Richard Huffaker, DO

Richard Huffaker

Richard Huffaker, DO

Patient Rating
4.88 / 5 (Based on 265 reviews) Read Patient Experiences

Otolaryngology

  • Accepting new patients

Locations

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.

Education and training

Education

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, DO

Residency

Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Otolaryngology

Fellowship

Center for Ear, Nose & Throat & Allergy, Otolaryngology

Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery

Patient experiences

October 19, 2022
Dr Huffaker was outstanding. He was caring knowledgeable and professional. I knew he would take care of my issue.
October 19, 2022
your nose and throat specialist was awesome, but it took me [ ] to get in, my previous [ ] and [ ] was awesome, but when I needed to come in it was a day she laughed so I understand what helped doctors that it was hard to get in. Thank God it was not an emergency
October 13, 2022
I think Dr.Huffacker is outstanding. He took the time to clean my ears professionally, and didn't make me feel embarrassed. Very easy to talk to. Thank you Dr. Huffacker.
October 12, 2022
I have only had a video visit with the doctor, the proceedure is in two days.
October 12, 2022
They were able to see me so quickly
October 10, 2022
Everything was fine. I had to reschedule once, and then the office called me to reschedule again. But it was all good. Polite and professional staff.
October 01, 2022
nurses, receptioist, and dr. were very professional at all times. Thank you
September 28, 2022
I was happy with how quick I was able to get seen and diagnosed. The Dr. Was very informative and helpful. I am, however, still waiting for a call back to schedule an appointment for the surgical procedure.
September 11, 2022
Dr. Huffaker and All staff
September 09, 2022
Yes, Dr. Huffaker and his entire support staff were kind, supportive and very professional for which I am cery grateful.
September 08, 2022
Dr Huffaker is the best ENT I've ever seen. Always professional, knowledgeable and capable of caring for my many medical issues
September 08, 2022
Dr Huffaker was exceptional
September 08, 2022
Their entire team was amazing accommodating my daughters special needs.
September 02, 2022
Both Dr Huffaker and his staff! Totally Miraculous!!!
September 02, 2022
Dr. Huffaker has been a leader on my Life Team since 2014 when I was diagnosed with [ ]. He was first in my care to [ ]. Dr. [ ], Dr. [ ] & Dr [ ] All participated in my treatments and care for the first two years of my [ ] diagnosis and treatment. I'm here on earth and breathing because of Asante Three Rivers I truly believe that each one of them deserve a Special acknowledgment from me to them for all to see!
August 29, 2022
He's a great ENT doctor & the support staff are super sweet, too! Thanks!
August 29, 2022
Everyone was just great
August 24, 2022
The doctor was very attentive.
August 14, 2022
I originally started seeing This Doctor because of a problem I was having [ ] over 5 years ago (approx.) and I was referred to him bu my regular Dr. [ ]. Dr. Huffaker did a check of my [ ] or some such thing. anyway, in a short time he discovered a [ ] right next to my voice box. At that time I was sent on to the Helen Spears Cancer Center, and after a couple months, [ ]. At first I was seeing someone from the Cancer center twice a year, then once a year, then that stopped this last year. BUT I'VE SEEN DR. DR. HUFFAKER EVERY 6 MONTHS SINCE THE [ ]. I attribute him with 95% of the finding/cure/after-treatment. I have always been treated well by him. I would recommend him to any friend or family member and I have in the past.
August 14, 2022
I enjoyed the follow up by Cindy getting my [ ] scheduled. She and Dr. Huffaker makes the entire process easy and comfortable.
August 14, 2022
Dr. Huffaker assessed my condition which I have had for 5 years, have had numerous treatments which did not alleviate the condition. He listened and understood my concerns. He prescribed a treatment that worked within one day. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
August 13, 2022
They all were very nice and made me feel comfortable.
August 10, 2022
Dr. Huffakers assistant
August 10, 2022
Today's operation. From the admitting (Don) guy to all of the staff they treated my neighbor/driver and myself with the upmost respect. Good group of folks. Many thanks.
August 10, 2022
All of the staff goes above and beyond to help you.
July 29, 2022
Everyone one of them! Outstanding group!
July 29, 2022
Great bed side Manor, Willing to please and get you taken care of ASAP. Great Doctor !! Thak you
July 29, 2022
the Dr. is excellent
July 29, 2022
all of them
July 24, 2022
Dr Huffaker is excellent
July 24, 2022
Kemerie [ ]
July 24, 2022
All healthcare
July 21, 2022
The Dr
July 21, 2022
EVERY ONE.
July 21, 2022
Both the assistant and the doctor were very kind and thoughtful and efficient. If I needed further care, I would certainly see them.
July 18, 2022
Everybody in that office is always treated me very well I appreciate it very much thank you
July 15, 2022
