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Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Koutnouyan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Koutnouyan graduated from the University of California at Riverside in 1987, with a degree in Biochemistry. He received his medical education at the University of California in San Diego, and he completed his otolaryngology residency training at the Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California in 1997. He joined the practice of Dr. Carl Ermshar in 1997 and together they established the ENT Surgical Associates in 1999. Dr. Koutnouyan sees adult and pediatric patients with conditions of the ears, nose, sinuses, oral cavity, face, throat, voice box and neck. His expertise includes diagnosis and treatment of ear infections and hearing loss, nasal congestion and allergies, snoring and sleep apnea, hoarseness, voice spasticity and swallowing problems. In addition, he operates on tumors of the face, salivary glands, oral cavity and the throat, tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, as well as the nose, and the face. When treating environmental allergies, food sensitivities, chronic sinus infections, thyroid or other related conditions, he uses a comprehensive functional approach that evaluates the patient’s lifestyle and dietary habits, nutritional status, environmental toxin exposures, as well as other health related issues. He believes in educating, empowering and engaging his patients in their treatment programs. His treatments include a combination of lifestyle changes, sound dietary choices, stress management, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and natural remedies, as well as surgeries, as indicated.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Huntington Hospital
  • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
  • Verdugo Hills Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, San Diego, Doctor of Medicine
  • Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Residency in Otolaryngology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Tagalog
  • Armenian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1063499937

