David M. Poetker, MA, MD

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Otolaryngology
4.9 (141)
Chief, Associate Professor
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About


Dr. Poetker, a board-certified otolaryngologist, specializes in all disorders of the paranasal sinuses including acute and chronic sinusitis. He has received specialty training to address tumors of the paranasal sinuses. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and revision (re-do) sinus surgeries.

Sinus disease is a long-term, chronic problem. Dr. Poetker specializes in the long-term management of sinus disease. He works with his patients in an organized, logical fashion to find the medical and surgical management that fits the individual.

Dr. Poetker’s research interests include studying the differences in mucus production in patients with sinus disease. In addition, he is involved with several studies to evaluate the safety of corticosteroids.

Overview

Diseases & Conditions

Allergic Sinusitis
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks
Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Fungal Sinusitis
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
Nasal and Sinus Disorders
Nasal and Sinus Tumors
Nasal Polyps
Nosebleeds
Recurrent Acute Rhinosinusitis
Sinus Issues Following Trauma
Sinusitis

Treatment & Services

Balloon Dilation
Endoscopic Orbital Surgery
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic, Computer-assisted Management of Frontal Sinusitis
Frontal Sinus Surgery
Laser Surgery
Nasal/Sinus Surgery
Revisional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Rhinology
Skull Base Surgery
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Ages Seen

Child
Adolescent
Adult
Senior

Languages Spoken

English

Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital

Locations

Otolaryngology and Comm. Sciences - Froedtert Hospital
900 N. 92nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Education & Training

Drake University - Des Moines - IA - Master of Arts - (1996)

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee - Residency in Otolaryngology - (2006)

Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital - Portland - Fellowship in Rhinology & Sinus Surgery - (2007)

University of Iowa College of Medicine - Iowa City - Doctor of Medicine - (2001)

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5. 141 ratings, 40 reviews
Ratings
Oct. 24, 2020
very professional experience
Oct. 13, 2020
the doctor was not rushed. he asked and answered all questions and concerns. everything was explained in terms I could understand and I got to see what he was seeing with a clear understanding of the visuals - ct scans and camera in the sinuses. he was awesome.
Oct. 3, 2020
Always listens and is very compassionate
Sept. 25, 2020
he always is up to speed on everything about me
Sept. 22, 2020
Dr Poetker used his experience to help me understand the MRI he explained in great depth. He told me the options and the risks of each option. He never pressured me to either option and wanted me to take time to think of each option thoroughly. Dr Poetker is a very caring and thoughtful individual, and I am grateful I have him.
Sept. 3, 2020
he was fast yet was very clear about the information. he made sure I was in a out as quick as possible. he made sure that I was comfortable during the visit
Aug. 26, 2020
very professional
Aug. 12, 2020
dr poedtker is excellent. listens and very knowledgeable.
Aug. 11, 2020
on time and listened to all my concerns very friendly
Aug. 9, 2020
Dr. Poetker was very helpful and kind. The procedure did not hurt at all.
Aug. 8, 2020
I travel 3 hours to see Dr. Poetker since he was the only provider that could provide the surgical services that I needed. He is always willing to listen and provides easy to understand medical information about my condition. feel that he truly cares about me as a person. I could follow up with a provider in my hometown, but have such respect for Dr. Poetker that I will continue to make the drive just to see him.
Aug. 1, 2020
very attentive, knowledgeable, rational. A nice calm reprieve in an uncertain world. I feel like my health is valued
July 31, 2020
on time, respectful, knowledgeable, conservative approach to medications and tests
July 25, 2020
Dr. Poetke listens to his Patients!!
July 17, 2020
Dr. Poetker is professional, very intelligent and an excellent physician! I would recommend him highly!
July 8, 2020
very straightforward and honest
June 24, 2020
Great staff physician, caring and informative.
June 22, 2020
prompt, knowledgeable, took time to address concerns
June 18, 2020
Dr. Poetker is a fine doctor, very informative and a very nice person. I was lucky to have him for my surgeon for sinus cancer! His years of follow-up were great.
June 15, 2020
He always pays attention to what I say and responds appropriately on how to address my concerns.
June 4, 2020
Doctor Poetker and his team are exceptional. I honestly would not trust my care to anyone else.
May 21, 2020
The Doctor was very passionate about his specialized field. He also let me know about new treatment plans. He gave me choices about my options.
April 13, 2020
saw dr Poetker for a second opinion on my current plan of care. he came prepared to our visit having reviewed my past medical history, asked appropriate questions and appeared concerned about me
March 11, 2020
Everyone was so friendly and caring. They called me by name. Dr. Poetker listened to my concerns and answered my questions and ensured the plan of care was collaborative and accepted.
March 3, 2020
no. this office is always amazing. Dr. Poetker is the best.
March 2, 2020
knowledge and professionalism. caring and concern
March 2, 2020
Dr. Poetker was amazing. He took his time and really asked questions and when we left there we felt relieved and understood what steps to take now. Thank you so much!!
Feb. 22, 2020
I went in because of a chronic sinus infection and upon reviewing some old scans, he immediately recognized an infection around the root of a tooth likely leading to the sinus problem. He reviewed the scans with me and explained the images. He is the first doctor to identify and link the asymptomatic tooth infection to my sinus issues.
Feb. 21, 2020
very knowledgeable and explained everything that is going on with my health.
Feb. 12, 2020
Dr. Poetker is the best ENT!
Feb. 7, 2020
I was able to view my CT scan during the appointment which helped clarify matters.
Feb. 2, 2020
There were concerns I mentioned to Dr. Poetker that he never addressed. If I hadn't reminded him about several things he would never have addressed them.
Jan. 26, 2020
he as always treated me with respect and thoroughness.
Jan. 16, 2020
I didn't feel rushed.
Dec. 18, 2019
He is a great provider. This suvey needs a does not apply choice.
Dec. 15, 2019
Dr. Poetker was very Personable and Professional. Dr. Poetker really seemed to care about my health and really wanted to do the best for me!
Dec. 11, 2019
Dr Poetker was very kind in our discussions and thorough with his discernment and diagnosis. he is very knowledgeable about this area and I left feeling hopeful again.
Dec. 7, 2019
Dr. Poetker, was fantastic! " He is knowledgeable, smart, caring and a "top notch physician!". I would recommend him HIGHLY!
Nov. 29, 2019
Dr. Poetker is always a phenomenal practitioner that I feel comfortable with taking lead only care. Having been my provider since 2015, I know I am in the best of hands for my ENT needs, and that he always is there to answer a message or see me in clinic. His resident, Hillary, was also very professional and attentive to my need; and she did an impressive job reviewing my extensive chart and relating it to that visit.
Nov. 27, 2019
very professional in all aspects.
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