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Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

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About Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD

Naren Venkatesan, MD is a board certified otolaryngologist with fellowship training in
larygology and broncho-esophagology that focuses on the management of:

• Laryngeal Pathology
- Benign Lesions, including papillomas, polyps, nodules, etc.
- Malignancy
- Unilateral and BIlateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

• Causes of Dysphagia
- Post-radiation strictures including complete stenosis
- Gastro-esophageal reflux disease and Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease
- Cricopharyngeal bar and Cricopharyngeal muscle dysfunction
- Zenker diverticulum and Killian-Jamieson diverticulum

• Airway Pathology
- Bilateral vocal fold paralysis and other glottic stenosis
- Subglottic and Tracheal Stenosis
- Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder / Vocal Cord Dysfunction
- Chronic Cough

Dr. Venkatesan completed his residendy in head and neck surgery and went on to complete his fellowship in laryngology and bronchoesophagology from the Univeristy of California.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Children's Medical Center Employee Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - City of Dallas Employee Plan
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Texas Tech University (2009)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine (GA) (2010)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Texas Medical Branch (2014)
  • Fellowship: Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology, University of California Davis Medical Center (2015)
Certifications
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (128) for Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD

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Jan 4, 2023
Caring, responsive, friendly, knowledgeable, comforting, efficient,
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Dec 31, 2022
Takes the time to answer any questions and explains the process
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Dec 21, 2022
She's thorough
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Dec 19, 2022
Very nice , soft spoken & caring Phycisian. He explained well his Plan of Care & entertained all my questions without hurry .
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Dec 19, 2022
Very friendly. Listened. Concerned how to make my issues better. Explained everything very well.
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Dec 19, 2022
The best doctor ever. He cares about his job and patients.
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Dec 13, 2022
Dr. Venkatesan is prompt. Spends plenty of time listening to patient and is very comforting and patient.
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Dec 12, 2022
I like his energy; his willingness to provide choices & listen/answer all my questions.
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Dec 10, 2022
He explained process & recovery professionally. Very efficient & thorough.
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Dec 3, 2022
Dr V not only is an expert In his medical field but also has the most caring concern for his patients!
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Nov 29, 2022
Dr V is incredibly nice, down to earth and has a fantastic ability to explain conditions and offers treatment options with great clarity
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Nov 23, 2022
Attentive and empathetic
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Nov 16, 2022
Staff and nurse very engaged, thorough and helpful. Dr. Venkatesan is personable and has a treatment approach that is reducing the number of drugs I was taking. This is a much healthier way to keep allergy symptoms in check. I am very happy with provider.
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Nov 11, 2022
Dr. V has a very pleasant and personal manner about him from the very start. He was prepared and honest in his evaluation and I trusted him right away.
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Nov 8, 2022
Great bedside manner addresses all your needs
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Nov 8, 2022
The doctor was wonderful. I feel very comfortable with him doing my surgery.
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Nov 8, 2022
He's a great ENT and has been my provider for several years. When he left his previous practice, I went with him.
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Nov 3, 2022
He listens, explains clearly, addresses my concerns and is kind and respectful
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Nov 3, 2022
Very friendly and willing to listen to my concerns.
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Nov 2, 2022
Dr Venkatesan is professional, knowledgeable, and personable. His manner puts the patient at ease with confidence in his care. Dr Venkatesan answers questions clearly and in a way that gives the patient comfort in asking further questions.
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Oct 25, 2022
The office visit was pleasant, informative & to the point. Dr. V. Seems to be competent, knowledgeable, and very confident with his abilities.
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Oct 22, 2022
Showed great care in answering my questions
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Oct 22, 2022
Asked a lot of good questions regarding my condition. He answered my questions thoroughly and set the stage for my treatment plan.
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Oct 18, 2022
Not only is he a good doctor he is a great person
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Oct 18, 2022
Dr. Venkatesan read my health history even before he came into the examination room. He looked me in the eye and answered all my questions. He was not looking into the computer and typing in information on my visit. This made me feel as though he was focusing on me and my concerns.After the procedure he showed me the pictures that were taken and explained what May or may not be going on. He ordered two more tests he wanted me to take. Dr. V made me feel at ease, and happy I made the appointment.
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Oct 16, 2022
Yes, definitely will recommend this provider. Thought he was concise, polite and very relatable. Understood him and am following his instructions.
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Oct 15, 2022
He has provided me information to make decisions I am comfortable with for my health care.
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Oct 13, 2022
Dr Venkatesan has been great. His staff has been really helpful and my surgery went really well can't complain.
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Oct 12, 2022
Cares about his patients
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Oct 9, 2022
Very good bedside manner
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Oct 8, 2022
What a positive guy!! So helpful and takes time to listen to concerns.
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Oct 7, 2022
He was very caring and answered all my concerns. He explained everything he was doing
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Oct 1, 2022
Good communication and explanation skills.
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Sep 28, 2022
Great results,explains,listens on time.
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Sep 24, 2022
Great
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Sep 17, 2022
Great experiencw
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Sep 15, 2022
Liked his bedside manner, honesty and he was very caring and he listened to me.
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Sep 11, 2022
Very skilled.Very good explaining all issues and answering questions and concerns.Also,the surgery went very well.No problems.Recovered quickly and in post op treatment.
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Sep 10, 2022
Awesome
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Sep 9, 2022
Great
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Sep 8, 2022
Dr. Venkatesan is an amazing, knowledgeable doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. He does not rush his time with the patient, he ensures there is ample time for a question and answer time during appointment. Would highly recommend him for any ENT/Sleep Apnea issues/concerns.
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Aug 30, 2022
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Aug 24, 2022
Dr Van is very well spoken. He is a warm person and shows he cares about me.
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Aug 24, 2022
Very efficient yet takes the time to listen and answer your questions.
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Aug 23, 2022
Took time to answer questions. Explained procedure and follow up.
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Aug 22, 2022
Good explainer of situation
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Aug 21, 2022
Caring, patient, comprehensive, seeks and listens to my input.
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Aug 17, 2022
Very friendly and made me feel very comfortable during procedure and explained the findings so I understood.
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Aug 13, 2022
Very thorough
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Aug 12, 2022
He's very nice and knowledgeable.
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