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Dr. F. Monte Purcelli, MD

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • AIG
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Internship in General Surgery
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Residency in Head and Neck Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Research Study Club of Los Angeles

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1174554117

Office locations

F. Monte Purcelli MD

2001 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 465W

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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My appointment was quick and informative! I felt that he was very helpful and knowledgable!
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Dr. Purcelli is a consummate physician. He's also a very engaging and interesting person.
Less than 6 months ago
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I've been going to F. Monte for almost ten years now and wouldn't think of changing doctors. He's great and has helped me so much over the years!
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He was professional but quick and to the point. Knowledgeable about all the questions I asked. I go for a follow up on the 9th
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quick and to the point.
Less than 6 months ago
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Didn't seem to really listen (no pun intended) and I left with a pushed prescription. I still have the issue with my ears a year later. I do not recommend
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Very professional. Available for an urgent matter. The therapy he suggested started to work right away
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Really like Dr.Purcelli. Never have to wait as he is always on time with his appointments. A straight to the point approach, no idle chit-chat. Finds out whats wrong and fixes it. Will recommend to friends in the future.
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Dr. Purcelli is always professional and thorough. A great doctor!
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Great doctor and staff. They were able to see me right away and solve my problem.
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Was seen promptly, all staff very friendly and on top of it. Would definitely go again!
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Highly recommend Dr. Purcelli. I was seen promptly (without the long wait that usually accompanies a visit to the doctor), efficiently, and left as a very happy customer. Will certainly return should any ENT issues arise!
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Great service and very thorough, I'd definitely come back if I needed medical help again. I saw him for a hearing issue.
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Dr. Purcelli is someone I trust implicitly. He has a very common-sense approach to everything.
Less than 1 year ago
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Always good. I wouldn't trust my ears to anyone else! Dr. Purcelli is friendly, extremely knowledgeable, gives good advice and is no-nonsense.
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He got right to my issue and was able to fix it immediately. I was unable to hear out of one ear and he did some tests and within a few minutes fixed the problem for me. Much appreciated !
Less than 1 year ago
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Great stuff all around!
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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 myissues. 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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Very professional and dedicated to helping people.
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Know the Dr for a long time very professionall
More than 1 year ago
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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 withthose 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 antibioticswithout 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.
More than 1 year ago
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Amazing!!!
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Really made me fell welcome and would be helped
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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 thentold 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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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 ofmy 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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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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Gets to the point and is very professional.. have been going for last 8 years..
More than 1 year ago
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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 evensuggested 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 (youhave to have cash for the lot). Otherwise definitely recommend! And the ladies who work in the office are very sweet.
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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. 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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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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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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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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 wasessentially a waste - the sum of my experience was "come back in 2 weeks".
More than 1 year ago
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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 overme 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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Awesome doctor!!!
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Have been going to Dr. Purcelli for years and trust him completely.
More than 1 year ago
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my nose is healed :)
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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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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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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