Dr. Liat Shama, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Female • Age 45
  
Dr. Shama

University of New Mexico

1 University Of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131

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Dr. Liat Shama, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Albuquerque, NM. She specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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(505) 272-5271

Dr. Shama accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

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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 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shama treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of their peers

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

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Shama treats this condition more than 97% 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 91% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shama treats Sleep Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Shama treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shama treats Sleep Apnea more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Shama treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.

Typically treats 57% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Acute Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shama treats Acute Laryngitis more than 99% of their peers

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

Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shama treats Laryngitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Shama treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shama treats Ear Ache more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Shama treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Shama's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shama treats Sinusitis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Shama treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shama treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Shama treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Acute Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shama treats Acute Laryngitis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Shama treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Shama's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • 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
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • 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)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Doctor Shama preformed sinus surgery at the same time Dr Brennan did my 3rd Rhinoplasty revision surgery . Dr shama is a great Doctor and surgeon . This is the best my sinuses have felt in years . Doctor Shama explained everything, was thoughtful , responsive and was willing to put up with whinning when she cleaned out my sinuses after my rhinoplasty and sinus surgery. There is nobody better to work on your sinus problem. She is the Queen of Sinuses !
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Kevin S in rio rancho, nm – Oct 29, 2017
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I recently had Dr. Shama perform sinus surgery, due to all the poylps forming. The procedure went perfectly fine, and the post-op visits are going great. If you need surgery done in her line of work, do it. I cam breathe and smell again. Thank you!
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Aurora, CO – Jun 30, 2017
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The best ever. Excellent treatment and care. Listens to you and takes time needed. Knows more than any ENT Doctor I have seen. I have very difficult sinus issues.
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Biography

Dr. Liat Shama, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Albuquerque, NM. She specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

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University of New Mexico

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Albuquerque, NM

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average