Dr. James Gould, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Gould
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St. Louis Sinus Center

1390 Us-61 # 3100 Festus, MO 63028

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Dr. James Gould, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Festus, MO and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Washington University School Of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 1999 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and rhinology.


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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.

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Sinusitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 97% 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.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Balloon Sinuplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould performs Balloon Sinuplasty more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gould performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Gould performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Gould performs this procedure more than 95% 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.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Outer Ear Infection
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Outer Ear Infection more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Perforated Eardrum
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Perforated Eardrum more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Otitis Media
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Otitis Media more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 82% 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.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Sleep Disorders more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 60% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Sleep Apnea more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

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Dr. Gould's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Allergic Reaction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gould treats Allergic Reaction more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gould treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gould's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Black Eye
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Gould's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gould

4.4

Based on 62 reviews

5 Stars
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Dr Gould did a fantastic job clearing out the sinus infection I now know was much worse than I thought. I felt at ease with him and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an ENT.
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Joella Owen – Mar 09, 2020
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Dr. Gould is a very knowledgeable doctor and he will answer any questions you have. I had two sinus procedures done & am breathing much better now. I would definitely recommend him.
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Feb 18, 2020
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I recently had a sinus procedure with Dr. Gould, and I am very happy with it. He is extremely knowledgeable and employs the latest treatments to make everything effective and comfortable. I feel his expertise is top notch. He is also a very caring doctor who asks a lot of questions about how I feel and always asks me to share any of my concerns and/or questions. He has my highest recommendation.
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Deborah1950 – Aug 29, 2019
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Dr. Gould and his staff are top notch. They have created nothing short of a dream result for my son's allergies. The minimal nasal surgery and allergy shots have completely changed my son's life. His face no longer swells from April - November and he can fully breath clearly. No more watery eyes, congestion, nor discomfort. We drive 1hr to and 1hr from the office, but it is time well spent. I highly suggest you talk to Dr. Gould regarding any nasal/allergy issues - but follow his instructions as the body needs time - a couple months to really start to see how the allergy shots improve the quality of life - it is not an overnight fix.
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JeffandJacob – Jul 19, 2019
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After a very poor experience with another Dr, I called St. Louis Sinus Center and had a very long conversation about the services that they offer, what my symptoms and expectations are, and how my appointments would be handled. I asked about getting my previous CT and records from my previous ENT sent over and reviewed before and during my first appointment so that I would not have to have repeat appointments and imaging done unless necessary. I was told that this would be no problem and is very common. Everything sounded like they were actually a great office and they took care of everything like they should. 3 weeks ago I made my appointment and I have the confirmation of receipt of the medical release form from 5/31. Given my urgency to get in, I took the first available appointment, 6/17, which unfortunately was at the Festus location, almost an hour away. The morning of my appointment I decided that it would be in my best interest to call prior to my appointment to make sure th
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Jun 18, 2019
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I have been mostly satisfied with Dr Gould, although I have only seen him 2 times, the other visits have been with his MA. I had the sinus balloon surgery and for the most part I have been less congested but did get an ear infection once again. Just this week I called the office with ear fullness and pain and no one has called me since. I was hoping this wouldn't happen because this is the reason I switched Drs. The procedure was very expensive and for this I don't know if I would recommend it.
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Donna in Cape Girardeau – Dec 23, 2018
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Billing department is horrible! Received bills for appointments that were from 10 months ago. Happened twice. I'm done.
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Dec 22, 2018
