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Dr. Scott Karlin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wesleyan University before going on to Medical School at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did his internship and residency at the University of Illinois and Affiliated Hospitals.
Dr. Karlin has written in several publications, from an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on snoring to "How to Cope with Allergy and Sinus Symptoms" in Healthcare Update.
Verified Patient Reviews
I really like Dr. Karlin, but the wait time in the office before you are seen is terrible. I waited more than an hour before I was even called back. So I got out of a 9 am appointment at 10:45. This is ridiculous. It also happened to my wife last time she was there. 2 hours from appt time to finish... It seems that the office staff could do a better job with the scheduling......
The waiting was the worst part. Took me over an hour and fifteen minutes to see the doctor. But once I got to see him, he was great!
Visit was fine, the new online check in is redundant, has no place to say no change and is irritatingly long. I won;t be doing that again.
Experienced, Extremely Professional, Caring and attentive to details. Highly recommend him.
I live in stone mountain and visit this office because it always serves my needs the staff is friendly/courteous and Dr Karlin remaiins the best E N T md ,along with Julie Zweig, for my money keep up the good work you are worth traveling such distance for
I was really pleased with my visit. Everyone was very nice and Doctor Scott was very competent. He took the time to correct my problem and answer all my questions. He is a keeper!!!!!
This is the second time I saw Dr. Karlin in the last 1 1/2 weeks. No wasted time and effort. We discussed what needed to be discussed and we were done. He was explicit and cordial and asked if I had any questions. No complaints in my dealing with him.
He was very helpful. Explained everything. Had concern for my wellbeing.
Dr. Karlin was not able to see me immediately but one of his techs was there in just a few minutes. She got all the pertinent info so that there was no wasted time when Dr. Karlin came in shortly thereafter. My wife is a retired RN who has worked with a lot of doctors and we were both impressed with his caution in getting all the background on this first visit rather than diving in an prescribing something that might have been more harm than good. Overall, we were very impressed with his knowledge and concern for my condition. Looking forward to continuing to work with him to resolve my issue.
Dr. Karlin is a very pleasant and caring individual. He explains. and he'll even reexplain...a patient does not feel rushed. I have been to him several times and have always had my problems dealt with very professionally and the results of his care have always been positive.
He is professional and good doctor
Horrible. Dr Karlin has very poor social and communication skills. I felt like i was directing the questioning and visit and not him. He stared at his computer for the majority of the 15-20 mins I was in the room with him. This was the worst encounter I have ever had with a physician. I would not recommend anyone to Dr Karlin, and would highly urge anyone I know to never see him.
Not a good experience and not professional. My husband had surgery Dr must been in hurry and he must be his last surgery that day and talked to nurses in front of us which was unprofessional. He made them put all his IV in fast and at once cause he was in a hurry that day. After surgery and causes what he had the nurses put all meds with IV at pnce he got very sick for 3 weeks and office wouldn't made an appointment to see the doctor after his surgery they didn't seen to care at all. He could of die if it was something serious. My appointment was ok but after my husband experience I will and would not recommend him or his office
He made me well in a matter of minutes. Except for the wait time, everything else was great.
They have gone to a tablet based check in system. It was so nice not having to fill out a ream of paperwork being a first time patient. It was quick to fill out the information on the tablet and I got to swipe my credit card for my deductible so check out was painless. Why can't more doctors do this???
He was very professional. He diagnosed my daughter after we had taken her to 4 other doctors who miss diagnosed her. We were very please with our visit.
Dr Karlin and the entire group at Northeast Atlanta ENT. are great. As a doctor myself I understand better than most patients what it takes to offer the level of care and proffesionism that NEENT consistently delivers. Thanks for all the great care!
LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM!????????????????
Outstanding doctor who listens and addresses the needs of the patient. Very courteous and informative.
