Richard Huffaker, MD - Otolaryngology - Asante

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Richard Huffaker, DO

Richard Huffaker

Richard Huffaker, DO

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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

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
the people
March 04, 2021
Dr. Huffaker is excellent. Spends time with me. Answers questions. Caring.
February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021
The doctor and his staff are excellent. Always explains everything very well.
February 25, 2021
Dr. Huffaker and the entire surgery team were outstanding! I would highly recommend them to any and everyone. I was so well taken care of, and truly felt I was in good hands.
February 21, 2021
All of my visits have been outstanding
February 19, 2021
Yes, Suzanne my RN nurse in charge of my recovery/entry into surgery, well she was excellent ! What a gem of a lady, she spoke with very loving kindness all I needed to understand regarding the process, what I could expect, asked my what I already knew and made sure I fully was explained each step and precaution for discharge instructions. She had a great personality, charismatic and funny, and just general overall a blessing to be around as she performed her duties as RN. My wife and I really enjoyed our short time spent there, and the whole crew we had interaction was very pleasant and professional. I have to say Suzanne really made me feel at ease, even more than I was on my own understanding of the surgery. Thank you so very much for your great staff, and to Dr. Huffaker for his skilled hands in the delicate surgery of my nose. I am looking forward to experiencing some results soon, after swelling dies down.
February 08, 2021
The entire staff was amazing. Best care I have ever received.
February 01, 2021
January 31, 2021
Dr Huffaker had the best bedside manner! He was professional and explained every detail so I could understand what step was best for me and making the necessary decision on how to proceed with my situation.
January 29, 2021
Dr. Huffacker is very caring
January 25, 2021
Dr. Huffacker performed surgery twice; on my Face and Head. The results have beenExcellent. I would refer Dr. Huffacker to any of my family or friends, if the need arises.
January 15, 2021
Dr Huffaker found an existing problem which led him to the source of my eye problem.
January 15, 2021
Time spent on me
January 08, 2021
Dr. Richard Huffaker, DO, Dr. [ ] Medical Oncology Specialist, Dr. [ ] Radiation Oncologist . These doctors were easy to speak with and listened to what we had to say in a polite, non arrogant manner. They did not leave the room abruptly when the appointment was finished but said goodbye in a friendly manner. They gave us suggestions and encouragement on what might be helpful in daily life to live with the damage done by the radiation to the salivary glands.
January 04, 2021
I am very pleased to have Dr. Huffacre on my team. He is knowledgeable, pleasant and kind.
December 31, 2020
Everyone was great and helped me feel at ease for my son's surgery.
December 31, 2020
All the staff and Dr. Huffaker was awesome
December 31, 2020
Dr. Huffaker listens and then explains issues clearly.
December 31, 2020
Dr Huffaker's care and thoroughness and recommendations!
December 29, 2020
Everyone was very nice and listened to what I was saying. Dr. Hufaker jumped on my issues and knew what he was going to do before I arrived. I was able to ask questions and he answered them all before we made the final decision on what was best for me due to Covid restrictions.
December 26, 2020
Dr. Huffaker
December 24, 2020
Dr. Huffaker is outstanding. He is always so gentle and caring.
December 24, 2020
I am very pleased that Dr Huffaker was able to take care of the cancer I needed surgery for. He I'd a very friendly and easy to talk with. I am glad I was referred to Dr. Huffaker.
December 24, 2020
I appreciated the care and attention to safety during this pandemic
December 21, 2020
Dr. Huffacker is excellent.
December 18, 2020
Dr Huffacker & his team are all very knowledgable & helpful.
December 14, 2020
I appreciate that Dr. Huffaker is always kind and respectful. I also appreciate his willingness to refer me on when he isn't able to resolve my issues. In all, he's pretty great!
December 11, 2020
Everyone was very caring, helpful and great.
December 04, 2020
Both Dr. Huffacker and assistant Nikki were the best, Explained in detail their course of treatment. They were carrying and courteous. Great outcome.
December 03, 2020
Dr Huffaker and his nurse Niki have been exceptional.
December 02, 2020
November 23, 2020
I have been very pleased with the staff at ENT from the first visit and each subsequent visit. The staff has been very friendly, yet carrying themselves with professionalism, empathy, knowledge and great “bedside” manner. I will always speak highly of the entire ENT group. I rate them very high in my experience and opinion.
November 13, 2020
Head Nurse Night Shift.
November 06, 2020
Every one made my visit excellent
November 05, 2020
Respectful and kind.
October 22, 2020
The office staff who answer the phones helped me greatly. Also, I am grateful to the quick response for an appointment. And Dr. Huffacker was thorough with his diagnosis and relived me of my fears. I am grateful for him and his staff.
October 16, 2020
the doctor and staff were very kind.
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.


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