Dr. F. Monte Purcelli, MD

Head & Neck Surgeon

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2001 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 465W, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

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Dr. Floyd Purcelli is an ear, nose, and throat doctor treating patients in Santa Monica, California, and the surrounding communities. He treats patients of all ages and is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is also a member of professional organizations including the Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the Research Study Club of Los Angeles. Originally from Los Angeles, Dr. Purcelli attended the University of California at Los Angeles for his undergraduate degree. He completed his medical degree at the university’s School of Medicine, followed by a General Surgery internship and residency program in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. Patients visiting Dr. Purcelli can receive a full range of ear, nose, and throat care. He provides general consultations, cancer screenings, ear cleanings, hearing tests, and treatment for issues including sinus problems, swelling in the neck, snoring, dizziness, and ear infection. As a friendly reminder, we do not accept debit or credit cards. We accept both check and cash.

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Had a great visit with Dr. Purcelli, office management is very helpful regarding my concerns over potential billing/insurance issues. Would highly recommend this team!

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The staff was very friendly and got me in a room immediately. The doc had a great bedside manner. Would definitely return.

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Friendly and helpful front desk person. Only waited a minute or so to get into a room, where the same person from the front desk took down answers to questions for the doctor. Dr. Purcelli was professional and listened to my issues. My problems are not solved, because there was nothing he could do for to help them. He seemed genuine and honest, but couldn't help me with my tinnitus and damaged cochlea.

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Great stuff all around!

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Very professional and dedicated to helping people.

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Know the Dr for a long time very professionall

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Bottom line: Dr. Purcelli is an absolute gem. I have worked in health care for 35 years, most recently as a patient care provider in a large HMO. I have worked with hundreds of doctors in that capacity and also with those caring for me and my family. I know good care when I see it, and I know poor care as well. Dr. Purcelli provided me excellent care and excellent service. He was attentive, cordial, patient, and efficient. He was meticulously clear with his explanations, advice, rationale, and instructions. He answered all my questions and did not rush. He was thorough and I feel confident that I could not have received better care anywhere else. (I actually have HMO insurance but paid out of pocket to see Dr. Purcelli because he was able to see me much sooner than my HMO ENT department (and I did not want to wait) and because my wife, who saw him several times in the past, recommended him so highly. I am very glad I saw him. To anybody thinking of seeing Dr. Purcelli, I strongly recommend him. To those concerned about the highly negative reviews, frankly, they baffle me and I suggest discounting them. Office staff people are courteous and helpful.

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Dr Purcelli has been my ENT for about 10-15 years. He's excellent. Always on time, professional, efficient, effective. He checks my hearing on every visit, which I really appreciate. Cleans my ears every time too--a great relief. Very reasonable, takes my insurance, and I can almost always get an appointment within a day or two. I went in this time for pain in both ears--suspected ear infection. He diagnosed ear infection, prescribed Rx and over the counter meds, and gave clear instructions typed neatly on an index card. I tell my friends to go see him--highly recommended.

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Honestly, this had to be the worst doctor visit I have ever experienced. Didn't even spend a whole minute with me. Brushed off my questions and concerns, leaving me with more anxiety then when I made the appointment. Prescribed me antibiotics without stating what it was for- when I asked why he noted "sometimes things happen". Do not go here.

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My visit was great. I am excited about my follow up next week.

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Amazing!!!

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Really made me fell welcome and would be helped

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I came in to try to get a diagnosis on a hearing and dizziness issue I have been having for 5 months. Some days my hearing is good, and the next I will be able to hear nothing. The day of my appointment was a good day for hearing. He checked my hearing, told me it wasn't all that bad, and when I tried to tell him that it will be again soon he just told me I was being a pessimist. He did no tests to try to find the origin of the issues (other than looking into my ear) and told me to wait it out and see what happens. That is what I have been doing for the past five months! Basically refused to do his job and diagnose or treat my problem. Do not go to this doctor.

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Gets to the point and is very professional.. have been going for last 8 years..

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I walked into the office. I am a previous patient, so they asked for my name got my chart and sat me inside the room waiting for the doctor. The doctor came within a minute or so. checked my nose, throat, and ears. He Asked me a few questions about congestion. Took me inside another room to check my hearing and gave me good news. Sadly I can no longer chew gum. It's okay I am not much of a gum chewer anyway. The experience was great just like the last.

