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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Ryan Vaughn is an insightful, compassionate ear, nose, and throat doctor with a broad and diverse training background. Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, Dr. Vaughn now applies his diverse training to helping patients in Chicago, Niles and other northwest Chicago suburbs. For him, partnering with his patients is a key part of treating their illness. He offers services including Thyroidectomy, Tympanomastoidectomy, Parotidectomy, Septoplasty, and Endoscopic sinus surgery. With each patient, he strives to form a personal relationship. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Vaughn enjoys running and skiing.
Verified Patient Reviews
We really liked the way he handles the parient.
Dr. Vaughn was very understanding to my concern for cost. He explained everything to my 5 year old before cleaning his ears out. He was also very understanding of my resistance to cochlear implants! I will be back.
He listened well, took me seriously, was thorough and kind, and created a plan for me with several options and solutions.
Dr. Vaughn is a wonderful ENT specialist. He is very cheerful and very competent.
Great, caring doctor and courteous staff, no wait time either.
Very friendly doctor. Spends time with the patient; does not rush to conclusions; makes sure that the patient understand his diagnostic approach.
Dr. Vaughn is one of the nicest doctors I’ve met. He took a call from me before my visit (I had already seen one of his partners, who was unfortunately not available) and helped me to address some urgent concerns I had until I was able to see him. When I did see him, he had already carefully reviewed my chart and discussed my case with his partner who saw me before (also booked on ZocDoc, and someone I’d also recommend). He scoped my sinuses and made a recommendation for new medicine that would address my drug sensitivities. I was concerned about my sinuses because I had to go back to school this week, and he was able to put me at ease and give advice on next steps. Thank you, Dr. Vaughn!
He’s extremely sweet and very knowledgeable I’m great full for being able to find him!!
Honestly, the best specialist I've seen in a while. He pays attention to every little detail, asks a lot of questions to properly diagnose the problem. He really cares about his patients.
I want to start off and say how amazingly nice the staff are. Dr. Vaughn was amazing, very professional, listened, patient, address all concerns, explain diagnosis in words you can understand. The environment I felt very comfortable.
He was a very nice guy who took the time to speak to me about my concerns. It was really easy to get in for an appt.
He was pleasant and personable. However he also knew his stuff! The best combination in a doctor. He actually listened to what I had to say and appeared to be interested in me as a person .
Very attentive and took quick action to help solve my hearing issue.
He is really passionate on what he does. Overall, a nice doctor.
Truly trust and respect Dr. Vaughn. Two ladies at the office in Glenview were not very friendly, never made eye contact nor showed a smile and etc.
Very thorough and he seemed to really care about my issue. Would recommend.
Listened to the issues I was having with my health. Performed a thorough exam and told me what was not wrong with moved and put me on a medicinal program to aid in recovery. Days later feeling so much better. Thanks Doc
Dr Vaughn is a very compassionate and understanding doctor
Dr. Vaughn was phenomenal. He showed that he cared and he made sure I understood absolutely everything. His bedside manner was phenomenal. I had to have something uncomfortable done and he talked to me the entire time to make it less so. Not obligatory conversation, but actual curiosity about me. I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Vaughn has excellent bedside manner and takes the time to explain everything and answer questions in a clear succinct manner.
I saw Dr. Vaughn for an issue that had me pretty scared. His calm manner and easy going personality definitely helped ease my mind. I would certainly recommend him!
Very good bedside manner. Identified the problem immediately. Very pleased with visit!
Dr. Vaughn is the greatest!!
My visit with Dr. Vaughn was great. I got right in to see him this morning and he was very thorough. He seemed to have a very genuine interest in getting to the bottom of what has been bothering me. I would definitely recommend him to others.
GREAT BEDSIDE MANNER. WOULD HAVE LIKED TO TALK TO HIM A LITTLE MORE AFTER MY HEARING TEST.
Dr. Vaughn was very friendly, professional, and helpful. We discussed the options for a long term concern of mine. Dr. Vaughn has been very patient the whole time going through all my questions. Highly recommend.
Dr. Vaughn is great and always pleasant.
Dr. Vaughn was great! Thorough and friendly. He made sure I was comfortable and talked to me during some of the not so pleasant tests!
Dr. Vaughn was very prompt and took his time to explain every step of the visit (since I had never been to an ENT before). He took into account all of my medical history and made recommendations based on all of my health issues. He was able to diagnose me and thoroughly explain what my issues were—would highly recommend!
