About

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Training & Education

Degree

Chicago Medical School, North Chicago

Residency

Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Otolaryngology
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.75 out of 5
47 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    May 27th 2022
    Thorough examination, expert knowledge and advice, warm and open personality

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    May 27th 2022
    I am amazed by the quality of care provided! Actually, honestly, I was taken off-guard since I anticipated a cold, clinical experience and I was nervous, anxious. The compassion and genuine professional expertise of this medical team was extraordinary. Thank you!

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    May 12th 2022
    Dr. Archer was wonderful. He was patient, knowledgeable and concerned. Enjoyed meeting him and appreciated the way he listened to my concerns.

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    May 10th 2022
    Dr Archer was excellent

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    May 6th 2022
    Good Experience
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      May 2nd 2022
      Overall excellent experience.
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      May 2nd 2022
      Outstanding care provided!
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      April 25th 2022
      Dr Archer is amazing, not pushy at all, make simple and very professional suggestions. You feel included in decisions
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      March 31st 2022
      I did not have any bad experience.
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      March 28th 2022
      I liked how he showed me CT scan and explained things.
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      March 18th 2022
      Dr. Acher dismissed all of my concerns. He became irritated when I ask questions about my symptoms and stood up to walk out during the middle of one of my questions. He spoke over me and down to me. There was a time or two that he insulted me in what he considered to be out of fun. Told me that it was all in my head and anything else was due to my weight issues. I am an overweight. I have been for years. My complaints came after having a much needed surgery that he preformed. I have been diagnosed with a rare disease and He is suppose to be the expert in this area but offers me nothing including advice on how to help my speech and breathing. I have never been dismissed by a physician before. It's very discouraging to have fear of the unknown and know that you can not rely on your Dr for medical advice. I would NOT recommend Dr. Archer to anyone. Nor do I plan on going back to him.
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      March 10th 2022
      Dr. Archer is very knowledgeable and can share that information easily with me in a way I understand. His Bedside manner is wonderful. Being able to joke with my doctor is wonderful thing, and being able to do thaat while still feeling taken care of professionally is even better.
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      March 10th 2022
      Would not have minded the extremely long wait if I had been kept informed. There was no reason for me to be in the exam room instead of the waiting room.
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      February 28th 2022
      Good experience.
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      February 23rd 2022
      Dr. Archer is excellent. I can't say enough good things about him.
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      February 21st 2022
      I like and trust Dr Archer
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      February 10th 2022
      We were referred to UK ENT by an oral surgeon's office due to dysphasia in a a person with a complicated medical history of oral cancer, radiation treatment, ORN, and the reason for the referral - difficulty swallowing. Dr. Archer simply referred us to UK Head/Neck Clinic where they specialize in this. My comment is ; why did Dr. Archer's office accept this referral instead of sending us to the Head/Neck department immediately? This visit cost $50 co pay, lost day of work and lost 1/2 day of work for Wife and more waiting for yet another appointment. Dr. Archer did order a modified barium swallow, but that will be done at the Head/Neck department.
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      February 8th 2022
      As a physician myself I was truly impressed with Dr. Archer's approach. He listened, he assessed, then explained his findings and recommendations in a very appropriate way. He was really great!
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      February 7th 2022
      Drs. Kenealy and Archer are outstanding, one younger, one older, but both are exemplary models for their profession.
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      February 4th 2022
      Thorough and efficient
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      February 3rd 2022
      I wish all Drs were as good and professional as Dr Archer
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      February 1st 2022
      Excellent at listening and teaching
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      January 12th 2022
      Exceptional Provider (Dr. Archer), who took time to go over my issues and asked questions, then worked with me to recommend a plan of action.
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      January 12th 2022
      Everything was fine until the end of the appointment when Dr. Archer removed his mask to talk to me. This made me very uncomfortable.
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      January 6th 2022
      *Dr. Archer was EXCELLENT!
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      December 28th 2021
      This was my first post op visit with Dr. Archer. He has been a kind and caring physician on every contact I have had with him. He takes time to answer questions and provide information about procedures and at home care. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
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      December 14th 2021
      Dr. Archer is just amazing. He was always kind and he told me about my options and the surgery that will correct my issues. He took the time to address every question I had. He is an amazing surgeon. He really cares about you.
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      December 10th 2021
      Dr. Archer is always amazing! He was very frank and honest with all of his answers. He is very kind and was able to help me with my reflux as well.
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      December 9th 2021
      Dr Archer was very attentive, friendly, and possessed a calming demeanor. His approach was relaxed, and while I'm certain his schedule would disagree, he did not come across as being rushed or in a hurry. I am very pleased with my visit and feel fortunate to have been seen by Dr Archer.
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      December 8th 2021
      I felt like I was wasting the dr time. No compassion at all from his side
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      December 6th 2021
      Dr. Archer was, as always, lucid and first-rate in all respects. I also received excellent treatment from his resident, Dr. Thiel.
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      November 18th 2021
      The provider took the time to listen to my concerns and answer any questions I had, which I appreciated. As someone who tends to be a bit anxious in a medical setting, the provider's excellent 'bedside manner' put me at ease and allowed me to pay attention to our discussion.
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      November 16th 2021
      Very pleased. Exam was thorough and methodical from the questions asked, to the exam, and then a procedure to investigate further. Problem solving skills were very evident. Will add that explaining everything along the way was excellent as well.
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      November 16th 2021
      Good
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      November 15th 2021
      Dr Archer is always friendly and informative
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      November 12th 2021
      Dr Archer is very knowledgeable and cares about his patients.
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      November 2nd 2021
      Dr. Took his time, and asked relevent questions.
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      November 2nd 2021
      Dr Archer was thorough and compassionate while being informative and efficient. Would not hesitate to recommend to a friend or return for follow up care
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      October 29th 2021
      I was blessed to get Dr Archer to understand exactly what I've been dealing with. His directions for my care were very easy to understand.
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      October 7th 2021
      Good doctor and I trust his judgment. I already recommend people to him and this clinic.
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      September 28th 2021
      Dr Archer is amazing. He was my daughters doctor several years ago. We loved him then and still do. He is a people person and really cares!
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      September 16th 2021
      Dr Archer and his team are amazing. I would 100% recommend him to anyone I know in need of an ENT.
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      September 14th 2021
      *Dr.Archer is just the best.
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      September 10th 2021
      I have no complaints. I'm very thankful for the program available. I did have occasion to recommend the program to a new patient who was unsure if she had made the right decision. I just told her what it had done for me.
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      August 20th 2021
      I really like my physician. He took his time to explain my symptoms and the treatment program. Really like his humor and he is just awesome. I am so glad I have him as my attending physician. I will definitely recommend him to anyone needing care with ENT. It made my commute from Shelbyville to Lexington worth the travel time.
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      August 20th 2021
      Was expecting an appointment with Dr. Archer, upon arrival I was told that I would be seen, except that Dr Archer was not there (was rescheduled from the day before because he left early---did not get the message). I thought I would see Dr Archer, instead I only say the resident. Wish I had known this ahead of time.
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      August 17th 2021
      Would highly recommend Sanford Archer to family and friends. He was professional, knowledgeable, and had superb bedside manner. He was referred to us and so glad we chose to come see this particular ENT at UK!!