Dr. Ryan Stern, MD

Dr. Ryan Stern, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 48

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Ryan Stern, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Federal Way, WA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Stern has extensive experience in Sleep Apnea. He graduated from New York University medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities St. Francis Hospital and Multicare Auburn Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Office Hours

34612 6th Ave S Ste 200 Federal Way, WA 98003

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8 am
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8 am
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Fri

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Locations

Surgical Associates Northwest

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Federal Way34612 6th Ave S Ste 200 Federal Way, WA 98003
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stern

4.3

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Is a miracle worker, really cares about his patients
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Apr 05, 2022
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Dr Stern was great with me, efficient, explained everything well and I felt heard and not rushed. He was kind, easy and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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D – Feb 13, 2022
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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.
3 people found this helpful
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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.
4 people found this helpful
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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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.
6 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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) 366-5859.

Sleep Apnea

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.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Stern is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Stern's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngitis
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wound Repair

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Medicare Advantage PFFS
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Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
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Personal Option EPO
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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 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2000
New York University
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ryan Stern, MD?

Call (253) 366-5859 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Ryan Stern, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Stern has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Ryan Stern, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ryan Stern, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Stern's profile to make an appointment.

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

Dr. Stern frequently treats Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Stern specializes.

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

Dr. Stern's office is located at 34612 6th Ave S Ste 200, Federal Way, WA 98003. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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St. Francis Hospital

Federal Way, WA

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Multicare Auburn Medical Center

Auburn, WA

57% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% lower than the national average

1 Award Received