Richard Huffaker, MD - Otolaryngology - Asante

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Richard Huffaker, DO

Richard Huffaker

Richard Huffaker, DO

Patient Rating
4.85 / 5 (Based on 221 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

May 05, 2022
This was a first time visit. From start to finish everyone I had contact with were outstanding.
April 27, 2022
My doctor was informative and excellent at explaining things
April 25, 2022
Yes, the provider.
April 16, 2022
Always make you feel comfortable and take the best care of the situation. Also give options on how to take care of the problem.
April 16, 2022
The entire staff!
April 15, 2022
Dr Huffaker was outstanding and I feel very comfortable having him in charge of my care
April 15, 2022
Everyone from this office from Dr Richard Huffaker down was very helpful it all the treatment I received. Very professional in there job.
April 15, 2022
Dr Huffaker and assistant was outstanding
April 13, 2022
Very good Doctor very through
April 13, 2022
Dr. Huffaker and his attending staff were excellent at diagnostic and treatment of my health concerns.
April 10, 2022
Dr. Huffaker
April 06, 2022
Dr and staff were all great.
March 30, 2022
The Dr. and staff were compassionate. I did not feel rushed in and out.
March 27, 2022
Dr Huffaker was very knowledgeable, explained things clearly, ; however, he did explain somethings on a higher level medically, than I was able to understand. I do feel he is an excellent provider.
March 25, 2022
Dr. Huffaker, as busy as he is, always presents his whole being during my treatment. I'm 77 years old,. No other doctor that has treated me in this life has, so consistently, expressed such a heart vibe during my medical examinations. Dr. Huffaker is a true healer both physically and spiritually.
March 23, 2022
I have always been treated with care and concern.
March 23, 2022
I have been seeing Dr. Huffaker for a few years now. He has ALWAYS been very easy to talk to. He listens with empathy and compassion and he speaks to me as if he wants me to be in the best health that I can be in. He has always given me excellent advice and suggestions. Unlike many other providers that I have seen, Dr. Huffaker spends the PERFECT amount of time with me. I never feel rushed (like SO many others do). He always makes sure that we have discussed everything that I want to discuss also.
March 23, 2022
The whole staff is outstanding. Wished we lived closer. So we can have this excellent care.
March 19, 2022
March 15, 2022
Dr. Huffaker always gives me a complete and thorough appointment. He's always listens and has a plan
March 14, 2022
Dr. Huffaker was very thorough, amiable, and knowledgeable. Did not feel rushed. Felt like he genuinely cared about my condition and health.
March 10, 2022
friendly and knowlage-able provider
March 10, 2022
Dr. RICHARD HUFFAKER he is a very good and he listens to the patients needs, he is excellent) ( and hes assisted Nikki she also tries very hard to work with a patientI am very happy with this office
March 06, 2022
made me feel very comfortable amd at ease
March 02, 2022
Dr Richard Huffaker an everyone on his staff where excellent..very happy with everyone on his staff..very knowledgeable of there job.. very caring of the patients..everyone always had a smile on there face..the best I have ever had at Asante..keep up your wonderful job you guys do..very much appreciate your job you are doing..Thank You so Much.
March 02, 2022
If it ain't broke don't fix it.
March 02, 2022
March 01, 2022
I have only been there once so far. It was a good experience and even though it will be for cancer treatment I do look forward to going back to the office
February 28, 2022
Nikki and Kemrey were both very helpful and friendly, very prompt in responding to messages and great about getting referrals done for me in a timely manner. They answered any questions I had and made me a priority. It is especially appreciated in these times of overworked and short-staffed departments.
February 26, 2022
Very satisfied with the consult.
February 23, 2022
The Dr seemed prepared and was aware of my husband's medical history.
February 23, 2022
Nikki is always helpful . There is another nurse but can't remember name . They all are helpful
February 22, 2022
The MD was lovely. Took his time with me. Did not seem rushed. Looked into my eyes when speaking or listening.
February 21, 2022
Nikki has gone above and beyond to make sure I was able to get appointments when I needed them. She was very helpful to myself and my wife in making sure I had everything scheduled that I needed. Dr.H also is great at explaining his steps and explaining what he would choose to do while still giving you options to make your own decisions. I'm very glad I am in their care for my current situation
February 17, 2022
Dr Huffaker and his assistant are wonderful!
