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About Dr. Karin S Hotchkiss

Dr. Karin S Hotchkiss, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tampa, FL, with other offices in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL . She has 19 years of experience. Her specialties include Otolaryngology, Pediatrics and Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hotchkiss is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and St Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Hotchkiss has received 3 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

29 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karin S Hotchkiss is Great. Dr. Karin S Hotchkiss has been rated by 29 patients. From those 29 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karin S Hotchkiss is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Tampa Childrens Ent

4200 N Armenia Ave Ste 5
Tampa, FL 33607
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Tampa Bay Entcosmetic Surgery

1139 Nikki View Dr
Brandon, FL 33511
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Karin Swisher Hotchkiss Md

2814 W Virginia Ave
Tampa, FL 33607
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Specialties

Dr. Karin S Hotchkiss has the following 3 specialties

  • Otolaryngology

    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.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Vertigo
  • Physical
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Laser Surgery
  • Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis)
  • Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Immunization
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Vaccination
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Allergy
  • Check-up

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Reviews

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Mom

Dr. Hotchkiss was absolutely amazing with my son. She spent all the time necessary to answer my husband's and mine's questions. My son adores her. Her staff was amazing and actually called me to move our appointment up as I was on the cancel list. Dr. Hotchkiss was absolutely fantastic at the surgery center. I can't imagine having worked with another ENT!

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Disappointing

Waited over an hour for our first appt. We decided this was not the place for us if this is how her staff and she treats their patients. Our time away from school and work is valuable too. We found another excellent prominent practice that did a wonderful job and we never waited more than 10 min. The healthcare system needs to put the patients first and not try to fill their office with patients to deliver maximum profits which was what we felt here.

Doctor's Response

We apologize for the wait. Unfortunately, we cannot control the flow of clinic. We do our best to stay on time, but on occasion, due to emergencies or patients arriving late, clinic will run late. We reschedule any appointments that arrive more than 15 minutes late. We apologize again for your experience at our office.

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Excellent physician - amazing ENT

Dr. Hotchkiss has seen all three of my kids. One of them needed surgery and I hesitated. After my pediatrician kept giving antibiotics I realized that surgery might actually be the easier option. Sure enough, my 6 year-old (now 10) has been trouble free for 4 years! I am so grateful. Doctors like her are hard to come by. It took me a long time to leave a review because I wanted to keep her a secret - didn't want her getting too busy.

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What an amazing experience

Recently we had our child's adenoids removed. Dr. Hotchkiss was simply the best. We were extremely nervous but she put our minds at ease. The procedure was quick and she was fantastic

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Five Stars

Dr. Hotchkiss is an amazing MD. I am a nurse with 15 years of inpatient hospital experience. Dr. Hotchkiss is extremely professional, courteous, and knowledegeable. She is thorough and takes the time necessary to be sure that she has looked at all medical avenues- extending beyond ENT- to be sure she covers everything. Dr. Hotchkiss did surgery on my daughter and had the most amazing compliments by the nursing staff at the surgery center- they all whispred to me that she is the best ENT! Above all, Dr. Hotchkiss is caring and kind to my daughter and has put her at ease. She is available to me whenever I need her and always call me back- never leaving me to talk to office staff. I highly recommend her!

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    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 (2015, 2016, 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Hotchkiss is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • University Of South Florida College Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karin S Hotchkiss accepts the following insurance providers.

  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • BCBS Florida myBlue
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
    • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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