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Dr. Ronald Hirokawa, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 74

  
Dr. Hirokawa

Southern New England ENT

1 Long Wharf Dr Ste 302 New Haven, CT 06511
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(203) 777-7500

Dr. Ronald Hirokawa, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in New Haven, CT and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College in 1971 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Hirokawa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hirokawa's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Earwax Buildup
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hirokawa treats Earwax Buildup more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hirokawa treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Ear Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hirokawa treats Ear Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hirokawa treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Head and Neck Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hirokawa treats Head and Neck Cancer more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hirokawa treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hirokawa's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Hirokawa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hirokawa

3.1

Based on 9 reviews

5 Stars
44.44444444444444%
(4)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(1)
2 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(3)

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What People Say About Dr. Ronald Hirokawa, MD
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I have been a patient of Dr.Ronald Hirokawa for over twenty years. He has done a four surgeries on me, I have had nothing but wonderful results. He's an old school doctor. He checks you from A to Z. He has wonderful bedside manners, and even calls you with results & make sure doing well after surgery. He is a very high demanded doctor in the group. Theses new age doctors are like fast food restaurants, in and out. I want excellent care, so if you do too, then go see his group for excellent care.
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I have never had a problem with Ronald Hirokawa in the past and still don't. However I have never had so many appointments cancelled. And this was for an ear problem. It took 4 weeks to get an original appointment for an ongoing infection. That got cancelled and rescheduled. And then cancelled again. So I scheduled with another doctor in that practice and that got cancelled. Not the way a patient wants to be treated.
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I have been to a number of Drs. and I must say that I have never encountered and be treated by such a wonderful Dr. I assure you his medical care, bedside manners, patience, encouragement are second to none. Please, should you have need of seeing an ENT Doctor...there is no one better than Dr. Hirokawa..He and his Staff are the very best and epitomize all that is great in the Medical Profession Charles Monaghan
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Biography

Dr. Ronald Hirokawa, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in New Haven, CT and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College in 1971 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Otolaryngology

Education

1975
US Naval Hosp
Residency Hospital
1972
Conemaugh Valley Meml Hosp
Internship Hospital
1971
Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College
Medical School

Awards

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)