Dr. William Schmitt, MD

Dr. William Schmitt, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
35 y/o

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Dr. William Schmitt, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and neurotology.Read his story

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat

217 W Cataldo Ave

Spokane, WA 99201
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Ear Disorders
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more than 95% of peers
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more than 94% of peers
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more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Schmitt's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schmitt "Dr. William Schmitt is an Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon with expertise in disorders of the ear, temporal bone, and lateral skull base. Originally from the upper Midwest, undergraduate and medical school studies were completed at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. He gained acceptance into the Mayo Clinic – Rochester Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) residency training program, where he gained exposure to the entire spectrum of ENT. During his tenure, the department climbed the ranks of the U.S. News and World Report national rankings to its 2014 standing of #1 in America. After graduation, he chose to undertake fellowship training in otology, neuro-otology, and lateral skull base surgery at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. While there, he gained exposure to an international range of techniques and took advantage of every opportunity to explore "the bottom of the earth!" Dr. Schmitt has authored several papers in the field of otology/neuro-otology, contributed to 2 textbooks, presented research at national and international academic congresses, and given invited lectures. He enjoys participating in the rapidly evolving field of hearing restoration and seeks to deliver the most effective blend of time tested techniques and cutting edge technology to his patients."


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2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

45  Conditions Treated


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26  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Ear Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Stapedectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Wisconsin-Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Univ of WI Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University of Auckland / School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schmitt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schmitt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schmitt to family and friends
9 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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  • 1

Dr. Schmitt's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I had exactly the same experience as another reviewer. Dr. Schmidt was abrupt and rude, spent maybe five minutes with me, asked very few questions, and sent me away with a printout of information that was entirely useless. Total waste of time and money. Don’t bother.
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Abrupt and rude, made my daughter feel like she was making up her symptoms, did not want to answer any questions I had and spent a total of 5 minutes with us before he rudely told us to leave as he could do nothing for us. The worst doctor interaction I have had in 45 years. I would highly...more
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Dr Schmitt and his staff are truly amazing people. I had a very difficult time trying to get approval to consult with him due to insurance issues. Traci, Sarah, Alisa, and Dr Schmitt went above and beyond their respective duties to assist me. Even though I hadn't even met any of them yet. Dr...more
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Dr. Schmitt is awful. He looked at my daughter's throat for less than 5 min and said she was fine. She's had problems for 2 years and he never looked at her history. Do NOT see him, he's horrible. I called the office manager to have another doctor look at her and I haven't heard back from her...more
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Dr. Schmitt was quick to act on my symptoms and provided quality care. He was very oriented to detail and seemed to care about my overall health, not specifically to ear, nose and throat. Thank you.
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