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K. L. Peterson, MD, FACS

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
I believe that communication is central to patient care. Helping patients to understand the considerations and treatment options is a key aspect of quality.
University of Iowa
Medical School
University of California, Los Angeles
National Center for Voice and Speech, The University of Iowa
Professional Associations
American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology, and the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
Personal Interests
Photography, running, hiking, travel, skiing
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology/Otorhinolaryngology
Clinical Interests
  • acinic cell cancer
  • adenoidcystic carcinoma
  • adenoiditis
  • adenoids
  • airway disorders
  • allergic arthritis
  • allergic aspergillosis
  • allergic esophagitis
  • allergic gastroenteritis
  • allergic granulomatosis
  • allergic rhinitis
  • allergies
  • allergy shots
  • allergy to mold
  • anosmia
  • autoimmune inner ear disease
  • branchial cleft cyst
  • chronic cough
  • chronic tonsillitis
  • conductive hearing loss
  • deviated septum
  • dry nose
  • dry sinus
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • ear canal lesion
  • ear cyst
  • ear drainage
  • ear keloids
  • earache
  • endoscopic sinus surgery
  • enlarged adenoids
  • environmental allergies
  • epistaxis
  • ethmoidectomy
  • face swelling
  • facial cyst
  • fine needle aspiration thyroid
  • foreign body in ear
  • foreign body in nose
  • foreign body in throat
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • growth on ear
  • growth on head
  • growth on neck
  • hairy tongue
  • hay fever
  • head abscess
  • head cyst
  • head lump
  • head mass
  • hearing loss
  • hoarseness
  • jaw fracture
  • laryngeal papillomatosis
  • laryngeal polyps
  • laryngitis
  • laryngomalacia
  • lump in throat
  • lymphadenopathy
  • maxillofacial pathology
  • maxillofacial regeneration
  • mouth bleeding
  • mouth breathing
  • mouth cyst
  • mouth pain
  • mouth ulcer
  • nasal congestion
  • nasal drainage
  • nasal polyps
  • neck cyst
  • neck lymph nodes
  • neck mass
  • neck pain
  • neoplasm of salivary gland
  • neural hearing loss
  • noisy breathing
  • nose abscess
  • nose cyst
  • nose fracture
  • nose pain
  • otalgia
  • otitis
  • paranasal surgery
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • perforated ear drum
  • pharyngitis
  • post nasal drip
  • preauricular fistula
  • presbycusis
  • revision of tracheostomy
  • rhinitis
  • ruptured eardrum
  • salivary duct
  • salivary gland disorders
  • scratchy voice
  • seasonal allergies
  • septoplasty
  • septum problem
  • sialolithiasis
  • sinus fracture
  • sinus mass
  • sinus polyp
  • sinus pressure
  • sinus surgery
  • sinusitis
  • sleep apnea
  • sleep apnea surgery
  • snoring
  • sore throat
  • speech disorders
  • sphenoidectomy
  • spots on mouth
  • spots on tongue
  • strep throat
  • stridor
  • subglottic stenosis
  • sudden deafness
  • suppurative tonsillitis
  • swallowing problem
  • swollen parotid
  • swollen throat
  • throat abscess
  • throat mass
  • throat tightness
  • thyroglossal duct disorders
  • thyroid
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid surgery
  • tinnitus
  • tongue clip
  • tongue mass
  • tongue tied
  • tonsillitis
  • tonsils
  • toxic nodular goiter
  • tracheal dilatation
  • tracheal mass
  • tracheal reconstruction
  • tracheal stent
  • tracheostomy
  • tumor of nose
  • tumor of parotid gland
  • uvuloplasty
  • velopharyngeal deficiencies
  • vocal cord abnormalities
  • vocal cord dysfunction
  • vocal cord lesion
  • vocal cord paralysis
  • vocal cord strain
  • voice problems
  • voice screening
  • weak cry
  • wheezing
  • xerostomia
K. Linnea Peterson, M.D., FACS
Video 1

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (104 Ratings, 12 Comments)


Thank you!

Very good team!

seriously the way she talked she already had her mind made up there was nothing there which at that point I decided I needed to get a second opinion and seriously her dismissing my concerns and trying to convince me its teeth grinding although my dentis and oral surgeon said no. [...]

Dr. was pleasant, thorough and informative. I am very glad to be a patient of hers.

The doctor seemed to be in a bit of a hurry. I don't recall her asking if I had any other questions. She explained some of what was going on, but perhaps would have been nice to get a bit more information.

After I left the office I found myself wishing I had asked for a more easily understood explaination of my problem so I can relay the situation to my family. I sent a message via My Chart yesterday, awaiting the answer.


Dr. Peterson is very gentle and makes a normally painful injection experience seem not so bad. I have a lot of confidence in her.

The doctor was concerned, kind and compassionate. This was my first visit with her and I was very impressed with her care.

Dr Peterson is awesome

I was referred by my primary care physician for a persistent ear infection (6 months). Dr. Petersen was very thorough in her examination and (thankfully) took the extra step to take a biopsy.

Dr Peterson and staff, were all great. They understood the fears of a singer losing their voice in high concert season, spoke to me in ways that assured me they cared about issues, and spoke in practical solutions for my specific situation. I've already recommended her and the staff to my professional singer's network.
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