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ENT recommendation? Or, reviews of Dr. Drury?
I have a chronic sinus infection with recurrent tonsilitis.
Alternative therapies are not clearing up the problem. I am
looking at a tonsilectomy or more. Does anyone know anything
about Dr. Drury?
I love dr drury!!!! He has the best bedside manners,is extremely
considered and tries many alternatives before surgery. I had surgery
with him and felt I was In super good hands. His office (admin staff )
was not so good in the past but I think they made some Changes which
showed when I saw him one year ago. Good luck!
I love Dr. Drury! He has a great bedside manner and I find him to be
caring, polite, positive, supportive, kind and very concerned about pain
and discomfort. In April he roto-rooted my sinuses (my sinus life is so
much better), reduced turbinates and repaired my deviated septum. It all
went perfectly and I have had no complications. He let me make the
choice about the surgery, no pressure, and recommended at tonsillectomy
for the end of the summer after all is healed.
The Summit ENT office does run a little on the late side. I think its
because Drury spends time with his patients, talks with them, and
Dr. William Lewis at Summit ENT is the greatest. He treated
my daughter over a 5 year period and through several
surgeries. Brilliant and warm surgeon. Treats adults and peds.
I cannot speak to Dr. Drury, but I will say that I was in
your shoes a while back having had nonstop sinus etc.
infections for many months. Getting my tonsils out gave me
back my health and changed my life. I would caution though
that, as an adult, the recovery is much longer than it is
for kids. I don't think I ate for over a week and my doctor
told me no heavy exercise for several months. Here's hoping
you feel better. Good luck!
Tonsil free and well worth it
Dr. Drury was my ENT for recurrent sinus infections about 6
years ago. I was incredibly happy with my care from him. Ultimately I
needed sinus surgery and everyone I ran into in
the hospital said, that's the guy you want. He's very nice
and personable and seems to really care about his patients. That being
said, he was never, I repeat, never on time. I
don't know if that has changed. But there were times I
waited over 2 hours for my appointment, my
scheduled-in-advance appointment, not a ''can you fit me in''
kind. I was told that's because he is so nice and tries to help
out where he can. So, I can't say enough good things about him and his
me, but the triple booking of appointments, is not really to
my taste. You may be able to call the office and see if this has been
reformed - my OB started running on time so I know it can
happen. Otherwise, be prepared to wait for good care.
If you want to travel, I also saw Karen Fong out in Walnut
Creek for a sinus problem last year. No incredible wait
there, but she's crazy pricey so if your insurance doesn't
cover it, don't go there.
Good luck, I hope you're on the road to feeling better. Claire
I have heard that Dr. Drury is a good doctor, but after sitting 2 hours
in his waiting room, I didn't care to find out. The whole time I waited,
not one person in the overcrowded room was seen. When I complained to
the front desk, I was told that ''Dr. Drury's time is very important'',
as if his patients' time didn't matter at all. My time is important,
We have been seeing Dr. Drury for about 18 years on and off, since my
daughter was a baby with severe ear infections. She had two sets of
tubes done by Dr. Drury at both 1 and 2 years of age. I know the
treatment of severe ear infections is a bit different today, but he was
wonderful with my daughter and us as concerned parents. I also have
been treated by Dr. Drury for vocal cord polyps that required surgery to
remove. I had tried many alternatives, including acupuncture, and he was
supportive of this. In the end, the surgery went amazingly smooth,
though I was not supposed to talk for one week and off work for two. I
never even took advil after the surgery. One caveat....the office
always runs behind so bring a good book!
Bernie Drury is excellent--excellent surgeon, excellent
diagnostician. I cannot abide his front office staff--generally rude
or indifferent. Expect a wait of up to two hours.
I wish more people would tell Dr. Drury what their experience of his
office is. I don't know that it would make a difference, but it might
be worth trying because he is so very fine a doctor and person, and
there is no way that that front office reflects him.
Gordon Epstein (ENT) at PAMF for sleep apnea
My husband's PCP has referred him to Gordon H. Epstein at PAMF
regarding snoring and daytime sleepiness.
Has anyone seen Dr.Epstein regarding sleep apnea ?
If you have sleep apnea, would recommend Raphael Pelayo at
Stanford Sleep Clinic in Redwood City. If you need surgery
to correct your sleep apnea obstruction, you can do no
better than to consult with Dr. Kasey Li, in E. Palo ALto. A PAMF dr.
might be ok for garden variety type issues, but
if yours is a serious surgery and if you can afford it, at
least get a second opinion and see Dr Li.
Dr. Andrew Moyce, ENT, Summit, Oakland
I would like to hear from anyone who has been treated by Dr. Moyce regarding your
opinion/experience? I just had a bad experience with an ENT, and I would like to make
sure I find a good fit. I am being treated for Meniere's disease. In particular, is
Moyce thorough and willing to answer questions? Thanks.
