Richard Huffaker, MD - Otolaryngology - Asante

Richard Huffaker, DO

Richard Huffaker

Richard Huffaker, DO

Patient Rating
4.80 / 5 (Based on 200 Reviews) Read Patient Experiences
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Asante Ear, Nose and Throat – Grants Pass
537 Union Ave.
Grants Pass, Oregon 97527
Main: 541-507-2150

About this Provider

Richard Huffaker, DO, provides specialized ear, nose, and throat care to adults and children.

Dr. Huffaker earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Missouri. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa, as well as a fellowship in head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery with CENTA Group—St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital in Indiana.

As a head and neck surgical oncologist, Dr. Huffaker has a special interest in oral cancer awareness. Before joining Asante in September 2012, he biked 3,000 miles from Washington, D.C. to Grants Pass in an effort to raise funds for oral cancer research.

Originally from Colorado, Dr. Huffaker is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys southern Oregon recreation including fishing, hiking and biking trails. He values being part of the Grants Pass close-knit community.

Patient Experiences

October 09, 2020
The Dr, was able to help me with my cough, it is slowly getting better thanks to his advise. [name].
October 05, 2020
They all are outstanding!
October 01, 2020
Dr. Haffaker and Courtney [ ] were wonderful. All staff have been great, I don't remember all the names.
September 25, 2020
September 24, 2020
Dr. Huffaker was very nice and personable. He was very knowledgeable and explained my condition and the procedure he was administering thoroughly. He was very skilled which made the proceedure less painful. My appointment was a month out but I was able to get in earlier because of a cancellation which made me very happy. I received the results of my test in a week which is the time Dr Huffaker said it would probably be ready.
September 24, 2020
Dr. Huffakers attention to my concerns, and the options he laid out were great. We come up with a plan and an alternate plan if plan A doesn't work. We will reevaluate in 30 days and go from there.
September 20, 2020
I was truly impressed with doctor Huffaker. Spent a fair amount of time with me and was super informative about giving me the details of the treatment I needed. He was also open to answering all the questions that I had. I would say that the Grants pass area is lucky to have a Doctor of his quality.
September 18, 2020
I don't know the names of the staff in this department , however, they all are competent and strive to provide excellent care.
September 08, 2020
Dr. Huffaker was wonderful. So friendly and attentive. Made you feel like you were a friend.
September 07, 2020
August 31, 2020
I was given an emergency appointment due to an urgent need. The staff squeezed me in the schedule and were concerned regarding my condition.
August 28, 2020
They were courteous and very thorough. Eased my mind about situation
August 27, 2020
Everyone that worked with me was fantastic. All the nurses and doctors were caring, explained things, showed compassion and concern as well. They were very knowledgeable and seemed to love what they do. It was a great experience.
August 21, 2020
Dr. [ ] and his staff, Dr. Huffaker and his staff are exceptional
August 16, 2020
Yes, Dr. Huffaker home then I'm exactly what my problem was and has solutions for them knowledgeable doctor that cares about his patients and he was a very refreshing experience for a change with air nose and throat people that I've been to in the past I plan to follow up with him and Cantel he will help me
August 13, 2020
Dr. Huffaker was thorough and explained fully both the procedure and outcome in an effective manor. His recommendations were easy to understand and I really like that he gave the why behind his recommendations rather than just telling me what to do. Really happy with my experience overall.
August 07, 2020
All staff was great
August 07, 2020
Considering the Covid issues I was impressed with check in and safety for the patients
August 06, 2020
Very professional and good staff service.
July 23, 2020
Dr. Huffaker is one of the best doctors I have ever been treated by. Also, his team are the greatest. My surgery went very well and today I feel wonderful. It doesn't get any better then that.
July 17, 2020
Very little wait time to see the doctor
