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About Dr. Douglas R Hoisington
Dr. Douglas R Hoisington, DO is a Doctor primarily located in West Des Moines, IA. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Hoisington is affiliated with Yonker Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Mercy Medical Center and Iowa Health Des Moines Luthern Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Douglas R Hoisington has the following 1 specialty
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.
- Swallowing Disorders
- Hearing Loss
- Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
- Smell Disorders
- Facial Trauma
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Deviated Septum
- Chronic Sinusitis
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In 1993 he fixed my broken nose. Back then the recovery time of six weeks was almost unbearable. He walked me through it and was also able to identify and fix a probably with sinuses (I was missing two). Fast forward to the spring of 2017 when I returned after being sick most of the previous winter. I told him how I felt. He looked at the structure of my nose and face from his earlier work and saw everything was fine. But he had heard me and continued to find the source of discomfort. Allergies. How do you become allergic to milk and eggs at 63? Three months into allergy shots, my ability to smell has returned. My greatest joy thus far in this journey happened a week ago when I went into a bakery and for the first time in a long time could smell the vanilla, bread, pastires and candy ! I just stood there soaking it all in. I am in his office every week now for shots and have found his staff very professional,. He has also helped one of my previous clients and saved the life of one of my co-workers who had a cancerous growth in his nose. We need more doctors like him.
I had a good opinion of Hoisington initially. He seemed considerate and knowledgeable compared to others. However, he eventually recommended a surgery foe which neither he nor the surgeon adequately advised me of possible side effects or complications. I have been suffering for several years now and can't get another surgeon to fix the problem which could lead to throat or esophageal cancer and also makes swallowing difficult. He would not take me back as a patient and had his staff do the 'brush off' for him. Staff was rude every time I was there, they leave you waiting, make mistakes with insurance, scheduling etc. I once had to fill out several forms and no one checked with me or offered to let me finish in a room, someone just came out and told me that they had to cancel because it took too long - after I had driven several miles to the appointment. They also said they would work with me on payments then refused to do so.
I have a special needs 2 yro that hates dr offices no matter who or why we are there. The wait was short, the entire staff was patient and very accommodating. They came in and had read his chart before they walked in the also knew of his somewhat rare condition(which never happens). He has also done 2 other precedures on my other kids he is very good, quick and amazing with kids! I would recommend him and the clinic to anyone!
When I saw this doctor right before my 4-year old daughter's tonsils and adenoids surgery and asked him why I have 2 painkilling medications and which one I should follow he simply yelled at me out lowed saying if I have not decided which medication I should follow the surgery should be cancelled right now. This is exactly what I should have done. Right now I feel like something horrible happened and I had not prevented this from happening. Right now we are using over-the-counter painkiller and it works just fine. Prescription painkiller is absolutely unnecessary and useless.
I would not recommend this doctor. I felt like he is out for the money. I received two additional opinions. He wanted to do three separate procedures - both doctors said great way to rip off the insurance company. He is why insurance rates are sky high. I called my insurance company and reported him.
Dr. Hoisington is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
32 Years Experience
Des Moines University
Graduated in 1986
University Of Chicago Medicine
Dr. Douglas R Hoisington accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry IA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Alliance HMO/POS
- Health Alliance PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
- Wellmark Alliance Select
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Locations & DirectionsEnt Clinic Of Iowa Pc, 1455 29th St, West Des Moines, IA
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