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Dr. David Bortniker, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

We offer comprehensive care for disorders of the ears, nose and throat, allergy, balance and hearing disorders, in our conveniently located office in Somerville, NJ. ***Same day Allergy and Hearing evaluations are also available if needed upon request. Dr David Bortniker has over thirty years’ experience providing comprehensive ENT care for adults and children with extensive experience treating sinus disease He is a highly trained Head & Neck Surgeon caring for patients needing thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland surgery He has held numerous faculty appointments at major university medical centers andHe has held numerous faculty appointments at major university medical centers and has been repeatedly named as “Top Doctor” in multiple publications. There is a 24 hour notification policy if you need to cancel.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Macedonian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1033156286

Office locations

Ear Nose and Throat Care PC & Allergy

242 E. Main St

Somerville, NJ 08876

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Awesome doc. Thoroughly explained all my options. I can hear again!
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Visit was wonderful. Thankful for Dr Bortniker’s expertise and he was very informative. My daughter was hearing better by the time we left and being able to have a hearing test on site was priceless.
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A very knowledgable and caring doctor
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Great appointment. Doctor solved my issues within 15 minutes. Showed up 5 minutes and saw the doc at my scheduled time.
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David was able to understand my ear problem quickly
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Very precise and right on point with my diagnoses. I recommend.
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I felt a little rushed but it may have been me I get nervous at doctors office and forget things that I want to ask
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I had made my reservation on line (which was very easy) and filled out all the forms before arriving at the office. Dr. Bortniker made me feel very comfortable and took care of my issue quickly. Thankfully it turned out thatthe ear pain had been caused by a buildup of wax (the size of a tic tac).
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Very thorough, very good to the point and quick. Impressed with the camera, have been to 3 other specialist and no one had a camera and realized what was wrong. Thank you very much, Impressed. Glad the allergist was in same building for next appointment.
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I waited approximately 20 beyond my scheduled appointment. However, the wait time in the exam room was very short. Initial exam was short but exact.
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Extremely thorough and attentive doctor. Was able to diagnose my long term problem easily and offered many different treatment options.
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Great doctor and person. Good staff.
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He is the 3rd ENT I have been to in 8 years. The first 2 had no clue what my problem was. Dr. Bortniker diagnosed the problem within 3 minutes and recommended treatment.
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I found Dr B to be extremely competent, and a great communicator. He is warm, kind, compassionate, and thorough. He quickly evaluated my mother's situation and "cut to the chase". He also very deftly removed ear wax without using water, anddid so very skillfully. Personally, I was very impressed and would heartily recommend him!
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Excellent.
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Dr Bortniker knows his stuff. My son had fluid in his ear and now he is so much more comfortable. Thank you and the Staff is very nice and professional .
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Dr. Bortniker is one of the kindess doctors that I have ever seen. He was able to help me in 1 visit. I would highly recommend him!
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Great experience very timely efficient and through
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Dr. Bortniker was great, informative, specific, courteous!
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Dr. Bortniker was efficient, he took time t explain, he was exceptionally patient with my mom who has physical limitations due to a stroke!
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Professional and knowledgable. Quickly offered a diagnosis and plan of action.
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Dr. Bortnicer was very knowledgeable and accurate with my condition,he made me feel comfortable and answer all my questions. He provided and explained my treatment. He didn't rush with the visit. I will surely keep him as my ENT doctor.
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My visit with Dr. Bortniker was a very positive experience. After he listened to my symptoms and examined me, he was quickly able to make a diagnosis. Dr. Bortniker was patient and very personable. I immediately felt at ease with himso much so that he even made the scope procedure bearable! He gave me a comprehensive treatment plan and explained it fully. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bortniker to my family and friends.
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He was eager to minimize my time by scheduling a hearing test right after my appointment even though the audiologist was busy.
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Dr. Bortniker was very nice and very thorough. He took his time with explaining everything to me. His office staff was very nice. I would highly recommend going to his office.
More than 1 year ago
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Seen promptly for a same day booking, exam was thorough and everything communicated well. Definitely recommend!
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Very informative to all my questions made feel very comftable Highly recommend
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He is an excellent doctor and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a E & T Specialist.
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I found the doctor to be extremely professional. It was my first visit with him and I felt very relaxed with him. I would surely recommend him.
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Don't understand the bad ratings. Great bedside manner, professional, interested. He is straight forward and direct which may intimidate insecure people.
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Very friendly and helpful
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I really like Dr. David Bortniker. He really solve my problem with my Right Ear.
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Besides the wait, Dr. Bortniker was outstanding. Listened to my issues, correctly diagnosed and recommended next steps in an easy going way.
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I was seen right away. Dr Bortniker was pleasant. Explained everything thoroughly. Asked me if I understood what he explained and if I had any questions.
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Short wait, very pleasant reception and short but right on point meeting with the doctor
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It was unfortunate that the office had to cancel my appointment for the day I made it, but they did take me in the next day. Very informative visit. Dr. Bortniker explained everything in detail as he conducted his exam. I would highly recommend him.
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Good!
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he is very professional, knowledgeable and explanational.
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he only saw me for five minutes and i got the feeling that he didnt care for what i had to say
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He was very informative. He had all the knowledge needed to help me and put an plan in action right away to help solve the problem.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bortniker was wonderful. He was very thorough in his examination and even though I have to get surgery he was very reassuring! He made me feel comfortable in the procedure I will be having. And to rule out all possibilitieshe even got me in to see the allergist right away. I would definitely recommend seeing him for any ear, nose, or throat issues you are having.
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Abrupt, dismissive, very rough. Based on the symptoms I described and his response that I stumped him with such; I feel additional tests should have been prescribed. Instead I was told to use an over the counter nose spray and toldto come back in a month. And he addressed all questions answered to my husband directly! I was the patient! That is when he allowed me to ask a question. Very much in a hurry to be done with me and on to the next. Gave me an awful headache that Was with me for several days along with pain that I didn't 't have when I got there! Will not be going back!
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