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* We are a fragrance-free office. Please do not wear any perfumes/colognes prior to your visit. * * Please bring your drivers license and insurance card with you to your appointment.* Dr. Brandes is Board Certified in Otorhinolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery and received his Certificate of Additional Qualifications in Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Brandes specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all ear, nose and throat problems, focusing on sinus disease and facial and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Brandes has received highly specialized training in cochlear implants, implantable hearing aids and middle ear surgery. Dr. Brandes is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the Chairman and Resident Trainer in the department of Otolaryngology/Orofacial Plastic Surgery, head and neck surgery at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center. Which is a very important part of his practice. He is an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery, at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and an Associate Clinical Professor at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brandes has memberships in the National, State and County and Specialty Osteopathic organizations as well as the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, just to name a few.
Verified Patient Reviews
He is very professionalism, good and friendly nature.
After all the good reviews, I was terribly disappointed with my visit. Disregarding having to fill out all my paperwork when I showed up (they claimed they couldn't receive the Zocdoc paperwork), I was not seen until an hour after my scheduled time. The rest of my dissatisfaction cannot be published due to zocdoc review guidelines, but Dr.Brandes did a poor job of communicating with me and I will be seeking a new doctor.
Even tho I'd seen this dr. before, my wait was over 90 minutes. Many other patients who came in after me were seen before I was, not sure if this was because of my insurance or making my appt. thru this site? Then I needed a script right away for an infection, and he prescribed something my insurance doesn't even cover! I called the pharmacy to see why the script was not ready, and they now have to wait 2 days until this office is open again and get him to write a different prescription that my insurance actually does cover. Even tho this was an emergency script. Not recommended.
I am very happy in my first visit; very professional.
I really felt like the Dr. was genuinely concerned with my care. He listened to my concerns and did not undermine my thoughts. Looking forward to my follow up
Long wait time. Other than that, staff was personable and the doctor was knowledgeable.
this doctor saw me for a total of 2 minutes and there were 3 members of his staff in the room with us which made me very uncomfortable.
The wait time was horrible. The doctors were helpful.
Very professional. Everyone was concerned and seemed highly competent. Dr. was very interested in my overall health picture and is proactive in a treatment plan.
Best doctor with great staff
EVERYONE WAS WAS VERY NICE AND ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS
Visit went quick. They were thorough and answered all my questions.
The dr and staff were wonderful.
Dr. Brandes performed a surgical procedure involving the removal of my ore-auricular pit and proximal sinus following reoccurring bouts of infection. Dr. Brandes is very professional and direct, which I apprecise greatly. Cosmetically speaking, I couldn't be more pleased. I'd seen numerous YouTube videos of the procedure and didn't have high hopes of having such an aesthetically pleasing outcome. I don't even think I will have a scar. Dr. Brandes also has a great bedside manner and followed up with me, directly, the day after my procedure. His office called as well. Needless to say, I was very impressed and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an exceptional E.N.T.
The specialist was able to resolve my issue very quickly and professionally. The stay in the waiting room was beyond reason during this visit. I arrived at 3:43 and didn't get seen until 5 PM.
He was so nice! I would definitely recommend him??
Showed up early and was taken in early saw the nurse then the doc alll within 20 mins very friendly and aconmadating staff. Doctor was able to ID what was wrong with me and prescribe me the right medication all with an explanation of what was happening. I'll be going here from now on.
With my 1st visit, he is now my official ENT. Extremely impressed with his offices overall performance and knowledge relating to my personal circumstances and options offered involving today's and future possible treatments.
Felt very disconnected from the MD, felt rushed after waiting over an hour, reception staff was apologetic for wait.
Waited over an hour past my appt time to be seen. Nurse practitioner spent a good deal of time with me. But the doctor spent a grand total of about 3 minutes with me. He was dismissive and cold. And he just sent me for some standard tests. I will certainly get a second opinion. This office is a joke.
