Dr. Steven Houser, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Houser
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Metrohealth Medical Center OTO

2500 Metrohealth Dr Cleveland, OH 44109

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(216) 778-5791

Dr. Steven Houser, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Cleveland, OH and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Houser has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Upper Respiratory Conditions, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with Metro Health Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Houser to book an appointment.


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Dr. Houser accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 94% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houser treats Sleep Apnea more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Houser treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houser treats Sleep Disorders more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Houser treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houser treats Sinusitis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Houser treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houser treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Houser treats this condition more than 68% 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 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Deviated Septum
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houser treats Deviated Septum more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Houser treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houser performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Houser performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houser performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Houser performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

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Dr. Houser's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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4.0

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Dr. Houser is an excellent physician, I would recommend him to my friends and family.
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Very professional and capable. He has taken care of me for several issues with all good results.
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Nov 04, 2019
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I had a previous septoplasty that failed and failing to breathe well. I saw (and am currently) seeing Dr. houser and as a patient feel as though he genuinely listens to my concerns and tries to find the best approach. he is very knowledgeable and compassionate. I would highly recommend him to anyone i know as i feel they can get the best result with him. Thank you Dr. houser for taking the time with me.
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Leah in Cleveland, OH – Jun 08, 2019
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I asked if he would follow me and he said only if the need arises. He failed to understand my condition affects other issues regarding my overall health.
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Andrew in Akron, OH – May 31, 2019
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The best doctor ever. He's compasionate and listens to what you have to say.
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Apr 23, 2019
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I had septoplasty, turbinate reduction, ethmoidectomy surgery for chronic sinusitis 6/2018. It was high-risk due to previous eye injury, but I was confident & comfortable in Dr. Houser's abilities. He's extremely knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated in what he does. He takes time to listen to concerns, answer questions. I feel he genuinely cares about my health, well-being. It's been 12 days since surgery- I'm a bit swollen, but feel great! I'm so thankful he is my ENT & I highly recommend him!
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LMH in Cleveland, OH – Jul 02, 2018
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Did a great job for me,
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Thomas in Medina ohio – Apr 17, 2017
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I think Dr. Houser is competent, but I was rushed through my visit, and he had nothing to offer for the problem I came in for. He also didn't let me know that a procedure he did in the office would incur significant charges. I would never go back to him, because Metro charges hospital fees in addition to doctor's fees, so I paid a lot of a fruitless visit. Also, it's impossible to call the Dr.'s office; you have to call a generic Metro answering service if you have a question.
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Kathy in North Royalton, OH – Jan 12, 2017
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Dr houser has taken care of our 6 year old since she was 3....he is gentle, caring and compassionate. He explains everything thoroughly so you can understand and takes time to answer your questions!!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to treat the "whole" nose and sinuses - both medical and surgical. I specialize in nasal diseases: allergy, sinus disease; also specializing in treating sleep apnea; I treat Empty Nose Syndrome as well (a rare iatrogenic disorder)

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Rhinology

Education

1999
University Of Chicago Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Cleveland Clinic Fndn
Residency Hospital
1994
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
1993
Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
Medical School
1989
University Of Notre Dame
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • German
  • English

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  • Does Dr. Houser offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

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  • Does Dr. Houser offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Houser offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Houser have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Houser has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Houser offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Houser offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Houser offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Houser offers evening visits

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Locations

Metrohealth Medical Center OTO

MetroHealth Main Campus2500 Metrohealth Dr Cleveland, OH 44109
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Metro Health Medical Center

Cleveland, OH

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average