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 ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Spokane, WA. He is 35 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Read his story

Spokane Ear Nose and Throat

217 W Cataldo Ave

Spokane, WA 99201
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Accepted insurance

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

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Ear Disorders
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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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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Palsy
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


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  • 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)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear 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

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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
based on 7 total reviews (4 with comments)
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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Prescott, WA |
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.
in Spokane wa |
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
Spokane, WA |
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.
in Pasco, WA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schmitt accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Schmitt has admitting privileges

Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Providence Holy Family Hospital
5633 N Lidgerwood St
Spokane, WA 99208
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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Deaconess Hospital
800 W 5th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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