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Dr. Thomas Pilkington, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 41

  
Dr. Pilkington

Arlington ENT Associates PC

1635 N George Mason Dr Ste 250 Arlington, VA 22205
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(703) 524-1212

Dr. Thomas Pilkington, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Arlington, VA. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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(703) 524-1212

Dr. Pilkington accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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. Pilkington's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pilkington treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pilkington treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pilkington treats Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pilkington treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dizziness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pilkington treats Dizziness more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pilkington treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pilkington'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 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 Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • 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
  • 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 Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Pilkington's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pilkington

4.7

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
87.09677419354838%
(27)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
3.225806451612903%
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Excellent doctor. Impressive credentials but more importantly, he takes the time to get things right, he listens, he explains everything in great detail to the benefit of the patient. I had surgery done by him with better recovery time than what other ENTs had told me. I would highly recommend Dr Pilkington
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I've been seeing Dr. Pilkington for about 6 years now. He's performed all my ENT surgeries: uvulectomy, tonsillectomy, and septoplasty. All three went perfectly and there were no complications. He's also great about listening to your concerns. He doesn't rush you, and he truly cares about the issues that you are facing. I 100% recommend him to anyone!
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Today I met Dr. Pilkington for the first time. Very friendly and organized front desk staff. I was seen right on time. Dr. Pilkington was very polite, friendly & professional. He listened to me carefully. Examined my sinuses, throat, and hearing thoroughly. For my hearing concern he referred me to an Audiologist in his office. She also was very friendly, polite & professional. Then I met him again. He answered all of my questions without being rushed. Highly Highly recommend him.
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Dr. Pilkington has been following me for the last year for both a fall on my face and an ear tube placement gone very wrong. His care, intelligence, time, and professional knowledge are exceptional.
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I am a horrible patient. He is the most patient of doctors. Nicest man on the planet. I did not have a terribly complicated diagnosis and I don't need any follow-up care. If I ever do need an ENT again, I'll be on his doorstep!
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Dr. Pilkington is absolutely amazing! He was the only ENT who made my pain go away! I had recurring sinus/face pain for over 4 years; I saw 3 OTHER ENTS who diagnosed as sinus infection/inflammation. They kept prescribing me sprays and antibiotics. I finally found Dr. Pilkington who said, I think you are clenching your teeth/jaw and creating TMJ face pain. Pay attention when you are awake and if you feel yourself clenching your jaw, try to relax. He was right!! No more pain- I am so grateful!
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Dr. Pilkington is the best medical doctor I've ever known. He discovered I had cancer during a routine unrelated visit. He discovered it before any other medical professionals, even ones which had only examined me. He performed my removal surgeries, and I have been under his care since. Absolutely outstanding medical professional. As a bonus, the front desk staff and nurses are also very professional and helpful, even spending 25 minutes on the phone to help iron out insurance issues.
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Our daughter had her tonsils removed and Dr. Pilkington was outstanding in all areas.
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I was extremely ill with a serious sinus infection. Dr. Pilkington took the time to examine and explain all that was happening in detail. His follow up and concern was really comforting throughout my 6 week treatment.
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We have already recommended Dr. Pilkington to family and friends. Dr. Pilkington's careful, thorough and attentive care quite possibly saved a family member's life, enabling us to treat a potentially life-threatening situation while the intervention was still manageable and highly effective.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Pilkington, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Arlington, VA. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Virginia Hospital Center, Chief, Department of Otolaryngology

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

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