Dr. William Shirley, MD

Dr. William Shirley, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. William Shirley, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1998 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat).

2807 Greystone Commercial Blvd Ste 42

Birmingham, AL 35242

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • VIVA Health

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Ear Surgery
more than 14% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

9  Conditions Treated

9  Procedures

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Ear Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Myringotomy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Tonsillectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Southern Methodist University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Shirley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shirley to family and friends
12 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Shirley'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 (4)

We scheduled an appointment for a hearing screening 4 weeks out, received our confirmation email for the date and time of the appointment, even had conversations with the staff regarding the purpose of our visit over the phone. However, when we showed up the morning of our appointment, we were...more
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Dr. Shirley is amazing, performed adenoid and tonsil removal and came in prior surgery to make my 5 year old feel better and to check on us (the nervous parents). He also came in after surgery to give us an in person review of her surgery! If we had to do surgery again, hands down he would be our...more
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Very kind hearted and knowledgeable. I drive my daughter 2 hours just to use Dr. Shirley. Once I met him, I will not go to anyone else. My daughter has had 2 surgeries with him and he was sure to explain every little detail. He spoke with us before and after the surgery even though he was pressed...more
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The most compassionate Dr I have ever dealt with. His level of concern and his skill and knowledge while caring for my daughter has been unmatched. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an ENT for their child.
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