I think Dr Karlin is an informative doctor and I would recommend him to my family
The wait was way too long. I was a new patient and arrived 20 minutes early to fill out paper work. When my appointment time came and went, no one let me know how long the wait mat be or anything else. I was finally taken back an hour after my appointment time, and did testing. After roughly 15 minutes, I returned to my exam room and waited again. After another 45 minutes, the doctor finally arrived and said "It's a busy day". While I appreciated his medical knowledge and expertise, I did not appreciate the waiting and lack of custom service by any of his staff to keep me informed on how long the appointment was actually going to take.
I went in with a very extreme wax problem . They had me out and hearing again in less than 30 minutes. The doctor was very courteous and made me feel very relaxed. Awesome professional .
Dr Karlin always takes the time to explain explain the diagnosis and treatment options. At the end of the appointment, he reviews the information again. He is one of "the best". The staff is congenial and always helpful.
Dr. Karlin is very knowledgeable and is very easy to communicate jwith. He suggests additional tests, if necessary, and explains why each test is necessary and what each test will let them know. I highly recommend Dr. Karlin.
Doctor Karlin is the best ENT I've ever met. I had a deviated septum correction and turbinate surgery done last week and I'm extremely thrilled with the results. Everything has been as he stated, and I'm breathing well like an ox. His sense of humor is great. (joked to invite him drinking when I asked him if I could drink now a week after surgery He really takes his time to talk to you and loves explaining to you about anything and everything. Consummate professional. Can't recommend any higher.
Good listener, attentive, thorough. Also great sense of humor!
He was very interested in my case. He has checked out different options for me which I totally like that about home.
Dr. Karlin is very professional, easy to talk with, and attempts to explain things in layman's terms. The office staff is very friendly and courteous as well. My one negative was the very long wait time. I arrived 15 minutes early per their instructions and then had to wait one hour past my appointment time before I saw the doctor. Dr. Karlin was apologetic for the wait and explained that they give each patient a thorough amount of time, I get that, but I was put in an exam room and sat there for a long time with no one coming in to give me a status update, that would have been helpful to do. But overall, a good experience and I believe he'll be able to treat my condition.
He is a good listner and seems to have understood my problem. I was given advises on my diet, other beneficial habits and medicines etc. for one month to check the effect and then decide the nex step. I am hoping for permanent relief from my problem when the treatment ends.
He was great!!! Many of my questions were answered and he gave me solutions and hope for better days! :o)
He is by far one of best ENT's I have ever seen in my lifetime
It was great. I was reassured about my condition and was told what to expect.
Very nice doctor. He mad my son feel extremely comfortable. Dr. Karlin was easy to talk to.
He was thorough and gave me a prescription which completely alleviated the intense pain I was experiencing. He referred me to my dentist who will solve the problem, hopefully.
Great Doctor and very thorough! Has a wonderful bedside manner!
Visited with 3 problems. All were addressed to my satisfaction with potential treatments mentioned and selected along with the steps we plan to follow if any further visits are required.
Dr Karlin is awesome and great with kids/teens!
Dr. Karlin is very thorough. I always feel like I have been treated as a special patient while in his office.
A very talented doctor who takes care of his patients very well.
Excellent, but they always are.
Everyone I cane in contact with in the office was very nice and professional. I was seen and treated and out in 45 minutes.
Dr. Karlin is a good ENT doctor. While I had to wait a while in the patient room to see him, when he does come in to see you, he devotes his time to you, takes his time with you, and does not rush through the visit. This is the second visit I've had with him, and both experiences were the same. Last visit, he spent a good 45 minutes solid with me.
My teen daughter loves him, as well. He is very personable, has a sense of humor, and is very thorough! If only we could make him our PCP!!!
I have seen him several times in the past and he is a great doctor. I would highly recommend him.
I felt the Visit went well. He answered questions and provided needed direction on post visit efforts.
Very knowledgable. Visit was informative and not rushed like so many doctor visits can be. My only suggestion (and this is for all Dr.'s) is to provide a written copy of notes from the visit, especially when there are detailed instructions to follow for our care. Not everyone is able or comfortable taking their own notes and listening at the same time.
