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About Dr. Steven M Shimoura

Dr. Steven M Shimoura, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbia, MD, with another office in Olney, MD. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Shimoura is affiliated with Medstar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Shimoura has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Steven M Shimoura is Great. Dr. Steven M Shimoura has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Steven M Shimoura is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Nancy Carol Denton Od

5999 Harpers Farm Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
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Comprehensive Ent

18109 Prince Philip Dr Ste 300
Olney, MD 20832
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Specialties

Dr. Steven M Shimoura has the following 1 specialty

  • Otolaryngology

    An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Hearing Loss
  • Polyps
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Tumors
  • Allergies
  • Facial Trauma
  • Smell Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders

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Reviews

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Five Stars

He is a great guy to talk to and he explains everything well

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Excellent doctor

I have used Dr. Shimora for quite a few years. He did my sinus surgery, with excellent results! I find him to be compassionate, caring and most of all compassionate physician. I highly recommend him to anyone needing an ENT.

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GREAT ENT.

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. KNOWS HIS BUSINESS.

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Very Knowledgable!!

Dr. Shimoura is great!! My 8yr old was having sleep apnea issues and we were referred to Dr. SHimoura. Best referral ever! His bedside manner is awesome and he's extremely knowledgable. I appreciate his approach to every indiviual situation. With treatment, he's both aggressive and conservative at the same time. It's weird but totally true! My son needed immediate attention for the sleep apnea issues so we moved forward immediately for the safety of my son but then with follow up issues Dr. SHimoura recommended a "wait & see" approach. This was a beautiful combination that helped my son physically and emotionally handle this whole situation. Yes, the wait time in the reception area can sometimes be lengthy but my son's life is worth it and I would wait as long as I have too so my son could get the proper healthcare. Thank you, Dr. Shimoura & staff!!

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Heroes are hard to find

Dr. Shimoura saved my son's life. When other doctors told us to wait and watch, Dr. Shimoura said, no, we have to move on this now. His knowledge, judgment, and willingness to act are the reasons my 4-yr-old didn't die from an aggressive form of cancer. During one of the office visits, the doctor made a star out of tongue depressors, then threw it against the wall, where it burst into individual sticks. A simple, silly trick. You know what? It made a scared little boy smile. If there's a downside to this practice, it's that you might have to wait once you get there, because so many patients want to see him. This is a problem that "awful physicians" rarely have. Stop looking-- this is the guy you want.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2012, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Shimoura is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1976

  • Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Steven M Shimoura accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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