Dr. William Porter, MD

Dr. William Porter, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. William Porter, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Fergus Falls, MN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 1983 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

615 S Mill St

Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Contact Information

(218) 739-6840

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Porter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Otitis Media
very high
more than 99% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 98% of peers
Nosebleed
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Porter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

73  Conditions Treated

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20  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • U Mo Hosp-Clins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • U Mo Hosp-Clins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Porter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Porter's Reviews

2.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Porter to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Porter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I won't go back!! Will not listen to you at all....treated me like a naughty child! I tried to explain my symptoms, he did not listen. He had his idea and no explanations! Ordered a MRI to check for a brain tumor....4 days later I made several phone calls only to learn he had not looked at it yet....more
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He was rude. Did not explain what he was going to do before he did it. Barely talked at all. I Felt I was almost being attacked. If he had been providing care for a child of mine I would have stopped the exam and left.
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