February 11, 2022
Dr. Huffacker, took very good care of me, Nikki also
February 03, 2022
The medical assistant was delightful and put me at ease while transcribing my information. Dr. Huffaker was exceptional, like I had been seeing him for years, and he was gentle and diligent in solving my issue. I would highly recommend this office and am so happy I chose this office over other providers who are much closer to my home.
February 03, 2022
Dr. Huffaker is great and recommend him highly
February 03, 2022
everyone was very nice
February 01, 2022
Don't remember everyone's name I talked to BUT everybody was wonderful..made me feel at ease on what type of DSR surgery I was going to get on [DATE].
January 31, 2022
I appreciated the same day review of my tests and discussion of how to address my condition.
January 28, 2022
Dr. Huffacre and Nikki were most professional.
January 27, 2022
Dr. Huffaker has always been a good doctor and helped me with the heath issues I have presented.
January 19, 2022
Amazing doctor and staff.
January 14, 2022
The whole operation is superb!!!
January 14, 2022
Everyone at this office is a 10.
January 05, 2022
Everybody in Dr Huffacker office are great and I am impressed with everybody in this office.
January 05, 2022
Nikki and Richard Huffaker
January 05, 2022
Both nurses were very helpful and curtious. Dr. Huffaker was very helpful and curtious.
January 05, 2022
Dr. Hug faker and his assistant.
January 02, 2022
Dr Huffaker is an outstanding doctor and from our first meeting I felt comfortable with him. He is very good at explaining details and makes me feel like a priority in his practice
December 28, 2021
They were all very professional and courteous. They really listen to your concerns.
December 24, 2021
Doctor Haffaker
December 23, 2021
They are ALL outstanding! They do a fine job and as a team they are excellent
December 20, 2021
Quite satisfied with my visit.
December 20, 2021
The camera that he used to check the [service] (which revealed the the [diagnosis] that wasn't visible by regular examination. My [diagnosis] and stopped there years ago thanks to Huffacker and chec-ups y him have shown no new problems there. It's been over 5 tears since the first [service] and now the Cancer Center has been removed from the loop it is re-assruring to have him check the area. With his equipment I can view the results afterwards- the doctor shows me the recordings.
December 16, 2021
Dr. Huffaker and his assistant Miller
December 15, 2021
Receptionist and medical assistant were outstanding, as well as the doctor.
December 13, 2021
Thank you for your service, vary thoughtful an considered of my problem an professional. God bless.
December 10, 2021
The darling medical assistant that helps doctor.She was kind, sweet and helpful.And the doctor was just as kind!
December 10, 2021
Experience all around was outstanding.
December 09, 2021
Everyone was so respectful and caring to me. I greatly appreciate each and everyone.
December 09, 2021
Dr Huffaker and the entire staff are always outstanding!
December 09, 2021
Dr. Huffacker is very thorough and takes the time to answer every question. I never seem rushed. Everyone there is so nice!
December 09, 2021
The Doctor was very understanding and genuinely interested in my health and well being.
December 04, 2021
All the staff at Asante (Grants Pass) have been courteous, professional and easy to work with.
December 04, 2021
Nurses, and Dr.s
November 26, 2021
Nikki and the Dr
November 24, 2021
I have been treated with respect on every visit, the entire staff has been respectful.
November 24, 2021
November 24, 2021
Dr. Huffaker performed such an exemplary tonsillectomy that I healed in 6 days. He is a kind compassionate man with a refreshing bedside manner. I would recommend his practice to anyone struggling with ENT related conditions.
November 07, 2021
The lady that checked me into the main hospital for my scan was very nice.
November 05, 2021
Dr. Huffaker and his helpers were wonderful. They made it easy and fun to the best of their ability. I thought they understood what they were doing.
November 04, 2021
All good.... everyone, everywhere at Asante
November 04, 2021
My entire visit was courteous and professional . The doctor was knowledgeable and informative.
November 04, 2021
I have only seen Dr. Huffaker one time so far this month. Everyone I dealt with was pleasant and caring. Dr. Huffaker did my parathyroid surgery two years ago. When I needed to have my parathyroid checked this month, I was great full that Dr. Huffaker was still practicing.
November 03, 2021
It was my first visit as my trach is new. We were very pleased with the dr and the nurse . Both were very informed .
November 03, 2021
The ENT scheduler and assistants have made an extra effort to be helpful.I appreciate the extra time Dr Huffaker took to explain treatment and pathology.