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The office staff are very professional. Dr. Gould is knowledgeable and takes time to talk with patients and answers questions.
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Sep 23, 2018
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Dr. Gould and his staff were awesome from the first appointment all the way through my follow-ups. I had my deviated septum/rhinoplasty in June of 2018. Everything went well and the results have been life changing. I can now breath and sleep much better. Dr. Gould explained the procedure to me and answered many questions I had concerning the recovery. I strongly recommend Dr. Gould if anyone is looking for an ENT to alleviate any sinus issues!
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Jason in St. Louis , MO – Jul 23, 2018
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I've been to many doctors in my life & I've never come across a more clean, friendly & professional staff in my life. (Yes, even the front desk staff) I was in amazement honestly. Dr. Gould was fantastic & really took time to hear my concerns. They all put me at ease knowing I'll be having a balloon sinuplasty & tonsils removed. Especially at my age it's a little scary. However, I know I'm in good hands and confident that Dr. Gould & his staff are more than capable of taking great care of me!
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Melinda H. – May 29, 2018
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Everyone in the office is professional and very friendly. Very clean and nice space as well, you don't feel like you are in the "typical" doctor's office. Dr. Gould is very thorough and goes over all your options and takes the time to make sure he answers all of your questions. I have had significant improvement in my complications since seeing Dr. Gould and his staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Gould!
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Luke L. in St. Louis, MO – May 24, 2018
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Dr Gould is thorough, he takes the time to answer any question I have.
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Diana Alm in Barnhart , MO – May 16, 2018
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Best decision I ever made. Quality of life much better and off all allergy medication.
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Tim Anderson – Apr 21, 2018
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I was very comfortable and pleased with Dr. Gould, his bedside manner, and his skill as a surgeon. He explains things along the way and answers questions in lay terms. Nice guy, very friendly and professional. Should I need further work in the future this is my only choice, hands down. I'm still in recovery after surgery but can already feel the improvement. Thank you Dr. Gould and staff!
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David O'Brien in St. Louis, MO – Mar 02, 2018
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Dr. Gould is a great doctor. From my first visit he listened to my issues and explained my options. My surgery for removal of a cyst went exteremely well and the after care has been outstanding. He is always looking for ways to help relieve your sinus issues.??
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Feb 17, 2018
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Very kind and professional service. Great new technology and equipment! My Sinuses feel better than they have in a long time. With the current weather I would typically be in severe suffering from a sinus infection and it has been a month since surgery and I feel a slight pressure but nothing close to what I normally feel like. I would highly recommend anyone with sinus issues to see Dr. Gould.
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John A. in Crystal City, MO – Jan 02, 2018
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Dr. Gould was very thorough and has excellent beside manner! Knowing that I traveled quite a distance to see him as a specialist he made sure to complete all of my testing in one trip. His staff was amazing and no long wait times!
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Dr Gould listens to you and cares for his patients.
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Jeffery Blume in Broseley,Mo – Dec 05, 2017
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Convenient online access to schedule/update appointments, access required forms, and view patient records. No wait time in the waiting room, with minimal wait time in the exam room. Dr. Gould was thorough in explaining diagnosis and treatment options, ensuring all questions were answered. Treatment/follow up appointments were available without extended wait, and all were scheduled before I left the office,
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Kate in St Louis, MO – Nov 08, 2017
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I performed internet research with the goal of finding a solution to 66 years of sinusitis and the dreaded post-nasal drip. I centered upon the St. Louis Sinus Center and Dr. Gould. The cleanliness of the office and more importantly, the smiling, upbeat and friendly staff was impressive. The evaluation/scan results were as expected. I received excellent pre-op advice and the procedure went as expected with minimal discomfort. The entire staff were competent, friendly and seasoned.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. James D. Gould, an internationally recognized pioneer, expert, and researcher of In-Office Balloon Sinus Dilation, is the founder and medical director of Synergy ENT Specialists and the St. Louis Sinus Center.

Dr. Gould is a board-cer...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Rhinology

Education

1999
Washington University School Of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Medical School
1994
Washington University School Of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
Washington University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1989
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School

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Locations

St. Louis Sinus Center

St. Louis Sinus Center1390 Us-61 # 3100 Festus, MO 63028
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Synergy ENT Specialists

Synergy ENT Specialists1390 Us Highway 61 Ste 3100 Festus, MO 63028
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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Mercy Hospital Jefferson

Festus, MO

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)