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Elina Kari, MD

Dr. Kari is an ear nose throat doctor in the San Diego area. She is affiliated with UC San Diego Health Hillcrest - Hillcrest Med Center and UCSD-LA Jolla - John M and Sally B Thornton Hospital.
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Dr. Kari saw more ear condition patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more hearing loss patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more sensorineural hearing loss patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more ear infection patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more conductive hearing loss patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more swimmer's ear patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more outer ear infection patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more ear wax patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more learning disabilities patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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914 doctors
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915 doctors
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457 doctors
Dr. Kari saw more ruptured eardrum patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more sinus condition patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more birth defects patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw more congenital disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw abnormal breathing patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw allergies patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw hay fever (allergic rhinitis) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw headaches patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw sinusitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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7.1k doctors
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Dr. Kari saw more speech impairment patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Kari saw tonsillitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw upper respiratory infection (URI) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw enlarged tonsils patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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780 doctors
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389 doctors
Dr. Kari saw nasal polyps patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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6.7k doctors
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Dr. Kari saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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939 doctors
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469 doctors
Dr. Kari saw deviated septum patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Kari saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Kari saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
Locations

Dr. Kari sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

UC San Diego Health Hillcrest - Hillcrest Med Center
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
2,575 miles away
3030 Childrens Way
San Diego, CA 92123
2,573 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2002

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Otolaryngology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Otolaryngology
    3. Otology & Neurotology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Otolaryngology
    3. Pediatric Otolaryngology

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Kari is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • UC San Diego Health Hillcrest - Hillcrest Med Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • UCSD-LA Jolla - John M and Sally B Thornton Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SummaCare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield