John Clinger, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

254 Ratings

John Clinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Nasal and Sinus Disorders, Otolaryngology (adult), Pediatric Otolaryngology, Skull Base Surgery

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4161
Department: 336-716-4161

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 2002
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2006
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, U Iowa Hosps & Clinics, 2011
  • Fellowship, Otolaryngology, Oregon Health Science Univ Sch, 2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology

NPI Number

  • 1497964969
John Clinger, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

254 Ratings

John Clinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4161

Recent Publications

Winford TW, Wallin JL, Clinger JD, Graham AM. Malpractice in treatment of sinonasal disease by otolaryngologists: a review of the past 10 years. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;152(3):536-540.

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Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Nasal and Sinus Disorders, Otolaryngology (adult), Pediatric Otolaryngology, Skull Base Surgery
John Clinger, M.D.

John Clinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

John Clinger, M.D.254 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


the Provider was terrific and I have recommended him to others. I have impends confidence in him and have spoken toothed M.D.'s about him and received sterling compliments regarding his abilities and knowledge.


Dr. Clinger is a fantastic doc


Love Dr Clinger


*Dr. Clinger is a great doctor.


*Dr. Clinger is the best!!


Dr. John Clinger is an excellent doctor and surgeon. I have and will continue to recommend him!


Dr. Clinger is an excellent, knowledgeable physician and is going to all reasonable lengths necessary to get to the bottom of my bit of a medical mystery while providing great care for the symptoms.


Always good.


Experience excellent.


Great service all around.


Nothing but good things to say about Dr. Clinger and the staff.


This office is always courteous and friendly. The wait times are always short and the scheduling is very flexible. Besides all that, I have had the best result from treatment that I have had in ten years of dealing with the same medical issues.


*Dr. Clinger is a great ENT doctor - very kind and patient with me.


Great - very knowledgeable.


I have never had a bad experience in the ENT clinic. Even when seeing Dr. Matthews, prior to Dr. Clinger, if there was an extended wait time. He was very apologetic. I don't know if Dr. Matthews could have hand picked a better replacement. Dr. Clinger is approachable and receptive to my questions or concerns. Dr. Clinger has always treated me as a unique individual that some treatments work for and others don't. I think that's all any patient really wants.


Dr. Clinger is an excellent physician. He is friendly, compassionate, and thorough. He always takes the time to discuss all of the potential treatment options, and he consistently includes me in decisions about my care. He is willing to spend time with me during my appointment and he truly listens to and addresses my concerns. I would definitely recommend Dr. Clinger to others.


*Dr. John D. Clinger was a great doctor. The team that's worked with him, also was great. *Dr. Clinger good care of me. I like him very much.


Dr. Clinger is great! He listens, explains things well, and is very professional. He treats the patient as a person not just another task.


I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Clinger, he was patient, kind and concerned with my overall health as well as the issue I came to him about. I will definitely recommend him to all my family and friends.


I have recommended the doctors and facility to many,


Dr. Clinger is an amazing physician & surgeon!


Dr Clinger is extremely personable as well as knowledgable and makes me feel at ease at my appointments


An excellent doctor & department


This was my first visit to this provider and was a referral from a local doctor in Asheville, NC. I was very impressed with Dr. Clinger. He treated me as a person, not just a body. He was thorough, listened to my comments, did a thorough exam, and explained every detail of his planned treatment. I cannot praise Dr. Clinger highly enough.


*Dr. Clinger is the utmost professional! He is thoughtful & caring & listens carefully - I trust him immediately!


Dr. Clinger is a very good doctor.


I would highly recommend Dr. Clinger as an excellent physician. The questions asked about phoning the office were not applicable to me overall, but unless they are ahead, questions were not asked about the benefit of using myWakeHealth site to email with questions, which I have done. He has been great to answer quickly, and I appreciate that method of communication greatly. He is a great doctor and I feel extremely confident in his abilities.


*Dr. Clinger is great! He listens, includes me in decisions about health, and shows genuine concern for my health.


I am extremely satisfied.


Practical, "down to earth,: highly knowledgeable MD.


We have already recommended several people to Dr Clinger.


Very good at his job !!!

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