Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Female  |  
Age 47
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Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah, MD
Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Heman-Ackah is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center.

25 Bala Ave Ste 200

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah, MD

Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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more than 97% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 91% of peers
Chronic Laryngitis
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology
  • Voice Therapy

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Papilloma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Familial
  • Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Vocal Fold Scarring
  • Vocal Granuloma
  • Vocal Papilloma
  • Voice Disorders


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  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Hennepin County Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Mn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • American Institute Voice Ear Rsch/Grad Hosp/Jefferson Med College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors, 2009-2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Heman-Ackah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Dr. Heman-Ackah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heman-Ackah to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Heman-Ackah Says:

At Philadelphia Voice Center, we strive to provide exceptional care to all of our patients.  We are a full service otolaryngology practice that treats conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat, and head and neck region and that specializes in professional voice care and airway disorders.  

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Dr. Heman-Ackah'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 (15)
in Bala Cynwyd, PA |
I've been seeing Dr. Heman-Ackah for years. She's thoughtful, kind, and thorough. I highly recommend her. I would not be able to perform were it not for the care she has given me.
in Harrisburg, PA |
I have been seeing Dr. Heman Ackah for several years now, due to loss of my low range. I am a coffeehouse/festival singer and songwriter, and a public speaker. She helped to get my voice back to workable shape, and continues to help me maintain that.
Downingtown, PA |
A very pleasant person with an orderly and clean office. I treated for just less than a year and was subjected to numerous tests and procedures. It appears that Dr Ackah employs the "Chinese Menu" method of prescribing blood and other tests. This physician failed to properly diagnose or treat my condition because, in my opinion, she failed to actually listen to my description of the onset of symptoms. A small change in diet resulted in the cessation of the problem for which I sought treatment
in Philadelphia, PA |
I am lyric soprano who had difficulty with my voice for 2 years. I saw a few other voice doctors before a fellow opera singer recommended that I see Dr. Heman-Ackah. It turns out that I had a cyst within my vocal fold that was limiting my range and causing an airy sound when I sang. She did surgery to remove the cyst and injected collagen to close a gap between my vocal folds. I am back to performing full time and have no limitations in my voice at all. She's the best! An excellent surgeon!
in Harrisburg, PA |
She was very thorough. Her diagnosis was accurate, and her treatment helped me tremendously.
in Philadelphia, PA |
I am a coloratura soprano who has been having an inconsistent voice for the past year. I saw Dr. Heman-Ackah, and she diagnosed my problem and got me back to singing. I recommend her to all classical singers.
in Bala Cynwyd, PA |
I went to see another ENT who immediately wanted to do surgery on my vocal folds. A friend in my building sees Dr. Heman-Ackah and recommended that I see her. She recommended voice therapy, which I did, and my voice got better without surgery. Blood tests that she ordered showed that I have a thyroid condition that is being treated as well. I recommend her to everyone. She is thorough and right on with her diagnoses.
in Haddonfield, NJ |
Dr. Heman-Ackah is a very caring, kind, and compassionate doctor. I have been seeing her for years and find her and her office staff to be very helpful. Whenever I have an emergency or need to be seen right away, they always fit me in. I recommend her to all of my friends and would never go anywhere else
in Philadelphia, PA |
Her RUDE receptionist failed to register my appt when I first called her. Without apology, they rescheduled my appt a few days later, which was again cancelled and rescheduled due to Dr. Ackah being out of office. On the day of appointment, without looking my throat, she immediately charged $319 for lab tests. Yes, I have an insurance. Before even touching her tongue depressor and checking my throat, she orders lab tests?? She said I need lab tests because she is experienced in this area....
in Media, PA |
Very thorough in diagnosis and treatment. I wanted a true expert and found one.
in Washington, DC |
Dr. Yolanda Heman Ackah is an excellent medical practitioner. She is conservative in her approach, very expereinced, trained with the best doctors in her field, and is excellent at documenting your illness and treatment. She is easily in the top tier of doctors who treat in this area of medicine. Amazing in her generous time for visits, she has been helpng me for several years, and addresses medical concerns and issues, recalibrating treatment when necessary.
in Philadelphia, PA |
Great quality of service and treatment! Maybe not the most gregarious physician I've ever encountered, but I abide by the allergen-free rules of the office and visit her for her undeniable expertise. In the few visits I have had, she has taken a considerable amount of time to generate and carefully explain my plan of care during the appointment itself. She has consulted with other physicians regarding my treatment and made time to see me for newly developed concerns, without long wait times.
Aston, PA |
I've been a patient of Dr Heman-Ackah since 2010. She is extrememly knowledgeable & thorough. Very few doctors go over & above to see you well. She's a blessing. Come unscented. I highly recommend her!!!
Dr. Heman-Ackah is absolutely the best. I have been seeing her for years and wouldn't see anyone else. She is very allergic to perfumes and scented body products and for every single appointment I've had with her, her office staff reminds me not to wear anything scented when I make my appointment and again the day before my appointment when they call to confirm. They also send a postcard reminder. The receptionist has always been very kind and very helpful.
in Bala Cynwyd, PA |
The receptionist by far,the rudest person I've dealt with in a medical practice.She called to confirm my appt & on my referral it said Dr. Herman Ackah, so I said, I'm looking forward to working with him. She said annoyed, Yea,except he's a woman!I asked should I come 15 minutes prior for paperwork & her response was whatever.I walked in today,she sneared & said,you're wearing a scent! I said,I showered.She said,you'll have to leave I can smell you.Incredibly rude!!Never going back.
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Dr. Heman-Ackah accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
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    Managed Choice POS
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    Amerihealth POS
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    Direct POS
    Medicare Advantage HMO
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    Plus POS
    Regional Pref Network HMO
    Regional Pref Network POS+
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
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  • Cigna
    Cigna Network
    Cigna POS
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Classic Blue
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Heman-Ackah has admitting privileges

Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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Lankenau Medical Center
100 E Lancaster Ave
Wynnewood, PA 19096
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