I am so thankful I was referred to him, he is so good at what he does and he discovered I had an [diagnosis] and set me up to have an ultra sound done and had the results back to me in 2 days! the staff was very friendly as well loved his nurse not sure of her name but she was great!
July 15, 2022
I had a specific problem and it was dealt with.professionally.
July 14, 2022
Dr Huffaker is the best doctor! Kind, considerate, caring, knowledgeable, makes you feel your in his family!
July 14, 2022
Dr Hufaker explained my upcoming procedure very detailed
July 14, 2022
all
July 14, 2022
Dr Huffacker, and his staff
July 12, 2022
Nicole, Dr Huffaker and Physician Asst. were excellent
July 11, 2022
The initial MA for Dr. Huffaker I saw was personable, humorous, and answered all my questions. Dr. Huffaker is truly one of the best doctors I've ever encountered. Again, he was personable, the appointment didn't seem rushed, and the passion for his job was evident throughout his appointment, which naturally made me feel like he cared and gave me confidence in the information I was given. Overall, one of the best experiences I've had at Asante.
July 09, 2022
The doctor
July 05, 2022
Suzanne in Asante ENT post-op went above and beyond to explain things in ways that were easy to understand and remember and were directly applicable to my personal recovery. She delayed her lunch break to spend as much time as possible with my husband and I. Knowing what to expect definitely made recovery less scary. Dr. Huffaker seems genuinely empathetic and wanting his patients to have the most successful results possible. He will openly answer specific questions and is also very honest and kind.
July 04, 2022
Amazing physician and office staff!
July 02, 2022
He was extremely knowledgeable and accurate with his diagnosis and treatment.
July 02, 2022
I received a nice "thank you" letter from the staff that performed my [service] which I found very thoughtful.
July 01, 2022
Although this was my first appointment with Dr. Huffaker, my husband has been a patient for quite some time. We both feel that Dr. Huffaker is an excellent provider and would highly recommend him to others.
July 01, 2022
Nikki, Nicholas, the doctor, and staff
July 01, 2022
The doctors skill and knowledge during the examination.
June 30, 2022
Dr. Huffaker and his team at Asante were Awesome and very though through explaining and answering questions !
June 29, 2022
The doctor was well informed about current scientific thinking about the causes of [diagnosis].
June 28, 2022
Great staff very conscientious
June 28, 2022
The whole staff and reception
June 28, 2022
Dr. Huffaker
June 28, 2022
I really respect dr Huffaker because he really showed me how much he cared about my health and explained different ways to accomplish my goals for better health
June 28, 2022
Nikki
June 28, 2022
Dr. Huffaker's staff were all very professional and caring, and always respectful!
June 28, 2022
Everyone was always helpful and made sure all my questions were answered
June 28, 2022
Dr Huffacre is a treasure. He is one of the best providers I have ever been to.
June 28, 2022
Honest and professional
June 28, 2022
I've seen many ENT Doctors in the past 13 years for my ear issues and this doctor was absolutely the best I've seen. I had more confidence in him than any others. I actually feel hopeful for a much better out come in the future with him.
June 28, 2022
Nikki has always been a kick in the pants! Always feel important!
June 28, 2022
Dr. H and the staff are great.
June 28, 2022
They were all good.
June 28, 2022
Dr Huffaker he's my husband's Dr/surgeon, and now I'm seeing him for an ear issue. We love and trust him completely!
May 17, 2022
Everything is fine as I've said repeatedly.I have asked that you stop sending this Survey every time I see the doctor. If things weren't good I wouldn't be going I've asked to have this canceled please!
May 17, 2022
Dr. Huffaker was kind and friendly. He respected my husband and his questions as he attended the appointment.
May 16, 2022
I travel to Grants Pass from Medford to be treated at Asante ENT. I like the care I receive and trust Dr. H. with my health issues. I have always been treated with respect and felt cared for.
May 13, 2022
Dr. Huffaker is the original doctor to discover the [diagnosis] on the inner back of my throat with a laryngoscopy. The [diagnosis] was a 'reaction' to the daily acid-reflux I was having. Luckily the [diagnosis] was found as a [ ] and was eliminated at the Helen Spears Cancer Center using Radiation only, after one month treatment . Dr. Huffaker does the follow-up by checking it every 6 months. It is not a very pleasant process and yet Dr. Huffaker does an excellent job of making it very manageable. Anyway it keeps me coming back.
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
The whole staff is outstanding. Wished we lived closer. So we can have this excellent care.
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 19, 2022
Everyone
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
Everyone
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
Everyone!!!!!!!!!!
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.

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