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Dr. Thomas Paulson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 67

  
Dr. Paulson

Iowa ENT Center

105 Valley West Dr Ste 100 West Des Moines, IA 50265
Accepting new patients

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(515) 223-4368

Dr. Thomas Paulson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Trustworthy Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews
  • Friendly staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews

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Dr. Paulson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Dr. Paulson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Otitis Media
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Paulson treats Otitis Media more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Paulson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Paulson treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 94% of his peers

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

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Paulson treats Outer Ear Infection more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Paulson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Paulson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • 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 Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • 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
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • 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
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Paulson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Paulson

4.3

Based on 6 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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 th...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1983
University Kans Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
University of Kansas Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average