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About Dr. Gentry W Thatcher Jr
Dr. Gentry W Thatcher Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in North Andover, MA, with another office in Salem, NH. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Thatcher is affiliated with Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill. Dr. Thatcher has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Gentry W Thatcher Jr 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
- Facial Trauma
- Hearing Loss
- Deviated Septum
- Smell Disorders
- Chronic Sinusitis
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I went to Dr. Thatcher for a recurrent sinus infection. I found that his staff was too busy talking to each other than talking to you. When I finally was brought into an examining room, I had to wait another 15 minutes before being seen. When Dr. Thatcher came in he did apologize for the wait but then complained about the staff and that they did not do their job very well. He did an exam, gave me prescriptions and sent me on my way. Although he may be a good doctor, I found that he is very unprofessional!
I did not have the greatest experience with Dr.Thatcher. He was a very nice man, but I did not find him helpful at all. I have been having sinus issues over the past few years. This year i've have a total of 6 sinus infections in less than 12 months. I've been going to my regular doctor and the best they've been able to do is provide me with antibiotics. This has helped, however, they continue to come back. I took it upon myself to reach out to a specialist. In this case I was recommended "Andover Ear Nose and Throat." I decided to seek out a specialist to see if there was something wrong with my sinuses that caused so many infections. At the time, I was battling a 4 week sinus infection, 3 week heavy constant headache, deep facial pressure, deep black circles under my eyes, severe dizziness and nausea. My doctor, Dr.Thatcher was a very nice man, and eager to please. I was honestly disappointed by his inability to offer me any solutions or potential reasons for my issue. He offered antibiotics immediately, which I told him i would take as a worst-case-scenario option, and that the reason i came was because I was looking for a much for permanent solution (antibiotics i can get from my regular doctor, I wanted to find a way to prevent the unnatural amount of infections i get) He then suggested a CatScan. I asked him what the call to action would be if they saw i did infact have a sinus infection and sinus issues. He answered "we would give you 28 days of antibiotics". I then asked, wouldn't it be smart on my part to then choose to just take antibiotics instead of put myself through radiation?" He said "Sure". I was then very unsure to why he suggested the catscan in the first place, and also unsatisfied because I was looking for more than antibiotics. He felt my sinuses and told me he was going to inspect my sinuses real quick. He used a tool that looked like a long snake with a camera. It took all of 15 seconds. He said my sinuses looked normal. I had also suggested that maybe allergies were my issue. So we scheduled an allergy test. All-in-all the appointment was very much about me offering solutions and him saying "sure", this is a possibility. When going to a doctor you are looking for their expertise, suggestions and solutions. In my case, I offered solutions and my doctor lightly agreed with all of them to please me. I also felt fairly rushed. The billing staff was extremely disrespectful. I spent 45 on the phone, and ended up crying.
I was having a problem with tinnitusI was in and out in 10 minutes on 3 visits.the second time I had an appointment with him he suggested I get a second opinion. He told me all the over the counter stuff was crap but the next visit he gives me a pamphlet to get some. All I was was a way for him to make money send me for a bunch of test. He did not communicate anything to me at all. Very poor doctor.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2010, 2011, 2008, 2014, 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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Thatcher is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
23 Years Experience
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1995
University Of Minnesota Health Care System
Dr. Gentry W Thatcher Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
- Tufts PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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