Dr. Thomas Nielsen, MD

Dr. Thomas Nielsen, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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59 y/o
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Dr. Thomas Nielsen, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Rush Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

1611 W Harrison St Ste 550

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nielsen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Head and Neck Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Nielsen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

82  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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 Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nielsen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nielsen's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nielsen to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Nielsen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

My daughter was seen by Dr. Nielsen for thyroid nodule/inflammation thyroiditis. His personality and bedside manner was wonderful. I highly recommend him and loved his caring and informative expertise. He made my daughter feel at ease when she was so nervous.
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