Dr. Vaughn is VERY professional & thorough.
He was very welcoming and really made me feel comfortable throughout my whole visit.
Excellent doctor! I felt that he did a thorough check up and that all my concerns were addressed!
He listened carefully to my problem .and his Diogenes gave me relieve. he targeted The problem. I'm happy with his Diogenes cause all the other doctors was treating me for the wrong thing. Thank you.
Dr Vaughn was very friendly and listens very carefully. He explains well and offers great advice.
Dr. Vaughn is very kind and personable, and he takes the time to listen, ask questions, and ask if I have questions myself. His explanations are clear, helpful, and demonstrate his evident knowledge in his field.
I liked him. He explained things very thoroughly. The audiologist was awesome too.
VERY professional & thorough.
Dr. Vaughn is a great listener, very patient and thorough. Clean, organized office and super friendly staff! Highly recommend.
Dr. Vaughn is quite pleasant and practical. His initial course of treatment strikes me as being logical and measured. He didn't head in a direction that One would consider reckless from the perspective of patient cost.
He cleared up a lot unanswered questions I was having and was caring.
Doctor Vaughn was thorough, friendly, and extremely knowledgable. He really took his time with me; I had a great experience at his office.
Doctor Vaughn was extremely nice and accommodating. He had a great bed side manner and was very helpful.
I can't recommend Dr. Vaughn enough! He is so kind and is always willing to spend the time answering questions and explaining everything thoroughly.
I saw Dr Vaughn for a 2nd opinion. His demeanor and thorough explanation of his assuring opinion put me at ease. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Vaughn is extremely approachable, friendly, and takes a genuine interest in his patients. Would highly recommend Dr. Vaughn to new patients.
Very professional at what he's doing and the front desk is very friendly.
The visit was great and the doctor was both very knowledgable and friendly.
Dr. was very nice and compassionate, and clear about instructions going forward. Answered questions and the whole process was efficient, even with a short wait.
He was very attentive to my problem and very thorough in trying to figure out its root cause. I had terrible vertigo/dizziness w a sudden onset and Dr. Vaughn made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend. Thank You Dr. Vaughn!!:)
Informative and easy! Very pleasant visit!
Dr. Vaughn is an excellent doctor! I highly recommend him - he is very knowledgable and extremely helpful.
Dr. Vaughn was incredibly informative and helpful. Waited for less than 5 minutes. I've found my new permanent ENT!
Dr. Vaughn was pleasant and professionally. Excellent service!!!
Excellent doctor - very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly and calmly.
Had a great experience with Dr. Vaughn. He's knowledgeable and willing to really listen to what your situation is. He was very forthcoming with information and answered all the questions I had. I will definitely be seeing him with any future issues.
Prompt & successful treatment.
Old Orchard convenient location for me and no parking problem. Staff very friendly and Dr. Vaughn could not be more pleasant. I was seen by him exactly at the time of my appointment and I have full confidence in his diagnoses as well treatment.
Thought the wait time was acceptable. I had to fill out a couple forms and that took me pretty much all the time. DIdn't seem to be an overbooked office. Dr Vaughn was very thorough and did a very good job of explaining his observations. Would recommend him to anybody suffering ear pain.
The doctor was nice, and seemed pretty good. They had booked a family of 3 as 1 patient however, which led to a huge delay. I was at the office for 2 full hours, most of the time waiting. They apologized a lot for the mistake in booking, but that didn't change the fact that it took forever.
He was great and the office was professional!
I have seen Dr. Vaughn for several years. He has helped me through a terrible season of sinus and allergy problems. I have been to his various offices about 6 times over the past 3 years. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is having trouble in these areas.
Zero waiting time, very knowledgeable, laid out a Plan to follow and Plan B in case that did not work. Would definitively come back.
The office staff and doctor are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He was understanding that I wanted to try options outside of medicine like changing my diet and reducing stress. Very friendly and quick!
Dr. Vaughn was fantastic. He made my surgery quick, relaxing and painless. He was thorough on both the pre and post examination. Would highly recommend.
Dr. Vaughn is absolutely fantastic with our daughter. We can not say enough good things about him! We highly recommend Dr. Vaughn.
Recommended. Dr Vaughn clearly explained my health issue and gave me a plan to resolve it.
I think my visit went very well and I would definitely recommend Dr. Vaughn to my friends and family members.
