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Dr. Daren Kest, DO

Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology*
4.4 (25)
Map Pin Small Rancho Mirage, CA
Accepting new patients
30 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Daren Kest, DO

Dr. Daren Kest, DO is a Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology Specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA. They specialize in Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology, has 30 years of experience, and is board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery. They graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is affiliated with Valleywise Health Medical Center. Dr. Kest, completed a residency at MICHIGAN STATE University. Patients rated Dr. Kest an average 4.4 star rating.

Dr. Kest works at Practice in Rancho Mirage, CA with other offices in La Quinta, CA and Phoenix, AZ. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Kest's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Desert Cities Allergy and Otolaryngology
    39000 Bob Hope Dr # 202, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (760) 773-1228
  2. 2
    Desert Cities Allergy and Otolaryngology
    47170 Washington St # 120, La Quinta, CA 92253 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (760) 773-1228
  3. 3
    Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center
    2525 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85008 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (602) 344-5185
  4. 4
    District Medical Group
    2929 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (602) 470-5000

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  • Valleywise Health Medical Center

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    Specialties*
    • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

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    Years of Experience
    • 30 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1194787937
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
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    Residency
    • MICHIGAN STATE University
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    • Oakland General Hospital
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    Medical Education
    • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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    Undergraduate School
    • Oakland University
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    Board Certifications
    • Facial Plastic Surgery
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    Dr. Daren Kest, DO is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Kest is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Kest accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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