Dr. Ryan Stern, MD

Dr. Ryan Stern, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 46

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Ryan Stern, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Federal Way, WA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Stern has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York University medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities St. Francis Hospital and Multicare Auburn Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stern to book an appointment.


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Surgical Associates Northwest

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(253) 205-0181
Federal Way34612 6th Ave S Ste 200 Federal Way, WA 98003
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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4.3

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Awesome doctor! A lot of time spent with me and answered all my questions. I think I have finally found a great ENT. Thank you Dr Stern.
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Mar 20, 2020
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Dr Stern came through for us again today. I just wanted to spend a minute because he went the extra mile for us today when the whole world was going crazy on virus lockdown. He has been our doctor for years. He fixed my nose years ago. My daughter needed some help today in tough spot and Dr. Stern and his staff worked us in. Good guy, really good surgeon.
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Mar 17, 2020
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I left an earlier review, however, I forgot to add that I do NOT BELIEVE any of his good reviews. I over heard him telling a patient to leave him a good review. Should not have to ask!! Wish I could give him no stars!!
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Feb 15, 2020
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When looking for a surgeon, you want the best and brightest. Dr. Stern not only checks those boxes but exceeds expectations with his authentic care and tenacity to resolve his patients concerns. I would (and do) recommend Dr. Stern to anyone who is struggling with ENT issues. He is the down to earth and direct. You won't be able to find a more dedicated physician.
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  • Explained conditions well
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BW in Bothell, WA – Jun 13, 2019
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My entire family LOVES Dr. Stern. He is knowledgeable, thorough, sensitive and attentive to every one of his patients. His entire staff, especially Rebecca, are professional, considerate, and go above and beyond to meet their patients needs and concerns.
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Cynthia Rayburn-Smith in Sequim, WA – Apr 20, 2019
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Treatment for my husband's mastoid and hearing loss condition plus allergies. Treatment for me and my hearing loss also. This has been an ongoing situation that I personally did not know I had a problem with. So, it is very helpful for the both of us to try and understand our situation and he has been helping both us to deal with our situations and treatments for both of us. For this we are very grateful to him and his staff for this help. We want to thank him for this as it is health issues.
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Mar 26, 2019
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Dr Ryan is amazing, besides he is hilarious too
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Mar 21, 2019
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Dr. Stern is a great doctor who has always taken excellent care of my needs the past few years. He is kind and very knowledgeable in his field. I would highly recommend him.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anna in Auburn – Apr 18, 2018
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Dr Stern is kind and compassionate. He "nose" (LOL) what he's doing! I would send anyone to him. (And I hate Drs)
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FEDERAL WAY – Aug 22, 2017
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After quitting smoking, I had a hoarseness to my voice. I went to see Dr.Stern, he spoke with me about my concerns and right away, scoped my throat. Because he saw redness and a nodule, he scheduled a surgical biopsy. Dr.Stern removed the nodule. The biopsy indicated stage 0 to stage 1 cancer. Dr.Stern and I then discussed several options. He sent me out for a 2nd opinion-both doctors concurred on a 2nd surgery. I am now cancer free because Dr.Stern was diligent about addressing my concerns.
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Tim Suiter in Auburn, WA – Aug 03, 2017
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My husband and I experienced an incompetent, rude person in Dr. Stern. Jan 2015 my husband started seeing him for pain in the back of his tongue. After 8 months of the pain getting worse Dr Stern finally told him on Aug 25th 2015 I can't help you I told you to go to a dentist. Five days later my husbands pain worsened and went to emergency room. Diagnosed with State 4 carcinoma base of tongue cancer. If properly diagnosed earlier my husband would still be alive today. He died May 6, 2017.
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Tacoma, WA – Jun 17, 2017
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Both my children see Dr. Stern and he is amazing. He is patient and listens to any concerns we have. Our children absolutely love seeing him and look forward to their doctor visits. We highly recommend him.
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RAW in Orting, WA – Jan 26, 2017
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Dr. Ryan Stern is a fabulous doctor. He was not only extremely knowledgeable, but he takes his time to make sure he knows and covers all of your questions and concerns. He combines expertise and common sense with compassion. He is hands down the most straight forward, honest and genuine doctor I have seen in a really long time -- If I could have him as my primary care family doctor I would!
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QZisha in Des Moines – Oct 18, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Stern

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Stern treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Stern treats other conditions, please contact the office at (253) 833-4050.

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.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. Stern typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Allergic Rhinitis
Sinusitis
Acute Sinusitis
Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Stern'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
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Dr. Stern accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
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Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
UnitedHealthCare
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ryan Stern, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Federal Way, WA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2000
New York University
Medical School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Francis Hospital

Federal Way, WA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Multicare Auburn Medical Center

Auburn, WA

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

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