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Philip Littlefield, MD

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

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(over age 18 only)
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  1. Sharp Rees-Stealy Scripps Ranch
    10670 Wexford St.
    San Diego, CA 92131
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Sharp Rees-Stealy Scripps Ranch
10670 Wexford St.

About Philip Littlefield, MD

I had an engineering and science background from college, but I ultimately could not resist medicine because I saw how satisfying it was to treat patients. I liked the combination of science, technology and humanity. I enjoy focusing on details and being a perfectionist, so ear surgery suits me well. I think good medical care starts with good communication, especially active listening. Patients want to be understood, not rushed, and empathy always means a lot. Of course, you also expect your doctor to make the correct diagnosis and give the best possible treatment. I spend most of my spare time outside exercising, gardening or walking the dog. I also enjoy cooking, music and watching my boys grow.
In practice since:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University:
Tripler Army Medical Center:
Northwestern University:
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences:
 Medical School
Tripler Army Medical Center:
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Insurance plans accepted

Philip Littlefield, MD, accepts 37 health insurance plans.

Ratings and reviews

191 ratings
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Verified Patient
December 21, 2023
Who would have known that getting your ear chopped on to remove cancer could end up being so enjoyable!
Verified Patient
December 12, 2023
Veribular diagnosing is challenging and based mostly on history which MD listened and asked good questions was patient with my explanation of a plethora of symptoms
Verified Patient
December 10, 2023
Dr. Littlefield is an Excellent Physician & Surgeon I am Blessed to have in his care. His Care for me meets any and all expectations I have. He has explained in every detail my Diagnosis and the recommendations for surgery, treatment and healing. I had a Growing Tumor in my Ear which has now been removed by him his expertise and professionalism has been appreciated in every way . I am healing now without any nerve loss in my face and am Grateful for him. I would recommend in to anyone who is in need of his Specialty.
Verified Patient
November 11, 2023
I was seen by Dr Littlefield, Dr Holtel & also Dr. Lee recently I'm not sure what appointment this questionnaire is for ? Dr. Littlefield is an Amazing Doctor & Surgeon and meets & exceeds all criteria of care just as all Doctors should. His calm, professional and compassionate manner is very appreciated. I have felt Blessed to have been referred to him from the day we met.
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