Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, Filipino
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology
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Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Head & Neck Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1982

Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Otolaryngology
Cleveland, OH USA
1981

Internship - Trinitas Hospital
Rotating
Elizabeth, NJ USA
1977

Medical School - University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
M.D.
Manila, Philippines
1973

Undergraduate - University of Santo Tomas
Manila,
1969

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

Pediatric and adult ear, Nose and throat disorders Head and Neck Tumor Surgery, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Implantation for Depression and Seizures

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/27/2018, Dr. Flores has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

185 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.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.4
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

arrived for appointment 15 minutes early like instructed and then did not get back to see dr till an hour after my appointment then felt rushed by dr. dr was not pleasant.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

dr was over an hour behind and there was no communication from him or staff then when I'm with dr felt rushed

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Dr. Flores was behind schedule on the day of my visit. He apologized for the delay. Even though he was running late, he did not rush through my appointment and examination! I find him most helpful and very skilled...always taking care of a problem I have.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Doctor more often than not was running behind schedule... Was frustrating at times... But his quality of medical help is Excellent...

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

I liked Dr. Flores very very much. it was my first visit. he spent time with me and was excellent examining and explaining.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

Dr. Flores is the absolute BEST - extremely knowledgeable and caring

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

This is what I like about Dr. Flores. Almost always on time and yet he has time to speak with us as needed.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

I did not like this provider at all. I waited an overall of 2 hours between the waiting room and waiting in the exam room until provider was able to come see me and by then office hours were over. my appt. was at 3:45pm and I did not see the Doctor until 5:30pm. Then when he actually came in to see me, it seemed as if we just wanted to rush to get me out of there. He was asking me questions that had nothing to do with what I was here for and he was not able to answer my questions. I am never going back to him and I would not recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

doctor was very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

I was waiting for 45 minutes before I was taken to the exam room. I asked the receptionist if the Dr. was even there, she went back and checked and stated that I would be called back soon, but there was still another patient before me in another exam room. My time is just as valuable as the doctors time.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Dr. Flores barely said hello to me when he came in. He immediately went to the computer. He made no eye contact. I started to explain my ear issue and he brushed me off by telling me to sit in the chair while he looked in my ear. During my exam, I asked a couple of questions about the nature of my infection and he very abruptly told me that he did not know and needed to finish his exam. When I asked him about what he was doing, he told me that he was cleaning my ear but he gave me absolutely no warning when he pushed an alcohol soaked swab into my already sore and raw ear canal. I almost came out of the chair. He did not apologize. I asked for him to please give me some level of explanation and/or warning as he conducted his exam which he did not do.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

I had to wait over 30 minutes in exam room to be seen by a doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Dr. Flores was not sensitive to my needs at all. He was cold, abrupt and non-communicative.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Ten minutes with the doctor. Little time for hearing ck.This visit was more than 4 hrs. Very aggravating.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

willing to wait because I know Dr Flores will spend extra time examining and talking with patients. i would prefer CCF scheduling and bureaucracy to allow for thorough appointment times. the extra time Dr Flores spends with patients is the main reason I go to him.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

I had to wait over 1 hour to see the doctor. After the experience I can see why. Dr Flores is a very patient,caring ,considerate doctor who takes the needed time to listen to his patients and provide top quality care. Worth the wait!!!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

I like this doctor very much. He has helped me a lot with my sleep apnea.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Although I had a long wait to see the doctor, this is an unusual occurrence, and the staff and the doctor were very apologetic.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

great doctor couldn't of asked for a better doctor

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

Great doctor answered all my questions and concerns and cleaned out my ears etc.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

Love Dr. Flores and his whole staff. He has been my ear doctor for many years and I recommend him to all my friends!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

Dr. Flores and staff were excellent-I would recommend him again and again

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

From making the appointment, to seeing and talking with the receptionist, to actually seeing the doctor, AND - considering this appointment was of a medical nature, I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

Dr. Flores, his RN and receptionist were all very professional. I appreciate that Dr. Flores always reviews my previous visit information before we "begin" the visit...I always have observed him making notes. He is very easy to talk with in regard to my Issue.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

This is the third time of waiting nearly half an hour in the exam room before seeing the doctor, not sure why

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

staff and doctor are very courteous and kind

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Dr. Flores was very patient in listening to my issues and in answering all my questions. He has a pleasant demeanor and a good sense of humor.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2018

Dr. Flories understand the problems with my very small openings into the ear canal etc. and is so very patient in explaining all the steps he has to do to accomplish the entire procedure. A fine man.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2018

He ordered a "Barium swallow" for me and just gave me a piece of paper telling me what to do. I almost ignored the paper but I'm glad I didn't because I didn't realize I had to fast for it until I did.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2017

He did ask me several times if I had allergies to medications. He went into great detail on how to administer the ear drops for them to be most effective.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2017

*Dr. Flores is very knowledgeable and very nice and friendly.

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