Dr. Merritt Seshul, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Seshul
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Lincolnton Office

751 S Laurel St Lincolnton, NC 28092

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(704) 748-6712

Dr. Merritt Seshul, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Lincolnton, NC and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Seshul has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Otologic Care, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Seshul to book an appointment.


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Dr. Seshul accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Humana
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Medicaid
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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.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 97% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Seshul treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul treats Sinusitis more than 98% of their peers

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

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 97% of their peers

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

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 89% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Deafness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul treats Deafness more than 99% of their peers

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

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul treats Eustachian Tube Dysfunction more than 99% of their peers

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

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul treats Vertigo more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Seshul treats this condition more than 99% 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.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul treats Ear Ache more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Seshul treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul treats Earwax Buildup more than 99% of their peers

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

Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul treats Nosebleed more than 99% of their peers

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

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Tonsillitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul treats Chronic Tonsillitis more than 97% of their peers

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

Tonsillectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul performs Tonsillectomy more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Seshul performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Ear Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seshul performs Ear Surgery more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Seshul performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

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Dr. Seshul's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Kidney Disease
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroiditis
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Seshul

4.6

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Felt as though we were a team working out the best solution for my situation.
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Cindy Echerd – Jul 14, 2019
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I would recommend Dr. Seshul to everyone. Him and his staff are so professional and friendly every visit and every procedure I had here in Morganton and in Hickory. Thank you all for your kindness!!
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Charlotte Copeland – Jul 10, 2019
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Dr. Seshul was so amazing! I’m trying to find another reason to be seen (not really) because he’s a great doctor & a wonderful, caring personality. His bedside manner is one of the best I’ve experienced as a patient and as a Nurse. Highly recommend!!
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KT in Hickory, NC – Jun 25, 2019
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Dr. Seshul is exceptional and has a great personality. I would highly recommend Dr. Seshul to anyone! He's the best!
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Jan 23, 2019
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Dr. Seshul has saw both of my children since 2009. However, we moved away from the area and I thought ??? I didn't want to drive and hour and a half back to Hickory. That is til my daughter started having ear problems again. After seeing several Ear,Nose and Throat doctors in Winston Salem. I told my husband I was taking her back to Dr. Seshul. I drove to Morganton which is 2 hours from where we live. He told me within just a few minutes what was going on with her ear. She had lost 20% of her h
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marquita in Boonville, NC – Jul 18, 2018
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Great physician.
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Tgr in Hickory, NC – Jul 07, 2018
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I was very impressed with how soon I was able to be seen, a next day appointment that was also a Saturday! Crystal at the front desk was friendly, and had everything ready for both checkin and checkout. Katie and Crystal in clinic worked great as a team. Crystal explained everything clearly about how the numbing agent would feel and taste. Katie was ready with a bottle of water on the spot. Dr. Seshul was thorough, gentle, and also explained everything. I could not have had a better experience
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Anissa Roberts in Hickory, NC – Mar 01, 2018
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Very nice, great sense of humor and knowledgeable. Doesn’t always offer info, you have to ask, so be prepared; does spend enough time to answer questions. You have to push for more tests if current treatment isn’t working. If you have to call the office for ANYTHING other than an appointment be ready to wait days and call several times, it’s best to go in to the office if you need something - answers, prescriptions, test referrals, etc. I don’t think questions ever get back to the doctor.
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Feb 09, 2018
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Dr. Seshul is a great doctor. Even though the office is always busy he takes his time with each patient. He is very personable and attentive. He listens to all your concerns and he makes an informed medical decision. My family and I have been patients of Dr. Seshul's for years; I would highly recommend him for any Ear. Nose or Throat issues.
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Sherry in Granite Falls – Sep 07, 2017
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Very well pleased with the care I got from Dr. Seshul ..He took time and interest to listen to all my complaints of the problems and pain I was having ..he gave me medicine and in a week I was better ..just as he had said I would be ....
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Joann Riddle in Morganton, NC – Jul 18, 2017
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I had a recurring ear infection issue, and Dr. Seshul correctly diagnosed the problem immediately. He explained what was going on, and he told me upfront it might take several treatments to correct it fully. His expertise, bedside manner and willingness to answer questions and be honest with made me feel safe with him, confident that he was competent and smart. I have already referred a friend to him, and she, too, liked Dr. Seshul better than a previous doctor she was seeing.
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Dee in Lenoir, NC – Jan 31, 2017
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My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Seshul's since she was 6 years old and she is currently 18 years old. Dr. Seshul has performed several sinus surgeries and ear surgeries on our daughter and has always treated her with the up-most respect and professionalism. She has chronic sinusitis and suffers from sinus infections very frequently. We recommend Dr. Seshul and his fellow doctors to all of our family and friends.
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Amy Ford in Hudson, NC – Jan 11, 2017
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Both of my children are seen by Dr. Seshul. He handles them amazingly well. My youngest, who is 6, is Autistic. Dr. Seshul is firm but slips jokes in, and it makes it easier for my son to pay attention through the appointment. Dr. Sehsul is quick with his evaluation, yet thorough. It makes it so much easier with small children.
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Heather S in Morganton, NC – Mar 24, 2016
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About Me

As an Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon, my goal is to provide the best care to my patients for head and neck problems through a thorough and thoughtful evaluation, as well as offering up to date management options. Often patients have more than...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Sinus Surgery

Education

1999
University of Alabama Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
University of Alabama Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
1990
Samford University
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Top Regional Doctor Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2013
  • Past President North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Top Regional Doctor Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012
  • NC Governor AAOHNS Board of Governors, 2016
  • NC Alternate governor State Public Educations AAOHNS, 2011
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013
  • NC Governor AAOHNS Board of Governors, 2013
  • NC Alternate Governor State Legislation AAOHNS, 2012
  • Board Chairman Viewmont Surgery Center, 2009-2015
  • NC Alternate governor State Public Educations AAOHNS, 2014
  • NC Alternate Governor State Legislation AAOHNS, 2015

Media & Publications

  • Use of intradermal dilutional testing and skin prick testing: clinical relevance and cost efficiency. Seshul, M., Pillsbury, H., Eby, T. Laryngoscope, 2006 Sep
  • Pharyngeal fibrovascular polyp in a child. Seshul, M.J., Wiatrak, B.J., Galliani, C.A., Odrezin, G.T. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 1998 Sep
  • Bilateral aberrant internal carotid artery case presentation. Glasscock ME 3rd Seshul M Seshul MB Sr Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1993 Mar
  • Nasal inverted papilloma with involvement of middle ear and mastoid. Seshul, M.J., Eby, T.L., Crowe, D.R., Peters, G.E. Arch Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg, 1995 Sep

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Fellow
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Newton Fischer Society, Member
  • The Triological Society, Member

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Practice

Lincolnton Office751 S Laurel St Lincolnton, NC 28092
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Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)