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I don't understand why people give bad reviews of Dr. Purcelli. He's older, that's a really GOOD thing - he has 40+ years of experience! He was no nonsense, doesn't beat around the bush and gives you his opinion. He even suggested getting a second opinion if I wasn't happy with his. Medicine is not an exact science..period. I would recommend Dr. Purcelli, especially to someone who has gotten nowhere with other doctors.

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Got to see the doctor right away and he was straight forward and explained a lot of things to me and put my mind at ease! Definitely old school but I like that! Parking is a bit of a pain (you have to have cash for the lot). Otherwise definitely recommend! And the ladies who work in the office are very sweet.

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Dr. Parcelli very professional and his assistant was very nice. I felt overall real welcome.

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He was the most informative dr I have ever had.

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The staff and Dr. Purcelli have passion for their patients. Their patient care and professionalism are the best. I took my mother their and they gave me the best service and recommendations. Thank you very much.

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Dr Purcelli is a wise and well seasoned Doctor. He knows what he is doing. I would recommend. It would've been nice if they accepted credit/debit card so I could pay my insurance co-pay.

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My Dr. Is sort of old school & he does everything the right way,especially if ones ears need cleaning. The irrigation was painless & I can now hear a 'pin drop, ;-) I would highly recommend he & his staff. Z...

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Doctor insisted he would not do anything besides a cursory examination since I had taken an over the counter pain killer (Advil, allieve etc) in the last 2 WEEKS. Since this info was not shared with me beforehand, this appointment was essentially a waste - the sum of my experience was "come back in 2 weeks".

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Dr. Purchelli takes his time and listens to you and then is very thorough with his examination. He also explains everything in detail and answers all of your questions. The experience was exactly how a doctors visit should be.

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Dr. Purcelli is AWFUL! I went in for sinus and he stuck a light in my nose and ear and then said I'm going to wash out your ear, proceeded to poor water in my ear as well as all over me and then say "it's just water. You're being... Oh come on! I've done this thousands of times." After, this I said my problem is with my nasal cavity at which he told me "I can't tell you what that is." Also they don't tell you that they don't validate at this place and parking ended up being $7 and I was only there for about 20 mins. AWFUL! HORRIBLE! TERRIBLE! TERRIBLE HORRIBLE!!!

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Have been going to Dr. Purcelli for years and trust him completely.

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This is my second time visiting Dr Purcelli .He has a wonderful bedside manor. Makes me feel like he cares about me. He is simply a knowledgeable sweetheart!

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my nose is healed :)

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I went to see Dr. Purcelli because I had such severe laryngitis that I lost my voice for over a week. He came in, asked why I couldn't speak, and then proceeded to yell at me for not speaking. He then told me I was faking it and demanded I stop acting like a spoiled brat. He was condescending and denigrating towards me, treating me like an idiot child instead of an educated adult. Once he made me cry, however, he softened and spoke to me reasonably. He told me to stop using throat spray, which was great advice, and that my voice would get better on its own. This didn't happen. A week later I saw another doctor, got antibiotics and recovered quickly. Also, his website and front desk told me he would be in my healthcare network (Bluecross/Bluesheild PPO) and then I got a bill for him as an out-of-network provider. Not sure why, but ended up paying the whole bill.

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He is excellent!

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The office and the equipment looked extremely dirty. I went in for ear pain and other problems and was dismissed with the following suggestions: Take allergy medications Stop working out Drink white wine instead of red

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I've been going to him for seven years and I can't speak more highly of him. He is professional and always gets your issue fixed quickly.

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The front office was helpful and encouraging. They took my information and placed me to see the doctor. I sat for a few minutes, they placed me in a waiting room. The doctor came in, cleaned my ears, took a look, placed cream in, for an infestation. Then proceed to check my hearing, good news. Overall a good experience, nice doctor, nice staff.

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He listened, looked, treated, gave followup instructions, all in a friendly, competent manner. I liked him.

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Nice Doctor, welcoming receptionist . A+ I would definitely recommend this office to family and friends.

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really good experence I did need to see that typ of Doctor for a while i had beed putting it off know it you need an ear nose and thought doctor he is really good jennifer B

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Dr Purcelli was very good. He's a little ole school but I actually like that! His bed side manner is a little direct, but he still is able to put you at ease somehow. I am so glad that I found him and I believe that he will be able to help me with my health issues.

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Very proffesional.

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Doctor Purcelli is great. My wait time was literally zero, and once I was seen, he was professional, thorough, and quickly diagnosed my issue. I had the antibiotics that I needed within 30 mins after my visit.

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Awesome doctor!!!