July 10, 2020
July 09, 2020
All staff members I had contact with were kind, professional and informative regarding my care.
July 06, 2020
The doctor was excellent and prescribed treatment that no other doctor has ever prescribed before which resulted in a quick recovery
July 03, 2020
The only reason I put usually get in right away was because I couldn't get in due to the Covid19. Otherwise, I usually get in pretty quick.
July 02, 2020
Everyone was very helpful
June 18, 2020
Dr. Huffaker!
June 18, 2020
Richard Huffaker was outstanding. He engaged me with understanding and compassion. His bedside manner was attentive and appreciated. The surgery he performed was done efficiently and without pain. Dr. Huffaker is a caring and professional individual. He is the model that I will be comparing my future interactions with the medical profession. I would recommend Dr. Huffaker to anyone needing his valuable skill set. Thanks for employing such a remarkable individual.
June 15, 2020
Dr Huffaker
June 15, 2020
Dr. Huffaker and Staff have been very kind, caring, and professional. His assistants, Nikki and Aubry are very helpful and are always very timely in returning our calls. I appreciate that very much, this has been a stressful time for us.
June 11, 2020
Everything exceeded my expectations. The doctor and staff treated me extremely well.
June 11, 2020
The entire group is very professional.
June 09, 2020
Timely admittance to appointments, professional, competent, courteous and friendly staff.
June 09, 2020
Everyone involved was helpful and professional.
June 09, 2020
Dr. Huffaker
June 08, 2020
The doctor was awesome!
June 08, 2020
Dr. Huffaker was outstanding. He is extremely knowledgeable, very kind and goes about and beyond in every aspect of his practice!
June 08, 2020
Yes, Everyone
June 08, 2020
Everything is pretty much outstanding by all
June 08, 2020
We have only been to one visit and were very satisfied with the service so far.
April 29, 2020
I really like Dr. Huffaker. I would wait three more months if I had to to fix my problem.
April 29, 2020
Dr. Huffaker listens to what I have to say. He is easy to talk to. He is very caring. I would highly recommend him.
April 15, 2020
The whole office staff is excellent
March 29, 2020
Dr. Huffaker saw me during this current covid-19 outbreak, I really appreciate that he was able to do so.
March 29, 2020
Really all of them. They so nice and took great care of me and made me very comfortable. Thank you all so much.
March 26, 2020
Good job by all.
March 26, 2020
Doctor new what he was doing and did a fine job.
March 20, 2020
Everyone -from the office staff to the person who checked me in to Dr Huffaker and the scribe who took notes was kind and professional
March 19, 2020
Everyone is was very generous. I feel comfortable and relaxed there too. Thank you.
March 11, 2020
excellent treatment
March 10, 2020
Richard Huffaker is the best! I have been to other specialists for skin cancer on my face, including a plastic surgeon and Dr. Huffaker did an even better job. Plus, he's just fun to be around, very nice.
February 28, 2020
Dr. Hufaker and the lady who saw us first and set this all up.
February 28, 2020
Dr. Huffaker, went to different physicians trying to figure out my coughing problem. Dr. Huffaker diagnosed it correctly the first time and life got immediately better under his treatment. So yea, that is what I would call outstanding.
February 21, 2020
Satisfactory service all around.
February 14, 2020
I felt that Dr Huffaker is a outstanding Dr and always feel comfortable with him and his staff!!!
February 09, 2020
February 06, 2020
It would be to hard to Point out one person when they all were so great. I have never been treated so well buy such a carding staff. Great Job!
February 05, 2020
Awesome care
February 04, 2020
Jill [ ] SLP has been the most helpful person ever at Asante. If she doesn't know an answer she goes above and beyond to find out and helps to resolve any issues.
January 27, 2020
Dr. Huffaker came in and shook my hand. This made me feel comfortable and showed a connection. GREAT clinic and provider.
January 26, 2020
All very good!
January 20, 2020
January 11, 2020
Dr Huffaker
January 03, 2020
Dr Huffaker was very professional and knowledgeable.
January 03, 2020
December 27, 2019
Dr. Huffaker
December 27, 2019
I have only had one visit during this time for a consultation and after I have my surgery I will be better able to answer these questions with more knowledge about the services provided and staff.
