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Noah P. Parker, MD, FACS

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Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

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Dr. Parker is a throat and neck specialist. He offers expertise in the following sub-specialties:

  • Laryngology:
    • Management of voice changes and loss (vocal fold polyp, vocal fold nodules, vocal cord paralysis, laryngeal papilloma, spasmodic dysphonia)
    • Breathing trouble (subglottic stenosis, tracheal stenosis, tracheostomy tube dependence)
    • Swallowing difficulty (Zenker's diverticula, cricopharyngeal dysfunction, aspiration)
  • Sleep Surgery: Surgical management of snoring and sleep apnea
  • Endocrine Surgery: Surgical management of thyroid cancer, thyroid goiters, Grave’s disease, thyroid nodules, hyperparathyroidism, and parathyroid cancer

Dr. Parker works closely with a team of speech therapists who have focused training and expertise in working with professional voice users, such as vocal performers.

Dr. Parker completed his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training at University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Disorders training at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Parker also is an adjunct professor in the Indiana University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. He regularly lectures to speech pathology students, as well as those in the Department of Theater and the Jacobs School of Music.

Dr. Parker actively pursues academic medicine through clinical research focused on throat and neck disorders. Recent contributions include:

  • outcomes in the treatment of laryngeal cancer with the KTP laser
  • adjunctive treatments for laryngeal papilloma
  • surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea treated with the hypoglossal nerve stimulator implant
  • endoscopic management of Zenker’s diverticula
  • voice outcomes in patients treated for vocal cord paralysis
  • endoscopic management of laryngotracheal stenosis

Insurance plans accepted by this provider are below.

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Anthem Hoosier Care Connect
  • Anthem Hoosier Healthwise
  • Anthem Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Medicare HMO
  • Anthem Medicare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway Essentials Network
  • Care Source Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Care Source Hoosier Healthwise
Community Health Alliance
  • Community Health Network - Employee Plan
Community Health System
  • CorVel/Corecare - Workers Compensation
Coventry/First Health
Deaconess OneCare
  • Encore Workers Compensation
  • Health Alliance Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Indiana Health Network - Workers Compensation
  • Indiana University Health - Workers Compensation
  • IU Health Plans Medicare Advantage
Lutheran Preferred
  • Managed Health Services Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Care Connect
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Healthwise
  • Managed Health Services Medicare Advantage
  • MDWise Excel Healthy Indiana Plan
  • MDWise Excel Hoosier Healthwise
  • Parkview Health Plan Signature Care PPO
  • Point Comfort - Refugee Medical Assistance Program
  • Point Comfort - Unaccompanied Children Program
Select Health Network
Suburban Health Organization
  • The Healthcare Group Encircle
  • The Healthcare Group Encore
  • TriCare Select
  • United DSNP
  • United HealthCare
  • United HealthCare Hoosier Care Connect
  • United HMO
  • United Medicare Advantage
  • United PPO
  • VA - CCN via United Healthcare

Note: Although this listing was accurate at the time of posting, insurances change regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Please confirm with your insurance company that this provider is covered by your plan before your appointment.

Specialties & Details


Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Conditions & Treatments:

Voice Disorders, Dysphonia, Benign Vocal Fold Lesions, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Laryngeal Dysplasia, Laryngeal Cancer, Laryngeal Papillomatosis, Spasmodic Dysphonia, Airway Stenosis, Dysphagia, Zenker's Diverticula, Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction, Aspiration, Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Goiter, Thyroid Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid Cancer, Neck Masses, Nasal Obstruction, Chronic Sinusitis, Recurrent Sinusitis


School of Medicine:

Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL


Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Methodist/IU Health University, IU Health North, IU Health West

Physician Group:

IU Health Physicians

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