Dr. Karlin is always a pleasure. I'm even glad that his services won't have to end once my daughter turns 18. He put her in a much better mood for sure. He is always funny and the bomb.
This is the guy to see. So personable and works hard to make sure your issue is solved as quickly as possible.
I was very pleased with the attention he gave me and most importantly I felt like he was listening to what I was saying and he is concerned for my well being.
I have had the opportunity to meet Dr.Karlin about 3-4 times since Dec 2014. Mostly on time, but only once about 45min behind. But when he was late, I recognized that its not his fault as he takes whatever time is needed for a patient, and its the right thing to do. His demeanour, his approach to thoroughness, his office manager's handling of the issue, his devils advocate views of an impending surgery and his persistence in getting to the bottom of a problem to help me have a better life without sacrificing an important organ, calms my anxt down. I have developed a great deal of respect for him. He reminds me of my late dad, a physician and surgeon himself, friendly, patient, meticulous, detailed, caring, and comprehensive- and working to do what he thinks is in the best of the patient based on his experience.
He's a great Dr , took care of my problem with no problems.
He truly takes his time and explains things thoroughly.
Dr. Karlin is very knowledgeable & thorough. He has a great personality & is easy to talk to. Does a great job putting the patient at ease.
Dr. Karlin and his staff are truly the best! I have been a patient for 2-years now, and the issues I have had for most of my life with allergies and sinus illness, are almost gone. Dr. Karlin is very patient, listens very well to his patients feedback, and works carefully to select the best method of treatment. It is truly a pleasure visiting Dr. Karlin!
Surgery, was a great successful experience, would recommend Dr. Karlin to anyone. fantastic MD
I feel like Dr. Karlin gives excellent care and does a good job. My last appointment was at 8:15 and I wasn't seen until 9:00. If there is a few for being late for you appointment, there should be a credit given when you have to wait that long for the doctor.
I was very satisfied with my treatment on my first visit to this office. The doctor was warm, informative and took care of my problem without delay.
I have been very impressed with Dr. Karlin in diagnosing and now beginning to get treatment on my elderly father's larynx cancer. He is very informative and thorough and answers my many questions. My only complaint was having to wait in his office this last visit for 1.5 hours but as I said - he is thorough so I can see how his appointments would back up. His staff is also very friendly and helpful.
My visit with Dr. Karlin was great. My needs were met, I was given excellent care and I was well informed regarding my diagnosis and options regarding other potential scenarios.
He was fine, but the 2 hour wait with no apology with a 14 mo old is absurd.
Interesting and informative, down to earth. Honest
Great personality, good listener; used his knowledge and experience to help a very sick patient!
I took my son in today and Dr. Karlin did a very thorough job of diagnosing his problems and recommending treatment. I would recommend Dr Karlin without any hesitation.
We love him. My family has been seeing him for years and he always makes us laugh when we visit.
Dr KARLIN was thorough and answered all my questions in a manner in which I could understand them. I never felt rushed; he took his time with me to ensure I understood his recommendations. I will definitely continue going to Dr KARLIN for all my ENT services.
Dr Karlin is a great doctor and I would recomend him to anybody. He is profesional and very through.
My visits with Dr K are always informative. He never rushes me and always listens to what I have to say. He is very professional and intelligent and I trust him completely with any diagnosis he makes. He truly cares about his patients and if he feels he cannot help he had no problem referring you to another doctor.
Dr. Karlin is a very intelligent doctor. He takes his time and explains things if you have any questions. Wants to make sure you're happy. Would highly recommend.
We were very satisfied. With his truthfulness and. Explanation of the. The procedure he will be doing
I like the fact that the staff and doctors are so nice and efficient in their treatment of the patients. I do not care for the longer wait times, even if the office is not very packed. It always seems that the wait times are longer than an hour. Trying to keep a toddler occupied for a two hour doctor's visit is very frustrating and unnecessary.
