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About Dr. Alexander Markarian
Dr. Alexander Markarian, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA, with another office in Los Angeles, CA. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck and Plastic Surgery. Dr. Markarian is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Methodist Hospital Southern Ca. Dr. Markarian has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Alexander Markarian has the following 3 specialties
An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.
- Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck
- Plastic Surgery
A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.
Dr. Alexander Markarian has the following 1 expertise
- Oophoritis (Ovary inflammation)
Dr. Alexander Markarian has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Alexander Markarian is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Let me preface that Dr. Markarian is a really nice guy, empathetic, listens, nonjudgemental, etc... I cannot recommend him for the following: he told me originally that he did surgery that he has not done since he was a resident (he said there were two forks and he went to the straight basic facial surgery), he had ZERO photos of past surgeries (really, you are a freakin' plastic surgeon and you have no evidence that you have any skills (red flag), additionally proceeds to tell me I may want to have him release some of the stitches due to tension (when did a patient become a doctor..how would I know what to do with this?!). Only one word for this surgeons skills: RUN! Let's review: he is head of facial plastics at USC Keck and he has no proof of his outcomes (nadda). You have to be crazy to entrust your face to someone based on their word alone. USC should be shamed to no end for having this surgeon as 'head of this division.' I understand the HIPAA standard of patient confidentiality however, every facial plastic surgeon has photos to show patients even if they cannot post them online. This lack of evidence tells me that noone has had a decent surgical outcome. Thousands of other surgeons across the US ( and world for that matter) can offer proof of their outcomes. Secondly, he takes my info and tells me he will follow up and doesn't, never answered an email to request some references as he mentioned he may have some (yeah right) until I called the guest relations of USC to intervene). Even then, this doctor took almost three weeks to pick up the phone. He offers extremely poor follow-up. What would happen if I had a question AFTER a surgery? I did read some other patient feedback that he disappeared after the surgery and was not seen again. I did not believe that until having this poor interaction with this surgeon. I do not want a doctor that is 'nice,' I want one that is competent. I know a lot of people will find themselves at USC because they take virtually all types of private insurance but I would rethink this decision. This is your face...NEVER SETTLE! BTW: I went to another facial plastic surgeon (actually two) and they said an aggressive filler would do the job and not have the risks involved with a mid face lift/face lift. This was not even mentioned in my consultation. Never settle on subpar surgeons (which seem to be the offerings of late (last few years, anyway) at USC. The doctors are not stellar and most do not come from top medical training (many have substandard ratings by the actual patients). Do not believe US News Reports because these are rankings based on pier to pier ratings and not actual patients. I do not care that doctor A plays golf with doctor B and they like each other (get my drift)?! You get what you pay for so, pay more and up your chance at a decent outcome (or save up and rethink your decision). You will be very thankful. All face procedures have involved risk so, make sure you go to the best!
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Markarian is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
18 Years Experience
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2000
Dr. Alexander Markarian accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Savings Plus of CA
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
Blue Shield California
- BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
- Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
- Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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