Dr. Vernon Goltry, MD

Dr. Vernon Goltry, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Dr. Vernon Goltry, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from Tulane University Of Louisiana in 1961 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.Read his story

10480 W Garverdale Ct Ste 806

Boise, ID 83704

Contact Information

(208) 342-8952

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 92% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 92% of peers
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Goltry's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Goltry "Born in a small town in Oklahoma into a family of five physicians, I had a natural interest in medicine. Then I was educated in state-of-the art medical skills as a pre-med undergraduate at Westminster College, a medical student and graduate of Tulane Medical School, an intern for one year, general surgery for two years, and as a resident for three years in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa. During those 14 years, I learned that the practice of medicine is ten percent science and ninety percent art. I have maintained a solo independent practice for the majority of my medical career. I believe that the patient is my number one concern, and I spend as much time as necessary to properly diagnose and treat each one as an individual. My philosophy of medical practice begins with Dr. Cameron D. Day the head of the pre-med department at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri. He was truly a remarkable educator and human being. I became a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons early in my career as an independent physician in a solo practice. Later I spent twelve years as a national board member, and one year as president of that organization. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Goltry "I come from a family of physicians and I learned early on that patient care would be my focus. Honesty with my patients, generating their trust in my expertise as a specialist and resulting care, is paramount. I feel it is most important to listen. The accuracy and appropriateness of the questions I ask my patients leads invariably to the foundation of a correct diagnosis and treatment plan."

4  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

54  Conditions Treated


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30  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Westminster College Fulton, Missouri
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1957
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Medical School | Graduated 1961
  • U Iowa Hosp-Clins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1962
  • U Iowa Hosp-Clins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1967
  • American Academy Of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology 1969
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1969

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Goltry has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Goltry's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goltry to family and friends
12 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Goltry's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Goltry's affable, amiable disposition and collegiality with patients creates an atmosphere of patient/physician teamwork that makes seeing the doctor a great experience. His knowledge and expertise in his specialty is voluminous, yet all the information he has at his disposal is...more
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