I think Dr Karlin is awesome!
Dr Karlin is a very good Doctor. HE seems to be sought after,hence getiing appointments with him and waiting for him at the appointment has become a norm. Wish there was some way around reducing the wait time within the office.
He was very nice, Had a funny side. I liked that.
I was pleased with Dr. Karlin - he was great with my 1 year old, very knowledgable about his specialty area, and had a good bedside manner. We didn't have to wait too long for him to come in to our room, and after that things went along quickly, but we did not feel rushed. He will be doing minor surgery on our 1 year old on Monday, so I will know more about him after that.
Very professional, took the time to look at all the notes .
Really like everything about Dr. Karlin except for the waiting time to see him. There has got to be a better way of scheduling patients to reduce the wait time.
Dr Karlin is a very sought after proffessional. I wish there was some way around the extremely long wait time during appointments.
I never felt rushed and he was very thorough. I would highly recommend him!
I have been a patient of Dr. Karlin for many years. I wouldn't think of seeing another ENT. In my opinion, he's the best one in the Atlanta area.
did what i expected DR was running behind but no big deal
Dr Karlin was very kind and comfortable to talk to. He looked me straight in the eyes when explaining things to me. I was glad that he did not put me on any medicine but gave me other alternatives to try to see how it would help with my throat problem.
I appreciate the time he takes with me. He listens and explains what is going on in a way I can understand. He is thorough with his exam and feedback. I have felt better since I've seen him than I have in years...he is right...I sleep MUCH better at night now!!! I'm so thankful for being his patient!
We were very frustrated by the long wait. Both my son and I had very busy schedules that day and waiting over 1 hour to be seen disrupted up our entire day.
The best and most thorough doctor I have seen since I was a child.
very thorough extremely likable friendly superior care finest doctor I know
I think he fast talker who doesn't look into your medical issue thoroughly and over bill is patients.
Dr. Karlin is outstanding! My husband, daughter and I have used him for years. We absolutely adore him. He is very thorough and is very effective in treating a wide variety of ailments. He think extremely highly of him. He has a great personality and is so refreshing to be around. Our daughter thinks visits with him are so much fun. He jokes with her and she loves him. You can't get any better than Dr. Karlin!!
went very well
Dr.Karlin Is Wonderful Very Kind And Professional.
Great doctor your service was not so good. i recieved several emails to remind me of my appointment. The office had no idea I was coming. My appointment did not get booked.
He was great and to the point
He was very nice and take time discussed about my problem. Very well spoken and explain clearly with the problem that I have. I will definitely recommend him to everyone.
excellent. great customer service from both the Dr and his staff.
Very nice, knowledgeable, respectful of my needs and concerns.
I always have a good experience at his office.
It was a horrible experience to wait for three long hours and the place felt like sitting in a refrigerator, would somebody tell them to turn up the temperature a little. I ended up having to walk out of there due to the indefinite wait, few minutes after I left complaining to the secretary and jumping in my car they called me and had me see the doctor, who was polite and apologized for the delay but hey I get a 2.15 appointment and I am seen at 5.30 there are no excuses for such a long wait.
Dr. Karlin did a thorough job. He took time to understand my ailment and helped clear up some ear trouble I was having. I would recommend him to others.
Wait was terrible. "new" computer system is not an excuse. Not acceptable to wait 1 hour 40 minutes for anyone... Office staff not at all couteous or respectful of the clock. :(
He is wonderful!
Very knowledgeable, great bedside manner and very professional!
I was not impressed with the bedside manner. In addition he did not address the source of my problem (stress) just wrote a prescription for the immediate problem. I had to go back to my PCP to help me with the root cause of the problem. In addition my appointment was originally scheduled for 1:00pm and was changed by their office to 2:00pm which was a slight inconvienence, I missed another appointment I had that afternoon due to the time change and the wait.
He was very impressive. He put my daughter at ease and took his time during the appointment.