Dr. Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah, MD

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Dr. Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Female

Philadelphia Voice Center 25 Bala Ave Ste 200, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Get Directions
(484) 270-8095

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17 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • 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
  • National Elevator
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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4 based on 24 responses
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Heman-Ackah's Office & Staff
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    Under 10 minutes (22)
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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.
Lancaster, PA |
Great doctor! Caring, kind, and very thorough.
Philadelphia |
Dr. Heman-Ackah had been my ENT for years. I send all of my friends to her when they are having ENT problems. Can't say enough about her bedside manner and ability to diagnose and treat tough problems that other ENT's don't.
Wynnewood, PA |
Dr. Heman-Ackah is absolutely the best. She is very thorough and a great doctor. I would recommend her to anyone who is having ear, nose and throat issues. The office is allergy free for those of us with sensitivities to perfumes, so do not come wearing perfume or other scented body products.
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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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology
  • Voice Therapy

Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • 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
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • 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

Procedures Performed

  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT 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
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

  • 0

    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.


  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Hennepin County Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    University Mn

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    American Institute Voice Ear Rsch/Grad Hosp/Jefferson Med College

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

Awards & Recognition

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Affiliations

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Dr. Heman-Ackah'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
  • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Dr. Heman-Ackah's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Under 10 minutes

Experience with Dr. Heman-Ackah

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

Dr. Heman-Ackah's Care Philosophy

Personalized, compassionate care of voice, ear, nose, and throat problems.