Dr. Trina Espinola, MD

Dr. Trina Espinola, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatFemaleAge 60

Accepting new patients

Dr. Trina Espinola, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in St Petersburg, FL. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Largo Medical Center and Palms Of Pasadena Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Espinola to book an appointment.

Locations

Advanced ENT's of Tampa Bay

Advanced ENT's of Tampa Bay625 6th Ave S Ste 385 St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Espinola

2.6

Based on 54 ratings

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Dr. Espinola has been great to work with and has treated everything I have gone to see her about. I had surgery from her about 2 years ago, which was done quickly, proper, and with no post op issues. I go to her some-what frequently (every 6 months) to follow up on a couple conditions and she always spends a lot of time with me as a patient and answers my questions. I highly recommend her for any ENT issues.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robert – Jul 13, 2019
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I'm grateful to live in the U.S. and have access to good healthcare. The office staff IS seemingly uninterested in patients. The only time they were nice to me was after a bad surgery post-op experience. Stephanie, her physician's assistant, is great, however!
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Jun 14, 2019
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She made several major mistakes during my surgery..then changed my records to get off the hook... blamed it on everything else but her incompetence hey... I've had have so many surgeries to fix what she messed up... I would never recommend going to her!
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Apr 16, 2019
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Dr. Espinola was kind and compassionate during my appointment. Unlike a lot of doctors, she was very down to earth. Thanks to her and the audiologist, I am hearing better than I have in years. Loosing my hearing in my early forties was stressful and I couldn't have chosen a better office!
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Shannon Vendittelli in Kenneth city, FL – Mar 07, 2019
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After the experience making an appointment and the reviews on here I’m going to skip her. Rude secretary, makes you feel guilty for asking for an appointment. I finally made an appointment but I’m going to find me a 4.00 plus rating Doctor not a bad rating doctor.
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St Pete , FL – Jan 11, 2019
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Office staff is a trouble spot . After several months they were still unable to coordinate successfully with Apria and Blue Shield of CA to obtain my CPAP machine. I finally bought it out of pocket. There is no web or automated phone option for paying office bills. The only options are a paper check or writing your credit card info on a paper form to mail. Called the billing department more than a dozen times over 6 months and always got a recording.
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Jan 08, 2019
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I showed up at 9:45AM for a 10AM appointment. At 12:05PM the doctor still had not showed, so I left. The office staff could not possibly have shown less concern. The office has an incredible lack of respect for its patients' time.
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FL – Nov 17, 2018
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Thought she was very good, until surgery. Was told she is always late, 25 minutes, more anxiety pre-op. Never called to follow up, inspite of a complication post op -- Every other surgeon I've encountered has called, often twice, once on day of surgery and then day following procedure. Very disappointed in lack of compassion, follow up.
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Feb 10, 2018
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Dr. Espinola was the pediatric ENT on call when I took my daughter to the emergency room because her eye was swollen shut. Dr. Espinola did sinus surgery on her, and 24 hours later, you could barely tell that her eye had been in such bad shape the day before! It turns out, Dr. Espinola treated another family member 10 years before who was in a car accident and fixed him all up as well. We are all very grateful for her excellent care!
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Tampa, FL – Sep 13, 2017
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Trina no longer has the bedside manner she had 25 years ago. She appears to be way too pompous for her own good as she marches around the office stomping like an SS Officer. However; please beware that her billing procedures are unorthodox. She has TWO tax IDs for billing and will use BOTH on your one bill. One for in AND out of network. AND as for her billing "girl", be careful to NOT be able to get a word in as Shannon has taken lessons on talking over any one she cares to intimidate.
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Martin Albert in St Petersburg, FL – Jun 25, 2017
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Great bedside manner - caring and understanding.
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DJR in New Orleans, LA – Feb 03, 2017
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Love dr Espinola and Jennifer Wallace! Great staff
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St. Petersburg, fl – Jan 25, 2017
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She just doesn't care......surgery was botched...she should not have even attempted it....her ego is too big....had to find another doctor and 9 more surgeries to fix her mistakes......stay away!
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Seminole, FL – Dec 20, 2016
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Dr Espinola is an awesome Dr and surgeon and the treatment and care I received from her was above and beyond the norm. She is kind in her bedside manor and explains everything in detail so you understand yet extremely professional .
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Suzanne Larrison in St Petersburg, FL – Oct 10, 2016
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I was referred to this Doctor for a biopsy. Instead of biopsy she recommended prescriptions (cost $178.00) use for two weeks and return in six weeks. After returning recommended second prescription (cost $60.00) dollars and once again use for two weeks and return in six weeks. I returned to the Doctor that made the referral and explained the situation. He referred me to another Doctor, saw him within a week and had the biopsy results in nine days.
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St Petersburg, FL – Aug 28, 2016
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Three visits. Bedside manner...not so much However if you are looking for a very competent, caring, professional then you will be going to the right doctor. Pretty too.
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jim in St Petersburg, FL – Aug 27, 2016
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She has a could not care less attitute. We only saw her in the hospital following surgeries she performed. Prescribed medicine that we did not need. Could not be bothered tp call back to discuss alternatives to performing the 4th surgery, within three year span, which clearly did not work the first three times.
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very sad patient in Tampa, FL – May 11, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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. Espinola's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Enlarged Turbinates
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espinola treats Enlarged Turbinates more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Espinola treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espinola treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Espinola treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espinola treats Sinusitis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Espinola treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Espinola's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT 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 Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • 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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Dr. Espinola accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Medicaid
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
Tricare
Husky Health
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inHealth
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INTotal Health
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Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
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Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
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Molina Healthcare
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Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
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Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
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Neighborhood Health Partnership
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United Healthcare
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Trina Espinola, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in St Petersburg, FL. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Largo...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Education

1989
Tulane University School Medicine
Residency Hospital
1988
Charity Hosp-Tulane
Internship Hospital
1982
Tulane
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Trina Espinola, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Espinola frequently treats Enlarged Turbinates, Allergic Rhinitis, and Sinusitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Espinola treats.

Where is Dr. Trina Espinola, MD's office located?

Dr. Espinola's office is located at 625 6th Ave S Ste 385, St Petersburg, FL 33701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Trina Espinola, MD speak?

Dr. Espinola speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Trina Espinola, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Espinola has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Largo Medical Center

Largo, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Palms Of Pasadena Hospital

South Pasadena, FL

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, FL

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

St. Anthony's Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average