Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD

Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in Austin, TX. She graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.Read her story

6611 River Place Blvd Ste 301

Austin, TX 78730

Contact Information

(512) 677-6368

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Cheung-Phillips' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cheung-Phillips "Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips (also known as Dr. CP) was born in Cleveland, Ohio and completed her bachelor's degree with a double major in Biology and Theatre Arts at Case Western Reserve University. Her family moved to Austin, where she worked briefly in the theatre scene before spending time in Southern California, Russia and Lithuania doing Christian missionary work. After returning to the US, she decided to pursue medicine and studied at UT Austin and earned her medical degree at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. She found that her love of music and theatre was a great asset to the field of laryngology and became involved in research in voice disorders. She completed residency at Penn State Medical Center and UT Health Science Center at Houston, where she spent time in research on neonatal vocal fold paralysis as well as sinus disorders. She is owner and president of River ENT, which was started in 2017. She is also the founder and past president of the Austin Society of Otolaryngology and continues to participate as an active life-time board member. She is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Travis County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas Association of Otolaryngology, and the American Medical Association. She is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. In addition to general otolaryngology, she has special interest in voice disorders, pediatrics, and sinus disorders. In her spare time, Dr. Cheung-Phillips enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband as well as singing, playing guitar and piano, composing music, creative writing, cooking, and running the beautiful trails in Austin with her dogs."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cheung-Phillips "Our mission is to provide state of the art, evidence-based medicine combined with compassionate, family-centered otolaryngology (ENT) care for adults and pediatric patients. Located in the beautiful hill country of Austin, our team strives to give you and your family personalized care rooted in integrity.  Our team-centered approach includes audiology, speech language pathology, sinus imaging, as well as in-office procedures for sinus, snoring, and voice."

5  Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Voice Therapy

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cheung-Phillips does not have any board certifications listed.

88  Conditions Treated

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43  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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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.


  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Southern Illinois School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Pennsylvania State University / College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cheung-Phillips has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cheung-Phillips' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cheung-Phillips to family and friends
17 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cheung-Phillips' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Cheung-Phillips Says:

Dear patients,

thank you so much for your reviews. I will continue to strive to provide you and your family with the best in ENT care along with care, dignity and compassion.


Patient Comments (4)

Dr. CP and her staff are exceptional in skills and training. I recommended her to our oldest daughter and they helped her with some long term problems. They are great in every way.
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Dr. Phillis and her team are excellent. I have worked in the medical field for over 30 years and my experience could not have been better. My surgery, recovery and the staff's caring and prompt support is at a high level. I recommend patients of all ages. Rick
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Dr. Cheung-Phillips was very professional and thorough.
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What great bedside manor! She showed great patience with my jumpy little girl and put everyone at ease. Very informative and easy to ask questions and understand the answers. Thanks!!
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