The doctor is very knowledgeable and truly cares for the patients . Specifically informed me about my situation And suggested ideas that will help me medically . The doctor took the time to understand my medical needs
The Dr. was very knowledgeable and caring about what I was going through. He made sure that after all my test were done that he set down with me to discuss all the results. I appreciated him doing that because it shows he really cares.
I was early for my appointment to get the paperwork done before time. Was worried that the waiting room was full and I was going to be there a long time. It turn out I was in the examination room within 5 minutes of my scheduled time. I was moved, not rushed thru the office and department. Overall a very good experience
The way the staff and the doctor treats patience it's disrespectful and unprofessional. I found the doctor just to talk and not listen to what I had to say, it's very disgusting the way that they run their office. Don't go there!
He was very knowledgeable and nice he helped me right away and made sure I knew what to do about my problem! I highly recommend him the only downfall was the wait time I waited over 2 hours to be seen must mean he's so great everyone wants to see him! The office was packed but the staff was really nice and I liked how they all had their own uniqueness to them!
Staff was friendly and doctor was knowledgeable and helpful.
He is nice n respectful doc but that's because he's nice n all that's why he's busy
Great experience. Long line when I arrived but they moved quickly. Saw doctors right away after being brought back. Very nice staff as well.
Dr. Brandes is fantastic! I went in for a sudden hearing loss in my right ear. His Resident told me all of the possibilities of why it could happen. Both looked in my ear for blockage or infection, also in my nose and throat, but saw none. They suggested a week long treatment of steroids. Also, just to tackle it right away, an immediate steroid injection into my actual ear. My hearing is slowly coming back. In addition, when he found out that my mom had slowly had worse hearing, then suddenly lost it on day, then found out she had an auto-immune disease, a rare one, he ordered more testing, which was great! I got a series of blood tests to look for possible genetic markers for auto-immune disorders, and he also ordered an MRI. He was all around thorough, very nice, concerned, and I did not have to wait long at all! I go back in a week to go over my testing results with him. I highly recommend Dr. Brandes! He operates out of a few different locations, I saw him at the St. John's Medical Building at 11 Mile and Dequindre. His entire office staff was very nice and helpful too. His Residents working under him were great. Go see him and his team if you need an E, N, & T specialist! You won't be disappointed.
The visit went great for my first time! Filled out some dreaded paperwork which is always the worst part and waited to be called. I was only there for an ear cleaning which went by without a problem. I went through their process of an hearing test which was pretty quick, then I discussed some thing with the doctor and he accommodated nicely enough for me. 10/10 visit.
Great Doctor and Staff too.
No tact, rude, insensitive. Had to wait standing up over an hour, then wait in the room for half and hour. Was lied to about when and where a procedure could be done, he just didn't want to do it when I was there, so he made me come back another day when he wouldn't be there. Nurses informed me that this was not supposed to happen this way. Accused me of making my symptoms up, I guess because it isn't a easy overnight fix with medication.
Great physician, very knowledgeable, with excellent bedside manner.
Very informative, did a great job explaining my symptoms to me. Going back in a few weeks to further fix my ear problems.
Professional and thorough.
I was very pleased with the professionalism, efficiency and courtesy of all staff at today's visit. It helped me feel confident that my health questions and concerns will be fully addressed. Thank you.
Visiting Dr. brandes is always a pleasure. He's very easy to speak with and very knowledgeable of what he does!!
Doctor was very nice and professional.with very good sense of humor.
They were so quick getting me into an exam room that I didn't have enough time to fill out the paper work! Very sharp doctor! I'm very happy that I found him. I don't think I'll need another ENT doc until he retires.
I had my first appointment with Dr. Brandes yesterday and was not impressed! I had a 4:15pm appt and was told to arrive early, I was not seen however until 5:50!! The appointment lasted all of 10 mins with him telling me I had to come back to get some test done. When I went to schedule the tests at the front desk the next available day was almost two months away! So basically I had to sit in a waiting room for almost two hours to be told that I couldn't really find out what was wrong with me for another two months! Very disappointing!!
