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About Dr. Richard Nielsen

Dr. Richard Nielsen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Salt Lake City, UT. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Nielsen is affiliated with Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Alta View Hospital and LDS Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Nielsen is Good. Dr. Richard Nielsen has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard Nielsen is 2.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Intermountain ENT Center

22 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Specialties

Dr. Richard Nielsen has the following 1 specialty

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Allergies
  • Allergy
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Facial Trauma
  • Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Polyps
  • Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
  • Smell Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Tumors

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Incompetent, to put it nicely

I was referred to Dr. Neilson's office by my regular physician, who was very concerned about pain in my throat for 6 weeks followed by 4 days of hoarseness, and occasional total loss, of my voice. She requested that they get me in as soon as possible to look in my larynx with a scope. Prior to entering the exam room, I heard Dr. Nielson make disparaging remarks about my insurance coverage, and assert that I probably had a virus. Once in the exam room, the chair was broken; the scope was dirty; he proceeded to clean it off with a facial tissue! Because the chair wouldn't recline, he attempted to force the scope into my nose while I was upright. The second attempt was so painful, I pulled the scope out reflexively. I asked for more numbing spray so we could proceed and he said, "No. Some people just can't handle this." He then diagnosed me with "probably a virus". As I was walking out the door, he laughed and exclaimed, "Now I know why you're on __________!" referencing my anxiety medication. The nurse, who witnessed bits of this, and the office assistant were mortified. The office manager gave me a full refund. Wonderful staff; terrible doctor.

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This Dr. can't help you.

Don't waste your time or money on Dr. Richard Nielsen; he can't help you. If I had known up front that he was ex-military, I never would have scheduled him. He patted himself on the back for getting my sinuses open; great, but none of my symptoms have been addressed! He had no answers for me and he will have none for you. Find another ENT.

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Worst visit every experienced

After leaving my ENT consultation, I was crying my eyes out because of the way I was treated. I work at a hospital and deal with MDs on a daily basis, but have never encountered a bedside manner like Dr. Nielsen's. He was very rough with me during the exam, did not explain anything he was doing, did not let me even explain my sxs/hx, and did not fully answer any of my questions. His responses were very condescending. I have never been treated this poorly in a Dr.s office or in my daily life. I would like to spare others from this horrible experience. Please choose another ENT.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Alta View Hospital
  • LDS Hospital
  • Primary Children's Medical Center
  • St Mark's Hospital
  • L D S Hospital
  • LDS Hospital
  • Primary Children+s Medical Center
  • Latter-Day Saints Hospital
  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • Creighton University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1971

  • Moffitt Hospital University Of Ca

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard Nielsen accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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Locations & Directions

Intermountain ENT Center, 22 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT

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