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Dr. Thomas Nowlin, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Nowlin

Austin Ear Nose & Throat Clinic

4315 James Casey St # 300 Austin, TX 78745

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(512) 444-7944


Dr. Thomas Nowlin, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Austin, TX. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.


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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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nowlin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Allergic Reaction
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nowlin treats Allergic Reaction more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Nowlin treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nowlin treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Nowlin treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Ear Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nowlin treats Ear Disorders more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Nowlin treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Nowlin's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • 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 Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • 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
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue 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
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Nowlin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nowlin

3.8

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
21.05263157894737%
(4)

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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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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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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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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Nowlin, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Austin, TX. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)