December 19, 2019
Dr. Huffaker really listens and works with me. That makes me feel valued as a patient. I live on a budget so he tries to keep that in mind when he has to prescribe medicine. He knows I have several things wrong with me CHF, cancer, Afib, stroke, and problems of reacting badly to some medicines and he cares and we talk my options over.
December 13, 2019
I think Dr. Huffaker is an excellent physician. During my appointment, he quickly picked up on the questions I asked, gave intelligent answers, and was gentle and thorough in his examination. Also he has a good sense of humor (always a plus)! And, when I asked him what he'd done on a recent holiday, he revealed that he'd been doing volunteer medical work in South America (I think it was.) What a good doctor and good guy!
November 30, 2019
Everything goes very smoothly at Asante.
November 27, 2019
Dr. Huffaker and his staff
November 24, 2019
pre-op nurse, don't remeber her name but very attentive, got what I needed promtly ( chap-stick, water after surgery ect) nurses in surgery great team work and very professional
November 20, 2019
radiation crew, our navigator nurse, was very helpful
November 20, 2019
The doctors office didn't know why I had been sent to him. So his assistant was very patient with me as we came to a conclusion. As the Dr was examining me we were assessing my condition, he was very informative and pleasant.
November 18, 2019
The medical nurse who was in the room with me asked me if my conditioned had improved; that was very nice of her. She gave me a range of percentage of improvement which I told her it was beyond that. She listened to what I had to say and wrote down my senses. She clarified that popping sensation in the ear is a good sign because I had a lot of that going on.
November 18, 2019
Dr. Huffacker was very professional and friendly. He answered all my many questions. I felt more relaxed and confident about my situation after talking to him.
November 14, 2019
Courtney, PA, & Dr. Huffaker.
November 03, 2019
Dr.Huffaker did a fantastic job on sewing up my face after removing the cancer. I was concerned about the scars that the surgery would leave on my face and I was amazed how well just after several weeks that they looked. His assistant that removed the stitches also did an excellent job. All of the people that I dealt with were very professional and very helpful.
October 31, 2019
Everyone that I had contact with was very kind, courteous, and knowledgeable
October 31, 2019
The provider was kind, caring, and should sincere concern. I really liked him and would not be uncomfortable with his care.
October 21, 2019
Nikki, very compassionate, takes great care of Me. Dr. Huffaker is the best Dr. in the world
October 21, 2019
I was referred by another group to see Dr Huffaker so some of your questions are not applicable. My overall experience was positive. He was considerate and I felt very comfortable with the scope that was necessary for my condition.I would certainly recommend the doctor to anyone.
October 17, 2019
Just want to recognize the whole staff, they are the best. �
October 17, 2019
Appreciated the professional care I received and was able to have the care necessary right here in Grants Pass. Would certainly use Dr Huffaker again when and if needed.
October 14, 2019
All nurses and especially the doctor were excellent in care and kindness. 10 stars!
October 11, 2019
Dr Huffaker and his staff
October 10, 2019
They all deserve it.....
October 05, 2019
I had surgery at Oregon Health and Science University to remove a growth on my pituitary. Dr. [ ] was the ENT doctor who worked on me. I saw Dr. [ ] two weeks later and he used a scope to look into my nose. Then he removed some dried mucous so I could hopefully breathe better. When I saw Dr. Huffaker, I was still unable to breathe consistently through my nose, so he used a scope and removed more mucous. Since then I have been able to breathe through my nose some of the time, but I am hoping that at my next visit he will eliminate the congestion,
September 25, 2019
Courtney and Dr. Huffaker
September 25, 2019
September 17, 2019
Dr Huffacker was very nice, and I will continue to see him as needed in the future. Five Stars
September 11, 2019
Both the PA Courtney and Dr Huffaker took the time to really listen and help me with the least invasive care first. I appreciated the fact that they did not push surgery even though we will probably end up there.
