Treatment & Services
- Adult General Otolaryngology
- General Otolaryngology
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Burning Mouth/Burning Tongue
- Chronic Cough
- Chronic Ear Disease
- Dry Mouth
- Ear drum perforations
- Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
- Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Meniere's Disease
- Mouth Lesions
- Nasal Fractures
- Nasal Obstruction
- Nasal Polyps
- Nose Or Nasal Problems
- Parotid Tumors
- Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Septal Deviation
- Sinonasal Disease
- Sinus Infections
- Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
- Sleep Apnea
- Smell And Taste Disorder
- Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
- Swallowing Disorders
- Throat Problems
- Tongue Tie
- Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
- Vestibular Disorders
- Voice Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Residency - Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Internship - Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA
swallowing dysfunction ear pain nasal and sinus disorders salivary endoscopy/ salivary disorders
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75 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.4|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.2|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020
Dr. Timen was fantastic! The information provided in the appointment was thorough and informative. I felt very comfortable with his opinion and the details of his assessment. I will definitely recommend this provider to others
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020
I will definitely recommend Dr. Timen and his staff at the Head and Neck Institute at Cleveland Clinic for an ENT needs
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019
Dr. has great bedside manner, extremely caring and concerned. i have great faith in him and am very happy that he is taking care of me.
Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019
Very stand-off-ish, Very quick to evaluate me. It felt to me he didn't want to hear my concerns. In total I didn't feel like the care Cleveland Clinic is promised to offer to their customers/patients. I asked about any advancements in hearing improvements and he just flat out said no! What ever happened to talk about options. He even didn't ask how I lost my hearing. This doctor is bitter!!!
Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019
Doctor was very kind, attentive and efficient
Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019
Dr. Timen provided excellent notes and CT scan report. Excellent informative visit. Greatly appreciate his detailed input.
Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019
Dr. Timen was extremely thorough and far surpassed my own PCP and my usual hospital physicians.
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019
we really enjoyed having Dr Timen talk to us and listen to us and examine Sophia
Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019
Dr. Timen made sure I understood my issues and the procedure to fix them, which I am very thankful for. He earned my trust quickly by being thorough but also diligent and to-the-point, which was very convenient for a busy schedule. Much respect and appreciation.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019
Attending surgery nurses were outstanding, along with physician. Gigi and the doctor were kind, compassionate, safe, and helped increased my comfort.
Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019
Dr Sanford didn't show much interest in calming my concern regarding the procedure he was going to perform. He did a good job explaining the procedure but when I shared my concern for the possible discomfort with the procedure his response was "6 year olds tolerate this procedure." I do not feel that was an appropriate response! Part of being a good doctor is listening to your patients and reassuring them. He also spent less than 15 minutes with me as a new patient consult. I will not be scheduling any future appointments with Dr. Sanford.
Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019
Doctor was patient and listened well to what I had to say and offered plausible options for what was going on and need for further information
Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019
Dr. Timen was always admirably direct to the point. He always goes straight to what I need to do about my own nose, in addition to the 2 very effective nasal sprays he prescribed for me
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