Dr. Thomas Pfennig, DO

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Pfennig
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1555 44th St Sw Wyoming, MI 49509

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Dr. Thomas Pfennig, DO is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Wyoming, MI and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pfennig has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pfennig to book an appointment.


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I was greeted by a very friendly staff and received the service necessary for my situation. I also had my hearing checked. Would recommend this practice for those seeking an ENT.
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Feb 20, 2020
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Dr. Pfennig listened to all of my concerns and answered all of my questions I was pleasantly surprised at the level of caring and concern from the whole office staff. Definely recommend this doctor for any ENT problems
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Louise – Feb 16, 2020
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Dr. Pfennig was willing to help me with my situation. He explained everything thoroughly, listened to my questions and then answered them. I understood what I was getting into for the surgery on the inside of my nose. His skill level was great. Recovery time was surprising short. I highly recommend him and his staff.
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Apr 09, 2019
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I found my experience with Dr Pfennig was excellent the care that they gave me was beyond my expectations I would highly recommend him answered all my questions and concerns Thank you Dr Pfennig
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Mar 14, 2019
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Great doctor- Very happy with my appointment for my ear concerns. Dr. Pfennig was very thorough in his examination. He took the time to educate me regarding my treatment options and answered my questions. Thanks to him my ears are doing much better
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Angela in Grand Rapids, MI – Mar 08, 2019
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Dr. Pfennig was an excellent choice for my on going sinus concerns and symptoms.
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Mar 05, 2019
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My children have been seeing Dr. Pfennig for a few years now, and he has always taken the time to listen to my concerns and he explains things in a way that it is easy for me to understand. I never felt rushed or that he was in a hurry to get through my visit. His staff is always very friendly, and I have always felt comfortable at the office. I would recommend Dr. Pfennig to my family and friends any day of the week!! He's the best!
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Elizabeth in Wyomimg , MI – Mar 04, 2019
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So I had a septo-rhinoplasty done here in 2017. By Dr. Phenning. Its possibly one of the worst decisions I ever made. I asked him to make my nose slightly smaller and he hardly even made a differance. 3 months post op I started having Nasel cartilage make cracking sounds in my nose every time I excercise or bend over a certain way. I still have breathing problems occasionally. Honestly I just got the vibe he only cared about getting paid... Seriously wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.
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Zac Duffield in Grand Rapids , MI – Jun 03, 2018
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I wish I could give him ZERO stars. This place NEVER listened to me about my concerns about my daughter. Ignored me when I thought she had a hearing problem and a submucous cleft palate. Put my daughter through an unnecessary adenoidectomy and tube placement. Finally changed ENTs and my daughter was diagnosed with unilateral deafness and a submucous cleft in the first appointment. Now because they took my daughter's adenoids out with the submucous cleft, she had a permanently nasal voice.
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Grandville – Jan 04, 2018
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Awful!!! Rushes into a surgery and the surgery didn't even correct the problem. It actually made it worse! And at the follow up he made me feel like I was wrong. Well, a second and third opinion both said he was wrong. Absolutely save your time and go somewhere else.
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Walker – Dec 05, 2017
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Very dismissive of my concerns, Totally unhelpful and rude. I would never see him again.
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Jenison, MI – Dec 05, 2017
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Was pushed into a septoplasty by his office, told it'd alleviate my symptoms. 8 weeks later I still have pain, pressure, and bleeding from the supposedly healed side where he made the incision, and am still as congested as ever. At my 8 week checkup, he told me my symptoms weren't normal so long after surgery but "my nose looks great" so he couldn't do anything else. I feel worse than ever and Pfennig has been useless. Avoid him like the plague, don't let him talk you into surgery.
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Allendale, MI – Apr 10, 2017
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Excellent Dr. Personable takes time to explain procedures. Surgery minimal pain excellent results. Office staff well trained and courteous.
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Jim harper in Midland, michigan – Dec 10, 2016
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Really knows what he is doing, answers all of your questions and is very easy to talk to.
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Caledonia, MI – Jul 10, 2016
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Dr. Pfennig was professional, personable, and caring about our child's discomfort he was experiencing for the last 7 months due to numerous ear infections. He was more than accommodating in getting our child in promptly, where as other providers we had at least a 3 week wait. Dr. Pfennig put our child before himself and had his surgery done within a week despite it being spring break. We are extremely grateful that he was so caring and intuitive to our family's needs. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Thomas Pfennig, DO is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Wyoming, MI and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pfennig has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, and Sle...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology
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Education

1992
Mt Clemens General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Detroit Osteopathic Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Pediatric plastic surgeons treat conditions and disorders that significantly affect a child's appearance or well-being, including cleft lip and palate, facial nerve disorders, burns or scars, and birthmarks.Compare with other Pediatric Plastic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Deviated Septum
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Deviated Septum more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Broken Nose
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Broken Nose more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Tongue-Tie
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Tongue-Tie more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Sleep Apnea more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Sleep Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Outer Ear Infection more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Conductive Hearing Loss
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Conductive Hearing Loss more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Deafness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfennig treats Deafness more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Pfennig treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Pfennig's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adenoiditis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Coblation Tonsillectomy
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eosinophilia
  • Esophageal 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
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Gr Ear Nose And Throat

Gr Ear Nose And Throat1555 44th St Sw Wyoming, MI 49509
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