Dr. Thomas Tarin, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 47

Dr. Thomas Tarin, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Merrillville, IN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Hospital and Franciscan Health Crown Point. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tarin to book an appointment.

Dr. Tarin

Lake Surgical Associates

99 E 86th Ave Ste A Merrillville, IN 46410
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Tarin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarin performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Tarin performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarin treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tarin treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Nosebleed
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarin treats Nosebleed more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tarin treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tarin's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • 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
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(219) 738-2617

Dr. Tarin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Tarin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tarin

4.5

Based on 118 ratings

5 Stars
84.7457627118644%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
1.694915254237288%
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2 Stars
3.389830508474576%
(4)
1 Star
10.169491525423728%
(12)
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What went well
  • Office environment (106)
  • Appointment scheduling (104)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (102)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (14)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (13)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (13)
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The doctor seemed rushed. He ordered hearing tests for my husband and me, and a ctscan for my husband. When we returned for our hearing tests., the doctor was so rushed he barely explained my results and never explained my husband's. My husband had to remind them that he was also to receive ctscan that day (which they simply seemed to have forgotten). The doctor recommended an mri and surgery. The nurse told us she would call back with the mri authorization. That was Friday. This is the following Wed...no call. I believe the doctor may be very good, but we just don't feel his real concern patience, or empathy. Also, ordered tests should be followed up on.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Nov 11, 2020
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My wife and I have both had to deal with throat cancer. Dr Tarrin was vital in our cure.
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Len Walavich – Nov 21, 2019
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Time spent with patient 3 min. He ordered a hearing test for an ear infection. Very unhappy! No patient care. Doesn’t ask if you have any questions or concerns. Very rushed
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Nov 10, 2019
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After suffering with recurring sinus infections I turned to Dr. Tarin for help. After a thorough examiniation and consultation I decided to have a balloon sinuplasty. The procedure was done in the office and took a matter of minutes. Since the procedure I've been able to breathe better and have not had a sinus infection. Dr. Tarin is a kind & knowlegeable doctor. He listened to all my concerns and offered his professional advice. His staff is very friendly and makes one feel at ease.
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FireChick in Highland, IN – Oct 18, 2018
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Dr Tarin helped me with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which is considered the most common form of peripheral vertigo. I also had a Labyrinthitis, which caused me to feel dizziness or moving when you aren't. I had my hearing tested and was checked out by my regular MD. Dr Tarin thought the "balance clinic" at Fitness Point could help. I chuckled, thinking; sure physical therapy for my damn ears. It was not that kind of therapy (obviously). However therapy worked and I am better!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tiffany in Munster – Apr 04, 2018
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I sooo love Dr Tarin I have been under his care for over 7 years he calls me his special patient ?? I suffer severe with sinus and allergies he’s performed surgery with beautiful outcomes no problems and his staff is very friendly and helpful and you don’t have long waits to see him I HIGHLY recommend him
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Lakeesha Rusher – Mar 10, 2018
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Dr. Taran and his staff are very accommodating. I had an afternoon appointment with him as a new patient and had an emergency and several workmen at my house. The staff allowed me to come in with my "significant other" earlier in the morning and started a file on me page by page while my guy was being seen, so that he could treat me also and get us home to our disaster. I was treated with kindness and professionalism and did not feel rushed out of the treatment room.
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Mary E Dennis in Schererville, IN – Jan 31, 2018
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Found visit very unsatisfactory. Dismissive Not compassionate Did not appear to review medical records
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Jan 19, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Tarin was very pleasant. He was very polite and helped me with my condition all the way. He suggested surgery for my nose, and after 2 days after surgery, I instantly started feeling way better! I was able to breathe normally again and I feel better then every! Definitely would recommend him to anyone!
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S.A. in Hobart IN – Jan 16, 2018