Dr. Moyce is a very good doctor. He treated my son's ear infections and did all
his ear tube surgeries. There can be a wait for him in his Oakland office
(sometimes 45 minutes), but he works with another doctor who is wonderful...very
personable and friendly, and who may have less of a wait. I don't remember his
name but I would recommend either one of them.
I've been treated by Dr. William Lewis at the same office as Dr. Moyce, also for
Meniere's. I'd recommend him -- he's conscientious and caring. In addition, he
did some training with my ENT on the east coast, who was the best ENT I have
ever consulted for Meniere's. Email me if you'd like to discuss further.
I saw Dr. Moyce in 2001 to have nasal polyps removed. And my nasal passages are
still clear today. I have the highest regard for Dr. Moyce. In the past few
years I have had follow-up visits with him, and he patiently listened and
answered all my questions. Good luck.
Can anyone recommend an excellent surgeon for my husband's malignant sinus tumor? He
was just diagnosed by a cosmetic surgeon and we would like to get him to a specialist.
I couldn't find anything in the archives here.
I would recommend contacting the UCSF otolaryngology department and
specifically trying to see Andrew Goldberg. My partner has had three sinus
surgeries (though none with tumors) and it was for her third surgery that she
went to UCSF and Dr. Goldberg. (The earlier two were via ABSMC.) We consulted
several ENT doctor friends around the country and they all recommended him as
one of the best in the field. I would feel good about his care or who he
Here is his info at UCSF.
It's scary stuff being the spouse of someone facing really challenging medical
issues. I wish you the best and encourage you both to be aggressive in finding
the best care for your husband.
I highly reccomend Dr. Bernard Drury, ENT in Oakland on Pill Hill, (510)
465-0941. I know he has performed this surgery before. He is highly skilled and
a very popular ENT- he knows his stuff, and is the nicest doctor you will meet.
You may wait to get in to the office to see him, but the wait is worth it (not
sure how it works with the issue of a malignant tumor). My husband had surgery
with him last year and it was a very positive experience. (He went to Columbia
for Med school, I have heard that he was a dual ENT/Brain Surgery Resident but
quit Brain surgery as he enjoyed ENT more). Dr. Moise is also another excellent
option, but his bedside mannerism is not as pleasant as Dr. Drurys.
Looking for recommendations for a Ear Nose and Throat Specialist in
We have had lots of luck with the group that includes Drs. Hsieh and
Scott. While we see Hsieh and like him very much, we have several friends
who see Scott and are also quite pleased. They are on Ygnacio Valley Rd.
near Heather Farms. Good luck!
sign me No More Ringing
Has anyone seen either Dr. Bruce Rice or Dr. Richard Kerbavaz for ear, nose, and throat
problems? I have been suffering from chronic sinus infections, and my primary care
physician recommended these two doctors, but I have no other information about either of
them. I also see several recommendations for Dr. Andrew Moyce dating back to 2002; can
anyone report on more recent experiences with him, or on any other doctors who might be good
at taking a traditional-Western-medicine approach to patching up my sinuses? Thanks, if so!
My mother was treated by Dr. Bruce Rice and before that by his father.
Bruce took over his father's practice. He is excellent. My mom had
throat cancer. We could not have asked for better care. She was cancer
free for 20 years before she passed away from unrelated causes. He
continued to see her up to her death. Juliet
Drs. Rice and Kerbavaz are excellent. They are trusted colleagues (I also
practice in Berkeley) and Dr. Rice has treated my own daughter. I
recommend them both highly.
Robert, retired MD
I have seen Dr. Kerbavez for chronic and acute sinus problems which
triggered severe asthma attacks -- and he's helped me tremendously. He
recommended that I rinse out my nose/sinuses using a Neti-Med bottle and
packets of salt/sodium bicarb (like a Neti-pot, but it's a squeeze bottle
that makes it easy to put saline up the nose). My allergist recommended
that I add Pulmocort respule (steroid) to each bottle to curb the
inflammation and this has so far prevented a recurrence. Also, he treated
the infections I had with Levaquin, a powerful broad spectrum antibiotic,
and he recommended I keep some on hand and start it immediately if my
nasal discharge turns thick and yellow or green. Levaquin is what my
pulmonary doc uses when my lungs get infected -- and this works well for
I don't know Dr.Rice at all, only Dr. Kerbavez. I know Dr. K. both as a
colleague and as a patient of his and he is, to me, the gold standard of
physicians - they don't get any better than him. He also has voicemail,
so you can leave him a message and say in your own words what is going on
with you. The only problem with him and his office is that calls are not
necessarily returned promptly and it may be difficult to get in to see him
right away. If you are a new patient, you can wait a long time, or he may
be closed to new patients from time to time. Hedy Straus
my husband recently broke his nose/sinus in a bicycle accident,
and he saw Dr. William Lewis
(http://ent-oakland.com/doctors-profiles.htm#Lewis) at summit ENT
(same practice as Dr. Moyce). he was patient, thorough, and calm.
also, we accidentally mixed up the appointment time and came in
about an hour early, and would not have been able to stay because
we had to pick up our daughter, and Dr. Lewis was able to squeeze
us in early, and still not seem rushed.
that being said, for sinus problems, the ''best'' is supposedly Dr.
