Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat), Surgical Specialist
47 years of experience

Accepting new patients
Mid-City
2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Ste 870W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-829-1703
Locations and availability (4)

Patient Reviews ?

Overall Rating:
2.0
  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
Total Ratings

24

Total Reviews

23

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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 2.9 of 4 stars
Promptness:
  • Currently 1.9 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 2.5 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 1.9 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 1.8 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 2.2 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 28 minutes
  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Attempted to get help for TMJ - He failed to help  |  show details
May 1st, 2013

This will not be a good review. I visited Klausner with every intention of giving him a chance. My previous visits to him had been either fairly good or fairly bad. But my insurance network pushed me to his office. Klausner insisted he could help with my TMJ, that he had some sort of sophisticated technique I could employ. He baited and baited me, keeping me waiting in his chair for extended periods while he tended other patients, came in and out of the office. Once I realized I was being conned, I told him and his staff I was leaving. He complained about my using up his "chair time." I walked out. The never billed me as they knew I had no intention of being fleeced. Just my opinion. But I honestly feel this man is corrupt, misleading and manipulative.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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Feb 26th, 2013

If you are looking for a doctor who will bleed you dry then look no further and make an appointment with the very creepy and idiotic Dr. Sheldon "Blood-sucker" Klausner. I went for simple ear wax removal and instead he started doing unnecessary tests of my throat and nose. I was subjected to the worst breath I ever smelled when he leaned in and examined me. I was told the office visit was only $40 dollars for new patients and ear wax removal would be around fifty dollars but when I got the bill this gold digger charged my insurance over $3000! I'm looking into the medical board to see what they can do to stop this money grubbing hack! Physicians are supposed to be caring not vultures. How he has practiced for over forty years is beyond me! Stay away from this con man!

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Complaint to the Medical Board  |  show details
by B.F. on Feb 26th, 2013

If you are looking for a doctor who will bleed you dry then look no further and make an appointment with the very creepy and idiotic Dr. Sheldon "Blood-sucker" Klausner. I went for simple ear wax removal and instead he started doing unnecessary tests of my throat and nose. I was subjected to the worst breath I ever smelled when he leaned in and examined me. I was told the office visit was only $40 dollars for new patients and ear wax removal would be around fifty dollars but when I got the bill this gold digger charged my insurance over $3000! I'm looking into the medical board to see what they can do to stop this money grubbing hack! Physicians are supposed to be caring not vultures. Stay away from this con man!

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Horrible experience  |  show details
by Linda on Feb 20th, 2013

I have never written a bad review for a Dr. before. Dr. Klausner made an inappropriate sexual comment to me within 5 minutes of meeting me. I felt creepy about the way he touched me when he looked into my ears and nose. I wish I would have listened to my "gut" and bolted out of the exam room. I am embarassed that I stayed and tolerated his unacceptable behavior. He recommended tests that I didn't need and completely mis-diagnosed my condition until I told him what I thought it was (fluid behind my ear drums following a recent sinus infection). I started to cry as I was driving home from his office, because I realized that I had been "slimed', and especially because I stayed and tolerated his behavior (and paid for it, too). Absolutely the worst medical experience I have ever had.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  awful doctor  |  show details
Jun 29th, 2012

Bullied me, refused to listen, sprang tests on me without my permission or any explanation, sadistically swabbed my throat with anesthetic without warning me what would happen and ran out of the room, leaving me to cough and choke, unable to swallow. He spent the whole time trying to sell me on an expensive procedure. I got no answer to the question I'd come to ask, no benefit, and he charged my insurance almost $4,000!

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  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
 |  Very Uncomfortable Visit!  |  show details
Sep 28th, 2011

I was very uncomfortable when meeting Dr. Klausner. He was very aggressive in his tone where I did not feel it was an okay environment to ask questions. This is the first time I ever felt uneasy meeting with a specialist. I do believe he is a great doctor but really needs to work on listening to his patience and his bedside manners.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Mar 7th, 2011

My experience has been a bit different from others described here. Dr. Klausner actually tried to find alternatives to surgery, arguing with my other physicians about it and doing outside research into my particular condition. Far from forcing surgery on me, he tried to avoid it. I am now seeing him for a new problem and sure, he's a quirky guy, and definitely has his opinions, but I trust that I will be better off for his care.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Criminal Practice  |  show details
Oct 7th, 2010

