Dr. William Culviner, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Culviner
Accepting new patients

Eastern Connecticut ENT

121 Broadway St Colchester, CT 06415

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(860) 537-1903

Dr. William Culviner, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Colchester, CT. Dr. Culviner has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Ear, Nose, and Throat Care, and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Backus Hospital and Windham Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Culviner to book an appointment.


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Dr. Culviner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

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Practice Areas

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 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Culviner treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Culviner treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Culviner treats Sinusitis more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Culviner treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Culviner treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Culviner treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Culviner treats Earwax Buildup more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Culviner treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

TMJ
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Culviner treats TMJ more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Culviner treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Culviner treats Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia) more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Culviner treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Outer Ear Infection
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Culviner treats Outer Ear Infection more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Culviner treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Tinnitus
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Culviner treats Tinnitus more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Culviner treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Deafness
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Culviner treats Deafness more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Culviner treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

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Dr. Culviner's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Stapedectomy
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Culviner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Culviner

3.0

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Very knowledgeable. Kind and courteous. He discovered my early stage 1 cancer! I have had numerous visits to the office throughout my treatments. Every single time he has given me his full attention. Answered questions and helped me have a smoother time during my recovery. His staff are also courteous and they care. Very efficient. A++ recommendation.
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A wonderful, conservative and thorough doctor. Respectively answers questions and doesn't make you feel rushed.
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Niantic, CT – May 05, 2017
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Dr. Culviner takes meticulous care to ensure all concerns are addressed. For the detail oriented patient who is willing to spend the time you will not be disappointed with his care. You may wait a few minutes but when you are in your appointment he gives you his full true attention.
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Willimantic – Dec 28, 2016
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He is very thorough and very likable. He makes you feel like you are important.
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Niantic, CT – Dec 28, 2016
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He performed a procedure on me and the doc didn't even do the procedure correctly. After getting "strange" results from the procedure, Dr. Culviner suggested I get my tonsils removed, then 5 minutes later recommended I have surgery on my neck, then changed it to me getting a guided procedure (which would be the same EXACT procedure he already did). Changed doctors and found a good one. That same procedure was done by new doc and found out I have cancer.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As and otolaryngologist who also does cosmetic and plastic surgery, I feel that I can provide comprehensive care for numerous issues involving the head and neck region. I strive to provide care that is tailored to the needs of each individual, not on...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Education

1999
Nat Capital Consortium-Nat Naval MC
Residency Hospital
1992
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Internship Hospital
1992
Naval Undersea Medical Institute
1986
Lafayette
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Eastern Connecticut ENT

Eastern Connecticut Ear, Nose, & Throat121 Broadway St Colchester, CT 06415
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Eastern Connecticut ENT79 Wawecus St Norwich, CT 06360
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Eastern Connecticut ENT36 Watson St Willimantic, CT 06226
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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Backus Hospital

Norwich, CT

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Windham Hospital

Willimantic, CT

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average