Dr. Thomas Connely, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 60

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Thomas Connely, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Kearney, NE and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Connely has extensive experience in Otologic Conditions & Procedures, Sleep Apnea, and Endocrine Surgical Procedures. He graduated from University Of Nebraska At Kearney in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Chi Health Good Samaritan and Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Thomas Connely, MD

E.N.T. Physicians of Kearney, P.C.

615 W 39th St Kearney, NE 68845
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I went to Dr Connely for my sinuses and had a deviated septum and several other problems first look at my MRI he recommended surgery he did sinus surgery and fixed my nose I would recommend Dr Connely to anyone he is a very friendly caring Dr. Very compassionate person he was always on time at my appts and took the time to explain things to us.
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
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Deb Stamm in Benkelman, Nebr – Dec 10, 2017
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Had an appt scheduled for my son 3 weeks prior. Showed up and waited for almost 2 hours. Once he finally came in, no apology or explanation for the long wait. Told him my son has had a issues snoring/coughing for a year and a half and was told I should take him to an ENT from multiple medical professionals. In a nut shell, was EXTREMELY condescending. Told me I was overreacting, left after being in there for no more than 5 mins. I never post reviews about anyone but felt the NEED to share.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kearney, NE – Nov 17, 2017
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Have been dealing with a plugged ear for 6 months. Have all the symptoms of blocked Eustachian tube. When I saw Dr Connely's PA she ran a hearing test and concluded I had nerve damage hearing loss, even though I had NO risk factors for this. Dr. Connely concurred. Neither listened to my questions OR my symptoms or even mentioned anything about my Eustachian tube. Have been diagnosed with tube dysfunction by another specialist and offered treatment. Never again.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kearney, NE – Mar 27, 2017
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Thank you for helping my daughter with her continual issues. She had a constant sore throat and was always exhausted. After her tonsillectomy, she is a completely different little girl, happy and healthy! I very much appreciate the way you made her feel at ease. This was an extremely good experience!
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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Tim Hoffart in Kearney, NE – Jun 02, 2016
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I had to wait over 45 minutes because,according to one of the nurses, he was eating coffee cake. After 3 taking my 4 year old daughter to him 3 times for tonsil issues (snoring, difficulty swallowing) he said to come back if she started to stop breathing when sleeping. Needless to say we went to another dr.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Connely, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Kearney, NE and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

University Louisville School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1989
University Of Nebraska At Kearney
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Thomas Connely, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Connely frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures, Sleep Apnea, and Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Connely specializes.

Where is Dr. Thomas Connely, MD's office located?

Dr. Connely's office is located at 615 W 39th St, Kearney, NE 68845. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Connely

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Connely treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Connely treats other conditions, please contact the office at (308) 865-2277.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

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.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Connely is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

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Perforated Eardrum
Otitis Media
Outer Ear Infection
Conductive Hearing Loss
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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. Connely is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
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Endocrine Surgical Procedures

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Connely is experienced in the area of Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Parathyroidectomy
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Check Dr. Connely's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Connely's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • 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
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(308) 865-2277

Dr. Connely accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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MultiPlan PPO

Locations

E.N.T. Physicians of Kearney, P.C.

Ent. Physicians of Kearney PC615 W 39th St Kearney, NE 68845
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Jeffrey Schopp MD

Phelps Memorial Health Center1215 Tibbals St Holdrege, NE 68949
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Jennie M Melham Memorial Spclty Clinic

Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center145 Memorial Dr Broken Bow, NE 68822
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