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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Boothby graduated from the University of Puerto Rico's School of Medicine, and trained at the University of Minnesota's Ear, Nose, and Throat program. He completed a fellowship in head and neck surgery at Stanford University. He is board-certified, and his interests lie in pediatric ENT, thyroid surgery, allergy, and sinus surgery. Dr. Boothby is fluent in Spanish and English.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very professional and excellent patient interaction.
The visit was great he I explained things too me wasn’t in a hurry made me feel really comfortable.
He was kind and took his time with me as a patient. The wait was a little longer than I would have liked, but it was worth it because he took his time to really understand the issues I was having. The office staff was wonderful. I would recommend them.
Right from the moment I made the call, I was informed about paying my bill. I arrived and was informed to pay my bill, I waited 2 hours, and I had an appointment, what's my time worth? "Nothing" his bed side manner was bad, brought people with him, no introduction, didn't even ask who I brought with me. steeped out and another women stepped in and made me sign paperwork, stating I would be charge this amount and would have to pay before I left. OMG it was all about the money, does anyone care about the patient?
The waiting time was really long, good thing I had my book. But other than that the staff was good except Doctor really didn't explain anything.
Very pleasant, easy to understand and felt comfortable with him and so far his medical explanation of what may be going on with my body.
It was quick. I felt comfortable.
The waiting time was too much, but the doctor is very kind and you see that he loves his profession, blessings.
Dr. Boothby is the absolute best. I have been going to see him for many years and would never go to anyone else. I will always recommend him to anyone I know that needs a good ENT.
My meeting with Dr. Boothby was excellent. The Dr. was forthright, insightful and frank, all qualities you want in your physician. I would recommend him.
Dr.Boothby was excellent. He made me feel very comfortable and provided me with good information to deal with my issue. I would highly recommend this Doctor and his excellent staff.
Extremely well personable! He explained my condition and addressed my concerns without rushing me. Thank you
Once I actually saw Dr Boothby, my appointment went well. He's very courteous, professional, etc. -- but waiting over an hour past my appt time was upsetting.
Very proffessional and personal
Dr. Boothby was great. He addressed all my concerns, explained himself well. And was able to help treat my ear. I was very impressed not only with him, but also reception, the nurses, and the audiologist.
It was very pleasant and i was well inform of my situation.
Staff was very efficient and I was taken back into the exam room in about 10 min. The nurse assessed my problem and then the physician saw me in just a few min. The MD was very courteous and answered all of my questions.
Dr. Boothby is awesome!!! No waiting in office. when seen...he took time to listen, digest and make recommendations. His office staff was super courteous, prompt and attentive to detail. Highly, highly Recommend.
My son and I have been going to Dr Boothby for over 15 years and have both had surgeries performed by him. He has a sense of humor, which many doctors lack, so we absolutely love him.
Prompt and friendly service from front office staff as well as Dr. Assistant. The Dr was very timely in seeing me and very helpful and offered some very good feedback.
He was extremely rude treated my 3 year old like she was a dog. This was our first visit. I let the people at the front desk know and they just didn't care.
Very professional, knowledgable and prudent in his prognosis. I liked his confidence and felt secure with his recommendations. Staff was friendly and efficient. Convenient location.
It was good. He is always professional and cares. Melissa was also very nice.
Always reasonable, doesn't sugar coat anything and listens to concerns.
Very nice doctor, explained my procedure in detail and answered all my questions.
Aside from the wait time, the service was outstanding. Dr. Boothby was very professional and seemed very sincere. I have been to other ENT offices but this one has been so far the one that has offered the service a patient deserves..
Rene Boothby is the best!!! I love him.
As a lot of other reviewers point out, Rene Boothby is knowledgeable and instills confidence in the patient. I think Rene is best for patients who have potential ear/nose/throat issues but also have allergies, as he understands both quite well.
His professionalism shows in how he get to know his patient, he deals with what matters to them first, but he is very serious about his work, he leaves room and time for questions and he understand the value of family in a patients life. He is second best to my primary. I have never felt I needed a second opinion, he is confident in what he knows and it lends to be feeling safe that he is experience and qualitified to do a great job, and that's what he did, an outstanding job with my thyroid removal.
It was my great pleasure meeting Dr. Rene Boothby and I am so glad he identified and explained the root cause of my Cough and recommended corrective action. Thanks!!
The doctor is a very friendly, very professional and takes his time to answer all questions from patients. He is a great specialist. I recommend him. I love him.
