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Dr. Rick Fornelli, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat* Age 56
Dr. Rick Fornelli, MD
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Dr. Rick Fornelli, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Erie, PA.
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Dr. Rick Fornelli, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat* Age 56
Erie, PA
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25 years of experience
Dr. Rick Fornelli, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Erie, PA.

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Dr. Rick Fornelli, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Erie, PA and has 25 years experience. They graduated from West Virginia University in 1999 and completed a residency at West Virginia University Hosps.They currently practice at Ear Nose & Throat Specialists Of Northwestern Pennsylvania and are affiliated with Saint Vincent Hospital and UPMC Hamot. Dr. Fornelli has experience treating conditions like Allergic Rhinitis and Nonsuppurative Otitis Media among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Fornelli received an average rating of 4.0/5 from patients and has been reviewed 9 times. Their office is not accepting new patients. Dr. Fornelli is board certified in Otolaryngology and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Allergic Rhinitis
Desensitization
Nonsuppurative Otitis Media
Allergic Rhinitis
Desensitization
Nonsuppurative Otitis Media
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Head and Neck Cancer
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Otitis Media
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Cervical Vertigo
Dizziness
Dysphagia
Headache
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Nosebleed
Throat Pain
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Respiratory Infection
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Tonsillitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Adenoiditis
Bone Cancer
Chronic Adenoid Infection
Chronic Adenotonsillitis
Chronic Rhinitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Chronic Tonsillitis
Common Cold
Conductive Hearing Loss
Deviated Septum
Earwax Buildup
Enlarged Turbinates
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
Laryngeal Cancer
Leukoplakia
Loss of Smell and Taste
Mixed Hearing Loss
Myringitis
Nasal Polyp
Oral Cancer
Outer Ear Infection
Perforated Eardrum
Pharyngitis
Postnasal Drip
Salivary Gland Cancer
Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sinusitis
Sleep Apnea
Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
Sudden Deafness and-or Hearing Loss
Suppurative Otitis Media
Thyroid Cancer
Tinnitus
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Tongue Cancer
Tongue-Tie
Tonsil Cancer
Tonsillitis
Vertigo
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Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal Cord Polyp
Adenoidectomy
Diagnostic Nasal and Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Tube Placement
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Tonsillectomy
Tracheal Surgery
Wound Repair
Acoustic Neuroma
Acute Epiglottitis
Acute Laryngitis
Acute Obstructive Laryngitis
Anosmia
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Bell's Palsy
Big Ears
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Black Hairy Tongue
Broken Nose
Candidal Otitis Externa
Cholesteatoma
Chronic Laryngitis
Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft Palate
Cough
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Deafness
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Down Syndrome
Ear Ache
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Ear Cancer
Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Cancer
Facial Fracture
Facial Nerve Disorder
Geographic Tongue
Hearing Loss Due to Noise
Hyperacusis
Hyperparathyroidism
Jaw Fracture
Labyrinthitis
Laryngitis
Lip Cancer
Loss of Taste
Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
Malignant Otitis Externa
Maxillary and Malar Fractures
Meniere's Disease
Nonobliterative Otosclerosis of Oval Window
Oral or Facial Cleft
Orbital Fracture
Osteosarcoma
Otosclerosis
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Parathyroid Cancer
Peritonsillar Abscess
Pharyngeal Candidiasis
Pharyngolaryngitis
Retropharyngeal Abscess
Salivary Gland Cyst
Sjögren's Syndrome
Sudden Idiopathic Hearing Loss
Tempormandibular Joint Pain
Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
Thrush
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TMJ
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Tracheitis
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vocal Cord Nodule
Wheezing
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Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Audiometry
Carotid Ultrasound
Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Frenectomy
Glossectomy
Hearing Screening
Home Sleep Study
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Oral Cancer Screening
Parathyroidectomy
Radiofrequency Ablation Turbinate
Rhinoseptoplasty
Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroid Scan
Thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Ultrasound
Uvulectomy
Vestibule and Floor of Mouth Excision or Destruction

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    Elect Choice (Open Access) EPO
    Managed Choice (Open Access) POS
    Open Choice PPO
    Premier Care Network APCN Choice (OAMC) POS II
    Premier Care Network Plus - Innovation Health
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    Blue Card PPO
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    Open Access Plus
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  • Choice Plus POS
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    Premium Network Plans - PPO and EPO Plans
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Locations

  1. 1 University Health Center
    1645 W 8th St Ste 200, Erie, PA 16505
  2. 2 Sigsbee Rehabilitation
    3580 Peach St, Erie, PA 16508
  3. 3 Office
    380 E Bayfront Pkwy Ste 3, Erie, PA 16507
  4. 4 Upmc Hamot Surgery Center LLC
    200 State St, Erie, PA 16507
  5. 5 Upmc Hamot
    201 State St, Erie, PA 16550

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Based on 9 Reviews
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4 Stars (1)
3 Stars (0)
2 Stars (0)
1 Star (2)

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Jul 15, 2023
I saw Dr. Fornelli today and he was very helpful and explained to me about my thyroid nodules. He didn't talk down to me and was very caring and knowledgeable! I felt heard and cared for!
— Jul 15, 2023
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Specialties*
Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Education

Education

Medical Education
  • West Virginia University
    1999
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Otolaryngology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certifications
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Residency

Residency Hospital
  • West Virginia University Hosps
Residency Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Rick Fornelli, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Fornelli's profile.

Dr. Fornelli frequently treats the following conditions: Allergic Rhinitis and Nonsuppurative Otitis Media. See more on Sharecare.

Dr. Rick Fornelli, MD is affiliated with Saint Vincent Hospital and UPMC Hamot.

Yes, Dr. Rick Fornelli, MD holds board certification in Otolaryngology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Vincent Hospital

    232 W 25th St, Erie, PA

  • UPMC Hamot

    201 State St, Erie, PA