My first visit I went in to be looked at by an ENT and Dr Klausner proceded to use the scope to look in to my sinuses and throat. Upon which my insurance company received a bill for $1345. I was not asked if I approved this procedure or billing. I have insurance to cover medical expense howveer not for my insurance company or I to be taken advantage of. I called the office to discuss and dispute this procedure and they said they wouldnt do anything about it. I am filing a complaint about this doctor with my insurance company, bbb and any other sites I can get a hold of.I hope no other insurance companies or patients are taken advantage of like I have been.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Criminal Practice  |  show details
by Julie E at Insider Pages on Oct 7th, 2010 on insiderpages.com

My first visit I went in to be looked at by an ENT and Dr Klausner proceded to use the scope to look in to my sinuses and throat. Upon which...

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  DO NOT SEE DR KLAUSNER  |  show details
by Concerned patient (this is a legit complaint) on May 27th, 2010

First off, this is the first review I have ever made about any doctor. I was referred to Dr. Klausner by my HMO insurance. Long story short, this was easily the worst experience I ever had with a medical issue. Instead of him trying to help me, he came up with every reason in the book on how my problems was not his. See another doctor if you have a choice.

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Disturbing  |  show details
Apr 22nd, 2010

Both appointments with Dr. Klausner have been nothing if not disturbing. I came in with specific issues which were the last thing that he addressed and only at my insistence that he actually address them. He was rude, condescending and his bedside manner leaves a LOT to be desired. He is a big fan of using his probes and an even bigger fan of not explaining what it is exactly that he is going to do with those probes. When asked he states "I do this every day" and my response was "I don't do this every day so if you could just walk me through it I'd appreciate it". Instead of explaining he told me I need to calm down, relax and let him do his job. Both appointments ended with me getting no answers to my initial questions. My second appointment left me so frustrated that I actually walked out with him trailing me down the hallway still talking at, not to, me. He has a vision for his patients that is general, not specific, to their individual needs. I will never go back to Dr. Klausner.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by Citysearch User on Dec 1st, 2009 on insiderpages.com

Dr. Klausner is a great, experienced physician who cares about his patients well being and is willing to walk an extra mille with them i...

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  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
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Oct 22nd, 2009

was not happy with the way I was pushed to have surgery with no alternative given!

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Klausner Sheldon N Md is pure entertainment!  |  show details
by Citysearch User on Aug 31st, 2009 on insiderpages.com

Such an odd bird...but I can`t get enough! I go there, relax in his 80s waiting room for an hour or two...then get the show of a lifetime!...

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Klausner Sheldon N Md I left in tears  |  show details
by Citysearch User on Jun 15th, 2009 on insiderpages.com

On my last visit, he noticed my hesitation and nerves regarding the procedure likened to a teeth cleaning. Upon his inquiries about these ne...

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Klausner is King  |  show details
by Citysearch User on Mar 2nd, 2009 on insiderpages.com

My father has been a patient of Dr. Klausner`s for over 25 years. He has performed many surgeries on him over the years due to oral cancer ...

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Klausner isTHE WORST!  |  show details
by Citysearch User on Feb 24th, 2009 on insiderpages.com

I was referred to Dr. Klausner by a co-worker and was hopeful that he could help me with my sinus problems. I met with him several times and...

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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Feb 9th, 2009

This doctor is rude and unprofessional in manners. He does not show any care or sympathy to his patient.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  I HAVE BEEN A PATIENT OF DR KLAUSNER`S SINCE 1972  |  show details
by Citysearch User on Oct 3rd, 2008 on insiderpages.com

I am shocked at these 3 reviews. I have been a patient of Dr Klausner`s since 1972 and I have always found him to be Knowledgeable, patient,...

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  A disturbing experience  |  show details
by Citysearch User on Feb 28th, 2008 on insiderpages.com

I found this man to be a bully and totally discounting in his attitude. He insisted on fitting his theory about my medical condition to fit ...

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Strange and Disturbing Experience  |  show details
by Citysearch User on Feb 6th, 2008 on insiderpages.com

I recently visited Dr. Klausner. He refused to answer my questions about my sinus condition, instead going on and on with lengthy metaphori...

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  I left in the middle of an appointment  |  show details
by Citysearch User on Oct 7th, 2007 on insiderpages.com

Seeing Dr. Klausner was an unpleasant experience. I had seen him a few times and felt his personality was disturbing. He also didn`t warn me...

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