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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 4.9 365 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Adult Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions
Balance Disorders
Hearing Loss
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
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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.
Dr. Watford is kind, polite, friendly. I trust him and I appreciate having him take care of my medical needs in Otolaryngology.
Patient | October 23, 2018

Dr. Ken Watford is the best!!!
Patient | October 23, 2018

He emailed me at 8:00 pm to answer a medication question. I appreciate the late hours work.
Patient | October 22, 2018

Very patient.
Patient | October 8, 2018

Very caring provider, definitely one of the best I have met.
Patient | September 24, 2018

Dr. Watford is an excellent provider!
Patient | September 17, 2018

Dr Watford is an excellent diagnostician and explains condition and options in a manner that is understandable. Would highly recommend him .
Patient | September 17, 2018

I appreciated Dr Watford's friendliness, patience, and competency. He did a good thorough job involving minimal discomfort. I would have no trouble recommending him to others.
Patient | September 16, 2018

All Great!
Patient | September 16, 2018

Patient | September 15, 2018

dr Watford is great
Patient | September 10, 2018

very informative about my care options
Patient | August 29, 2018

I would recommend this doctor to others.
Patient | August 27, 2018

I have consistently had wonderful experiences with Dr. Watford
Patient | August 27, 2018

Dr. Watford is excellent!!!!!
Patient | August 27, 2018

This was the most attentive, non-rushed visit I have ever experienced with any doctor. I have seen A LOT of doctors over the years. He really took the time to discuss my son's options, hear what was going on, and provide detailed descriptions of options and his thoughts on everything. This visit really stood out and my son and I both commented on how we both noticed this during this visit. Often, visits with providers will feel a little rushed and sometimes, you leave feeling like cattle being herded through the process. This was not at all like that, much to our surprise.
Patient | August 26, 2018

Very good experience -
Patient | August 24, 2018

Ken Watford does an excellent job of looking me over and cleaning out my ear wax.
Patient | August 24, 2018

This provider deserves receiving a score in a category well beyond "very good."
Patient | August 21, 2018

he is a very good doctor, making me feel at ease for a difficult situation
Patient | August 20, 2018

Dr. Watford is kind, understanding, very knowledgeable, and I really like him!
Patient | August 20, 2018

Ken is one of the finest providers I have had anywhere.
Patient | August 13, 2018

Dr Watford was polite, professional, and very competent. He put me at ease and completed the necessary treatment in a timely manner with minimal discomfort.
Patient | July 10, 2018

I was extremely happy!
Patient | July 9, 2018

Dr. Watford is a fine professional. I am always pleased to see him about my hearing problem because he is such a good and pleasant care provider.
Patient | June 26, 2018

Patient | June 18, 2018

Ken Watford is the best.....
Patient | May 28, 2018

Patient | May 21, 2018

really very very informative supportive and understanding
Patient | May 19, 2018

One of the best doctors I have ever seen.
Patient | May 15, 2018

I have confidence in the Dr., and an excellent experience.
Patient | April 20, 2018

The provider (Dr. Warford) made the visit so relaxing. Much courtesy. He took care of my problem right there in his office what better _____ ask for?
Patient | April 6, 2018

He knows what he is doing and explained it to me.
Patient | March 28, 2018

Dr. Watford is the perfect example of how a doctor should treat a patient.
Patient | March 23, 2018

Patient | March 12, 2018

Dr. Watford is excellent, so thorough and kind. He is a blessing to the medical profession.
Patient | March 3, 2018

Conscientious doctor.
Patient | February 16, 2018

the doctor spent more time explaining everything more than any doctor I have ever seen, he gave several types of therapy to choose from and was very kind and eager to help us. he even gave his email so that we could contact him easily. GREAT DOC!!!!
Patient | January 30, 2018

Dr. Watford is one of best healthcare providers I've ever had... first class!
Patient | December 29, 2017

I like Ken. He does a great job and tries hard to do a great job. It works.
Patient | December 7, 2017

He spent a great deal of time with me and even called in another specialist for his opinion.
Patient | December 7, 2017

Patient | November 15, 2017

I have already recommended Dr Wolford. Unfortunately it is about 5 hours drive to Vanderbilt. My ear problem is definitely decreased since my visit. I will always recommend Vanderbilt for anyone who has problem not being resolved at home. I will always advise go to Vanderbilt first with a serious problem. I am so grateful to Dr Wolford and staff for the care I have already received. I have had the ear problem about 5 months with no relief from care at home. It is good to feel some relief at last. Also it is good to understand what the cause is most likely.
Patient | November 1, 2017

Very good at paying attention to my concern.
Patient | October 31, 2017

Very pleased with the care.
Patient | October 25, 2017

Ken has taken care of my ENT needs for several years and has always without question be professional and patient regarding my health needs. I would highly recommend him for ENT care.
Patient | October 17, 2017

CRNP Watford & audiologist literally saved my hearing!!! I am a music professional!!! Great.
Patient | October 16, 2017

Glad to have found Mr. Watford.
Patient | October 5, 2017

Very personable! Thank you!
Patient | September 28, 2017

smooth visit and great
Patient | September 24, 2017