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.


Years Experience: 35

Dr. Holtel's Specialties

  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Dr. Holtel's Education & Training

Medical School
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences F Edward Hebert School Of Medicine; Graduated 1984


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    Provides follow-up as needed

Dr. Holtel's Accepted Insurance

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Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cash/Self pay
  • ChoiceCare/Network (Humana)

Dr. Holtel's Office Information & Appointments


Sharp Rees-Stealy Scripps Ranch

10670 Wexford St
San Diego, CA 92131

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Tel: (858) 866-9583

Fax: (858) 621-4044

Practice Website: sharp.com

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Medicare Accepted: Yes

Medicaid Accepted: Yes

M 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
T 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
W 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
T 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
S Closed
S Closed

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