Dr. Kristopher Lay, MD

Dr. Kristopher Lay, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kristopher Lay, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and more.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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Top Care Areas

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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

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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
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT 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

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
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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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