Dr. Winifred Kao, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Female  |  
Age 56
(17)
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Dr. Winifred Kao, MD
Dr. Winifred Kao, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Reading, PA. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

1 Granite Point Dr Ste 300

Reading, PA 19610

Contact Information

(610) 376-9728

Dr. Winifred Kao, MD

Dr. Winifred Kao, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UPMC

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Dr. Kao's Experience

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Dr. Kao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
73

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

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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

  • Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kao to family and friends
3.1
based on 17 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Kao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Indianapolis, IN |
In 2000,I was referred to Dr. Kao who removed my uvula, adenoids and tonsils; no sleep study or much consultation. I returned to the ED 12 hours post-op with excessive bleeding from the incision point. Fast forward to 2017, I continue to struggle with swallowing and sleep apnea even though I do not fit the demographic. C-Pap therapy ineffective due to excessive scaring that is non-operative. My current ENT described my throat as butchery. Now way I would recommend.
in Reading , PA |
I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and my primary care physician sent recommended Dr Kao for the surgery. Dr Kao was direct and to the point very professional and clear in explaining what was going to be done. Including all the positive and negative possibilities as far as the outcome. I trust her to the fullest. She asked me what I was there for too, but I felt it was to see if I understood my reason for being there. It has been almost 3 months since surgery and I feel great.
in York, PA |
I had surgery by Dr. Kao 2 years ago and was pleased with the outcome. So I referred my husband following his VA recommendation he needs to be seen for possible surgery. Dr. Kao was absolutely rude, curt, and unprofessional the moment she stepped into our room . No hand shake or introduction of hersef to him, no smile. Her words were "Ok what are you doing here? Come on ,come on, tell me ....why are you here?" I'm sorry my husband saw her. Exam was short, she didn't want to help.
Reading, PA |
Dr. Kao did not take time to answer my questions, brushed my problems off as if they were not important, and told me "I do not know what you're talking about." She spoke in a very condescending tone when talking to me and did not help me solve my problem. I was overall not pleased with my visit, I am going to schedule an appointment at another office for another diagnosis.
in Wernersville PA |
I thought she was phenomenal. I had chronic sinus issue for years, her assessment was spot on and she didn't ask me to try all kinds of nasal sprays they were doing more harm than help. She perform a quick surgery for me and my life change dramatically for the better.
Atlanta, GA |
Diagnosed my problem quickly, but went on to accuse me of being an addict because I used half of a vicodin four times for my pain- far less than was even prescribed by my doctor. She quickly decided to drop me as a patient when I told her I felt that was offensive.
in Stevens, PA |
Fantastic surgeon. My experience before and after surgery was the best ever. She continued searching to find the cause of my issue and has continued to keep until I am cured
in Reading, PA |
Excellent care before and after my sinus surgery.
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Dr. Kao accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

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