Dr. Michael Hickham, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 55

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Michael Hickham, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Metairie, LA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans in 1993. He is affiliated with East Jefferson General Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Michael Hickham, MD

ENT Specialists of Metairie

4315 Houma Blvd Ste 401 Metairie, LA 70006
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

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Dr Michael Hickham is the best ENT I’ve seen in my almost 65 years !!! I have always suffered from sinus infections that would get better then a few weeks after finishing antibiotics would come back . Finally my asthma specialist sent me to Dr Hickham who ran a CT scan and saw where tissue was blocking the infection from fully draining from my sinuses. In 2009 Dr Hickham perform a simple removal of that tissue and I have not had another sinus infection since! I highly recommend him and am so glad he chose to bring his skills here to St John Parish!
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Joan LeBouef – Jan 30, 2021
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I like Dr. Hickham but there's things that still do not convince me about him. when you ask him a question,sometimes he goes off and talk about something else. I want to be treated I just do not want to be treated and treated and treated I just want to get better. hopefully to get well not to continue to go to him all the time. He's making the money and I'm not getting well. His nurse callsv back at times, they always in clinic and never have the time. one of them was extremely. Gone.
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Anonymous – Jan 30, 2019
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My 80 yr old mother recently saw Dr.Hickham and bragged about him the whole way home, She said he cured her headaches and sinus issues, She said she never remembered being able to smell like she can now, The B ALLOON DIALATION IS a miracle cure. SHE CAN FINALLY TASTE AND ENJOY FOOD! Thank you Doc!!!
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Sep 07, 2018
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Dr. Hickham helped my daughter with her migraine headaches. She had been to 4 other doctors previously and nothing helped. Dr. Hickham is a miracle worker and just an all around great person! The office staff was also really nice.
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Sep 07, 2018
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He was very good treating my 87-year-old Mother. He was thorough, even going as far as to give me his cell number if I need to ask questions.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Beth Taylor in Metairie, LA – May 25, 2018
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Dr. Hickham treats me for allergy and sinus issues. He truly is amazing at what he does. I typically have terrible allergies to the point to where I go through a whole tissue box in one day or constantly sneezing and coughing. w/ the allergy shots I receive and a nasal injection he gives me opens up my stuffy nose and has me sleeping great again ! Very humble and caring Doctor highly recommend!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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danielle in metairie – Apr 14, 2018
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Dr. Hickham totally fixed my chronic sinus isssues! I am finally healthy! He also helped me with my allergies and snoring. I have never felt better! He and his staff are wonderful!!
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Apr 11, 2018
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Dr. Hickham’s attention to detail, passion for his work and genuine care for his patients sets him apart. It’s nice to have access to elite health care in New Orleans.
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Apr 11, 2018
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Dr. Hickham treats his patients like family. I had an emergency situation when he was out of town. He called me from his cell phone, discussed my symptoms and asked me to send photos of my medical problem. He correctly diagnosed, what later lab culture confirmed, was an antibiotic resistant staph infection.. He treated the MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) aggressively and followed up with me by telephone every few days until it healed. I highly recommend Dr. Hickham.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Shelly Chiappetta in Belle Chasse, LA – Mar 13, 2018
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From so, so sick to so much better. Excellent physiician!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Jan 02, 2018
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Dr. Hickham is very personable caring doctor who has taken excellent care of my family for years. i highly recommend him as a surgeon and an ENT. He uses a combination of excellent medical knowledge and common sense to give you the best medical care and treatment possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Michael Stant in Hammond – Dec 13, 2017
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Extremely thorough, communicated well, very caring and personable. Current with up to date treatments and makes sound recommendations. I have never felt rushed and always feel like I am his only patient. Any time I've needed his service or advise, he's been available and candid even on the weekends. He spends enough time with me to respond to my concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Scott R. in Metairie, LA – Dec 12, 2017
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I will not return because his office is only about making money. He ordered a test and the only way he would give me results (which the technicians had told be was stellar) was for me to pay for another office visit. Every other doctor I have ever been to has picked up the telephone and call with test results but he refuses to and says that I have to come in so he can charge me more money. I will take the test results to a different ENT before I pay more money to this con job!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Metairie, LA – Sep 13, 2017
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Dr. Hickham is an amazing doctor. I felt better before I even left his office! He spent a lot and he is very personable. I highly recommend!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lily Carriger in Dallas, TX – Jul 06, 2017
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I literally went years without breathing through my nose. Amazing and easy procedure! I feel so much better and have so much more energy. Why did I wait so long?! Thanks Dr. H! You and your staff are wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lafayette, LA – Jul 03, 2017
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Thank you so much, Dr. Hickham! Pain is GONE!! I sincerely appreciate the time and thoroughness you took to find the real issue. I wished I had come in sooner. Your the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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CC in Covington – Apr 13, 2017
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I, and both of my parents, are longtime patients of Dr. Hickham. I have always found him to be extremely knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Dr. Hickham always makes time for me and listens to me. That is a rarity these days. He's one of the very best doctors I know and I highly recommend him. I have also found his staff to be very nice and efficient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Baton Rouge, LA – Dec 12, 2016
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Dr. Hickam is an amazing,caring and extremely patient doctor who has the bed side manner of a saint. Like many others have previously stated, he takes his time with each patient and makes even surgical procedures non-traumatizing(and that is an amazing talent). If you have any ENT issues I highly recommend going to Dr. Hickam. Moreover,his support nursing staff and office team are just as amazing as he is.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chandra T. in River Ridge – Dec 07, 2016
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Your will never find a more brilliant, caring and compassionate doctor than Dr. Hickham. He is truly a very exceptional doctor who is very dedicated to giving outstanding treatment to his patients. He will spend as much time as needed and patiently answer all your questions. I had been misdiagnosed by several very well-qualified doctors before going to Dr. Hickham. Dr. Hickham was able to quickly and correctly diagnose my very rare problem. Thank you Dr. Hickham for saving my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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MC in Slidell, LA – Dec 05, 2016
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I have gone to Dr Hickham for sinuses. He always took the time to sit with me and answer any questions. I broke my nose recently in an accident and messed up my face pretty bad. He helped me get back to normal, treated me for my nose and connected me to further practitioners to assist with other specialties. He is a brilliant physician who really cares about his patients. He also performed surgery on my father, and our family wouldn't go to anyone else but Dr. Hickham!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lindsey in New Orleans, LA – Jul 01, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Michael Hickham, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Metairie, LA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

American College Of Surgeons
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1994
Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
Internship Hospital
1993
La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Medical School
1989
Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Michael Hickham, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hickham frequently treats Animal Allergies, Earwax Buildup, and Allergic Rhinitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hickham treats.

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Dr. Hickham's office is located at 4315 Houma Blvd Ste 401, Metairie, LA 70006. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Hickham's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Animal Allergies
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Dr. Hickham treats Animal Allergies more than 97% of his peers

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

Earwax Buildup
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hickham treats Earwax Buildup more than 97% of his peers

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

Allergic Rhinitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hickham treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 96% of his peers

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

Dr. Hickham's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Eye Infections
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Latex Allergy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Patch Testing
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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ENT Specialists of Metairie

ENT Specialists of Metairie4315 Houma Blvd Ste 401 Metairie, LA 70006
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