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Dr. Sheldon Klausner, MD

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Sheldon Klausner is a warm, compassionate ear, nose, and throat doctor treating patients in Santa Monica, California, and the surrounding communities. His primary goal as a practitioner is to see each patient as a human being, applying holistic approaches to solve illnesses and reduce the need for surgery and prescription medication. He holds certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology. Originally from New York, Dr. Klausner attended the University of California, Los Angeles for his undergraduate degree, receiving membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He pursued his medical degree at the University of Southern California and completed an internship at the Los Angeles County General Hospital. Dr. Klausner continued his medical education at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he received residency training in general surgery and otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. He then performed military service as an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for the U.S. Air Force, serving one year at Cam Ranh Bay Air Base in Vietnam, and nearly two years at Bitburg Air Base in Germany. Patients visiting Dr. Klausner can receive a full range of ear, nose, and throat care for all age groups. Hearing tests and VNG/balance testing is also available, in addition to hearing aid consultation, sales, and repair. His areas of professional interest include nasal and sinus disease, hearing, vertigo, and balance disorders, snoring and sleep apnea treatment, and issues with the throat, voice, and allergies. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Klausner enjoys cooking, yoga, tai chi, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint John's Health Center
  • Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in General Surgery
  • Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Medical Center (Internship)
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in Otolaryngology
  • Medical School - University of Southern California, Doctor of Medicine
  • Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Fellowship in Otolaryngology

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Phi Beta Kappa

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Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1861497968

Office locations

Sheldon Klausner, M.D.

