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Dr. Richard Gardner, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Springfield, VA

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4.9
Recent reviews
He was pleasant, his nurse was pleasant and he jumped right on the problem and gave us a resolution.
He was pleasant, his nurse was pleasant and he jumped right on the problem and gave us a resolution.
Kendall W. · Less than 6 months ago
Dr. Gardner was thorough and genuinely interested in me as a patient, my medical history and any issues that might causemy allergies. I have found in him my new ENT doc, and an excellent care provider.
Dr. Gardner was thorough and genuinely interested in me as a patient, my medical history and any issues that might cause my allergies. I have found in him my new ENTdoc, and an excellent care provider.
Donna O. · August 28, 2018

About Dr. Richard Gardner

Dr. Gardner is a 1990, cum laude graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology. A native of Texas , he received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he was named Most Outstanding Student in Otolaryngology for the 1994 graduating class. Dr. Gardner did his surgical internship and received his Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery training at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He served as Chief Resident for that institution's affiliated hospitals, and three times received the Washington Hospital Center BRAVO Award for patient care. Dr. Gardner is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Gardner's research interests include facial nerve dysfunction and cancer of the thyroid gland. His work has been presented at national meetings and published in leading medical journals. Dr. Gardner has been listed in Washingtonian Magazine as one of the area's Top Doctors. He practices all aspects of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery treating both adults and children. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the head and neck, disorders of the ear, and all forms of upper airway obstruction from snoring to sleep apnea. His special clinical interests include endoscopic diagnosis and surgery for nasal, sinus, and laryngeal disorders. Dr. Gardner is a member of local, state, and national medical societies. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology. He also serves as Delegate to the Medical Society of Virginia. He and his wife have three children and make their home in Woodbridge.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Prince William Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Residency in Otolaryngology
  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1336156819

