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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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!
The staff was very friendly and got me in a room immediately. The doc had a great bedside manner. Would definitely return.
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.
Great stuff all around!
Very professional and dedicated to helping people.
Know the Dr for a long time very professionall
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.
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.
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.
My visit was great. I am excited about my follow up next week.
Really made me fell welcome and would be helped
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.
Gets to the point and is very professional.. have been going for last 8 years..
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Parcelli very professional and his assistant was very nice. I felt overall real welcome.
He was the most informative dr I have ever had.
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.
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.
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...
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".
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.
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!!!
Have been going to Dr. Purcelli for years and trust him completely.
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!
my nose is healed :)
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.
He is excellent!
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
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.
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.
He listened, looked, treated, gave followup instructions, all in a friendly, competent manner. I liked him.
Nice Doctor, welcoming receptionist . A+ I would definitely recommend this office to family and friends.
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
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.
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.
Eh. Got in fast is about all I can say. Not worth the trip. Found another doctor the next day and finally got appropriate treatment.
my appointment lasted 5 minutes only for him to tell me to buy over counter medicine for allergies.
Liked the staff and Dr!!!!??
I came in and was attended too immediately with curtousy and respect. The doctor was very thorough and cares about my needs. He examined me accurately. I knew exactly what was wrong and honest. He was efficient, however, a little impatient/forceful with responses/clarity. He is a good doctor overall and took care of me. He was nice as he gave me extra tips and advice. He truly cares.
He's been my ENT doctor for almost 7 years now and I can't speak highly of him enough! A pro!
Fast Help needed! And perfect delivered!
Great communication. Very thorough
Really helpful and knowledgeable. Answered all of my questions and went above and beyond.
Very helpful and efficient, I appreciated the treatment for my ear and information given.
GREAT!.....straight answers from a professional!.....how it should be....thanks Doc......Robert F.
Office was a little dusty and not very modern. He scoped me, and hit the chair with the scope/camera before putting it down my nose! I asked him if that was ok (i.e. if he was going to sanitize it first)...and he said he didn't think there was anything to be concerned about. Ew! Maybe its not a big deal, but if you're going to stick something inside my body? SANITIZE IT. Gross! Will not be returning...
I appreciated his business-like approach.
he is a great doctor.he is accurate with treatment and diagnosis.
he gets done what needs to be done, very knowledgable gentleman. Office and equipment could use an update. Very nice staff, very pleasant people, I felt like I was with family.
He was very helpful and through . I appreciated most that I didn't have to wait to be seen after my appointment time had past. I was early and so was he! I was diagnosed quickly and he even removed some tough earwax for me!
Professional, didn't have one bit of pain or discomfort
Super friendly office and medical team!
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 !
Excellent care and concern
He gave very practical medical advice, along with some corrections to how to properly clean my ears.
An Expert and great at giving instructions for recovery. I found him to be very humorous as well. It was my second time to an ENT and I found it to be very comforting this time around.
This man knows his stuff. I haven't had a hearing test done in years, untill yesterday, because the Doctor recommended it. His staff is so freindly and professional as well. Thank you Doctor Purcelli
I wouldn't recommend this practice because the gist of Dr. Purcelli's recommendation was to take $60/mo worth of over the counter Meds and stop doing the things that aggervate my allergies. I guess I was looking for some new information about my chronic nasal congestion and snoring, but I didn't find it. Also, they don't take my FSA debit card for the co-pay.
As this was my first visit, I was very impressed with his knowledge of my medical issue. He was very thorough and answered all my questions I would not hesitate to contact him again for any ear issues in the future.
Dr. Purcelli come off as curt and functional; not caring and helpful. He rendered services adequately, but with a rather rude tone. He dismissed my questions as unimportant, interrupted me as I was describing symptoms, and didn't provide insights into results for a test his office administered (i.e., they gave me an onsite hearing test, and didn't tell me any results).
I've been going to Dr. Purcelli for five years and I have never had a bad experience. He has always treated me with the utmost professionalism and respect. He is one of my most trusted and reliable doctors!
Dr. Purcelli completely dismissed my concerns. He was not compassionate nor helpful and I left confused and upset. He is very elderly and I think his many many years in the field have caused bitterness and a cookie cutter approach to his patients. The staff was very pleasant, but I would never reccommend this doctor.
It was my first time going to Dr. Purcelli's office and he was very professional and kind. He treated my symptoms and answered all of my questions. I felt like I was in good hands. His staff are professional, welcoming, and informative and I would highly recommend others to go see Dr. Purcelli for any ENT reasons.
At the point !
Very thorough and received good advice.
He was so kind and patient. He answered all of my questions, I definitely would recommend him.
Good office visit for my father that appreciates the quick response time for visits.
Excellent visit. The doctor has been around for quite awhile and knows his business.
The Md was very professional as well as his staff. He was pleasent and approchable. I appreciate his sugesstions and care of my diagnosis.
office staff is fantastic. Dr Purcelli was great in his evaluation of my medical problem, gave me great advice, and was very thorough. The entire visit was extremely pleasant. Did I mention that the office staff is great?!?!?!