2001 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 870-W

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Patient reviews
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Very thorough doctor. Spent a lot of time trying to figure out my issue and rule everything out, without ordering tons of unnecessary tests. Lots of high tech and new equipment as well. Fixed my issue without antibiotics.
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I had a wonderful experience wirh Dr. Krausnwr. He explained the process, kind, warm and left with an u understanding of my condition. Great doctor, great staff.
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Great doctor!! Great office!!
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I went in for a sore throat and he really took the time to talk to me and realized my problem was much more in-depth than just an aftermath of a cold. Little did I know! He really paid such personalattention and made me feel at ease - best doctor I have ever seen and he has a sense of humor which is always a plus!
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My wife and I have visited Dr Klausner for many years. He is extremely competent and dedicated to his profession.
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He is an awesome doctor with an impressive breadth of experience, a nice personality, and a talent for problem solving.
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Dr Klausner is a pro!
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Really strange. Very little patience or compassion. Very condescending.
Less than 1 year ago
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Super friendly and personable, and also extremely knowledgeable.
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Dr. Klausner is the first Ear, Nose, Throat specialist I've seen, and I've only met him once. There was a same day appointment available here on ZocDoc, I checked that he was in network with my insurance, and was there anhour later. In the past 2 years I've seen at least 20 various specialists, head to toe and back again. Dr. Klausner is EASILY the 2nd best doctor I've ever met. The 1st one, while amazing, I can no longer see since he doesn't take insurance and neither do the independent labs he uses for tests. He was the first doctor to ever spend more than 10-20 minutes with me, ask me questions, listen to them, and try and resolve/remedy the issues I explained to him, not what he decided he wanted to treat, which would result in needlessly repeated tests and wasted time. Dr. Klausner had that same great bedside manner, was in no rush to get me out of his chair so the next payer could be seen. He answered all of my questions, and taught me how best to treat my sinuses and other information I wasn't aware of. I go back in a couple days and look forward to it. His office helper (didn't catch her name) was also as sweet as possible. When I called to say I'd be 8-9 minutes late, she encouraged me to take my time, it was fine, unlike the typical annoyance stern warning that I'd forfeit my appointment if I was a minute later that I'd get from other doctors.
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Very kind and compassionate physician. A rare gem in today's busy medical field.
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Excellent in every way--both the doctor and his staff. Even the magazines are good.
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I wish I found him 30 years ago!
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Awesome consultation, Dr Klausner kept me for 1h, taking the time to explain evrything about my sinus situation.
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I love Dr. Klausner . He is very knowledgeable and I like how he keeps everything organized by taking notes about my history of health .
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Great doctor. Spend with me a long time to get to the bottom of the problem. Showed and explained everything clearly. Definitely recommend
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Always the best service and care!
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Always the best service from the time I walk in. I truly appreciate Dr. Klausner and his staff.
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Very professional and thorough.
More than 1 year ago
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Amazing doctor that went above and beyond for me!
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Very professional and - just as important - as a patient I did not have the feeling of being rushed. Dr. K made me feel at ease and listened before giving me his answer.
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He was just wonderful. Thorough, thoughtful and it was a great visit. I highly recommend him.
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AWESOME!! I cannot thank him enough. Professional and able to relate to you as a person. Exam was thorough. Staff is kind, helpful to me as well as to Dr. Klausner. I appreciate that he did not jump to give me antibiotics or surgery.
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Great doctor, made feel comfortable, and will be coming back.
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Great doctor. Very knowledgeable, personable and experienced. Really took his time with my visit.
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Doctor is wonderful. Great personality, makes you feel at ease and cared for.
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Sheldon Klausner has been my ENT doctor for many years...He is the BEST!
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Great
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Very easy to talk to.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good doctor although they could have been a bit more clear on the after-care instructions.
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Dr. Klausner spent almost two hours with me. I don't know how he can stay in business devoting so much time to his patients -- but it was certainly appreciated. He has a very holistic approach, which may or may notbe your thing; I certainly have complete confidence in his medical expertise.
More than 1 year ago
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why did zocdoc set me up with a doctor who does not participate in my insurance even though I clearly designated my Blue Shield of Cal senior HMO as my carrier? Talk about furious? After driving and walking and waiting and then rejected still with blocked aching ears.
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While a seemingly nice guy, Dr Klausner is also a little on the creepy new age side of medicine. He told me I could cure grinding my teeth at night through meditation and promising my jaws that I wouldn't hurt themany more. Maybe it works for some folks, not a believer, myself. Parking is atrocious if you don't want to spring for valet.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Klausner is a longtime acquaintance, and it's always nice to catch each other up on our lives -- not to mention the fact that he is a caring, thorough and expert physician.
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The doctor has funny personality, is thorough, and most importantly a straight-shooter. Recommended.
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Was amazing Dr Klausner is a true professional and very good at what he does- not only was he very knowledgable he took his time and checked everything but also explained the process very carefuly.. He was very caring and sensertivewhich stood out a lot!! Would highly recommend!!! We was quite nervous but left feeling very grateful as it was a very pleasant experience more than we could of hoped for!!! Much appreciated!!
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Definitely he's my to go Dr for ENT. He's a good listener. I think doctors lack that quality. He is very experienced.
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Great doctor, very knowledgeable and personable and genuinely eager to help!
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He took quite a bit of time with me. He was conservative in treatment, not wanting to cause further damage. He let me know what to expect and what he thinks the outcome will be.
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I first went to see Dr. Klausner 14 years ago for a different medical problem. He told me at the time that the procedure might not work, but it did. I have a new concern this time, and he is inthe process of taking care of it. I have the utmost confidence in him.
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I have a condition that's uncommon. Dr Klausner is extremely knowledgeable and is a very kind doctor.
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Dr Klausner is professional, friendly, knowledgeable & thorough. Staff is also very friendly & understanding. Highly recommend & have already gone back!
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I like him very much and would recommend him highly.
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Felt unprofessional: one hour wait (he wasn't there) and they didn't have my profile information that i provided on zocdoc. Too expensive for ear canal clean up, he also tried to charge me for some machine that he used i never requested. never again.
More than 1 year ago
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It was very nice to be able to get an appointment on the same day. Dr. Klausner was very knowledgable and helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Klausner was very attentive, listened to my concerns and provided excellent care.
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Very professional
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I am grateful to have found Dr. Klausner. I have relief already from a chronic problem and feel confident for the first time in a long time that I will continue to improve under his thoughtful care.
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Nothing I've ever experienced any better!! ... + I'm old!!
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Great doctor. Spent a lot of time with me and didn't feel rushed. He gave wonderful advice and was quite thorough.
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