Dr. William Schmitt, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 38

Dr. William Schmitt, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schmitt has more experience with Otologic Conditions & Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Univ of WI Med Sch medical school in 2008. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as MultiCare Deaconess Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schmitt to book an appointment.

Dr. Schmitt

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat

217 W Cataldo Ave Spokane, WA 99201
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Schmitt

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Schmitt treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Schmitt treats other conditions, please contact the office at (509) 624-2326.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

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 Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Schmitt treats at a

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frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

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Vertigo
Meniere's Disease
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Tinnitus
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Dr. Schmitt's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Cough
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(509) 624-2326

Dr. Schmitt accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
Humana
Medica
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Schmitt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schmitt

3.6

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
56.52173913043478%
(13)
4 Stars
8.695652173913043%
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3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
1 Star
30.434782608695652%
(7)
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What went well
  • Wait times (15)
  • Explained conditions well (13)
  • Listened & answered questions (13)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
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He is a great doctor.Explained everything in detail and took time to hear me out.I would highly suggest him.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Spoo – Feb 03, 2021
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Dr Schmitt was one of the most unhelpful dismissive arrogant MD's I have ever encountered and I'm an RN. I had been dealing with reoccurring sinus infections for a few years. Last year it got to the point where it spread to my ears and was causing issues with my hearing. I had already been through multiple rounds of antibiotics prescribed by my PCP and was referred to him to find the cause. I am already hearing impaired with total nerve deafness in one of my ears so reduction in hearing to my good ear is terrifying to me. He had me see an audiologist which showed hearing loss in my good ear. When I heard nothing from him I scheduled another appointment in which he spent 2 mins telling me to stop worrying about it and if it was still an issue in 3 months to get back in touch. Mind you he never once physically examined me. He was unsympathetic and down right negligent. My condition worsened and I was back in ER where they gave me Vanco which cleared it up. Don't see him!!!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 15, 2021
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I went to him for 2 years after surgery. he told me I would have to have my ear cleaned once a year forever due to the type of surgery. I told him at the time it felt as if I had cardboard in my ear and was extremely uncomfortable. He laughed then told me he'd changed his mind he didn't need to see me again! Today, 2 years later I finally had a huge chunk of scab and tissue come out of my ear thank goodness! And no it was not wax. Really wish I could post the picture I took of it. Just saying if you disagree with him he's done with you.
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L. Smith – Jun 01, 2020
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Dr. Schmitt is very thorough and takes extra time to explain your condition and treatment options. I would recommend him highly.
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Jen S – Nov 08, 2019
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Excellent Doc. Spent quality time with me!
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Apr 02, 2019
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Dr. Schmitt is THE BEST. We have nothing but great things to say about him and his team. He is very professional and committed to his patients. He performed two surgeries on our baby, which went really well. His experience and expertise put us at ease before each procedure. He always answered all of our questions, was very knowledgeable, and to the point. He didn’t sugar coat anything, which we appreciated. Dr. Schmitt opened up a world of opportunities for our son, without limitations.
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Samantha H. in Sandpoint, ID – Jan 17, 2019
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Very good
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Frank Bilbao in Spokane – Dec 30, 2018
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Dr schmitt is definitely a surgeon and if you need surgery he's the one to see. I do notice a difference of the in and out routine when I'm just there for my annual checkup. Hes a very busy man with not much time to Kabitz but do you want a friend or a surgeon. I'll take the surgeon and save the friend for my primary care! He did a great job on what was left of the inside of my ear after years of neglect.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Linda smith in Wilbur – Jul 06, 2018
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Awful, must awful. He treated me like a zoo animal. As soon as he could confirm my case was not surgical, I was shown the door. Go elsewhere. Fast. Plus, his staff is very rude.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Coeur D Alene, ID – Jun 13, 2018
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I was not the patient..my 23 year old daughter was. Dr. Schmitt and the entire staff was courteous, warm and professional. Everything was explained thoroughly and we were asked repeatedly if we had questions. Getting tonsils removed is no fun but couldnt ask for a better doctor and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa Burnett in Spokane, WA – May 11, 2018
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Excellent doctor and staff. Very profressional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lena Negrete in Spokane, WA – May 10, 2018
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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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Jan 31, 2018
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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 recommend you look elsewhere for an ENT doctor.
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Christine Taylor in spokane, wa – Dec 19, 2017
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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 Schmitt is very knowledgeable in my condition and put my fears to rest with his expertise. He took the time to explain what is going on with me and answered all my questions. I cannot thank them enough.
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Mike Skeeters in Prescott, WA – Nov 10, 2017
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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 (Claire) in 2 weeks. BAD office
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Staci Kaiser in Spokane wa – Aug 09, 2017
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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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Spokane, WA – Mar 18, 2017
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I would not recommend Dr. Schmitt. During my encounter with him he shared he had not read the information in my file saying it would overload him. On this instance he contradicted what several of the other doctors had previously told me and I was left feeling like both of our time was wasted. He made it clear that my symptoms were most likely something I was imagining and would eventually just go away with time.
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Just Me in Pasco, WA – May 13, 2016
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Biography

Dr. William Schmitt is an Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon with expertise in disorders of the ear, temporal bone, and lateral skull base. Originally...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. William Schmitt, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schmitt frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Schmitt specializes.

Where is Dr. William Schmitt, MD's office located?

Dr. Schmitt's office is located at 217 W Cataldo Ave, Spokane, WA 99201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat217 W Cataldo Ave Spokane, WA 99201
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Spokane Ear Nose and Throat Clinic Ps13414 E Mission Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schmitt is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital

Spokane, WA

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

2 Awards Received

Providence Holy Family Hospital

Spokane, WA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital

Spokane, WA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received