Dr. Rita Schuman, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatFemaleAge 45

Dr. Rita Schuman, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Festus, MO. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Jefferson. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schuman to book an appointment.

Dr. Schuman

Synergy ENT Specialists

1390 Us Highway 61 Ste 3100 Festus, MO 63028
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Schuman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Allergic Rhinitis
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Dr. Schuman treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Schuman treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Earwax Buildup
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Dr. Schuman treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Schuman treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Sinusitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuman treats Sinusitis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Schuman treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Schuman's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(636) 931-7380

Dr. Schuman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Coventry Health Care
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Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Schuman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schuman

4.8

Based on 19 ratings

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I love Dr. Schuman and her office staff!! If I could give her 10 stars here I would. I have been a patient for a couple of years and she always takes the time to listen to how your health has been since the last visit and if you are having any different issues. She takes the time to explain her thoughts and recommendations. She is one of the best doctors overall I have ever seen, and I so totally trust her professional opinion.
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
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Jessica R – Jul 10, 2020
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The visit was for a 3 year old little boy. I met with Dr. Schuman and her assistants in a consult explaining the nature of the visit. The next time we met was for tubes to be placed in his ears then a surgical follow up appointment after that. Dr. Schuman is a very kind, gentle and knowledgeable physician with a wonderful bedside manner. She also seems compassionate about her ability to help patients. She was very informative as well as very kind to her new little patient as were her assistants. I would definitely recommend her as a ENT with no hesitation.
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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Kimberly N. – Aug 29, 2019
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Dr Schuman was very thorough, she truly took the time to ask questions and explain everything she was discussing with me. This was the best ENT experience I have ever had.
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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Jul 12, 2019
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Dr. Schuman was awesome. I was impressed with her knowledge and answered all of my questions thoroughly. My 16-30 minute wait was due to my running late between work and my appt. Not hers or the office staffs fault. Made me very comfortable !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John S. Hutt in Herculaneum, MO – Jul 21, 2018
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She was very kind and reassuring to me that what I was experiencing was not uncommon and that it wasn’t all in my head, well it was in my head but mostly throat. I was happy to hear that I wasn’t crazy and that she actually listened to me. She took her time and didn’t rush me. She explained everything she was doing and her plan of care in depth. She was very thorough.
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
No results
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Erin O – Jul 21, 2018
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She’s always willing to listen and never rushed to leave the room. We enjoy every visit we have had! Would recommend to anyone!
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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May 15, 2018
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Very prompt and courteous service in making appointment and in the appointment itself. Very thorough visit. Both Dr. Schuman and staff very sweet and accommodating. Highly recommend to everyone.
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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Christine in Missouri – Apr 05, 2018
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Dr. Schuman really cares about her patients. She took her time with me and did not give me the feeling that she was hurrying along to get to her next appointment. The entire staff is friendly and welcoming.
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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Mar 13, 2018
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I appreciate how Dr. Schuman takes the time to listen to you. You never feel rushed. Her office staff is always very polite and friendly.
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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Katie in O Fallon, MO – Oct 20, 2017
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Dr. Schuman was very knowledgeable and took the time to listen to what I had to say. She also explained things in a manner that you could easily understand.
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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John in Potosi, MO – Aug 25, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Schuman is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and highly regarded surgeon who provides compassionate, comprehensive Ear, Nose & Throat care to...Read more

Biography

Dr. Rita Schuman joined Synergy ENT Specialists in the summer of 2007. Dr. Schuman is a board-certified Otolaryngologist who completed her residency training...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Sinus Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Rita Schuman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schuman frequently treats Allergic Rhinitis, Earwax Buildup, and Sinusitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schuman treats.

Where is Dr. Rita Schuman, MD's office located?

Dr. Schuman's office is located at 1390 Us Highway 61 Ste 3100, Festus, MO 63028. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Synergy ENT Specialists

Synergy ENT Specialists1390 Us Highway 61 Ste 3100 Festus, MO 63028
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy Hospital Jefferson

Festus, MO

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)