Amazing doctor. Very good.
Good old Fashion Dr. with 50 years of experience.
Dr Purcelli and his staff were very nice. I just moved to the area and felt welcomed! I will definitely visit again:)
It was good. Dr. Purcelli and his staff are very accommodating.
So glad I made the appointment. My ear feels so much better and I can hear so much better too.
It is helpful!!
No nonsense, very professional, and thoroughly knowledgeable.
Great service!!!! Will definitely return!
Seemed nice and first but as soon as he asked me a second question I didn't really understand he became very short with and seemed frustrated/annoyed that I didn't understand his question the first time. Maybe was just having a bad day but good grief your a doctor. His staff on the other hand where great and very pleasent to work with.
ansIt was very professional . No waiting time . Every question answered
Dr. Purcelli and his staff were extremely helpful. I was treated like a person not a number.
He is professional but he a person of few words. Perhaps a little more of compassion would help. Thank you
Very knowledgeable, practical and quick! I've been going to see him since I was a kid. Highly recommended.
My visit was fantastic! the Dr. was helpful, he listened to me and discussed everything in detail with me. I'm used to just being looked at for a second given a prescription and sent away without a Dr really listening to my full problems. Because he listened he was able to determine that many issues I have had over the years is likely due to a previously undiagnosed nasal issue. I couldn't be happier at this point.
He was excellent with my 4 year old daughter. A wonderful doctor!
Dr. Purcelli was very nice and took care of my ear problem. The staff was also very nice and taking care of the forms prior to the appointment made it super easy.
Outstanding in all ways. Office, receptionist, manner, effective, knowledgeable, efficient and solved the problem. Will definitely return if needed.
I think he was fantastic.
Although very nice he was just a little too old fashioned in his approach to my treatment. Rest and hydration is great advice, but not always attainable in my profession. I need someone a little more aggressive.
Dr. Purcelli is straight to the point, seasoned and helpful. I felt like he answered all of my questions and got me out of there quickly. HIghly recommend this office!
My husband and I have gone to Dr. Purcelli for years. He's very professional, friendly and always fixes our problem!
He was very helpful, thorough and prompt. I've had ear trouble for a long time- too soon to tell if he cured me- but he was great for my initial visit. Knowledgeable.
Office staff was wonderful & dr. Purcelli is a fabulous doctor.
He was very knowledgable and kind. My only complaint is that he waited until the very end of the appointment to let me know what his diagnosis of my condition was. I would certainly have liked to know earlier in the appointment, as I was made to feel pretty nervous for the 30 minutes or so I spent in the chair. Besides that, he was fantastic. Would definitely recommend.
The staff was nice, and we didn't have to wait. The doctor was informative.
Very knowledgeable and professional doctor. Helping staff was friendly and polite. Booked appointment and came in on the same day with no wait. Would go again!
Dr. Purcelli is a wonderful doctor and I highly recommend him. The office is clean and organized and he saw me right on time which is extremely rare nowadays. He has a calming presence and is definitely an expert in his field. I was extremely happy with my experience and plan on him being my primary doctor going forward
Doctor Purcelli was very helpful and his staff was very friendly.
Love the office, it was immaculate/spotless, and well organized. The office staff very friendly and patient. Dr's bedside manner very nice and knowledgeable!
I felt very confident that I am getting the appropriate treatment for my condition, and that if I require more follow-up with him, that I am in very capable, experienced hands. generally, I would say this reminds me of what doctor's visits were when I was much younger, when patients felt a personal involvement with the physician.
Everyone was very nice and I was able to get in right away. Parking wasn't free but it was very easy to find a spot as there is a parking garage attached to the building. The appointment also didn't take very long and they paid great attention to me.
Excellent in every way
Great! Best doctor I've seen in LA! :)
Very professional and saw me right away. Excellent experience.
The office was truly efficient. They squeezed me in last minute and were truly gracious. Dr Purcelli was a true professional and was quick to assess and remedy my situation. Highly recommend him to anyone needing an otalarynologist.
Dr. Purcelli was very professional, knowledgeable, and patient. He explained in detail about a problem I've been having for a while. I finally got some relief. His staff is awesome too & the office is very clean! :)
Dr. Purcelli has always gotten to the root of any ENT problem I have had. Highly recommended.
Great doctor - his recommendation for me has really helped.
Gratifying, professional and efficient...
He was alright. My nose is a bit crooked and he said don't worry about it. That may be a good thing or a bad thing.
The office staff was kind and courteous and Dr Purcelli was very professional with a great bed-side manner. I will recommend Dr Purcelli and his team to my family and friends!!!
Great doctor, great office staff, great experience.
It was great, he took his time with me and explained everything I must do to take care of my voice in detail. By the time I left, I felt like I was already healed. I would highly recommend Dr. Purcelli for singers and those with voice problems.
He was fantastic and answered all my questions thoroughly. Great bedside manner and explained medical issues well.
He was warm and informative. Really seemed to care.