Dr. Richard Gardner's office locations

Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists of Northern VA

8314 Traford Lane, Suite C

Springfield, VA 22152

Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists of Northern VA

8644 Sudley Road, Suite 114

Manassas, VA 20110

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Very nice, professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him for ENT issues.
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Great! Very friendly and professional staff. Dr. Gardner was great.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very helpful in explaining the nose and ear correlation and my symptoms with handy visuals.
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Dr. Gardner really listens and has out of the box ideas on ways to solve complex problems.
Less than 6 months ago
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He’s a great doctor, and was very kind to my 1 year old.
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Professional, informative and direct.
Less than 1 year ago
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Professional and courteous. I would recommend him.
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I found everyone to be very professional and friendly. I highly recommend this office to anyone! I plan to make an appointment for my daughter to go see them as well!
Less than 1 year ago
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He was awesome...took his time with me...explained in my terms so i could understand...answered any and all questions that was asked...had a good need side manner and eased my anxiety from the procedure i was needing to have done
Less than 1 year ago
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I have been to countless number of doctors over the last 40+ years but I have never met a more competent, professional and courteous staff. Every doctor's office should aspire to hire and retain the type of individuals who work inDr. Gardner's office. Today's appointment was the first time I met Dr. Gardner; without a doubt, he is now my new ENT! Most knowledgeable and articulate, and patiently listened and responded to my concerns. I would rate this team higher than a 10 if I could.
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Very professional. Friendly staff and good experience.
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Knowledgeable, yes Nice personality, yes He seemed rushed and a bit aloof, and that is a big no-no in patient care. although my issue was apparently not serious, I did not feel that he took my concerns seriously.
Less than 1 year ago
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Spectacular! Excellent, easy to talk with him. A very Blessed doctor who knows his job!!
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He listened well and addressed my concerns. The office staff had everything taken care of and ready to go. Although I have only been once, I wish all doctors were so professional (and kind), thorough yet on time, and that theirpractices were full of such great staff as this office was!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gardner told me exactly what I had and what I needed to do to get better. I can breathe better now and I would recommend Dr. Gardner if you need a specialist.
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Dr Gardner was to the point and recommend a treatment. Look forward to the next appointment
More than 1 year ago
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First appt with Dr. Gardner and it was more like a consultation with a quick exam and lots of probing questions. He was very thorough and speaks in layman's terms. Dr. Gardner was very attentive to pain threshold, lifestyle and myobjective to gain answers and treatment to address ongoing sinus issues. Dr. Gardner seems very determined for a proper diagnosis and long-term relief. And, the front desk was courteous, organized and responsive in scheduling a follow up visit. So far, great experience!
More than 1 year ago
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I think Dr. Gardner was great. He really knows his stuff. And he knows how to explain everything to you so that you understand.
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From the reception, assistant and Dr Gardner were fantastic, friendly and professional. You know they care!
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He was very personable. He was great at describing what he was doing and what it means.
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Dr. Gardner is great! He took the time to listen to me and explain his thoughts and diagnosis. His staff was also very friendly and efficient. I'd definitely recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gardner was great!!! Took his time with me and was very patient. He answered all questions, made sure I understood. Explained thoroughly what the next steps were going to be. He is the Doctor to see for all ENT issues!!!!
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Dr. Gardner is friendly, knowledgable and takes the time to explain things. I give him the highest possible recommendation.
More than 1 year ago
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He wanted to know what was likely causing my problem, so he ran some tests. He then prescribed a medication and gave me advice to drink more water and drink less coffee. All practical and good advice. If I needed an ENT again, I would definitely go to him.
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He is very informative .
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I can't speak to the accuracy of the diagnoses because I just had my appointment today however, he was great, right to the point, and I was in and out.
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I really liked Dr. Gardner! He was just great with me and my little girl. Friendly & easy to talk to. One of the best doctors I've ever been to.
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Had a great initial visit. Dr Gardner took his time understanding my history and addressed short term and long term treatments. Office staff was very friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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He had a very caring bedside manner. I felt listened too. I was very pleased.
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Dr Gardner spent very little time with me. I saw him for a total of about 3-5 minutes and it was my first time seeing him. He really didn't address all my concerns either. He seemed too rushed to get to the next patient.
More than 1 year ago
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Desk personnel and the medical assistant were very courteous and engaging. Dr. Gardner was outstanding. He listened attentively and explained his diagnosis and recommendations in a very detailed manner. Really engaged me and ensured I understood. He will be my ENT physician from now one.
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Very pleased with my appointment. Very professional and I believe I can trust him with my daughter's treatment needs.
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This was the 2nd time I have seen Dr. Gardner, and for different reasons. I would highly recommend him!! He doesn't tell you what to do, he reviews the options and discusses them with you to help you make an informeddecision about your health care. On top of Dr. Gardner being so good, the office is efficiently run, and the staff is very friendly.
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Very personable and attentive!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Gardner is the best. He's to the point and provides info you need immediately.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gardner is an amazing doctor. Not only is he highly skilled and intelligent, but he has an incredible emotional intelligence as well where he shows great empathy for what a patient is going through and works diligently to identify themedical issue and select the correct course of action to provide relief to the patient.
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Doctor Gardner has a great bedside manner. He takes the time to answer any and all questions. He has a great personality and is very knowledgeable. I appreciate that he takes his time and doesn't make you feel rushed.
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I felt well taken care of. From the people at the front desk, the nurse that took my vitals and Dr. Richard Gardner all were wonderful, through and took the time to tell me exactly what they were going to do. I was a very comforting experience.
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Dr. Gardner was attentive and took the time to cover all my questions. He provided me with options for treatment and his recommendations. Very professional.
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The best experience professionally and personally I have been receiving is from Dr. Gardner's office and his staff
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Dr. Gardner was very professional. He explained my daughter's procedure in detail along with providing great after-care instruction. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions in detail.
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Very good doctor. Great bedside manner, caring and very knowledgeable. Explanations given in "plain language." Will definitely continue to see him.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gardner was very pleasant, and explained all options. He is a genuine person, im highly pleased, and ill be returning soon.
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Great straight forward Doctor that really listens and takes the time to fully explain why he recommends or does not recommend things.
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Dr Gardner is incredibly knowledgeable, and conveys his medical opinions in very "user friendly" terms. He discusses the treatment options frankly and asks the patient for input as he comes to a solid treatment plan. He is efficient, not rushed.He is a wonderful doctor, and I highly recommend him (and have to many other people).
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Dr. Gardner was wonderful! Fully explained the results of the ultrasound that I had taken in layman's terms. Reassured me it was nothing serious. I liked the way he phrased the treatment plan...If you were my sister, I would recommend... The office staff was wey friendly and efficient as well.
More than 1 year ago
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Love him! Friendly, warm, cordial, genuinely listens to you
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Dr Gardner was wonderful, and so was the office staff. Dr Gardner has a wonderful bedside manner that made me completely comfortable. He listened to me and gave me options that were feasible.
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