Winston Vaughan, founder of the California Sinus Institute.
http://www.calsinus.com/stanford-sinus-doctor.htm my friend has seen
several MD's for her sinuses, and out of her 3
surgeries, his was the least painful, and most effective (she has
a fungal infection that's very hard to treat), and she highly
recommends him. he has offices in san ramon and at stanford.
I've been a patient of Dr. Kerbavaz for about 2 years. I was referred to
him by my OBGYN, in whom I have complete faith. He listened to what I
said, gave me a through exam, and explained all my options. I've never
felt rushed, and he answers all my questions. He doesn't try and push you
into surgery or expensive procedures/tests. I'd recommend him highly.
I've been a regular patient of Dr. Kerbavaz's for over 10 years,
when he removed a benign tumor, and cannot say enough positive
things about him, his thoroughness, willingness to answer all my
questions in detail and his reassuring demeanor! He takes a
traditional allopathic approach and does not get defensive when I
ask about the side-effects of all those steroid nasal sprays and
other meds. that I now so willingly use (I still use my neti-pot
and see my acupuncturist regulary). At my annual visits we always
address my chronic allergy problems and whatever cold virus I
seem to have at the time. Good luck.
I've worked with Dr. Kerbavaz at Alta Bates Hospital. He's very
experienced, professional and caring. You'll like him.
I have seen both and Dr. Kerbavez and Dr, Rice, and they are
like night and day. Dr. Kerbavez is extremely thorough and gentle
and has a great bedside manner, while Dr. Rice can be gruff.
I lost my sense of smell, and am looking for a good ENT anywhere in the Bay Area.
I really like Dr. Richard Kerbavaz, 510.845.4500, on Dwight Way in
Berkeley. Best wishes.
Requesting an excellent Ear-Nose-Throat specialist to see if
anything can be done for an ear (adult) that has been filled with
fluid, thus blocking hearing, for years.
Berkeley-El Cerrito-Oakland area preferred. Ideally, ENT would take Alta Bates/HealthNet insurance.
Dr. Richard Kerbavez in Berkeley is great, but make sure you see
him. I have found that one doctor in a practice may be
wonderful, but that is not necessarily true of all the doctors.
I don't think Kerbavez takes healthnet, but it's worth paying
I just discovered I might need surgery to remove a tumor on my
parotid gland. I would appreciate any recommendation regarding a
surgeon at the Head and Neck Department of UCSF. Names of
excellent surgeons in this specialty associated with other Bay
Area hospitals would also be appreciated. Thanks so much.
We strongly recommend Dr. Robert Jackler, Professor & Chair of Otolaryngology at
Stanford. He is very knowledgeable, has great bedside manner and highly respected
in his area of expertise. He also has a great staff. He is not a pediatric ENT but did
see my daughter for a reoccuring pre-auricular cyst. She just underwent surgery
with him last week and up to this point we are happy with the results. Obviously
only time will tell how successful the surgery was-but we are very hopeful. Dr.
Jackler feels very confident we will not have any further problems. His info: 801
Welch Road, Stanford. CA 94305. Ph: 650-723-5281 Best of luck to you.
Does anyone have any experience with a Dr. Wade
Are there any other ear, nose, and throat specialists
that any of you particularly recommend?
I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Bernard Drury in Oakland.
He is a wonderful doctor with a great bedside manner.
I've seen him as an adult, but often my son came with
me and I could tell he is great with kids. (He has six.)
He reminds me of Mr. Rogers.
Does anyone know of an ears, nose, throat specialist, which I think are called
otolaryngologist. I'm looking for someone in the Berkeley area if possible.
I just went to see Dr. Adam Marvin, who was highly recommended by a friend.
I loved him -- seasoned, smart, patient. He's in San Leandro off of 580 at 510/483-3565.
I can highly recommend Dr. Andrew Moyce of Oakland. He's very
professional and his staff is very friendly and helpful. Good luck.
Re: Plastic Surgery for a Cyst
I know that Dr Moyce is an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, although he may
do reconstructive surgery in those areas.
Dr. Andrew Moyce performed surgery on me on March 2000. I had polyps removed from my sinus cavities and nasal passages, and he corrected a deviated septum. The surgery was successful and no complications afterward. He is very professional in manner, has a good sense of humor, and was patient with all my questions. The staff was very supportive, too.
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