Office locations

ENT Surgical Associates

1505 Wilson Ter, Suite 270

Glendale, CA 91206

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I had a short wait time in the front office and once I got into the treatment room. The doctor was fast and efficient. He quickly arranged a hearing test, went over the findings with me and proposed a treatment . The staff was efficient.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great Doctor!!!! Took his time and explained every step he was taking and why. You don’t get this kind of service from doctors this day. Highly recommended.
Less than 3 months ago
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It was okay...I felt like I still had a lot of unanswered questions and that I wasted my time and money
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He made sure to explain everything to me in a way that I could understand. I felt like he took the time and felt valued as a patient.
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Was Great, very professional and helpful.
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Very pleased, from booking the appointment to the end. The doctor spent ample time to examine and diagnose the problem.
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I liked his conservative approach to medication and healing.
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Great doctor. Extremely thorough and effective.
Less than 1 year ago
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He made me feel sooooo comfortable and i liked his jokes. Came in really nervous about a lymph node and he put me at ease and gave me some great advice.
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I am very please with my initial appointment with Dr. Koutnouyan and his staff as well.
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It was super awesome .Thank you doctor H. Koutnouyan! You're the best!He gave me lots of helpful information and the staff was also very nice! And especially Lana Alaniz!
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Great service and bedside manners!
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Patient, does not hurry me.
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Very efficient staff. Dr Koutnouyan is excellent
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Very attentive.
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I had an appointment two months ago, having started to experience a "lump in throat" feeling. Dr. Koutnouyan was very nice, asked excellent and thorough questions to cover all potential causes, and put me on a series of vitamins and probioticsto deal with my issues. I had been experiencing a sore throat, anxiety, acid reflux, and had seen many doctors prior to Dr. Koutnouyan- my problems are now completely gone! Furthermore, Dr. Koutnouyan didn't try to prescribe me unnecessary medications with harsh side effects (like other doctors had)- his holistic approach was very much appreciated.
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He is very proffessional and takes his time to explain about the situation.
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First things first -- I was told that this office "does not have a thermometer." When I asked "Why? You're a doctor's office," I was told "we're an ENT." So that's about as much sense as I got out of thestaff. My visit with Dr. Koutnouyan was... fine. He did listen to my concerns in the lengthy detail that my history required and vaguely addressed them. However, when presented with several ideas for further testing of my issues, he asked me what I wanted to do. I didn't go to medical school, you did -- this is my number one pet peeve for a doctor.
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Great Dr. I was well treated with my concerns, and made suggestions to advance my.
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Hey was by far a very experience doctor and took his time not in a rush, when he saw me addressed all my issue and actually took time to listen meanwhile a lot of other doctors are in it for themoney and want as many patients as possible to make more money... He is the complete opposite... blessed to have met him.
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It was great. Very professional and friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough and professional.
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Very sweet doctor
More than 1 year ago
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Hola, gracias ZOCDOC por referirme con el Dr Koutnouyan, no hay como estar en manos de un especialista y profesional. Bendiciones.
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I am Adick I had a nose infection and pain, not only he gave me an appointment the same day he took care of me straight away and I can just say that he was very excellent, professional and I willrecommend Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan highly to everyone. Thank you Dr. Hrair
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He was incredible. Kind, articulate, smart and took his time. I'd recommended him to anyone looking for an ENT doctor. He was super insightful and gave me options om preventative care and have a range of ways to improve my health.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and caring doctor! Highly reccomend !
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A pleasant experience from the moment I made the online appointment through ZocDoc all the way through to check out. I would certainly use ZocDoc as well as visit Dr. Koutnouyan again. He listened to why I was in his office.His exam confirmed things that I had been told before and he took time to educate me on things that I hadn't known previously. And he took care of the issue I was experiencing.
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He was a very thorough. He will not finish with you until you are satisfied. I came in here with a lodged shrimp antenna (I know it's very weird) and it had pierced my tonsil causing swelling in throat and enlargedlymph nodes. After unsuccessfully going to urgent cares and ER's, I found Dr. Koutnouyan and after an hour of looking in my throat, he finally pulled that sucker out. He's a savior. He just wants his patients to be comfortable and happy:) No more shrimp for me. I can't be trusted!
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Very professional, yet personable. I had wax build-up in my ear which was causing muffled hearing. He used a scraping instrument and right away I was back to normal hearing. Gave me some advice about how to keep my inner earfrom drying out and prevent this from occurring in the future.
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Good Doctor
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Great doctor! He explained what he was doing, explained common reasons and then eliminated them. Best of all, he has a non-invasive, non-drug-happy approach that I really like.
More than 1 year ago
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He's very smart and friendly. Wait was a bit but he came right back once I was in the room.
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Even I waited so long it's worth because the doctor takes time and explained to me well. Very good doctor and I got compensation of waited because he didn't charge me for the equipment that he used. Thank you Doc and more power!
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Very efficient, fast and professional.
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My visit to Dr. K. was what I always hope to find in a doctor. He listened carefully to my medical history, asked questions, explained his understanding of the problem and the tests necessary to confirm it. Some of the testswere performed during the visit and the others he referred to outside labs. In everything I sensed his professional competence. This doctor knows his stuff and in addition he's friendly and has a sense of humor. Five stars for Dr. K.
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REALLY CLEAN AND BRIGHT OFFICE .LOVED THE DR. HIMSELF. VERY PROFESSIONAL. VERY THROUGH. EXPLAINED EVRTHING SO I COULD UNDERSTAND IT. ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS. THE OFFICE ITSELF WAS IN A MAZE OF BUILDINGS THAT MADE UP HOSPITAL GROUNDS. TOOKME A MINUTE TO FIND THE PLACE. ALSO, WHEN I GOT THERE THEY SAID THEY DIDN'T HAVE MY PAPERWORK EVEN THOUGH ZOCDOC TEXTED THAT THEY SENT IT. I HAD TO FILL OUT MORE PAPERS.
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Dr K. was awesome. Very throrough. Took his time, didn't rush me at all. Gave me some advice on both sides of the spectrum, medication and natural solutions that could help. Really great experience, thanks Dr K.!
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I thought Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan was very professional and helpful with my health issues I came in for. While I did not walk out "cured" or even much "better", he did guide me towards these goals. I would highly recommend thisdoctor. While it was not an inexpensive visit, I don't know whether to blame the insurance company for that vs this doctor!
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Dr. Koutnouyan is excellent. He spent a significant amount of time understanding and asking questions about the symptoms. Not only did he ask about the actual problem, but probed eating habits as well to help improve overall health and not justthe immediate physical symptoms. I would recommend him without any concerns!
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He is an amazing doctor. I am impatient, and the wait time was long, but I am beyond thankful that I stuck around. He was the answer to my wishes and inadvertently solved an incredible amount of my longterm (&seemingly unfixable)health problems. Although the consultation was short and to the point, he was able to do all of this for me in 1 visit by caring enough about my discomfort to truly look into the source of the problem, rather than just prescribing me methods & medications to fix the symptoms.
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Like the office a lot. Waited only for 10 mins since I've already completed my forms online which was great. Liked Dr. Koutniuyan. Very professional and sincere. I had breathing problems and he didn't try to sell me drugs and didn'tdiagnose me with life threatening illnesses like some other doctors do. Happy and satisfy with my visit.
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great thorough examination very professional and kind.
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Very thorough, friendly, and informative.
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Excellent! Doctor was very thoughtful and seemed genuinely concerned with my health.
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