HE WAS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL, HIS STAFF WAS VERY FRIENDLY, I REALLY LIKED HIM, LISTENED TO MY ISSUES AND KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME, I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HIM!
He is very personable, knows his stuff.. Very good bedside manner
Helped me be at ease for an upcoming surgery for my 4 yr old and was very personable with my son to make him feel comfortable as well.
I think he is a wonderful yet full of knowledge totally thankful to him for performing sinus surgery on me. Have recommended him to all my family,friends and co workers,. Job well done Dr Boothby!
Had to contact office 3X to get paperwork.I arrived 20 minutes early as suggested. The physician did not see me for more than 90 minutes after the appointed time. Appointment was for 10:20 and he came into treatment room at noon. This was a poor use of my time and he decided that he could not help my case which could have been decided by phone as I had provided in detail to his staff the purpose of my appointment.
He was a pleasure , has a awesome personality !!!!
I had a great visit and would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
Dr Boothby is both professional and personable. He is an excellent diagnostician and explains everything you need to know so that you can understand easily.
Dr Boothby had an emergency patient which led me to wait an hour. However it was worth the wait. He was very thorough, made sure to answer all my questions and listened to all of my concerns. I can attest that a lot of Dr's are not that patient and thorough. I highly recommend Dr Boothby.
He is a constant professional and I always feel like he spends all the time you need with him.
He was great and friendly. Made me feel comfortable and made me laugh a lot! Great sense of humor!
Tremendous physician with terriffic personality!
Dr. Boothby has great beside manners. He is very knowledgeable. He is super nice and has a great sense of humor. I highly recommend him.
I have been seeing Dr. Boothby for over twenty years. He is a wonderful, caring and thorough Doctor. He doesn't rush a patient and seems genuinely concerned being a former teacher, I like giving a good grade to a person who deserves it. I would give Dr. Boothby an A+.
A very person to person doctor someone you can talk to and he will listen.
Excelent diagnostician. Great bedside manners. Thorough examination
Absolutely an amazing doctor
My visit with Rene Boothby was very informative.
Man knows his stuff, very thorough and understanding. Have high opinion of him after 2 visits. Hope he can help. Sat down with me and explained my situation in detail.
first visit, he listened well, did some tests, said CAT SCAN needed, but very impressed and professional.
Dr. Boothby is a great doctor. He has helped me so much in my process. I will recommend him to anyone, hands down!
I used to go to the Brandon office until I found this office much more convenient for me since I live in Apollo Beach. I was treated well in Bramdon but I like this office much better. They were very pleasant, professional, and knowledgable. I was in and out in 30 minutes. Dr. Boothby was fantastic, as always.
Bueno para mi es un Doctor excelente y se lo recomiendo a todos, mi cita era para las 9:30 am, yo llegue a las 9:20 am, firmé y me senté y a los cinco minutos me llamaron. Le doy Cinco Estrellas al Dr. Bootsby, explica muy bien los procedimientos, antes de acerlos. SBC.
It was a pleasure to deal with Dr, Boothby and his associations and staff.
He was very pleasant. Answered my questions and treated my issue quickly.
He was incredible. He not only fixed my ear issue, but he also gave advice on another issue that I did not even come in for. Highly recommend.
I did show up late and they worked me into the system to be seen the same day. It may not of be walk in and be seen fast but the doctor was direct fast and easy to understand.
Everything was great.
The Doctor himself is great. My only issue is the horrific 1.5 hours in the waiting room. Worse yet was the screaming children in the corner. I nearly walked out several times.
As if my wait time (2.5 hours WITH my young kids) was not enough to discourage me from making a follow-up with Dr. Boothby, then it was his bedside manner! Dr. Boothby came in with a very rushed attitude. This was my first time to an ENT so I wanted to explain exactly what brought me to him but every time I began to talk, he interrupted me. He spoke very fast, was rude in his replies and was very difficult to understand. When I asked him to repeat himself, or expressed a concern, he appeared annoyed or repeated himself again just as fast leaving me still unclear. When he brought up the possibility of a tonsillectomy, I asked some basic questions and concerns (since I know nothing about what the procedure entails) and he actually GAVE ME THE HAND as to indicate to me to stop talking - mid sentence!! So rude, I was floored. There was also another man in my room, a full-grown adult who could see I was obviously flustered and he offered no assistance either, just a goofy giggle every so often. However I was not giggling. I waited a couple of weeks for this appointment, then had to reschedule b/c the day I came (July 14th), Dr. Boothby was 45 minutes behind. So imagine my disappointment when this was my experience after waiting for so long. I have already contacted my insurance and asked for an immediate change of ENT doctors as this is not someone I would ever like to see again, especially for a surgery.
