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Dr. Taylor Shepard, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 38

Dr. Shepard

Austin Ear Nose & Throat Clinic

4315 James Casey St # 300 Austin, TX 78745

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(512) 444-7944


Dr. Taylor Shepard, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 2007 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.


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Dr. Shepard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shepard's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ear Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shepard treats Ear Disorders more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shepard treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Tinnitus
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shepard treats Tinnitus more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Shepard treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shepard treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Shepard treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Shepard's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Ear Infections (Pediatric)
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

Dr. Shepard's Reviews

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I had a "weird" oral condition I couldn't heal and Dr. Shepard, after examining the problem area and ordering some tests, diagnosed my problem and ordered a compounded prescription that healed the condition. He was very professional and I felt very comfortable with his manner. The staff was very friendly, making my visit a pleasant one. I would definitely refer friends/family to this doctor.
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Dr Shepard is intelligent, approachable and easy to work with. He's honest and sincere and works with you to figure it all out and work on a plan that makes sense to make everything better. I had a few procedures with Dr. Shepard and have been to him a few times since. Every time it's always an enjoyable experience and I feel better soon after. The staff at Austin Ear, Nose and Throat are all great and I can't recommend them enough.
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Very rude. Didn't ask about symptoms. Spent about five minutes. I have a serious condition that may require surgery. He was happy to just get me out of the office, and said it was nothing. I needed a second biopsy. Then I was dropped as a patient. Can't see any of their doctors now. Austin Ear Nose and Throat is really bad. They hide behind their "policies". They don't want to treat anything serious.
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Knowledgeable, however abrasive and condescending. Displays a know it all mentality. I would not recommend this physician.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Taylor Shepard, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 2007 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Board Certifications

Education

Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
Medical School
Texas A&M University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
2007

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

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