Dr. Herbert Sims, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  |  
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Age 51
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Dr. Herbert Sims, MD
Dr. Sims is the director of the Chicago Institute for Voice Care at the UIC Medical Center in Chicago. He is a board certified laryngologist who chose a career in professional voice care as an extension of his two passions, medicine and singing. A graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine, H. Steven Sims, MD completed a clinical fellowship at the Vanderbilt Voice Center and is a current appointee of the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders Advisory Council with the National Institutes of Health. He is also an accomplished musician who plays trombone, bassoon and piano. While an undergraduate at Yale University he was a member of choirs and he is an experienced vocalist as well. His personal experiences and education are employed to address the problems of singers, performing artists and other voice professionals. The Chicago Institute for Voice Care is dedicated to increasing the awareness and treatment of the unique issues faced by performing artists and providing comprehensive care.

60 E Delaware Pl Ste 1422

Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Information

(312) 255-8812

Dr. Herbert Sims, MD

Dr. Herbert Sims, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Medicare

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Top Care Areas

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Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 96% of peers
Laryngitis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Voice Therapy
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
37

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Nerve Palsy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Professional Voice Disorders
  • Reflux Laryngitis
  • Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
  • Vocal Granuloma
  • Voice Disorders

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Procedures

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

Education

  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Waterbury-St Mary's Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Yale New Haven Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Vanderbilt University Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • National Institute On Deafness and Communication Disorders
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sims has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sims' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sims to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Sims' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Dr. Sims is extremely competent. He listens. He gives me confidence that I too know what I am doing and that he trusts me in my health maintenence. His advice is spot on, given with humility and a whole lot of humanity. I have been seeing him for years - lifetime trach patient hoping to keep her voice.
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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Medicare
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