Dr. Charles Syms III, MD

Dr. Charles Syms III, MD

Neurotology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Charles Syms III, MD is a neurotology doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

21 Spurs Ln Ste 100

San Antonio, TX 78240

Contact Information

(210) 614-6070

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Meniere's Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Neurotology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • TMJ
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo


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  • Adenoidectomy
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Presby Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Wilfred Hall Usaf Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • House Ear Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Syms III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Syms III' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Syms III to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Syms III' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
San Antonio, TX |
I have been seeing Dr. Syms for close to 16 years and have seen his office move and expand. What he has done for my ears has been nothing short of a miracle.
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Syms is a very caring and attentive doctor. He is thorough in explaining what could possibly be going on with me and took the time to actually explain my options.
Houston, TX |
I will never recommend Dr. Syms to anyone. He is the worst doctor. His bedside manners are horrible. He has damaged my ear. I went to him to have my ears checked. To get tested he took wax out with some type of powered tool. He was such in a hurry to do it that he was dropping his tools. It was so loud that the nurse walked in to ask if he was ok. Since then I have developed tinnitus. I left several messages and no one has called me back. I do not recommend Charles Syms.
in San Antonio, TX |
I stopped using Dr Syms in 2014 because his physician assistant and the telephone operator would not let me see Dr Syms, on several occasions. On one of my visits, I had a serious ear infection, the physician assistant prescribed a syringe for me to clean out my ear, then I blew a hole in my ear membrane.
San Antonio, TX |
Nice, but seems irritated spending time with you answering questions. sorry it may be boring for you, but I'm going through a bewildering new normal for me and I want reassurance, information, empathy and some idea of what may be in store for me for the weeks, months, ahead. Scheduling is terrible, paid parking, even though it's out at the far end of the medical center where you're not really having to compete for space. What I really liked was the audiologist staff; they're awesome
San Marcos, Tx |
Appears medically competent and has high esteem of himself. Virtually no return calls made to me over many attempts. On one appt I arrived on time for an early afternoon appt when I would be his first patient. He was 45 minutes late. Another appt he cancelled and staff lied about reason. Later staff admitted he needed that time to deal with medical students. Would not recommend him.
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Dr. Syms III accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Syms III has admitting privileges

University Health System
4502 Medical Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229
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