Dr. Lyle Stillwater, MD

Dr. Lyle Stillwater, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Lyle Stillwater, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Visalia, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Manitoba Fac Med in 1975 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

812 W Main St

Visalia, CA 93291

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers
Sore Throat
very high
more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

52  Conditions Treated

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11  Procedures

  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Uvulectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Manitoba Fac Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Hlth Sci Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Htlh Sci Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Stanford
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Stanford U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stillwater has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stillwater's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stillwater to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Stillwater's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Self supported, working elder woman, ins. co-pays $70./visit. Always compliant with treatments, office visits 2-3/wk X 1 month, + Rx's/CT scan, all out of pocket, drained bank/savings accts. I couldn't afford $140-210.00/wk any longer. Explained situation to Dr, 3x a month is all I can afford. He...more
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LOVE this Dr!!! I've had sinus issues, have not been able to breathe thru nose for 5 years. Dr Stillwater had me fixed in one visit with the positive effects felt within a week! After 5 years of suffering he had it all figured out in one visit. He is Awesome!! He has a very strict schedule he...more
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My main issue is with the office staff. When I went back for my 2nd appt, to have my blood work read (strep throat, like I told them when I made my 1st appt), he told me he'd like to see me again in 10 days. When I went to reception I told them that I did not have my calendar and could not make...more
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Excellent! He didn't waste my time. He seems stiff, but then I realized he was paying very close attention to what I was saying. No pat on the head "you'll be fine" attitude. A family doctor kept me going in circles for 3 months. Dr. Stillwater had me taken care of in 2 visits. He is not only...more
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office staff was not very professional. Talking about someones delinquent payment in front of me. Very fake and they were cussing as well. Wont go back and I cancelled my appointment. I waited in the office for an hour before I was seen. I was the only one there. Was not notified that I was an...more
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