Henderson listened to me after 8 doctors did not. He looked at a CT can, prescribed antibiotics, and also advised to cut out sugar and crap in your diet. I'm sorry to say, but all thosemedical professionals are pointing fingers and telling you to go to another specialist. I went to him when I was little. He is great. He is a military doctor and he wears cowboy boots so what.
If I could give this doctor ZERO stars, I would. I have never taken the time to do online surveys before, but my experience was so horrible, I felt the need to share. I went in for a bump on my nose, but was lectured in a rude, condescending tone about changing to a gluten free diet. I was told that my GI's instructions were crap. I was also told that my anxiety/depression isn't a real disease and that I have to get off those damn meds before I shoot up a school like those other kids.
in Columbia, MD |
Office was nice; however, Dr. Henderson was very self-adsorbed and arrogant, and not in a good way. Two qualities I do not want in a doctor. He did not listen to me or my medical history, and was rude. His recommended treatment that made me uneasy, and worried my medical friends whom recommended that I not listen and seek another doctor's advice. It is evident that this doctor does not keep up with medical advances and probably needs to retire before putting one of his patients in danger.
in Silver Spring, MD |
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Dr. Henderson's Care Philosophy

To accurately diagnose and care for the issues plaguing patient with minimal use of prescribed medications.

Dr. Henderson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acid Reflux
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lyme Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


  • Medical School
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 1962

  • Internship Hospital
    Tripler Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1963

  • Residency Hospital
    Brooke Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1970

    Womack Army Hospital

    Completed in 1967

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Cartilage Repair
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Without Navigational System
  • Endoscopy
  • Environmental Allergy Testing
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Irrigation of Ear
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Parotidectomy
  • Posterior Nasal Pack
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Tympanometry
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair