Dr. Ryan Hester, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male
  
Dr. Hester
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Eastern Virginia ENT Specialist

1037 Champions Way Ste 100 Suffolk, VA 23435

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(757) 465-3106

Dr. Ryan Hester, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Suffolk, VA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads in 2002 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngic allergy.


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(757) 465-3106

Dr. Hester accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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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.

Typically treats 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Sinusitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Vertigo more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Outer Ear Infection more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Tinnitus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Tinnitus more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Sleep Disorders more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Sleep Apnea more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Ear Ache more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Earwax Buildup more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

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Dr. Hester's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Pulmonary Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Allergic Reaction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Allergic Reaction more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hester's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • 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 Facial Bone
  • 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
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • 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
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Hester's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hester

2.8

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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He was a pretty decent doctor. No real issues with him, but his office does have a problem with billing. My son had full coverage insurance where there was no co-pay of any type. They still billed us $100 for a visit that should have been processed under the insurance, and I didn’t find this out until months later when the bill came in the mail.
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Parent of a patient in Virginia Beach , VA – Jan 24, 2019
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This review of the Chesapeake Location on Independence Pkway They lie about their billing practice. Because they so scared a patient won't pay their bill they lied telling me to prepay for my visit which was $375 telling me they submitted the claim and that was my responsibility. It turns out they didn't submit the claim until 13 days later and Overpaid and now every reason under the son is being given on the delay of my refund. HORRIBLE BILLING makes you not even want to see the doctors
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dissatisfied patient in Chesapeake, VA – Dec 06, 2018
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My health insurance has a 20% deductible. I was charged $40. tells me my cost would at least be $200.00, ridiculous. When he finally saw me after waiting over an hour beyond my scheduled appointment time. He handled my case very dismissively. After a five minute exam. he saw I was chewing gum and he said you are my second sore jaw from gum chewing not an ear infection. My family doctor saw internal swelling and puss clogging and put me on medications. I had an open sore draining in my ear.
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chris davis in Virginia Beach, VA – Oct 16, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ryan Hester, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Suffolk, VA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads in 2002 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngic allergy.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency Hospital
2002
Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
Medical School
Fellow Of American Academy Of Otolaryngic Allergy

Awards

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Locations

Eastern Virginia ENT Specialist

Harborview Office1037 Champions Way Ste 100 Suffolk, VA 23435
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Eastern Virginia ENT Specialist361 Southport Cir Ste 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bon Secours - Maryview Medical Center

Portsmouth, VA

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

Chesapeake, VA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Norfolk, VA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

Virginia Beach, VA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

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