Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery •  Female • Age 46
  
Dr. Cheung-Phillips
Accepting new patients

River ENT

6611 River Place Blvd Ste 301 Austin, TX 78730

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(512) 677-6368

Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD is a Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist in Austin, TX. Dr. Cheung-Phillips has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Otologic Care than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cheung-Phillips to book an appointment.


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Dr. Cheung-Phillips accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats Sleep Apnea more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats Sleep Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats Vertigo more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Otitis Media
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats Otitis Media more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Tinnitus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats Tinnitus more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Deviated Septum
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats Deviated Septum more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Enlarged Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats Enlarged Turbinates more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Cheung-Phillips treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Cheung-Phillips' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adult Development Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Professional Voice Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Disorders
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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Had a NEW PATIENT appointment at 8.30 Monday morning. arrived at 8.25, filled out my paperwork. left at 8.55 after not being seen or even given a reason why she was 25 minutes behind. most folks (like myself)work during the day so i took this time out of my work schedule. it's obvious she s=doesn't care about new patients at all. will never even consider going back
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Mark Kreitz – Sep 30, 2019
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If I could, I would give 0 star to Dr. Cheung-Phillips. I saw Dr. Cheung-Phillips on 03/2018. I had a swollen lymph node under my jaw. Dr. Cheung-Phillips diagnosed and told me do not need to worry, the swollen lymph node is just around 8mm. But I felt it's more than that, so I did ultrasound test, it shows 19mm. After a few weeks, I saw Dr. Cheung-Phillips again. She told me she remembered the swollen lymph node is on my back of neck, and did unnecessary test on my back of neck. My back of
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Austin, TX – Nov 27, 2018
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Dr. Cheung-Phillips has operated on both of my daughters and I can’t say enough good things about her. She is clam, reassuring and just an overall great physician.
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TX – Nov 14, 2018
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excellent MD!
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SusanT. in Austin , TX – Aug 30, 2018
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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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Robert Dow in Austin, TX – Jun 14, 2018
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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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Rick Smith in The Hills, TX – Jun 10, 2018
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Dr. Cheung-Phillips was very professional and thorough.
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Karen Grove in Austin, TX – Jul 14, 2017
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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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About Me

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 yo...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
Residency Hospital
University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School
2004
Southern Illinois School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

Awards

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Locations

River ENT

River ENT6611 River Place Blvd Ste 301 Austin, TX 78730
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway

Lakeway, TX

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center

Cedar Park, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Scott and White Hospital - Round Rock

Round Rock, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Seton Northwest Hospital

Austin, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center

Round Rock, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)