Dr. David Martin

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
Tarzana, CA
30 years experience male

Locations

ENT Group of Los Angeles

Sherman Oaks, CA

Address

4955 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 505, Sherman Oaks, CA, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

8189865503

ENT Group of Los Angeles

Tarzana, CA

About

Bio

I am an otolaryngologist in upstate NY, practicing just outside Albany. I finished my ENT training in 1999, and did a fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After practicing for 2 1/2 years in Las Vegas, NV, I returned to upstate NY, where I grew up, in 2002. I am on staff at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, and see patients in Clifton Park and Schenectady.

Specialties
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ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

434 Answers
371 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tight throat: If it is from a muscle spasm, Ibuprofen can help. Otherwise, i would see your doctor.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Thyroid issues: Most types of thyroiditis typically follow an upper respiratory infection or another type of viral infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Hoarseness: If you are hoarse from an infection, gargling with half strength alkalol (found in pharmacies) can help. If this is your normal voice, i don't think ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Goiter: I know of no "natural" remedy for goiter. Synthroid (thyroxine) is usually the first medicine given, and if that does not help, surgery or radioactiv... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsil cyst: They just seem to occur. They are mucous-filled cysts.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Voice: When you are hunched over, your lungs do not completely expand. You will have less air to push through your vocal cords, so your voice is affected. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Earlobe cyst: Not typically, but they do seem to recur.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Hoarseness: The most likely explanation is some swelling of the vocal cords from the tube that went through the during the procedure. If it more than just mild, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dental issues: Increased sugar in your diet can lead to dental decay and cavities. A little sugar in your diet is fine, but don't go overboard.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Rabies shots: It is not one of the listed side effects of the vaccine, but muscle aches are. Maybe a throat muscle ache? Ask your doctor.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Unilateral rhinorrhe: I woukd see an ENT as one-sided salty runny nose could be a symtom of a bigger problem. Feel better!
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A member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Candidiasis: I like to use Clotrimazole troches. I find they work much better than all of the other treatments out there. Feel better.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Mono: Everyone is different. Some people get cancer while others don't. Some people get more severe colds than other people.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dizziness: There are many different causes of dizziness. Most are not at all serious, but if it is bothersome, i would definitely talk to your doctor about it. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Lemsip: This is a cold and flu treatment that has a pain reliever and a decongestant. It will help with body aches, fever and nasal stuffiness primarily. S... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Painful swelling: This sounds like an infection of a ranula, a cyst filled with saliva under your tongue. See an ent. They can determine the site of origin and remove... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Stuffy nose: Depends on the cause. If it is from a deviated septum, it won't get better on its own. If it is from the common cold, it usually lasts 5-7 days. Al... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sore throat: It depends what you are drinking. If it is water, then no. Increased alcohol intake can definitely give you a sore throat.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sinusitis: Both acute sinusitis and chronic sinusitis can cause a change in your sense of smell. They can also cause bad breath. If your sense of smell is seve... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Menthol: Fisherman's friend is a menthol lozenge, and i know of no incidences of addiction with menthol. Some people get in the habit of using certain things ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sever reflux: It sounds like significant reflux. You can try raising the head of the bed at night, and reducing acid causing foods. I hope this helps, but i would... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Claritin (loratadine) and NyQuil: While you are getting two antihistamines, loratidine is a non-sedating antihistamine and doxylamine is a sedating antihistamine. The doxylamine had a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Viral illness: With all of the separate symptoms, i first think of a viral syndrome. See your doctor soon.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Rhinorrhea: This is not normal. I would see a doctor to be evaluated for allergies, but there are other causes that your doctor should be able to help you figure... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dizziness: It sounds like it could be viral. If it does not resolve in the next 1-2 days, or it worsens, see a doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Chest pain: With the vomiting and coughing, you may have strained a muscle in your chest. Another possibility is a rib injury, but this is less likely. I would ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Nosebleed: If your septum (the wall between both sides of the nose) is crooked, that could cause a nosebleed. If the outside of the nose is crooked, it is more ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Postnasal Drip: There are a number of prescription medications that can be given for this. I would consult with your doctor. Feel better.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Reflux: I'm not sure how the two would be related. For the reflux, though, try raising the head of your bed about 4 inches to keep acid in your stomach when ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Molar extraction: As long as you don't have much pain, i'm not worried about a dry socket. Eight days out, i think you should only get better from here. Feel better.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Postnasal drip: Postnasal drip, or mucous draining down from your sinuses, will not cause numbness unless perhaps you used a nasal spray that has some numbing medicin... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Headache: All these symptoms can be attributed to a sinus infection or chronic sinusitis. Usually, sinus symptoms can be present during pregnancy, but then dis... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Spine surgery: Choking is not normal, but the swelling of surgery can give people the sensation of a lump in the throat. It usually goes away with time. If the cho... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Allergies: Allergies can give you eustachian tube dysfunction. This can make you imbalanced. Feel better!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Cough/asthma: I would talk to your doctor. Maybe you are coming down with a cold. If you normally run this amount and are having an issue, something is off.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dizziness: It really depends on the cause and the type of dizziness. I would see your doctor for treatment if it is not getting better on it's own. Feel better... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sore throat: When vomiting, acid comes up from the stomach. This is why you would have this sore throat. It should just pass with time. If it does not improve s... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Common cold: It sounds like you have a common cold. It might be the flu as well, but a cold is much more likely. Otc decongestants will help with the stuffy nose... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sore throat: It sounds like a routine sore throat, which is usually viral, but it could be bacterial. Allergic reactions can cause swelling of the uvula, but it w... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sinuses: There are many causes, such as swelling of the sinus opening, eutachian tube swelling and allergies. See your ENT to help find the cause.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Swallowing pills: Try taking a sip of any liquid, but keep it in your mouth (don't swallow yet). Tilt your head back and open your mouth. Drop the pill in and swallow... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Advair: Talk to your doctor about switching your medicine if it is causing significant side effects.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dizziness: With the combination of dizziness, ear fullness and ringing, the cause of the symptoms sound ear related. See an ENT to have your symptoms evaluated.... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Plastic surgeons have been doing this procedure for many years. In fact, nasal reconstructive surgery started in india 3000 years ago. I would consu... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Lip mass: It is probably a mucocele. Many resolve spontaneously, but some have to be removed. Ask your doctor about it. Feel better!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ear pressure: With both ear pressure and a headache, I would think that the most likely cause would be your sinuses. If it does not go away soon, or if it worsens... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sinus inflammation: Thick mucous is a sign of sinus inflammation. See a doctor to evaluate your sinusitis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has been shown to decrease hyperpigmentation, the darkening of the skin. This should help by making skin tone more even.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Strep throat: Usually not. You might have a stomach virus as well, or nausea could be from antibiotics, if you are on them. Prescription pain medicine can also c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Lymph nodes: Not typically. The forehead drains into lymph nodes in the face and neck.
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Testimonials
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Apr 13, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Sep 15, 2013
Thanks for your valuable contributions
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Martin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I have had an ear infection (that I have had in the past also) and was wondering why I kept having headaches, thank you for your information.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, am tired for that every 2weeks swelling with whit tounge .
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! i need to know if it'll heal soon? Im using fucidic acid as antibiotic

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

LENOX HILL HOSPITAL

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Albany Region, NY - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Albany Region, NY - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, New York - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
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