Dr. Brian Affleck

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nampa, ID
29 years experience male

Locations

Saltzer Medical Group

Nampa, ID

Address

215 E. Hawaii Ave, Nampa, ID
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(208) 463-3045

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Aetna

Blue Cross of Idaho

CHAMPUS

Humana Insurance Company

Medicaid

Medicare

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon

Oregon Health Plan

SelectHealth

Tricare

ODS Health Plans

About

Bio

I was interested in medicine since I was very young. In fact, by the time I was in the first grade, I knew I not only wanted to be a doctor, I wanted to pursue my specialty of otolaryngology or ear, nose and throat. Much of my interest was sparked by the fact that my father practiced as an ENT specialist for over 40 years. After my father completed his residency, we moved to Southeast Idaho. I went to high school at Bonneville High, graduating at the top of my high school class. I then attended Brigham Young University, completing a Bachelor's Degree in microbiology as a Cum Laude honor graduate. I also completed Aerospace Studies and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserve and was the #1 non-technical graduate in my class. I then attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and completed an MD in 1991. I was honored by being inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. My first year after medical school, I did one year of General Surgery training at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base. I then served six years as a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force. I entered my otolaryngology training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, completing this training in 2002. I completed by board certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2003. I served in various leadership capacities while in the Air Force all the while practicing otolaryngology. I served as an Element Leader, Flight Commander, Deputy Squadron Commander and Squadron Commander. My last Air Force responsibility was Chief of the Medical Staff, SGH or Chief Medical Officer for both Osan Air Base in Korea and Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. I helped lead Elmendorf Hospital to be the #1 hospital in the entire Air Force, two years in a row. This was an astonishing feat. In 2011, I retired from the AF. I practiced in La Grande, Oregon for two years and in 2013, I moved to Idaho.

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Board Certified

Sleep Medicine

Doctor Q&A

751 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depression?: These signs could represent someone with depression. Most of us get a little depressed now and again, but when it appears to be affecting day to day ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: Although an infection is the most likely cause of what you describe, it has lasted longer than you would expect. Without seeing it, it would be hard ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chronic tonsillitis: With white "pus pockets" on your tonsils, you may have tonsil stones, which is evidence of a chronic tonsillitis. This is a good reason to consider g ... Read More

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Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Jul 13, 2013
a great doc. helpful answers. thank you!
Apr 28, 2013
Great responses.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My ent said since I've had these holes for so long that good chance that they come back even if did surgery and prob not cure pulsatile tinn
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you so much. I am going to try and drink a bottle if water now. I hope it helps thank you again doctor this really helped.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks alot I was so upset I really appreciate ... But is it because of her throat that she take out her tongue out again and again...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Brooke Army Medical Center

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Affiliations

Boy Scouts of America
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
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