Dr. Ryan Hester, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMale

Dr. Ryan Hester, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Chesapeake, VA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hester to book an appointment.

Dr. Hester

Eastern Virginia Ear Nose & Throat Specialists

500 Independence Pkwy Ste 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
Background

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

Treatment Frequency
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

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Dizziness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Dizziness more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Hester's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • 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 Rhinitis
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • 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 Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • 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
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • 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
  • 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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(757) 547-9714

Dr. Hester accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
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
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

Dr. Hester's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hester

2.8

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
41.666666666666664%
(5)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
50%
(6)
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What went well
  • Wait times (8)
  • Appointment scheduling (7)
  • Office environment (7)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Long wait times (2)
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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 a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Chesapeake, VA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He...Read more

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ryan Hester, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Ryan Hester, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hester frequently treats Allergic Rhinitis, Vertigo, and Dizziness. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hester treats.

Where is Dr. Ryan Hester, MD's office located?

Dr. Hester's office is located at 500 Independence Pkwy Ste 100, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Eastern Virginia Ear Nose & Throat Specialists500 Independence Pkwy Ste 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320
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1037 Champions Way Ste 100 Suffolk, VA 23435
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hester is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

Portsmouth, VA

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

Chesapeake, VA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Norfolk, VA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

Virginia Beach, VA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)