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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

Saturday: Closed
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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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sore throat: If you have a mild sore throat, Ibuprofen ar Acetaminophen are typically adequate. If it is more severe, you might need antibiotics. With mild soren... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ringing: Ear fluid can definitely cause ringing. When the fluid resolves, the ringing will get better (along with your hearing).
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsils: In children the tonsils are smooth and round, but as people age, they become irregular with a surface that resembles the surface of the moon (craters)... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tinnitus: The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss. No medicines have been shown to help, but the severity can be lessened with masking the noise (bac... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Bromfed (brompheniramine) DM: The normal dosing of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm is four hours, so i think it should be fine to take in four hours.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Cough: If you black out from this, you might be having spasm of your vocal cords. This can cause decreased blood oxygen and blacking out. I would see a doc... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Caffiene: Overdosage of caffeine can cause dizziness. Taking it on an empty stomach can cause a rapid absorption of the caffeine, causing a transient lay high ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Nyquil: None of the components of nyquil are contraindicated in pregnancy, but it seems the alcohol in the medicine is what ob's must object to.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Green phlegm: It could mean you have some chronic sinus inflammation, or possibly had some mucous in your nose that crusted up and didn't clear out quickly. If it ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dry cough: Dry cough is unlikely to be postnasal drip as the mucous would be coughed up, so the cough would be productive. Consider reflux, asthma, a viral synd... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sinus headache: When sinus symptoms are not responding to routine medical therapy, sinus surgery is typically the next step. This, however, is only indicated after m... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Rhinitis: You may have some mild chronic rhinitis or allergic rhinitis. Try some saline nasal spray; if that doesn't help, try an antihistamine. That will hel... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Effects of NyQuil: The half-life of doxylamine (the time it takes for your body to get rid of half of the drug) is 6-12 hours. The vast majority should be gone within a... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Throat lesion: As there is no discomfort, the most likely explanation is a prominent lymphoid aggregate, or a small bump of tonsil-like tissue. If worried, i would ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Bloody nose: If it's a small amount of blood, this can happen normally with some dryness. If it is a large amount of blood, see an ENT who can find the bleeding s... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Headache: My best guess, considering all of these symptoms, would be that you have a sinus infection. You probably started with a cold which has progressed to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Earache: If your ear is tender, you can try using some white vinegar in your ear (5 drops 3 times daily). If it is tender and the medicine does not go in, you... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Hypocalcemia: Hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy is common. You might be on oral calcium supplements for a time, but the vast majority of parathyroids will sta... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Cerumen: Cerumen color varies between different people. As long as your ears do not bother you, i would not do anything.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ear symptoms: These symptoms can be from the flu, but the common cold can cause these as well. Even an ear infection can cause most of these symptoms. Feel better... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Flumist: I wouldn't retake the medicine. The majority oh the medication would typically stay in the nose after a sneeze. Plus, the medicine probably caused t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Stamina: The only way to increase stamina that I have found is to gradually increase the length of your workouts/activities. Just give it time, you'll catch u... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Canker sore : Not typically. Canker sores are often brought on by stress. They are from a latent virus in your body.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Vestibulitis: For an infection in the nostril, bactroban (mupirocin) works well. If you have some redness on the outside of the nostril, applying some externally c... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Postnasal drip: Coughing up mucous is most commonly a result of postnasal drip. Talk to your doctor to try to ascertain the cause, as well as get treated. Feel bett... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dizziness: Sudden, persistent dizziness can be from a viral inner ear infection. I would suggest going to the emergency room, as they can give you medication to... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsillitis: Pain when swallowing, occasional ear pain and slight fever. With the body aches, i would lean more towards a viral cause of your sore throat. For a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
CPAP: Discuss this with his doctor. The pressure may be too high for him, forcing some air into his stomach. He might need another CPAP titration. I doub... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Neck throbbing: This is not a symptom of a thyroid problem. I'm not sure what it is as I have no other information. Feel better.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Nocturnal dizziness: With the shortness of breath, your symptoms sound more like possible obstructive sleep apnea to me. Head of bed elevation may help in opening your ai... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Lump in throat: Another possibility for the sensation of a lump in your throat could be laryngopharyngeal reflux, or lpr. With this, people often have throat clearin... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Head swelling: The only things i can think of would be trauma and infection. Any history of insect bites? I would apply ice, but if that doesn't help, see a doctor... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Lip lesion: Typically these are small hemangiomas, benign collections of blood vessels.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dental decay: I suspect she had a cavity that weakened the tooth. When it broke, i think what you saw is the decay (cavity) of the tooth. See a dentist in the nex... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Adenoidectomy: The surgery is all done through the mouth. No incisions on the face or inside the nose. The worst part of the surgery is the bad breath the patient ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Antifungal drops: I have patients use the antifungal drops that you can get in the pharmacy. They are made for athlete's foot, but can be used in the ear.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Coughing: I think this is very common. I have had this myself when exercising outside when the humidity is low. It usually passes quickly. If it seems to be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sore throat: First of all, throat cancer in a teen is exceedingly rare. Iow, you don't have cancer, most likely. Also, you wouldn't expect excess mucous from thr... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dizziness: Dizziness after standing up can be due to low blood pressure, dehydration or sometimes it can even be expected if you just got up too fast. High bloo... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Nasal fracture: Nasal fractures, like all other bone fractures, take about six weeks to be as strong as they were prior to the fracture. Also, like all fractures, th... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Red bumps: I think that you are talking about inflamed circumvallate papillae, the taste buds on the back of the oral tongue. This can happen with a viral infec... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Cold sore: You cannot see it and there is no longer any pain. They can return though.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ambroxol: The only side effect i could find for ambroxol hydrochloride is just some mild gastrointestinal distress.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ear pain: Throat pain from a tonsillitis can refer pain up to the ear. If you also have hearing loss, you might have an ear infection. A cold can lead to both... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sinus drainage: It really depends on the cause. If it is from a cold, otc meds are fine to use short-term. If it's from allergies, antihistamines are the way to go.... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Abdominal pain: While a stomach bug could give you these symptoms, i would suggest going to the emergency room if the symptoms do not significantly improve. The abdo... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tooth: I doubt this is a piece of tooth if this was not the area that was worked on. Point this out to your dentist at your follow up visit.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sinus: Tingling is a very uncommon symptom. Usually people have facial pressure or pain. Tingling can be seen before a migraine, or before shingles comes o... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sharp in ear: The most likely cause for this is some hard wax. Go see your primary care giver to have this evaluated.
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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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