Dr. Joel A. Ernster MD ENT-Otolaryngologist
Dr. Joel Ernster is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is affiliated with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. He received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been in practice for 27 years. Dr. Ernster accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 5 doctors at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services who specialize in Otolaryngology.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
ENT-Otolaryngologist: General Otolaryngology/ENT, Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Laryngology & Voice Disorders
Clinical Interests: head and neck malignancies; voice and swallowing, melanoma, tracheal stenosis
Education & Medical Training
Exempla St Joseph Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1983
University of Colorado
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1982 - 1986
Exempla St Joseph Hospital
Internship, General Surgery Preliminary Year, 1981 - 1982
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Class of 1981
University of Oklahoma School of Public Health
Other Training, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, 1976 - 1977
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Otolaryngology
Certified 28 years in Otolaryngology
CO State Medical License
Active through 2013
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Patent #6250315 B1,
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Publications & Presentations
Human Papilloma Virus Infections Involving the Head Neck.
Management of Nonneoplastic Mass Lesions of the Sella Turcica and Sphenoid Sinus.
Management of Head and Neck Malignancies.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Anthem PPO
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access
- CIGNA PPO
- Cofinity PPO
- First Health PPO
- Great West PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Kaiser Permanente
- Multiplan PHCS PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
- United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
- United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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3030 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Phone: (719) 867-7800
Fax: (719) 867-7899