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Dr. Ryan Hester, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male

Dr. Hester

Dr. Ryan Hester, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has been practicing for 12 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) 464-1500

Dr. Hester accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
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
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Optima Health
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Hester's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Allergic Rhinitis
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Allergic Reaction
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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

Pulmonary Disease
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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

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
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ryan Hester, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has been practicing for 12 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
2007
2002

Awards

Dr. Hester's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hester

2.6

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1 Star
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(6)

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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