Dr. Willard Harrill, MD

Dr. Willard Harrill, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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Age 52
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Dr. Willard Harrill, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Morganton, NC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

149 W Parker Rd Ste C

Morganton, NC 28655

Contact Information

(828) 391-2117

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • MedCost
  • 7 More

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Dizziness
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Vertigo
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more than 99% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Harrill's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Harrill "Dr. Will Harrill is a member of the medical staff at Frye Regional Medical Center, Catawba Memorial Hospital, and Viewmont Surgery Center. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the Triological Society and of the American College of Surgeons. A native of Winston-Salem, he graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Chemistry and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. His surgical internship and Ear, Nose & Throat residency was completed at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Harrill is actively involved with both Wake Forest and UNC Medical Schools, both as a Clinical Associate Professor Department of Otolaryngology of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and also through his volunteer work with the Otolarygology and Anatomy Departments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teaching head and neck anatomy lab to first year medical students. His professional memberships include of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and is a fellow of the Triological Society and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Harrill's involvement in clinical outcomes research resulted in the publishing of his Triologic Thesis on technologies used for the treatment of chronic nasal obstruction. Dr. Harrill has served as President and CEO of Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center since 2001 and served as the founding Chairman of the Board of the Viewmont Surgery Center from 2008-2010."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harrill "Offering the best office staff and setting to provide the best Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy care"
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Airway Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Croup
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heartburn
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Strep Throat
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Voice Disorders
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balance Testing
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Congenital ENT Surgery
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Aid
  • Implantable Hearing Device
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Paracentesis
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Snoring Therapy
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Stapedectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Voice Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of North Carolina
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • J. Charles Dickson Research Award Baylor College of Medicine, 1996
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013
  • Fellow (FAAO-HNS) American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2016
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons, 2016
  • Resident Research Award Texas Association of Otolaryngology, 1995
Media & Publications
  • The effects of an outpatient practice guideline at a teaching hospital: a prospective pilot study. Stewart, M.G., Harrill, W.C., Ohlms, L.A.; Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 1997 Oct
  • Quality of life and health status in pediatric tonsil and adenoid disease. Stewart, M.G., Friedman, E.M., Sulek, M., Hulka, G. F., Kuppersmith, R.B. Harrill, W.C., Bautista, M.H.; Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 2000 Jan.
  • The effects of an outpatient practice guideline at a teaching hospital: a prospective pilot study. Stewart, M.G., Harrill, W.C., Ohlms, L.A.; Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 1997 Oct.
  • Barotrauma after stapes surgery: a survey of recommended restrictions and clinical experiences. Harrill, W.C., Jenkins, H.A., Coker, N.J.; Am J Otol., 1996 Nov.
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux: a possible risk factor in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinoma. Harrill, W.C., Stasney, C.R., Donovan, D. T.; Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 1999 Apr.
  • Radiofrequency turbinate reduction: a NOSE evaluation. Harrill, W.C., Pillsbury, H.C., McGuirt, W.F., Stewart, M.G.; Laryngoscope., 2007 Nov.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Dr. Harrill's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harrill to family and friends
4.2
based on 35 total reviews (16 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Harrill's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

Denver, NC |
Dr. Harrill has rebuilt my son's ears and also done surgery on my sinuses. He is professional and of a standard that most Doctors never achieve. He knows how to LISTEN and also knows how EXPLAIN. And he treats every patient as if we are a family member. He is AWESOME!!!!! I trust his judgement and...more
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in Hickory, NC |
Dr. Harrill has provided exceptional care to my daughter for over 19 years. She was diagnosed with a rare disease in both ears when she was 4 years old which threatened her hearing. Several surgeries have been required to protect and maintain her hearing. It is very difficult to have your child...more
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in Taylorsville |
Absolutely recommend Dr. Harril,he is very thorough in explaining treatment.He and staff are very nice and curtious
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in Denver, NC |
Dr. Harrill is very easy to talk with. His knowledge and caring for his patients makes him easy to recommend!
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in Vale, N.C. |
Very polite and concerned about my problem quick to explore and find solution very through.
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Dr. Harrill accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • 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
  • Guardian
    Guardian PPO
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
    Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)
    Medicaid Assignment
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
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    TriCare for Life
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
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  • WellPoint
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Hospitals where Dr. Harrill has admitting privileges

Catawba Valley Medical Center
810 Fairgrove Church Rd
Hickory, NC 28602
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