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Dr. Lyle Stillwater, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 69

  
Dr. Stillwater
812 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291
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Dr. Lyle Stillwater, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Visalia, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from University of Manitoba Fac Med in 1975 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Took 92 year lady to get her ears cleaned and she had appointment at 3 when I got her there was told she didn't have appointment I seen paperwork with her name on it told lady there is her paperwork then was told she needed a referral was never told that and other patient was going to give up her appointment but dr didn't let her doctor and staff are incompetent rude and not friendly would never go there again
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I called on the phone for a consultaion appointment. The receptionist refused to give me an appointment unless I paid first. I made an appointment for December, 2019. I called on June10,2019 to cancel it because I didn't need it. They refused to refund the $200. they charged on my charge card.
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Dr. Stillwater is very thorough, always concerned about his patients well-being and prescribes the appropriate medications to help you feel your "best" again. My family and I have gone to him for many years and I highly recommend him.
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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 never offered solution. Instead I was sent a letter to seek a Dr elsewhere because I can't afford a visit 2-3X a week? Dr cares nothing of his patients well being. It's all about the almighty dollar
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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 keeps to, and because of this he gets his patients in within 2 mins of the appt time. Definitely would recommend to all friends, Family, co-workers, neighbors, etc....
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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 the appointment at that time. I was very clear on that issue. About a month later, I got a bill for a no show appointment fee. I called the office, they were very rude and the doctor refused to respond.
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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 knowledgeable, but friendly when you get to know him. Doctors need to be given a chance too. I'm glad I found him. My family will continue to see him until he retires. He's worth every cent.
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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 opportunity for other doctors to watch neither. Dr. Stillwater seemed very tired of doing what he does.
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Biography

Dr. Lyle Stillwater, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Visalia, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from University of Manitoba Fac Med in 1975 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Stanford
Residency Hospital
1981
Stanford U
Residency Hospital
1977
Htlh Sci Ctr
Residency Hospital
1976
Hlth Sci Ctr
Internship Hospital
1975
University of Manitoba Fac Med
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(559) 732-3888

Dr. Stillwater accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Stillwater's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Nosebleed
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stillwater treats Nosebleed more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Stillwater treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Outer Ear Infection
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stillwater treats Outer Ear Infection more than 97% of his peers

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

Pharyngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stillwater treats Pharyngitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Stillwater treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Stillwater's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • 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)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Practice

812 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291
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