Dr. Thomas Nowlin, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 48

Dr. Thomas Nowlin, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Arise Austin Medical Center and Ascension Seton Hays. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nowlin to book an appointment.

Dr. Nowlin

Austin Ear Nose & Throat Clinic

5625 Eiger Rd Austin, TX 78735
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Nowlin's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • 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
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • 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 Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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(512) 444-7944

Dr. Nowlin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
HIX
MHS HIX
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage
Blue Advantage Plus
Blue Choice
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Nowlin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nowlin

3.8

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (17)
  • Office environment (17)
  • Staff friendliness (15)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Dr. Nowlin did a beautiful rhinoplasty and septoplasty on me last August at Darnall AMC. Dr. Nowlin passed away in September.
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
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M Holland – Nov 03, 2020
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Dr. Nowlin spent much of my first office visit talking about bars he used to go to to pick up women rather than focusing on my symptoms. After another visit and more than $1000 in charges for appointments and tests, he diagnosed me with positional vertigo and referred me to a physical therapy center for treatment. I went to another ENT for a second opinion, and that doctor disproved Dr. Nowlin's diagnosis with a five minute movement test that required no laboratory testing or special equipment, as well as no extra charge. Further testing proved that my condition wasn't caused by an inner ear problem at all.
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Apr 02, 2020
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Kicked me out of his office for asking about costs for procedures Wanted to do during a follow up appointment. Unfortunately I let him operate on me for a broken septum back in 2012 and to this day (2019) I still have trouble breathing through my nose. He also performed a turbo glad reduction which apparently was a separate procedure that I did not authorize, but was billed to me and and wasn’t disclosed until my second follow up appointment. He never seemed to care about my health, just my insurance plan and what all it covers. I have the top tier plan with my company. Due to my experience with him, I have never been back to a doctor for anything.
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Took my son in for excessive nose bleeds. Dr Nowlin scheduled and performed a Cauterization procedure. On 2nd follow up I voiced my concerns, he dismissed me. He blamed my sons small nostril passage on a crooked septum, he never had before. When I asked him to check my sons ears because I felt he was having trouble hearing he never checked anything and said my son just didn't listen. He left without saying a word. Months later a 20 min test confirmed hearing loss and my son uses hearing aids now
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A Garcia – May 02, 2016
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The first office visit Dr Nowlin seemed to be a very angry unhappy man. He had no personality or bedside manner. I would not recommend Dr Nowlin to anyone. I will never go back to see him
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Guy in Manor, TX – Mar 31, 2016
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I needed an appointment quickly due to recurring tonsillitis and his safe was able to accommodate me the next day. Even though I knew they had to squeeze me in on the schedule my wait time was short and Dr Nowlin spent time with me discussing my options long term and prescribed mess that provided quick relief. I appreciate his no nonsense approach and casual demeanor. He is a great doctor with a refreshing bedside manner.
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Amy – Mar 25, 2016
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Dr. Nowlin was a new doctor for me to see. He was very friendly asked a lot of questions, and wanted to explore all of the options I might be able to use to treat a particular condition. I appreciated his affable Texas manner and his interest in solving the problem I presented. He was also thoughtful in making conversation during our appointment. Very considerate of me as a patient and as a medical insurance carrier.
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Nowlin, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Arise Austin...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Education

University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dr. Nowlin frequently treats Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates , Acute Sinusitis, and Adenoidectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nowlin treats.

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

Dr. Nowlin's office is located at 5625 Eiger Rd, Austin, TX 78735. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Thomas Nowlin, MD speak?

Dr. Nowlin speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Nowlin has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Austin Ear Nose & Throat Clinic

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Arise Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average

Ascension Seton Hays

Kyle, TX

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Austin, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

Ascension Seton Northwest

Austin, TX

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

Ascension Seton Southwest

Austin, TX

87% Patient Experience Rating, 18% higher than the national average

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - San Marcos

San Marcos, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

Dell Children's Medical Center Of Central Texas

Austin, TX

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas

Austin, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

St. David's Medical Center

Austin, TX

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

St. David's South Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)