Dr. William Porter, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 63

  
Dr. Porter

Lake Region Healthcare Corporation

712 S Cascade St Ste 608 Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Make an Appointment

(218) 736-8000

Dr. William Porter, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Fergus Falls, MN and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University of Texas- San Antonio Long Medical School in 1983 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


At a Glance

  • Hospital satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Good communication Patients said there was good doctor communication at the hospital. See hospitals
  • Good patient care Patients said they had exceptional care at this hospital. See hospitals

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Porter accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(218) 736-8000

Dr. Porter accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Minnesota
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Porter's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Porter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Nosebleed more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Laryngitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Outer Ear Infection more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Porter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • 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
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Porter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Porter

2.3

Based on 3 reviews

5 Stars
33.333333333333336%
(1)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
66.66666666666667%
(2)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Porter?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Porter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. William Porter, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
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. Finally found a nurse (with good people skills) that said she would get him to read it and call me back. I had to call again to get the results and still have not heard from him or his office!!!!!!!!!!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Porter, MD?
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Porter, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Porter?

About Me

Biography

Dr. William Porter, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Fergus Falls, MN and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University of Texas- San Antonio Long Medical School in 1983 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1988
U Mo Hosp-Clins
Residency Hospital
1984
U Mo Hosp-Clins
Internship Hospital
1983
University of Texas- San Antonio Long Medical School
Medical School

Awards

Locations

Practice

Lake Region Healthcare Corporation
712 S Cascade St Ste 608 Fergus Falls, MN 56537
1

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Porter treats patients.

Learn more

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)