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Dr. Yuri Gelfand, MD

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Yuri Gelfand grew up in Houston and now treats patients at Medical Center Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates of Houston. He presents a pleasant, attentive demeanor to his patients and always treats them with respect. A compassionate, detail-oriented practitioner, Dr. Gelfand’s areas of focus include thyroid, parathyroid, voice, and swallowing disorders, as well as allergies, hearing loss, and nose and paranasal sinus surgery. His goal is to provide individualized care and the best possible outcome for every patient. When he is not in the office, Dr. Gelfand enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. His other interests include reading and exercising. Please DO NOT complete the ZocDoc patient forms online. Our practice uses an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and you will receive an e-mail inviting you to the Patient Portal once you are registered as a patient. You will also receive an e-mail reminder prior to every appointment which will allow you to complete/update the information you would have entered in ZocDoc. You will be able to complete this information in the privacy of your own home or on your phone. No more filling out 10 pages of paperwork with your address 5 different times! We value your time and do not want you to waste your time completing the ZocDoc online forms.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

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

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
  • Saint Luke's Episcopal Hospital
  • Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research)
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Texas, Southwestern, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Texas, Houston (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1932495413

Office locations

Medical Center ENT Associates of Houston, PLLC

4101 Greenbriar Dr, Suite 320

Houston, TX 77098

Medical Center ENT Associates of Houston, PLLC

4308 Garth Rd., Suite D

Baytown, TX 77521

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He was an excellent and knowledgeable doctor, and had a good bedside manner.
Less than 3 months ago
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He’s a nice guy, but he did not address any of the serious concerns I had. He just tried to reschedule me for yet another appointment (another copay) to come back another time. Will be going to another doctor for a second opinion.
Less than 3 months ago
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Best ear doctor in the Houston area for sure. Definitely, recommend it.
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Longer wait than ideal, but Dr. Gelfand is excellent.
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Stay away from this practice, they are only interested in your money, not your well being.
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I had a great time, I was in and out in no time, it was painless and to the point. All my needs were taken care off and I was on the road to recovery in no time.
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Dr. Gelfand and his staff are very professional, courteous and respectful. I enjoy seeing him because I know he will provide me with just what I need from a doctor's visit.
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One of the beat experiences i have had with a doctor. I will definitely be a returning patient when needed.
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He took real good care of me. Only thing I could have wished for was better coordination between him and pharmacies dispensing medications. His office staff is a bit disorganized, and on one occasion had been told my appointment was lost. But the doctor is great!!
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He was great, explained everything.
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awesome place to go the staff and doctor was very friendly
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Solid doctor! Very likeable and knowledgeable.
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Great service, great staff and knowledgeable doctor. I would highly recommend!
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Awesome doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor seemed very educated and like he knew what he was doing. He was able to diagnose the problem within 10 minutes. I do wish however he took more time to understand my health history and hold my hand alittle more. It seemed like he rushed through, gave my prescriptions and moved on. Other than that, it was a good experience to say the least.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Gelfand is very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner. He takes his time with the visit so you can ask anything you need and are satisfied with his answers, which are clear and thorough. I really recommend him.
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Problem diagnosed and taken care of.
More than 1 year ago
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Perfect! Very helpful
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Staff was professional and polite, I was taken to the room within 10 minutes of my appointment time, but then had to wait for the doctor for nearly 40 min. Once he arrived, he was very pleasant and knowledgeable, and did apologize for the wait.
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Professional, thorough, does not rush thru appt., explains diagnosis in understandable detail. So glad I found him!
More than 1 year ago
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He is very nice and compassionate! I had a swollen tonsil that need to be drained. It's a horrible procedure but he was very patient with me
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good doctor, but I do not like to wait.
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He is good.
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Dr Gelfand was very professional and very thorough with the consultation. Listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions. His staff was professional as well.
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Dr Gelfand is very nice, and listens to you. He takes the time to explain, and look for a diagnostic and a way to treat you in the most effective/timely manner.
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Dr Gelfand was very knowledgeable and knew right away what I needed. I am so glad to have made the decision to visit his office. I have now found my new ENT.
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Very nice, professional and thorough.
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Doctor is professional and personable. The wait time is ridiculous though.
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great experience
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent. I liked the place, and the receptionists were efficient and friendly. Dr Gelfand was very pleasant and helpful.
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I felt he was very knowledgeable and professional.
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Nice experience overall!
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The office staff was friendly and worked quickly to get me in with Dr. Gelfand. My wait time was minimal and Dr. Gelfand was professional with my exam completed and prescription submitted within a short time.
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excellent
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This was potentially the most unprofessional office I have ever been to. I arrived at 8:45 for my 9am appointment. The two women running the front desk seemed very flustered. Moreover, they were screaming questions to patients across the waitingroom and yelling out personal information so everyone in the waiting room could hear. Both women had trouble verifying insurance for patients; I know it was not just for me because I could overhear every other conversation they had in the waiting room. In addition, the women were loudly complaining about insurance companies in front of all of us. Lastly, we all had to listen to one of the women complain about her boyfriend and a recent phone conversation they had. I could not believe how unprofessional the front office was, and I almost left as a result. Outside of the waiting room, I waited over an hour for my appointment. The actual doctor's personal waiting room is bland, and they don't even play music or anything. Dr. Yuri Gelfand seemed nice enough, but there is no way I would ever go back to this office again. There is just no way to separate him as a doctor from the facility itself. The level of confusion and unprofessionalism was astounding.
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Dr. Gelfand is the best doctor that I have ever been treated by. He is so patient, courteous and caring. He did everything within his power to not only cure me but to make my experience as pleasant as possible. Hiswarm and approachable nature was such a comfort. I believed that I could ask any questions regarding my care with the expectation of a clear, concise and honest answers. I would like to thank Dr. Gelfand for all of his wonderful care.
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He was really good, professional and it felt that he wasnt rushed to go to the next patient (despite the busy workload they evidently had. I will wait to see the effect of the medicine he gave me, but in termsof quality of service, so far it has been great!
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I like the doctor but the front end staff I felt was not organize and very slow at what they were doing.
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I'm pregnant so I expected the specialist can tell me what medicine (in their specialty field) I can use safely but he doesn't know. At lease he googling and call obgyn for me to find out.
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