Dr. Vaughn was outstanding. Took the time to listen and sought the best treatment without running a lot of unnecessary expensive tests. The entire office experience was outstanding....from the initital check-in to checking-out. I've never written a review before but my experience was so positive I had to write one. If you have ENT issues go here!
Did not rush. Answered all my questions. Explained everything in layman's terms
Friendly and knowledgeable. He diagnosed my illness very quickly and devised a comprehensive treatment plan.
Had a very pleasant visit with Dr. Vaughn very nice, informative and so helpful the staff was very pleasant as well! Great visit!
Very pleasant experience! Will recommend Dr Vaughn!
Amazing! Dr. Vaughn made me feel very comfortable. He took his time and was very thorough. Most importantly, he was very clear in diagnosing me, explaining my prescriptions/treatment plan, follow ups, pricing, etc... I couldn't write a nice enough review for Dr. Vaughn. I can't say that I'm "excited" for my follow up appointment (because who likes to go to the doctor?) but I am not nervous anymore and SO glad to have found him.
Dr. Vaughn is very thorough and makes you feel comfortable to discuss any questions you may have. I have seen him multiple times now, there is almost always no wait time, and I am happy to finally find a doctor that is worth my time. Highly recommend!
This was my first visit and I was comfortable with Dr. Vaughn and his procedure in handling my issue.
very professional and thorough, almost no wait, taken care very fast and efficiently by the staff also.
Dr Vaughn was very personable and easy to talk to. Explained test results in detail with clearly defined options for treatment. Staff and audiologist were very courteous and professional.
Dr. Vaughn is an incredibly nice guy and a great ear specialist. Went to him after having trouble hearing and ringing in my ears. He was able to clean them out in 15 minutes and my ears and hearing were as good as new. Minimal waiting. Highly recommend.
I've seen Dr Vaughn a handful of times and highly recommend him. He's incredibly smart, gentle and has a great bed-side manner. He's also always on time and thorough. I can't recommend him enough!
I was very impressed with Dr. Vaughn and his staff! I can't remember ever being seen early for an appointment!
The girls at the front desk were very nice. Dr. Vaughn was, as usual, very kind and listened intently. He took care of everything that needed attention, and always seemed to care about what I said or felt. The girls doing the hearing test were also very kind and caring. I would recommend Dr. Vaughn to anyone looking for an EN&T doctor. :)
Very good visit, good treatment and a nice "bedside" manner.
Informative and helpful
Very friendly doctor who takes the extra minute for a casual chat. Explains everything right in a way that even non-experts know what's going on.
I was actually late and they were very kind about it. I also forgot my glasses and had to have the front desk help me and they were very nice. I waited maybe 15 min at most. The Dr. knew exactly what my problem was helped me as best he could and gave me options on how to fix my situation. I was in and out within 30 min.
Dr. Vaughn was very kind, gentle, and understanding. I was a bit nervous that fixing my ear problem would be painful, but he put me at ease and was very careful. I feel much better now, and am really glad I decided to make an appointment with him.
Really was as perfect and smooth of an appointment as one could ever hope for. Dr. Vaughn's manner and diction was confidence-inspiring, and he did an excellent job ensuring that I felt heard. There is nothing seriously wrong with me--at least nothing that cannot be cured with a good dose of ibuprofin, and Dr. Vaughn still treated my concerns very seriously. It was very appreciated. I highly recommend Dr. Vaughn.
This was my first time seeing Dr. Vaughn and let me just tell you, it was fantastic. Both he and his staff was second to none and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Vaughn is a thorough and knowledgeable doctor. He took the time to understand my daughter's issue and then worked through a logical process to eliminate potential causes. He explained what he was doing and why each step of the way.
Cleared by ear problem right away will recommend him.
Beautiful office! Staff was great and Dr. Vaughn was too. I will be back and I highly recommend the office to anyone.
fast and good
I made the appointment that morning on ZocDoc and was in the office a few hours later; it doesn't get much more convenient than that! I've never been to an ENT doctor before but I was very comfortable with Dr. Vaughn and his receptionist.
Dr. Vaughn was very attentive and I felt very comfortable talking to him. He did a thorough exam & I feel confident with his diagnosis. I would recommend Dr. Vaughn.
Listened carefully, paid attention and detailed out the whole process well.
Dr. Vaughn is very kind and a great listener. He answered all my questions, and explained things clearly. I would definitely recommend him.
Very professional and a courteous staff.
