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Kenneth E Watford, DNP, APRN


Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery; Doctor of Nursing Practice; ENT Nurse Practitioner

4.9 4.9 400 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Adult Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions
Balance Disorders
Hearing Loss
Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions

Board Certificates

Family Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center, 1996


DNP - Vanderbilt University, 2011


Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
1215 21st Ave. S.
Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Seeing Dr. Watford was a turning point for me with tinnitus. If not for him, I would not be where I am now living well with tinnitus. He is a true asset to your team.
Patient | April 5, 2017

ken is awesome!!
Patient | March 27, 2017

He removed my ear tube because of excess wax, however we didn't discuss putting in a new one (I'm not sure why I didn't bring it up either).
Patient | March 17, 2017

Patient | March 4, 2017

Exceptional doctor
Patient | March 1, 2017

great experience both times I have come for this problem
Patient | February 27, 2017

Kenneth Watford is wonderful. Has and his staff are outstanding.
Patient | February 27, 2017

Dr. Watford is excellent!!!!
Patient | February 22, 2017

Nice people there!
Patient | February 20, 2017

Excellent explanations & concern of problem.
Patient | February 3, 2017

He was very personable and medically superior.
Patient | January 30, 2017

Excellent provider, very personable.
Patient | January 30, 2017

very personable and caring doctor
Patient | January 16, 2017

I would recommend the provider but not the clinic he works in. The time spent waiting is far too long.
Patient | January 16, 2017

Had bad experience previously with someone else. Ken Watford was wonderful & put me at ease.
Patient | January 6, 2017

Dr. Watford & his staff are excellent!!! Dr. Watford is so knowledgeable and has given me my life back dealing with Meniere's disease!
Patient | January 5, 2017

Excellent doctor!
Patient | December 19, 2016

Dr. Watford demonstrates excellent caring and a professional manner. He is very knowledgeable about the condition I have.
Patient | December 1, 2016

did not feel at all rushed at this appt. felt he was really listening to me and not distracted by filling out information on the computer
Patient | November 21, 2016

Patient | November 21, 2016

Absolutely TOP NOTCH medical care.Totally unfamiliar territory to see such a qualified doctor.
Patient | November 21, 2016

excellent all round experience,family and friends amazed at improvement in my hearing!!
Patient | October 31, 2016

Ken Wauford is a jewel at Vanderbilt. He is a kind compassionate care giver with a genuine passion for his chosen field of work.
Patient | October 24, 2016

SOmehow my appointment EAR pain and loss of hearing turned into an appointment about tinnitus which was not my problem. He responded to me with snarkiness and rude. We did not discuss my hearing or pain. 1. He told me I Just needed to meditate.
Patient | October 7, 2016

He is a wonderful provider.
Patient | September 26, 2016

I feel I can cope with the conditions I have as long as I have Dr. Watford helping me.
Patient | September 19, 2016

Good experience. Liked being able to get appointment for ear cleaning so quickly--Next day!
Patient | September 1, 2016

Great VISIT.
Patient | August 31, 2016

Care is excellent & consistent.
Patient | August 24, 2016

Excellent job by Ken Watford, as always.
Patient | August 22, 2016

Dr. Watford is a very nice doctor. He so pleasant, courteous and friendly, and I am very happy with him. However, I don't like the DELAYS. If I make an appointment at 3:30pm, please let me get my appointment honored at 3:30pm.
Patient | August 16, 2016

still have no diagnosis of my condition. should I consider a second opinion? should I follow up with another provider. ENT specialist. are my greatest concerns at this time.
Patient | August 11, 2016

Dr. Watford is excellent!
Patient | August 11, 2016

Ken is most polite and courteous.
Patient | August 9, 2016

He is absolutely the best!
Patient | August 1, 2016

Again... they were so nice and he was AWESOME and great and I WILL be back to see him if needed!
Patient | July 26, 2016

Ken spent a considerable amount of time with me, answering my questions and clarifying issues. He never once rushed me but waited until I was done asking questions. Then he walked me out to the waiting area.
Patient | July 25, 2016

Ken Watford is a wonderful clinician with great customer service skills. He has helped me enormously with my ear problems, and I am extremely grateful that he is at Vanderbilt.
Patient | June 26, 2016

again, routine visit for menieres disease...questions not applicable. he was great and got a hearing screening for me that day so that I did not have to wait.... good guy and great medical knowledge
Patient | June 23, 2016

excellent. always has been. about 12 years!
Patient | June 21, 2016

Apparently physician visits concerning tinnitus are pointless as no treatments are effective.
Patient | June 14, 2016

Sarah Grantham, the audiologist was VERY friendly and professional !!
Patient | June 13, 2016

I felt very well cared for, important valued.
Patient | May 31, 2016

Very personable and warm. Spent a lot of time explaining what my situation looked to be and remedies and walked me down the hall as we exited, which I noticed he did with all his patients. That's a very informal and comforting interaction that I can see is very appreciated. I sure did.
Patient | May 30, 2016

Patient | May 27, 2016

Excellent. Evaluated the effect of the procedure on the issue at hand.
Patient | May 2, 2016

Dr. Watford does a great job of talking to me as long as it takes for my needs. I NEVER felt he was rushing to get to his next patient
Patient | April 21, 2016