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John Clinger, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

277 Ratings

John Clinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

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

Contact Information

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

4.8 out of 5

277 Ratings

John Clinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Research Interests

Rhinitis; Sinusitis; Endoscopy; Quality of Life; Otolaryngology
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4161

Recent Publications

The use of frozen section in the early diagnosis of acute invasive fungal sinusitis. Melancon CC, Clinger JD.. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;157(2):314-319.

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

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Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

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

John Clinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

John Clinger, M.D.277 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.


Dr. Clinger is one of the best physicians I've ever had. His friendly, courteous manner makes it easy to share your concerns, while his expertise in all things ENT clearly makes it easy to place your trust in him. He's extremely thorough in explaining what's happening and makes you feel you're in good hands when he says, "we're here to take care of you." I'm his #1 fan!! He's taken excellent care of me and I'll always sing his praises!!


This was the best overall experience at a Dr visit. I was able to Very in quick. Dr. Clinger was very thorough and friendly. Seemed to really care.


Dr. John Clinger is an asset to Wake Forest Hospital


Excellent -I have had three other doctors who were treating me for the same issues-this is the first time I had a doctor who has continued with follow-up-discussed options with me-who actually listened to what I had to say-(none of the other doctors were from this area) I have been so pleased to find a doctor that has really tried to not just treat the symptoms but tried to find causes for the problem-work with me-I really like being able to e-mail when there is an issue and getting a very quick response-I would recommend Dr. Clinger (and have ) to any one needing his specialty


I felt ! was hurried through my visit with the Dr. and his trainee


Dr. J. Clinger is a great doctor in my opinion.


The doctor was very thorough.


Very good.


Dr. Clinger has shown more interest in my medical condition than any other physician I have visited (inside and outside your health care system). He takes my observations on my condition seriously and always listens to what I say. He has also called me with the results of tests himself. He is a superior physician.


Dr Clinger is the best!!!


great physician w/ great personality


Dr. Clinger was very attentive to my situation which was concerning. His sharing of my concerns added to my confidence in him as a provider. Excellent patient contact experience and I would recommend Dr. Clinger to anyone who needs his level and area of expertise.


John clinger is a fabulous M.D/ ENT surgeon




Dr. Clinger is an excellent doctor.


Dr. Clinger takes his time with his patients and truly cares for their needs. He is a wonderful provider.


It was aa pleasure to deal with Dr. Clinger. You are lucky to have him on your staff.


*Dr. Clinger is the best! #8. Exceptional!


Great physician very personable pleasant person


Excellent Doctor. interacts with me, listens to me and 'we' decide how to proceed


Dr. Clinger is awesome. I think the world of him.


Dr Clinger is top notch!


Dr. Clinger is the best doctor. Very caring and gives information you need. Thank you!


Dr Clinger is the best doctor I have ever had. I wish all my doctors were as good as he is. I always feel confident and understood with him, as well as well taken care of. I can't say enough good things about him.


*Dr. Clinger is very good.




Excellent doctor


I love seeing Dr. Clinger, always friendly and courteous!


This was my first visit with Dr. Clinger and I was greatly impressed with his expertise and professionalism.


Dr. Clinger is a wonderful provider. He truly cares for his patients.


Total satisfaction & trust in his care.


I have been battling a problem for many years and have seen several ENTs in this time period, most tell me they don't know what is causing the problem and thats it, Dr Clinger really seems that he wants to try to help me and I very much appreciate his efforts.


*Dr. Clinger and his staff are very nice and easy to talk to. *Dr. Clinger shows great concern for his patients and is very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone.


I have recommended *Dr. Clinger on numerous occasions to friends & family.


Great, genuine bedside manner.


I can't say strongly enough how impressed I am with Dr. Clinger. He spent over an hour with me, and I felt, when I left that he would get to the bottom of my problem. He wrote a note to his secretary to "overbook" him so that when I am in the throes of a crisis in the future that he will see me--even if it's over his lunch hour. He suggested two possible theories for my problem, that no one had ever considered before. It made me hopeful that I can get and stay healthy.


This doctor took over my care when the ENT who did my corrective sinus surgery retired. I have been very happy with the transition and his care. I like him very much.


I had to call to get an explanation of test results although the results were available on mywake health, I needed some explanation of these results; I would have liked to have received a call without chasing the Dr. down for an explanation.

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