November 01, 2021
The Doctor was fabulous. Explained everything in a timely manner and very informative
October 29, 2021
The doctor and his assistant who checked us in. They made what was a scary appointment for us relaxed and easy. Once we were past the front desk, everyone we spoke to was awesome!!! Front desk gals were fine, not stand out but not rude either. They had a job to do and they did it just fine! I also saw that they seemed to be working on other stuff so it wasn't like they had Time to chat and such anyway!
October 29, 2021
The nurse that we worked with on our visit was wonderful. Easy to talk to and really listened and had good interaction with myself and my child, helped put her at ease.
October 24, 2021
The office staff was excellent and Dr. Huffaker and his Medical Assistant was exceptional.
October 24, 2021
Everyone performed their job as I expected.
October 21, 2021
All staff that helped facilitate the virtual visit very helpful friendly knowledgeable
October 20, 2021
Dr. Huffaker did a prior procedure on me that worked out great and that's what I was in for recently to do it again, he listens and we/I can have my problem taken care of the least invasive way and I appreciate that.
October 20, 2021
Nice clean facility, receptionist were very respectful and informational
October 20, 2021
Nikki and the whole staff were always responsive!!
October 20, 2021
I find all sttaff at ENT remarkable people...They stayed gt vaccinated and remained the best of the best...
October 15, 2021
Dr. H and his staff are the best!
October 14, 2021
Knowledgeable and caring.
October 13, 2021
Dr RICHARD HUFFAKER been a great Dr, I've had a problem for the last 6 years and know other Dr could figure it out and he has.
October 11, 2021
Before I had finished my symptoms I could see the "ill letcha finish but I know what's wrong already' excited grin. As he was explaining it to me I couldn't pay attention because I was so relieved that, after a year of prescriptions and I dont knows, someone had an answer. And I went through all his advice to the more dramatic procedure and now, along with his other suggestions I am almost completely pain free and my head doesn't hurt all day. I am so thankful for what he did and the knowledge he has. Thank you thank you! Also a great guy, I felt completely comfortable with him and he had no problems with me being LGBT. Which isn't a too common thing. Fantastic job.
October 10, 2021
Dr Huffaker is very caring and personally answers our questions so that it is easy to understand.
October 09, 2021
Everyone we had contact with was exceptional. My husband and I felt listened to and the staff were cheerful and helpful.
October 08, 2021
First off I trust Dr. Huffaker with my life. His staff are the best. Nichole is great to work with she has the answer to any of my questions. One of the best clinic.
October 02, 2021
DR. Huffaker and Jonathan [ ] Have both seen me and are extremely professional at their work!
October 01, 2021
All of the people clerks, assistants and the doctor were outstanding. My wife and I felt a lot better and had a better understanding of what was wrong. Thank you, [NAME]
September 22, 2021
Dr. Huffaker and assistant Nikki
September 21, 2021
My son, who lives in Salem, did not want me to give up entirely on treatment without finding out just what the treatment would be. I had refused treatment on my first visit to Dr. H. and then decided that I should at least find out what course of treatment would be decided upon by Dr. Nelli of the Oncology, Hematology office in Medford. I decided to go ahead with her planned treatment that she is scheduling. Dr. H. will be informed of her treatment scheduling.
September 16, 2021
The entire staff was awesome!
September 11, 2021
They were all helpful. No complaints. Happy with everyone
September 08, 2021
I felt that Dr huffaker performed his work outstanding as usual!!!
September 08, 2021
Dr. Hufacker and his staff are always outstanding in all details.
September 06, 2021
The person that called to schedule
September 05, 2021
Everyone was outstanding
September 05, 2021
Everyone was exceptionally friendly.
September 02, 2021
Dr Huffackers knowledge and bedside manner.
August 18, 2021
Over the years, Dr. Huffaker has been extraordinarily good at speaking directly to me and clearly explaining my condition and the course of treatment.
August 18, 2021
Huffaker answered every question with respect and superb detail. He seems like a real stand-up guy.
August 17, 2021
I spent 20 years as a certified medical assistant and my doctor gave me great care, understanding and made me feel confident in the care he provided.
August 17, 2021
Even during a pandemic, everyone in ENT has been great! I'm not sure I'd handle the stress and remain personable and professional like you guys have. Thank you all!
August 16, 2021
Everyone was very kind
August 13, 2021
I have not been there enough (2 office visits) to know who is good at what and what they are better for today. Everybody did their job well. Everybody was kind and courteous. When I had a list of questions I needed answered about the pending surgery the receptionist knew the number of questions I needed answered would best get an answer by an in-person appointment with Dr. Huffraker. The receptionist made this appointment in due course and now I am totally informed (to date). If I have any further questions I feel confident I would get an answer swiftly. (to date).
