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Dr. Othella T. Owens, MD, FACS

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Othella T. Owens has been practicing medicine for 36 years. Dr. Owens graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University SOM in 1978. She practices medicine in Los Angeles, CA and specializes in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery - Head & Neck. Dr. Owens is affiliated with St Vincent Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and California Hospital Medical Center Dr. Owens is a board certified, fellowship trained otolaryngologist (or ENT). Her bedside manner and extensive training have made her one of Los Angeles' most sought out ENT doctors. Book an appointment today to take care of any ENT issues you may have!

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

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

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Good Samaritan Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1033138110

Office locations

Othella T Owens, MD

1127 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1604

Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Amazing doctor!! Staff was friendly. I had no wait time and she explained everything thoroughly. Great experience overall
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Quick and easy
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Professional and thorough. She took the time to hear out all my concerns and answer my questions. I didn't feel as if I was being rushed. Her staff is also friendly and helpful. The only thing that was disappointing was theparking. It would've been nice to get my parking validated.
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She charges you ahead and then is supposed to refund you once they contact your insurance. SIX months after my appointment, and after numerous phone calls, still no refund. Almost a year later, I get a bill saying I owed moneyafter my insurance had covered everything. Terrible communication and lack of explanation. She has a heavy hand and caused pain during my check up as well. Will NEVER go back to her again!
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough and professional
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She seems great. She is kindly and patient with my deafness. Cheers,
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good
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The staff at this location are very unprofessional. Due to my ethnicity and good insurance they decided to charge me upfront a lot so that I can even see the doctor. My experience went like this: the couple before me werespeaking Spanish to the female latina staff member. When it was my turn she looked at me with disdain and said 'what?'. She basically told me I did not have an appointment and after I stated it was through ZocDoc and confirmed a week ago she said very rudely that if they would have known they would have called and told me that they bill people with insurance upfront even if they see their insurance is active. I was able to confirm others had this poor experience and didn't receive their refund after insurance kicked in. I don't recommend going to this doctor if you don't have medical or speak Spanish naively.
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It was a bit annoying to fill out all the forms at the office again, while thinking I was done with those after going through the online check-in procedure.
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the visit was efficient and she took the time to explain what I was suffering from. I have a followup in two weeks to see how the treatment worked.
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very very nice!
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Dr Otella os great helpful and verry nice
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MD is very knowledgeable but.....when a doctor is this impatient, insulting, and with horrible bedside manner it's time to retire. I wouldn't send my worse enemy to this MD. when a person can have a mean facial expression and smile at the same time...smh....
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Dr. Owens was very professional and very nice, I had almost no wait time and was treated right away.
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Dr. Owens is very professional and compassionate with an excellent bedside manner. She took the time to thoroughly exam me, explain my condition, and provide detailed aftercare instructions. I found her to be both kind and knowledgeable.I would definitely come back to her for any ENT concerns and I highly recommend her to others.
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I am very happy with the service, with very friendly staff and a wonderful doctor. I will recommend her to everyone around me. Thank you!
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A professional and caring doctor. Doesn't get much better.
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Dr. Owen is the best! She is a wonderful warm person and highly competent. Her staff is friendly, professional and helpful. I highly recommend her and will return here again if I need an ENT doctor.
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Dr. Owens was very quick and efficient. Everyone in the office was very sweet and personable. I had a 10:30 apt and was done in less than 45 min.
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Wonderful. Down to earth. Excellent.
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Dr Owens and her staff were courteous and professional. I felt they cared about my treatment and well being. Very happy I made the choice to see Dr Owens.
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Very caring, very professional, staff was great too. Dr. Owens talked to me about what she was going to do, and through the whole process of fixing my ear problem. I hope no one has to go through the pain Ihad before I saw Dr. Owens. She made everything right. I felt great when I left, no more pain in my ear.
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She seemed knowledgeable enough but did not make me feel comfortable at all. She had a condescending tone about everything- my symptoms, the fact that I parked at a meter and not in the garage, even where I went to school.I went in for throat problems and left feeling like my ear drums were punctured from an attempt at removing earwax. The wait was also very long, so don't park at a meter if you don't want to be stressing about getting a ticket an hour into the visit.
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She was friendly at first but then started talking with a really condescending sort of tone as I explained her the problems I was having. Didn't feel comfortable with her at all. Hopefully next time I need to be there, I get treated better.
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Dr. Owens was straight-forward and friendly. She uses an up-to-date computer system for her hearing tests.
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Truly a find. As a new patient I filled out paper work and in and out in less than an hour, with a full waiting room. Dr. Owens was amazing, straight forward and professional. In that short time my problem wasaddressed and I never felt rushed. She is the family ear specialist from now on ;-)
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Efficient, pleasant, professional
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This doctor is wonderful !
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Very nice, knowledgeable, and professional
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1. I gave them my insurance information over the phone the day before the visit, only after I got there did they told me they wouldn't accept it. 2. I felt rushed during the visit. They were impatient and acted superior.3. When she did call with lab results, she was rushed and acted impatient with my follow-up questions.
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Smart professional who doesn't care about her internet profile, and she doesn't need to. She is the real deal, a consummate professional with efficient staff, bi-lingual and cordial.
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Dr. Owens was very professional and thorough. She diagnosed my problem, my questions were answered, and I have been pain free. I am very pleased with the service provided. I highly recommend her service.
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I don't usually go to see a doctor unless there is something really out of the ordinary. I went in because I had very sore throat at the base of throat near my collar bone and did not have any signsof infection: fever, swollen lymph notes. It was very painful and difficult for me to swallow and there was also a very visible lump. I was concerned because there was no sign of sickness and thought that perhaps it could be a thyroid issue. When I saw the doctor, she was very curt and dismissive of any concerns that I had. When I told her about the visible lump when I leaned my head back she told me that's not how a throat check is done. She said a neck check is only done when your head is in normal position so she didn't even take a look at it. After a 2 minute exam, she rushed me out to make an appointment for an ultrasound. That was the worst initial meeting with a doctor that I have ever had!!
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Dr. Owens is a great ear doctor. Saw her myself first then took my father also. Highly recommend her, very professional and friendly staff as well.
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Dr. Owens has superior bedside manner. She took time to really investigate my concerns and fears and thoroughly examined me until both she and I were confident in her diagnosis. I can't thank her enough. I highly recommend Dr. Owens.
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She was very nice and professional. She put me at ease as soon as she walked in the door.
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I liked her very much. She's very efficient and is a good communicator. She outlined my options and suggested possible follow up. If you like touchy feely, I'm not sure she's for you.But if you like pleasant, clear and efficient, she's great.
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Dr Owens is terrific. She is detail oriented and totally focused on what's going on with you. I never felt rushed or hurried. Great doctor.
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She was great, so friendly, warm, funny.
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Seemed very knowledgable and gave great explanations for the problem I was coming to her about.
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VERY GOOD, WILL TELL OTHERS ABOUT DR.OWENS.SHE IS THE BEST,AND VERY HELPFUL.
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She was very friendly and energetic. Took care of my problem right away.
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