Dr. Kristopher Lay, MD

Dr. Kristopher Lay, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(13)
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Dr. Kristopher Lay, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Read his story

7191 Cahaba Valley Rd Ste 301

Birmingham, AL 35242

Contact Information

(205) 980-2091

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ear Ache
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Lay's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lay "Dr. Lay was born in South Alabama and grew up in Northwest Florida. He graduated from Pace High School, where he was a three sport athlete. He went on from there to the University of Florida, where he continued his education, majoring in Psychology. He also continued his athletic pursuits, joining the Florida Gator football team in 1990. He played for two years under Coach Steve Spurrier and was on the first Florida football team to win an SEC championship. Dr. Lay completed medical school at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, and then did his residency training at the University of Alabama - Birmingham. While at UAB, Dr. Lay met Dr. Michael Sillers, and has now joined Dr. Sillers in private practice in Birmingham. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lay "I endeavor to provide excellent care in a compassionate manner which is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. My role is to advocate for the patient's health in a holistic fashion."
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Alabama Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Al Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lay to family and friends
4.1
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Lay's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Calera, Al |
Great doctor. would send friends and family to him in a heart beat
in Birmingham, AL |
Excellent, Knowledgeable, Thorough, Professional, Respectful, Provides Medical and Prescription Education,Teaches Clearly Patient needs for short and long-Term Self-Care Dr. Lay and his staff are very kind and supportive of each other and to their patients.
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Dr. Lay accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
    Coventry Health Care of Georgia HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Lay has admitting privileges

Children's of Alabama
1600 7th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233
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Grandview Medical Center
3690 Grandview Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243
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St. Vincent's Birmingham
810 St. Vincent's Drive
Birmingham, AL 35205
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