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I went in unable to breathe through my nose for a consultation and was quite happy after meeting him. He was VERY thorough about my diagnosis and explained everything, so I could understand. Had surgery the next month and again very thorough in all aspects. His bed side manner was above and beyond along with his office staffs. Follow ups have been quick and painless. I will never go to any other doctor as far as ENT care. Highly recommended from others as well as myself.
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Cyndi Holt in Demotte In. – Jan 16, 2018
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I saw Dr. Tarin for a sudden hearing loss and he correctly made the diagnosis and began treatment immediately which resulted in the recovery of my hearing. Dr. Tarin and his staff are the best in the business, I highly recommend him to all my friends and family,
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Jan 14, 2018
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Appointment lasted maybe 5 minutes. Was told to get a ct scan. would not allow me to try the cheaper alternative first. Took 3 days to get a call back and that was only bcs I was perisitent and kept calling. Doctor was very impersonal. I have seen many doctors and all were great and always wanted me to try the cheaper alternative first.
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Jan 13, 2018
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Dr Tarin is an excellent Doctor. My daughter had her tonsils removed by him and she had no problems after all. In 2015 I had my first thyroid surgery and in 2017 my second one. He went above and beyond on my two thyroid surgeries. He truly has experience on these type of problems and care about providing you the best type of procedures before and after surgery. Recovery is minimal and you are back on your feet in no time. Excellent Doctor. Excellent care.
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Patricia Mendoza in Crown Point, IN – Jan 13, 2018
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I saw Dr Tarin with a presentation of lymphadenopathy.He examined me and found the associated primary lesion .it was a asymmetrical tonsil right side .He was clear about diagnosis and clear about prognosis. Tonsil Squamous Cell Carcinoma.stage four with a 80%curative rate. We will see awaiting radiation Chemotherapy.
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Al Fraiser in Hammond Indiana – Jan 07, 2018
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Every visit has been so positive. The staff as well as Dr. Tarin are patient and really take the time to listen to your problems. I have struggled with a sinus problem for so long and to be able to breathe as well as I do now is truly a wonderful testimonial to the Doctor and his staff. My sleeping as even improved tremendously sinus my sinus surgery.
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Lisa McCabe in Hobart, IN – Jan 05, 2018
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DR.TARIN IS A VERY GOOD DOCTOR HE REALLY TOOK VERY GOOD CARE OF ME.HE DID MY SUREGERY AN I FEEL A 100 % BETTER IAM a 56 YEAR OLD WOMEN IF YOU NEED YOUR TONSILS OUT THIS IS WHO TO GO TO THANK YOU DR TARIN
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NANCY in Schererville, IN – Dec 13, 2017
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I cannot say how very happy I am with my surgical results. After years of misery with breathing issues I am finally breathing clearly and sleeping better. This has truly been life changing!
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Schererville, IN – Oct 09, 2017
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I really appreciate my visit with Dr.Tarin. He made sure that received the best care possible. I will recommend family and friends. Thank you B.P
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B.P in Merrillville,In – Sep 23, 2017
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My son had to get tubes in his ear and his tongue done for tongue tied. Dr. Tarin did a awesome job it was such a fast procedure and now everything is healing beautifully and my son is so happy. Thank you Dr. Tarin!
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Stephanie O'Connor in Crown Point, IN – Sep 06, 2017
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This is my second bout with cancer. Dr. Tarin's office has always been very professional. His staff would connect me with him immediately if I had any questions. If he wasn't available, he would call me back on his cell phone even if it was after office hours. If his office was full of patients, when it was my time to see him, he NEVER treated me quickly. He always wanted to know if I had any concerns about what I was going thru. I am so HAPPY to have chosen him!! Thank you Dr. Tarin & Staff!!
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Sandra Scott in Lowell, IN – Aug 28, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Tarin, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Merrillville, IN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Thomas Tarin, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Thomas Tarin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tarin frequently treats Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates , Chronic Sinusitis, and Nosebleed. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tarin treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Tarin, MD's office located?

Dr. Tarin's office is located at 99 E 86th Ave Ste A, Merrillville, IN 46410. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Lake Surgical Associates

Care Pointe ENT/Sinus Center99 E 86th Ave Ste A Merrillville, IN 46410
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Carpointe Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Center

Carpointe Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Center801 Macarthur Blvd Ste 302 Munster, IN 46321
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tarin is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Community Hospital

Munster, IN

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

Franciscan Health Crown Point

Crown Point, IN

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus

Gary, IN

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

St. Mary Medical Center

Hobart, IN

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average