September 10, 2019
Everything and everyone was excellent! A potentially stressful situation was made calm and peaceful. Thank you to all involved.
September 10, 2019
Courtenay the PA
September 03, 2019
my team was the best, from my Nurse navigator, to HOA, Radiation, Dietition, and the Valle parking attendents. I like to say they made a bad situation better. Thank them I appreciate the care they gave me.
August 25, 2019
I felt like the staff listened and gave us easy to follow directions to find and register our resources. It has been barely a month since I was at the Ear Nose and Throat specialist. The specialist was so nice and very attentive to what I had to say and to get to the bottom of what is going on with me. He was very thorough with my examination. He also explained how the procedure worked when he was putting a pediatric tube down my nose. With the graphic poster on the way, he simplified possible issues or diagnosis with my ear stabilizing pressure. He also referred me to do an audio graph test which I like that the audiographer technician was slow direct and patient. As well as, figuring out why I have mild hearing loss in my right ear and perfect hearing on my left which my left ear has been the main problem.
August 16, 2019
Yes, Nikki was very professional. Dr. Bonk is an excellent physician and listens to the child and parent. The ER staff were busy given horrific situations that evening, but we still felt at ease and respected!! Dawn and Jonny K (Nurses)work so hard and with compassion. Radiology was perfect! Bryson is doing great, and we are blessed to have medical and nurses who care!
August 15, 2019
Every one is great, I have yet to have a negative experience
August 09, 2019
Courtney [ ], has always been cheerful, professional and funny.
August 08, 2019
Dr. Huffaker
July 29, 2019
Very personable, enjoyed meeting him and he made the surgery less stressfull.
July 15, 2019
my ENT doctor
July 11, 2019
The audiologist was excellent. Dr. Huffaker was caring and had some helpful suggestions, I would recommend to friends if they need an ENT.
July 10, 2019
The medical assistant who roomed me for my appt. on [date] and took my history. I can't remember her name
July 10, 2019
I called in with a question regarding the prescribed med I was given. The receptionist took time to understand what I was asking and repeated back to me the message she was giving to the doctor. Within 25 minutes I got a call explaining what I needed to know. Excellent service there. Thank you.
July 08, 2019
everyone was very comfortable to be with. I am very nervous wirh doctors. I was relaxked with the whole experience.SUPPER STAFF AND DOCTOR
July 04, 2019
Dr. Huffaker is the best, most understanding, capable, informative doctor I have ever had. Easy to talk to, easy to understand, and compassionate. His Medical Assistant Nikki W, CCMA was great. Helpful, caring, compassionate.
June 30, 2019
Dr. [ ], Dr. [ ], Dr. Nelson and All of their Helping Nurses and Staff are working hard and Wonderful for the Health Care for All. Thank You All and May GOD BLESS You All !
June 27, 2019
Asante E.N.T. has always been on time and excellent. Dr. Huffaker is amazing. Thank you so much....
June 27, 2019
Dr, Huffaker
June 25, 2019
Everyone who I spoke to on the phones were very courteous, professional and helpful. Dr. Huffaker and his staff are very experienced and skilled and I feel very fortunate to have had them perform my surgery. That all made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. All such caring and compassionate people.
June 20, 2019
Dr. Huffaker and his staff are outstanding!
June 14, 2019
Dr Huffmaker
June 09, 2019
Dr. Huffaker is a very caring doctor.
June 03, 2019
I have had a great experience with office and staff. Very professional. Dr Huffaker has been great!
May 29, 2019
Exceptional service from Dr. H and his Nursing and medical staff. I could not have asked for better service. Thank you so much for your compassionate care.
May 24, 2019
Dr. Huffaker is an outstanding physician.
May 23, 2019
Dr Huffacker
May 18, 2019
I am very happy with the staff and the way I was treated.
May 13, 2019
I''m bad with names. The staff were all great.
May 07, 2019
Dr. Huffaker and his assistant were both AWESOME!
May 06, 2019
Not at all
May 01, 2019
Goes without saying..... Dr Huffaker is amazing. His staff is always friendly, caring, and efficient.
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