Dr. Richard Gardner, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

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8314 Traford Lane, Suite C, Springfield, VA, 22152
8644 Sudley Road, Suite 114, Manassas, VA, 20110

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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.

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The office staff was very nice and friendly. I arrived right at my appt time and I hate doing that because I still had new patient paperwork to fill out. The front desk lady was very nice. The medical assistant who brought me back was very nice and friendly too. Dr Gardner was nice and honest. He had a different opinion about treatment for my ear pain and pressure than my previous ENT. I appreciate his honesty. He said tubes and/or sinus surgery wouldn't benefit me. This was nice to hear because so many doctors out there do unnecessary procedures. He told me I would benefit seeing a TMJ specialist. I had a hearing and ear pressure test done. The lady who did it was friendly. I don't have anything negative to say about this office

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He knows what he is doing

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Fabulous as always

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They were friendly and professional. Gave me clear explanations and a clear path for the future.

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He and the staff were all very friendly. He took time to explain my options gave his medical opinion and asked my opinion on how I felt about each option. I would recommend this office.

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Good visit

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Very professional and diagnosed the problem quickly! Was very helpful and understanding.

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This was my first visit to a ENT doctor. I am happy that I chose NOVA ENT. Dr. Gardner took the time to listen to my concerns, and help build a regimen that will work for me.

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Very personable and knowledgeable. Felt like I was in good hands. Glad I chose Dr. Gardner for my medical care.

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Dr. Gardner was great! He was very attentive and caring. We will definitely return.

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He was very positive and had a friendly warm manner.He was able to diagnose my symptoms quickly and give me medication alternatives telling me the pros and cons of each.

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Wonderful doctor. We don't make a move without consulting this ENT.

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Easy to establish a patient Doctor relationship. Listened well and developed a plan for my chronic sinusitis. Highly recommend!

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Dr. Gardner was very professional and helped me understand all the information that was needed.

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Dr. Gardner is very personable, listens when i'm trying to tell him about my symptoms, explains things very well and has been helping me quite a lot. He's great!

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Explained what is going on and the procedure and process very well ! My son was very comfortable in his office as well. Highly recommended !

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Dr. Gardner was very professional and thorough. He discussed medical issues in layman's terms. He listened well, was very genial and informative. I came away from the appointment confident that I had received high quality care. I will definitely use his services again if needed.

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First of all, Dr. Gardner is just a fun fellow to talk to. He is so friendly, interested in you, you can't help but like him. He explains what's wrong plainly and clearly, and he answered my questions completely and thoughtfully (and he showed no hint that they might have been stupid or redundant questions, but, well, they might have been).

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He was a great listener and great at diagnosing the problem as well

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Dr. Gardner was very knowledgeable, kind, and funny. I feel confident that both I and my daughter are receiving excellent care.

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He was well worth the wait. Dr. Gardner and his staff were very welcoming and quick to put me at ease. I was a little worried as I had to undergo a somewhat invasive, in-office procedure and I could not have been more comfortable after both Dr. Gardner and his assistant talked me through their experiences. Wonderful doctor and wonderful staff!!

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Excellent doctor, very personable, full of information

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Best Doctor I have ever seen highly recommend

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I was very pleased with my experience with the doctor. Been to a couple others recently but Dr. Gardner was very attentive to my issues and is taking action to help resolve them on a multi-year chronic sinus infection.

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I was treated by Dr. Gardner in the past, and I continue to go to him. He is extremely professional, treats patients with respect, and actually has a sense of humor. I would highly recommend him to others.

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This visit was AMAZING. Our family has an HMO, but we will always come to Dr. Gardner with concerns regarding our daughter's ENT requirements. When my spidey sense is activated with our plan's doctors, I immediately go to Dr. Gardner, who NEVER disappoints. His kindness in caring for my little one is paramount always. He explains just enough to her to keep her relatively calm, and competently and efficiently goes to work. In this case, our ENT had diagnosed surgery for our daughter, and I immediately came to Dr. Gardner for a second opinion. Not only did he obviate the need for surgery, but he fixed the problem within 5 minutes. My relief and happiness knows no bounds. Long live Dr. Gardner and his wonderful staff.

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I had never been to this practice before so I selected seeing Dr. Gardner based on positive patient reviews. He was as good as I had expected him to be based on those reviews...friendly and very informative. This was my first time seeing him and I am due for a follow up in a month. I look forward to seeing him again...and that's pretty bold for me to look forward to a Doctor's visit!

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he was wonderful and made sure that the audiologist was able to give me a hearing test so that Dr. Gardner could make a diagnosis and treat my ailment accordingly. He was wonderful and the entire staff was great.

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This was an exceptional visit. Dr. Gardner took very good care of me-even put my wife at ease. Top notch practicioner and staff!

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Confident he will do the best to solve my problem.

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Dr. Gardner is amazing. He is always on time and very thorough. He knows exactly what he is talking about, and he never makes you wait. You are in and out. it is amazing!

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Very professional, Dr. Gardner gave me choices and explained every procedure, listened to my concerns and questions. He was genuinely concerned regarding how I felt before and after surgery. I would recommend him to friends and relatives for Ear, Nose and Throat problems.

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I only waited about 2 minutes in both the waiting room and the exam room. Dr. Gardner delivered the exam results (all good news!) succinctly and in a friendly manner. I left the office feeling like he had covered all my questions and understood what to do next. By the way, nice office staff, too.

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I thought he was very professional!

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Came in with a standard stuffy/runny nose and dry cough. I was sure it was allergies but after being examined we determined it was the remnants of a sinus infection or moderate cold. Dr. Gardner was great! It had been years since I had seen him but he has always provided the same great service and worked around me being slightly phobic in doctor's offices. Highly recommend this practice!

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Dr. Gardner is professional, caring, and very capable. We have seen him twice now for our small children (infants) that were suffering from throat issues (laryngomalacia) and he provided us with better advice and guidance- especially supportive and practical advice for breastfeeding, reflux, and sleeping positions- than our pediatrician and lactation consultant combined. Highly recommend!

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Dr. Gardner is so kind, and really great with kids. He answered all my questions and didn't rush me. Would absolutely recommend him!

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Dr Gardner is just excellent. He puts you at ease and explains everything thoroughly Almost makes you want to get sick so you can have an appointment with him.

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Dr. Gardner was very thoughtful and listened to the issues specific to my child. He gave very professional medical advice in a non threatening manner. My daughter was comfortable in his office.

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He's highly professional and obviously stays up to the minute in his field. He is at ease and friendly, which removes the tension of a stressful situation.