Dr. Merritt Seshul, MD

Dr. Merritt Seshul, MD

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Dr. Merritt Seshul, MD is an allergy & immunology specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1994 and specializes in allergy & immunology, ear, nose, and throat, and more.Read his story

304 10th Ave NE

Hickory, NC 28601

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Medicaid
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Dr. Seshul's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dizziness
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Dr. Seshul treats Dizziness more than 100% of his peers

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

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

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

Overweight
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Dr. Seshul treats Overweight more than 100% of his peers

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

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
  • Airway Disorders
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Croup
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • 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 Infection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • 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
  • Food Allergy
  • 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
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Heartburn
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Kidney Disease
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • 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
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • 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
  • Rhinitis
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech Delay
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Strep Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroiditis
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Voice Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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...

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

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
1999
1995
1994
1990

Awards

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

Media & Publications

  • 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
  • Use of intradermal dilutional testing and skin prick testing: clinical relevance and cost efficiency. Seshul, M., Pillsbury, H., Eby, T. Laryngoscope, 2006 Sep
  • 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

Dr. Seshul's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Seshul

4.5

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1 Star
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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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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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Great physician.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center, PA

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Cigna
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
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