Excellent service. I thought I had an ear infection but it turns out I had built up wax/debris right against my ear drum. Dr. Vaughn was very professional, nice, and did everything in his power to remove the debris so I could hear normal/feel normal in my ear. It hurt to remove the wax since it was pushed tight up against my ear drum but Dr. Vaughn asked my pain level and would stop and try something else in order to produce the least amount of discomfort for me. Wait time was nonexistent - I was seen right after the receptionist copied my insurance card and license. Would highly recommend. Only suggestion is be sure to arrive a little early - his office is located in a hospital and parking was hard and finding his office in the huge hospital wasn't a blast. But well worth it. :D
Dr. Vaughn was very friendly and professional. Addressed all my questions and gave me good advise. I would definitely recommend him.
I wasn't impressed. I went in for some chronic post nasal drip issues I had been having for a number of years. I've been to numerous doctors (including holistic) with no relief. I made it very clear to Dr. Vaughn that I wasn't interested in treating the symptoms, but understanding the underlying cause. The appointment took all of 20 minutes and concluded with him writing me a prescription. When I asked questions regarding his diagnosis and "remedy", he got defensive and quickly dismissed me. I guess that's what I should have expected going the conventional western medicine route. I was supposed to have a follow up appointment, which needless to say, I cancelled.
It was the first time I used this website & my first appt w/Dr Vaughan...& it was a very satisfying experience.
The office is very professional and they saw me quickly. Everyone was friendly and Dr. Vaughn was great.
He goes above and beyond - great doctor and very patient
Excellent. Will come back in 2 weeks for follow-up. :-)
Dr Vaughn was friendly and informative. I felt I was in good hands, and the treatment prescribed worked like a charm. I would definitely recommend Dr Vaughn for all your ENT needs!
Excellent manner, relaxed and invited questions.
Dr. Vaughn was fantastic. He was very nice & made me feel extremely comfortable. I really appreciated his genuine care/concern for my well being. I would highly recommend him to all. I also had a wonderful expeierence with the receptionist. From the moment I walked in she was all smiles and was very friendly and helpful.
Patient, understanding Awsome!
He listened to why I was there & my concerns about my ear in regards to my job as a flight attendant. He didnt just shoo me out since my infection is cleared & I'm no longer experiencing pain.
Well mannered. Kind. Knew his profession. Overall great doctor! Also, doesn't seem in a rush, even though he was busy.
Dr. Vaughn was great! He didn't make me feel dumb about asking questions and he had a calming presence. He was also quick to recommend treatment, which is comforting. He definitely knew his stuff. It's too soon to tell if his treatment option is correct, but I feel very taken care of if it's not. Also, the receptionist was ridiculously friendly. Someone needs to clone her and put her in all medical offices.
Very fast and professional. It was a great experience.
Dr. Vaughn and his staff were extremely accommodating and made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease.
He was very nice and professional. He was friendly with his staff, smiled, and took the time to sit and listen. I appreciate doctors that make suggestions and don't ever feel too pushy. He also was great at educating (which I feel is always very important). I waited about 10 minutes and he called me back himself. I will be following up with him in a couple of months :)
The office had no information about our appointment that was scheduled online, it was not in their system. They said they could squeeze us in but were seeing other patients first. Total visit time and wait was 2-1/2 hours. The doctor was very good but this was our first time scheduling thru the online system. They had no record of it when we got to the office.
Unfortunately the office had no record of our appointment that was booked online it was not in their system. They said they could squeeze us in but were seeing other patients first. Total time there was 2-1/2 hours. Next time will book directly by calling their office.
highly recommend, he is nice and knowledgeable!
Smart, friendly and competent. I would definitely recommend him.
Couldn't have asked for more. Pleasant, knowledgable, attentive. Kept me at ease. would recommend.
Very nice and professional. Would recommend again
Very very pleased. As others have noted, Dr. Vaughn is very open to discussing options and was very considerate of my preferences. He was also friendly, engaging, and thorough. All in all a first-class experience.
He took the time to listen , answered all my questions and completed a thorough exam.
I am a Dr. He was efficient, effective, caring and conservative.
Could not have been more pleased with my experience.
Dr. Vaughn was kind, patient, informative and came up with a good treatment plan.
This was my first visit and I was very pleased with how it went. The office staff is friendly, professional and courteous. Dr. Vaughn is thorough, knowledgeable and has great patient repoire. The wait time was very short due to being given the option to fill out all the standard questionnaires online by Zocdoc.
Extremely good bedside manner. Very good at walking the patient through the examination, and explaining in an understandable context.
