Dr. Thomas Connely, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 58

Dr. Connely
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Ent. Physicians of Kearney PC

615 W 39th St Kearney, NE 68845

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(308) 865-2277

Dr. Thomas Connely, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Kearney, NE and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Connely has more experience with Otologic Care, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Chi Health Good Samaritan and Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Connely to book an appointment.


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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 Care

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 Care specialists.

Dr. Connely typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Outer Ear Infection
Perforated Eardrum
Otitis Media
Conductive Hearing Loss
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Sleep-disordered Breathing

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-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Connely typically treats 76% more often than similar doctors

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
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Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Dr. Connely typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Earwax Buildup
Ear Ache
Peritonsillar Abscess
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
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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. Connely typically treats 55% more often than similar doctors

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Peritonsillar Abscess
Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis
Acute Laryngitis
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Dr. Connely's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • 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
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • 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
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • 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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Dr. Connely accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Connely's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Connely

3.1

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Connely, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Kearney, NE and has over 32 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 / College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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

Dr. Connely frequently treats Otologic Care, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Care. See all practice areas where Dr. Connely specializes.

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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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Locations

Practice

Ent. Physicians of Kearney PC615 W 39th St Kearney, NE 68845
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Central Nebraska Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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

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Chi Health Good Samaritan

Kearney, NE

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center

Broken Bow, NE

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

Kearney Regional Medical Center

Kearney, NE

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Phelps Memorial Health Center

Holdrege, NE

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)