August 02, 2021
I had a great experience with huffaker. My past experience with a different provider at this office for my other child was not as great. I would 100% recommend this provider. He was patient, he listened, and he engage with a child. He explained the plan moving forward. The PA was also excellent! Thank you.
August 01, 2021
Dr Huffaker is very caring and so is his staff.
July 28, 2021
Dr.huff Akers PA and entire staff were excellent
July 28, 2021
Dr. Huffaker and the staff that work on me at my last visit were patient and caring through out the whole procedure that was done. I give them 2 thumbs up.
July 21, 2021
I would love to have Richard as my primary doctor. At my last appointment about my throut, I mentioned another problem I was having and he told me to contact my primary to try a certain medicine. Long time problem solved. Thank you Richard. [NAME]
July 12, 2021
The whole staff 14 as well as Dr Huffacker
July 11, 2021
Dr and staff where great
July 11, 2021
They were very understanding. Always smiling
July 09, 2021
I was referred to Dr. Huffaker with a black spot on my lip. Got the appointment in approximately two weeks. Dr. Huffaker was polite, and professional as he examined the lip, did a biopsy, and took out the stitch in two appointments. He explained all the points I needed to know as we were proceeding with the treatment. I was very impressed with how well I was treated !!!!
June 23, 2021
Dr huffaker he knew right away what was wrong.
June 17, 2021
All personnel were courteous and knowledgeable.
June 09, 2021
Very professional and PA was wonderful also
June 09, 2021
Yah, I never had as good service with any body else. Dr. Huffaker than did more in one appointment then all the other Dr's I have seen in the last 10 years of living in OR.
May 27, 2021
Everyone was very nice
May 26, 2021
All were very courteous and helpful
May 23, 2021
His entire team is great. When I call in with a question I get a call back from one of his staff within a couple hours. Dr. Huffaker is kind and caring, he has always listened to my concerns and weighed in with his own professional experiences. He calls me by my first name and seems to know who I am when I come in for an appointment.
May 20, 2021
All of them
May 20, 2021
Dr. Huffaker very pleasant .Excellent bedside Manners. Very loving concern. Genuine empathy
May 20, 2021
Each Asante visit I've had has always been excellent. It makes me feel good that there is a great hospital with excellent staff in this small town.
May 08, 2021
Dr Huffaker is THE BEST! our family would highly recommend him. He makes you feel like you're his only patient. I can't remember his nurses name, but she's amazing also!
May 07, 2021
William, the PA was a joy and refreshing. Dr. Huffaker himself is a real jewel. So glad I was recommended to him and his staff
April 24, 2021
Richard Huffaker, PA William. Scheduler Nichole
April 23, 2021
Great doctor and staff
April 16, 2021
Dr. Huffaker was phenomenal!!!
April 12, 2021
I appreciate the care and attentive manner that I received at the Grants Pass location. There was a big difference between that location and a previous appt that I had at the Medford location.
April 12, 2021
Dr. Huffaker himself was very helpful in explaining my situation and the procedure to be used. He addressed my concerns and questions up front so I understand . The entire staff was not only helpful but kind.
April 09, 2021
Everyone was great from check in to the medical assistant and the Doctor and new PA
April 08, 2021
He was very informed on my condition. Helped me be not so stressed. I'm a cancer survivor and was very concerned about my lump on the side of my face by my ear. I will always have him treat me. Very knowledgeable.
March 30, 2021
Dr. Huffacker and his staff are really excellent.
March 29, 2021
All good
March 26, 2021
Dr. Richard Huffaker
March 22, 2021
All of the above
March 20, 2021
Dr. Huffiker's scheduling assistance Nicol is a very confident person. She answered questions and returned my call when needed. Nikki one of his assistance is also an excellent representative of his office and at Asante. I'm sorry I do not know the name of his other associates that take notes and print off copies. All very competent people.
March 19, 2021
I was surprised and pleased that Dr. Huffaker was so personable. He took his time in the appointment, making sure I understood what was going on. He acted like he knew me, and that he cared.
March 18, 2021
Very happy with his care
March 18, 2021
The person I spoke with, I believe it was Erik, when I cancelled my appointment and again when I had to make another one. He was very understanding and helpful on both occasions. He spoke clearly and it was refreshing to be able to hear him, I'm not hard of hearing, but some people do not speak clearly, and talk too fast, or too soft.
March 08, 2021
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