I thought he was professional, intelligent and had great bedside manner- very friendly! I was in and out of there pretty quickly, which was wonderful since I went in before my work day started. I would highly recommend him.
He's an excellent doctor. The wait time was non existent. His bedside manners were great. He didn't push surgery on me, or tried to sell me anything. It was a good experience. Oh and he is so cute! ;)
Dr. Vaughn is very knowlegeable and is very approachable. He thoroughly explained the medications he was prescribing for my allergies and answered all of my questions. I had no problem getting an appointment. I would definitely recommend!
Dr. Vaughn was very prompt and knowledgable. He took the time to discuss my situation and made a treatment plan that we both agreed upon. I felt like he really listened to me and worked with me to develop the best treatment plan. I would definitely recommend Dr. Vaughn.
Great Doctor, wonderful experience!
Dr. Vaughn was very informative and helpful.
Wonderful. Very helpful. Answered all my questions. I would feel very happy to recommend him, and return myself.
He was great, and the scheduling of the visit took an incredibly small amount of time.
I was thoroughly pleased with my visit to Dr. Vaughn's office. I was treated with the utmost professionalism and understanding. Dr. Vaughn took great time with me and was most informative.
I think Ryan was great! I was a little nervous as the zocdoc website seemed just too good to be true. It is one of the most convenient things I have ever experienced. Ryan seemed very caring and concerned about my issue.
friendly and professional
Great and informative doctor. Highly recommend him.
He had great communication and I liked him a lot
Knew his stuff, had a great sense of humor and was so calm.
Ryan was friendly and informative, told me exactly what I needed to know and even responded well to questions I had. I will use him again for any ENT needs.
So quick and painless, thanks again!
Great doctor! I definitely would recommend him.
I liked that he listened to my concerns & answered them. I also liked that he was willing to treat me conservatively rather than aggressively.
Dr. Vaughn was amazing, he listened to all of my concerns, didn't try to force anything on me, explained everything very well, I didn't even have any questions at the end...very thorough!
I have found my new specialist for my entire family, I have 5 kids. Highly recomend !!!!
Very friendly staff and doctor. Knowledgeable and professional!
Was very patient in listening to my situation. Had a clear understanding as to what the problem was and how to solve it! Much better than the treatment center I went to a week before who decided to put me on 3 different medicines. He told me to stop all the meds and come for a couple of treatments. After the first one, I feel a lot better and am happy that I'm off all medication!
Very nice office.
I've seen Dr. Vaughn a few times and he's done surgery on me. Always listens to my concerns and always makes sure that I understand what's going on.
He was really great!
Dr. Vaughn was patient and helpful. He answered all of my questions and did not rush the appointment. I really appreciated his willingness to explain everything to me.
Honestly, I was so pleasantly surprised! I made an appointment online Sunday evening, and I got in at 9:15 Monday morning to see Dr. Vaughn! I didn't have to wait; Brenda, the receptionist, is exceptionally sweet; Dr. Vaughn is a very knowledgeable doctor who took the time to take interest in my specific situation! I will definitely be returning.
Excellent Doctor! He knows his stuff and is very personable. He returned my call promptly and called back when I missed his call! Would recommend 100% without question!
Perfect. Highly recommended. Brenda was incredibly friendly and happy especially for 8am on Monday. Please give her a raise.
Very personable, efficient and understanding.
Excellent Doctor! Would not hesitate to recommend. Will continue to see only him with all my ENT needs.
Nice guy, easy to talk to, doesn't rush you out.
It went great. Highly recommended.
Very professional and friendly.
Excellent doctor! Very attentive, patient, and honest. I would definitely recommend him!
He's really helpful and listens and actually reads records that are sent to him.
EXCELLENT doctor !!!
Awesome easy fast and honest doctor 100 % recommendation to any one I know
Awesome...Dr. Vaughn and his receptionist were both upbeat and extremely helpful and friendly. In and out in no time and didnt feel like I missed any information. Finally a professional who made me feel at ease about all the concerns I have. Office is extremely clean. Location is great as well with parking located inside the building at a discounted rate.
I thought it was great. He asked detailed questions about my history and symptoms. He respected my desire to not take prescriptions and recommended ways that I could work to resolve my issues through natural means. We landed on a short -term script regimen plus dietary changes and I have a follow-up in 2 months to see how I am doing.
address to find the office was confusing, but once there I hardly waited and I was early for my appointment.