HE IS AN EXCELLENT DR. WE REALLY ENJOY SEEING HIM. WE WOULD NOT GO TO ANY OTHER E.N.T.
My daughter had a pre surgery apointment with Dr. Boothby today. The office staff was professional, efficient and very helpful. We waited less than 5 minutes to see a nurse and less than 5 minutes to see Dr. Boothby. He explained everything regarding presurgery, the surgery and post surgery to us. He was very patient and alleviated my daughter's fears. He was personable, knowledgable and informative. Everyone at the office went over and above for us. I highly recommend DR. Boothby.
I was recommended to Dr.Boothby 6 years by a fellow co-worker and it was the best recommendation ever! He is very attentive, friendly, and caring. He is one of the best doctors I know.
Have complete faith in Dr. Boothby. I myself, my husband, our family all have been patients of Dr. Boothby's over the span of many years, and have always been treated well. Even our grandchildren have seen and like him very much. I highly recommend him.
Que es un doctor con mucha experiencia, su trato es muy amigable, atento, dispuesto a dar respuestas al paciente, en lo particular me siento bien en su consulta. Dios lo use siempre en su profesión y trato personal y le de larga vida
Absolutely wonderful an amazing caring Doctor who is never in a hurry and spends as much time with you as you need
My entire experience with Tampa Bay ENT and Dr. Boothby was excellent. He takes the time to explain the diagnosis and the procedure. He also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and he answers them all!! A very confident professional that obviously loves what he does and cares about people. His bedside manner is second to none. This was evident in the hospital and the way staff react and communicate with him. I would recommend him to anyone needing an ENT specialist. Natalie
I could not be more pleased with the efficiency and pleasantness of this office visit! The front window staff were immensely helpful and attentive. Despite needing to see a couple different professionals during the visit, the waits were only 5-10 minutes between practitioner visits. Dr.Boothby was kind, considerate, and listened to my 8-year-old son and I and provided feedback in a timely and easy to comprehend manner. He was quick to suggest further tests and researched the costs and insurance overages himself. The whole staff was friendly and helpful.
We actually arrived early. So far Dr. Boothby has been very caring and excellent working on getting my sinus's right. He is patient and very outgoing, making sure you are involved in all that is going on with your problem.
I'd recommend Dr. Boothby to anyone. He's a great doctor and made me feel very at ease with my health concerns.
keeps me informed and at ease.
Dr. BOOTHBY IS THE VERY BEST. HAS LOTS OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE. HE TOOK CARE OF MY CHILDREN WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG. I REALLY TRUST DR. BOOTHBY AND BELIEVE ME THAT MEANS ALOT.
Dr. Boothby was very professional, and answered all of my questions. I have had a good experience with both he and Dr. Powell.
My visit with Dr. Boothby was very professional and positive. He has a wealth of information to share with his patients. I highly recommend him to anyone who has an ear, nose or throat issue.
I thought he was wonderful~~ I wish he was my Doc for all my medical needs!
First time meeting with Doc - liked him personally and I have seen good reviews on him. However I am disappointed that he was 1:20 late from my scheduled appt. With all the technology and emails I got I expected them to be more efficient.
Very personable - fixed the problem immediately.
Excelente como siempre, muy profesional y muy consiente tengo varios años de ser su paciente y siempre nos ha dado un trato muy amable
Efficient office staff! Great visit! He is awesome and so is the team!
Dr. Boothby is an exceptional caring doctor. His perseverance in diagnosing a health issue is commendable. I was very pleased with my visit.
Very intelligent and professional. Knows his stuff.
He was very detailed with his explanation of my problem and the solution. I would highly recommend him. Today it took a little longer to be seen, but the last time I was there it was right away. It was worth the wait
If it wasn't for Dr. Boothby I wouldn't be going to this facility. The wait is way too long, however, he definitely is worth the wait. Very informative, cares about his patients and doesn't rush them out the door.
super bien gracias me gusto mucho la officina y el personal y el doctor
Dr. Boothby was very personable. I thought he was thorough in his examination and feel confident in his treatment plan.
It was good and informational