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Dr. Trina Espinola, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) ·  Female · Age 59

  53 Reviews
Dr. Espinola

Advanced ENT's of Tampa Bay

625 6th Ave S Ste 385 Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

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(727) 553-7100

Dr. Trina Espinola, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Espinola accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
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AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
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CareOregon
Medicaid
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Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
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
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Neighborhood Health Partnership
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Espinola's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espinola treats Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia) more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Espinola treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Larynx Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espinola treats Larynx Conditions more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Espinola treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Ear Tube Placement
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espinola performs Ear Tube Placement more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Espinola performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Espinola'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
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • 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 Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • 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
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • 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
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome
  • 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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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Espinola

2.6

Based on 53 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Biography

Dr. Trina Espinola, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Tulane University School Medicine
Residency Hospital
1988
Charity Hosp-Tulane
Internship Hospital
1987
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
Tulane
Undergraduate School
1989
1988
1987
1982

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Palms Of Pasadena Hospital

South Pasadena, FL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Saint Anthony's Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average