Dr. Lyle Stillwater, MD

Dr. Lyle Stillwater, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lyle Stillwater, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Visalia, CA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 42 years.

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)

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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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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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


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  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
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)
Visalia |
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
in Visalia, CA |
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....
in Visalia, CA |
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.
in Visalia, CA |
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.
in Visalia, CA |
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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Dr. Stillwater accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Stillwater has admitting privileges

Kaweah Delta Medical Center
400 W Mineral King Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
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