Dr. Thomas O. Paulson, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Iowa ENT Center 105 Valley West Dr Ste 100, West Des Moines, IA 50265 Get Directions
(515) 223-4368

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Your health is always our number one priority. Our extensive knowledge and skills are the results of decades of experience, the latest research, advanced technology and continuing medical education. At the same time, we place a very high value on the physician/patient relationship. Our caring, talented providers and staff take the time to listen to your symptoms and concerns so we can fully understand your condition.Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Procedures Performed

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    University Kans Med Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    University Kans Med Center

    Completed in 1983

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Paulson's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Paulson

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Paulson's Care Philosophy

Your health is always our number one priority. Our extensive knowledge and skills are the results of decades of experience, the latest research, advanced technology and continuing medical education. At the same time, we place a very high value on the physician/patient relationship. Our caring, talented providers and staff take the time to listen to your symptoms and concerns so we can fully understand your condition.