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About Dr. Frank W Mauldin
Dr. Frank W Mauldin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hickory, NC, with another office in Morganton, NC. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Mauldin is affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mauldin has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Frank W Mauldin 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.
Dr. Frank W Mauldin has the following 9 expertise
- Smell Disorders
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Facial Trauma
- Swallowing Disorders
- Hearing Loss
- Deviated Septum
Dr. Frank W Mauldin is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Having never met Dr. Mauldin before I expected him to introduce himself when he entered the room or at least shake my hand and tell me hello. Neither happened. I found this to be rude and insulting. If you are looking for a compassionate doctor, you might want to look elsewhere. I prefer not to feel like I am an interruption to his day.
Dr. Mauldin and his nurse are two of the most caring and thorough medical providers I've ever dealt with. I went to them for several years due to chronic sinus infections.Dr. Mauldin did not push surgery on me, he tried everything else first and even helped me try some alternative ideas that I looked into. He always took as much time as I needed at appointments, patiently answering my many detailed questions (I am a scientist by training so I tend to have lots of questions!).His nurse's followup was always prompt and accurate, which is rare these days.When I finally did decide to have endoscopic surgery, it went flawlessly; whereas the ENT I had seen before Dr. Mauldin had punctured the sinus bones of two of his patients in the past two years (causing nearly lethal meningitis infections).I also ended up taking 6 year old to Dr. Maulding for a few years due to her frequent sinus problems, as well. He was incredibly kind, gentle, and patient with her.
This was my first visit with Dr Mauldin. First off my appoint time was incorrect and my wait time was over 2 1/2 hours. Second Dr Mauldin came into my room and the first words out of his mouth was "why are you here" to my amazement I did not know how to answer him. He never once introduce himself!! He could have been the janitor for all I knew what with the because no nurse entered the room with him until 3to5 mins. After I begin to tell him why I was there, he told me I had some type of issue to which he told me " look it up on the internet mayo clinic or web med you will get all the info you need" Seriously!! Then he told me he wanted to do a procedure and never once told me what he would be doing at all. I wanted him to explain it to me and asked him very nicely to tell me what he would be doing he angrily exclaimed "it is the treatment for your problem" to which I still did not know what that was!He then said you can go read up on it and come back or not come back I don't care! I am speechless trying not to melt or burst into tears...I was Flabbergasted... Mortified...the nurse kept telling me she was sorry over and over.I left there in worse shape than when I entered.I would NEVER recommend this doctor ever!!!
Patients' Choice Award (2017)
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. Mauldin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
33 Years Experience
University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Carilion Health System
Dr. Frank W Mauldin accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS NC Blue Value
- BCBS NC BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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