Before beginning private practice in Corona del Mar, Donna worked 16 years with the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, where she served as Director of the Hearing Aid Dispensary and Co-Director of the Audiology Department. Donna also opened and managed the House Clinic's Encino Hearing Aid Dispensary satellite, in addition to assisting in the opening of the Clinic's Orange County medical practice. In 2006, Donna Cody received her Doctorate of Audiology Degree (Au.D.) from the Central Michigan University-Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences. (At present, Vanderbilt's Doctor of Audiology program is ranked #1 in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report.) Donna earned a Master's in Audiology from Utah State University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation, with a Specialization in Interpreting for the Deaf, from the University of Arizona. As a Senior Staff Audiologist at the House Clinic, Doctor Donna's duties included working hand-in-hand with the Clinic's physicians, diagnostic audiologic testing and hearing aid fitting, performing the Hearing-in-Noise Test (HINT), overseeing operations of her department, training student audiologists, performing interoperative monitoring, and participating in joint clinical research studies with the scientists of the House Ear Institute. While at House, Donna appeared on ABC TV's Extreme Makeover, where she fitted a participant from Louisiana with hearing aids. She also made a special 48-hour home visit to Saudi Arabia to consult with the King about his new hearing aids. Donna has worn hearing aids for most of her adult life, which gives her an intimate understanding of the issues hearing aid wearer's face… and how to address them. Doctor Donna holds State of California licensure in Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and Member of the American Speech-Hearing-Association, American Auditory Society, American Tinnitus Association, and the California Academy of Audiology. Donna F. Cody served on the Board of the Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club, where she continues as a Member, and the Board of the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce. She is also a Member of the Newport Beach Oasis Senior Center, where she performs volunteer hearing screenings each May. Fluent in Sign Language, Donna taught Sign at Cal State University-Long Beach for several years. In her off hours, Donna is an avid reader, enjoys working out at the gym, plays piano, and likes to see an occasional "art house" film.
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Why It Matters: Donna Cody's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Benign Positional Vertigo
Hearing Loss Due to Noise
Adult Hearing Loss Rehabilitation
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No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Arizona
Undergraduate School | Graduated
University Of Central Michigan
Other Education | Completed 2006
Utah State University
Other Education | Completed
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
American Sign Language
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