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Michael Holtel, MD

Medical doctor (MD)
ENT (otolaryngology) (board certified)
Medical Group
Sharp Rees-Stealy

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  1. Sharp Rees-Stealy San Diego
    2929 Health Center Drive
    San Diego, CA 92123
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  2. Sharp Rees-Stealy Scripps Ranch
    10670 Wexford St.
    San Diego, CA 92131
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Sharp Rees-Stealy San Diego
2929 Health Center Drive

About Michael Holtel, MD

I come from a long line of engineers and teachers, but no one in my family was in the medical field. I think perhaps when I broke my wrist and a kind orthopedic surgeon took care of it, I started thinking about medicine. Certainly the more I looked into it, the more I knew in my heart that this was my passion. Medicine, and in particular surgery, provides a unique opportunity to help people. It is important to take the time to really listen to my patients and provide care tailored to their needs. Outside of work, I enjoy just about any activity that relates to the water, such as diving, surfing, swimming or paddling down rivers. I also like gardening - particularly orchids, tropical plants and fruit trees.
In practice since:
National Naval Medical Center:
Naval Hospital Oakland:
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences:
 Medical School
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Michael Holtel, MD, accepts 37 health insurance plans.

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187 ratings
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Verified Patient
January 24, 2024


Dr. Holtel is the best ENT in San Diego bar none. I always recommend him to my friends & family. I trust him completely.
Verified Patient
January 19, 2024


Dr Holtel is a great doctor. He's professional, knowledgeable, kind and caring.
Verified Patient
January 16, 2024


Dr. Hotel is a great doctor
Verified Patient
January 14, 2024


Very good experience. The doctor answered all my question and performed the procedure in a professional and calming manner.
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Over 50 recognitions
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