Dr Brandes was so easy to talk to. I felt very comfortable at his office would definitely recommend someone to go there!!! His assistants were great also!!!
Really great attitude Dr. B and his assistant was awesome! he knew exactly what to do with my nose and I've seen his work before, amazing job! Really excited for the future date I get my nose done!! I trust him!
Dr. Brandes is courteous and professional. He was patient and addressed all of my concerns.
Professional and efficient but wait time was really long.
I really liked the doctor himself. He was straight to the point and let me know what was going on and what was going to happen. The wait time on the other hand was ridiculous. I waited almost two hours and there were people who clearly signed in after me getting called in before me. Ticked me off a bit. But I would still recommend this doctor to anyone.
The staff was very professional and courteous. The Doctor was very patient and addressed all of my concerns. I would recommend this Doctor to others.
great visit true professionals
This dr i have been with him since 2 years he is the best for ever i really don't won't to go with any one else he is the best
Dr.Brandes and his staff are absolutely wonderful.
I did not feel welcomed here. Dr. Brandes was brusque and borderline rude. I felt as if I was in an assembly line with only a short time allotted for each step in my treatment. Final analysis: your hearing is shot, get a hearing aid. Everything seemed perfunctory, nor real involvement by or caring by staff. I swore, about a year ago, that I would not be treated at Botsford hospital again - bad experience with an upper endoscopy. Yet, I went back, go figure. Never again.
This Dr is the best for ever, he knows much better than any other Dr
Phenomenal doctor and staff!!!!
very personable, professional, straight to the point and always correct when it comes to diagnosing. thank you . Also very inelegant and helpful staff members thank you
the best ever dr for the field that he is dr on he is so nice and has more knowledge he is the best
Very thorough! Great doctor. You can tell he's very dedicated to his patients.
The resident assisting Dr. Brandes was nice, and asked questions that got right down to the issue at hand. He cleared up the issue, but still made sure Dr. Brandes did the final check up. Once the doctor came in the process went very smoothly and quickly.
It meets my expectations
The best Dr ever don't go to other dr while this dr is available he is the best
It was awesome. All my concerns were addressed and I have surgery in 9 days!!!! Finally
Dr. Brandes assessed and resolved my issue within five minutes of being in his office! He was straight to the point, corrected the issue, prescribed Rx, and recommended that I return in two weeks. I will definitely recommend him for anyone who needs an ENT doctor!
The visit was great, all my questions/concerns were addressed, very thorough, and I would recommend this office to my friends and family. I will be taking my other children there.
The experience was great and I will be returning with all my children. Would recommend to all my friends. The doctors and nurses were friendly and explained everything in detail.
Dr. Brandes is an excellent doctor. I highly recommend him based on his extensive experience and the results I have seen after seeing him.
It was ok. First visit is hard to judge.
Front office: They call me up there to say that I don't have an appointment, I said I have an email confirmation with zocdoc. He then yelled at another office girl "Im going to kill Jenny!" Im then seen right away. The doctor: He comes in, I explain, he looks ect, then tells me I need surgery to get my tonsils out. I tell him, oh I've heard as adults you dont usually want to get your tonsils out...his remark, well whom ever told you that, do they have a medical degree?! He said, after having them out you won't be able to eat, so you can start your diet and lose weight. Seriously, a jerk off! Rude, not friendly at all
He's amazing I would recomend him to everyone !
First consultation and they tried scheduling me for T&A surgery next week... And a RhinoSepto after. I am interested in both procedures but the timeline seemed too quick. Wait time was long and the doctors seemed rushed, but efficient, and knew what they were doing.
Very patient and professional
Every single employee I came in contact with was cold and unwelcoming. It was a bit scary. The doctor himself seemed really cold. And maybe a bit racist toward black people. I'm not even sure but the faster I'm done dealing with them, the better.
HE issssssssssss the best Dr i went to many dr but this one is the best i did the surgery with his he is the best alhamedlleah
I was very impressed. I will use Dr. Branded as my new ENT.