Treatment & Services
- Canalith Repositioning
- Diagnostic head and neck
- Ear Surgery
- Ear Tubes
- Ear Wax Removal
- Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
- Facial Reconstruction
- Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
- General ENT
- General Otolaryngology
- General Pediatric ENT
- Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
- Hearing Needs Assessment
- Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
- Nasal Reconstruction
- Nasal Valve Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Nose/nasal Surgery
- Office Palatoplasty
- Office Turbinate Reduction
- Otology (external and middle ear - no inner ear)
- Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
- Pediatric ENT (otolaryngology)
- Skin Cancer Reconstruction
- Voice And Larynx Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
- Chronic Cough
- Chronic Ear Disease
- Congenital Head And Neck Masses
- Dry Mouth
- Ear drum perforations
- Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
- Facial Nerve Disorders
- Facial Nerve Paralysis
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Hay Fever
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Head and Neck Masses
- Head And Neck Tumors
- Hearing Loss
- Hearing Problems
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Hypopharyngeal Cancer
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
- Meniere's Disease
- Middle Ear Infection
- Mouth Lesions
- Nasal Cavity Cancer
- Nasal Congestion
- Nasal Fractures
- Nasal Obstruction
- Nasal Polyps
- Nasal Valve Collapse
- Nasopharyngeal Cancer
- Nose Or Nasal Problems
- Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Parotid Tumors
- Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
- Pediatric Salivary Gland Tumors
- Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
- Pediatric Thyroid Masses
- Pediatric Tumors
- Pediatric Vocal Cord Problems
- Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Types 1 & 2
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Septal Deviation
- Septal Perforation
- Sinonasal Disease
- Sinus Infections
- Skin Cancer
- Sleep Apnea
- Smell And Taste Disorder
- Sore Throat
- Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
- Throat Problems
- Throat Symptoms from Reflux
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Disease
- Thyroid Eye Disease
- Thyroid Nodule
- Tongue Tie
- Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
- Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
- Vestibular Disorders
- Voice Disorders
- Zenker's Diverticulum
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Education & Professional Highlights
Dr. Sterman completed his undergraduate degrees at Miami University, Oxford Ohio, before obtaining his MD at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He did his Otolaryngology residency at the Cleveland Clinic as well as a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in St. Louis Missouri. Prior to moving to Akron, Dr. Sterman was on the faculty at Indiana University Medical School and then the Medical College of Wisconsin.
He is a fellow of the American Board of Otolaryngology, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He has several publications on various topics in Otolaryngology.
Research & Publications
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167 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
24 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022
A very competent doctor and an amazing experience
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022
Dr Sternman is so good as a professional. Went out of his way to cause any extra pain. Uses the smallest grade needles for my injections. He definitely knows what to do. So grateful for him.
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022
Dr Sterman is a knowledgeable, trusted physician. I always depend on him for ENT problems for both my family and my own personal issues.
Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022
Dr. Sterman and staff are awesome!
Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022
Appreciated the time and effort Dr. Sterman spent with me trying to get to the root my physical difficulties.
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022
Dr. Sterman is fantastic!! Smart, friendly, patient, and forthright...great doctor!!!
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022
Dr. Sterman is a Rock Star!!
Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022
Great dr. Great staff
Reviewed on May 27, 2022
Dr. Sherman could not have been any more concerned about my injury. He was incredibly kind and gentle.
Reviewed on May 18, 2022
Dr Sterman was exceptional in his care and feedback and recommendations
Reviewed on May 6, 2022
Doctor Sternman spent time with me to diagnose a difficult issue. He explain the problem in depth I did not feel like I was rushed. And I am so grateful for his care.
Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022
I needed to see Dr. Sterman rather quickly. His staff was very responsive and accommodating both over the phone and in MyChart.
Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022
Dr. Sterman is absolutely first rate. He knew who I was from a consult two years ago for the same problem. He was both friendly and professional. All of my questions were addressed to my satisfaction after he had examined me. I should also note that he was responsive on a same day basis to MyChart questions.
Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022
Dr. Sterman and staff, excellent. Very friendly.
Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021
Good doctor. He listens and helped me.
Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021
Dr Sterman is the best!!! He is so concerned and will listen !
Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021
My visit to dr.sterman's office was wonderful and very pleasant
Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021
Very nice operation. Great staff. Very good doctor.
Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021
Excellent experience...Dr. Sterman has my full confidence.
Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021
Love Dr. Sterman - always takes the time needed and explains fully
Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021
*Dr. Sterman was very thorough in exam my wife _____ is going to *Dr. Sterman hearing test was very well performed.
Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021
Very Professional, highly skilled doctor.
Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021
Always telling friends and family about the doctor.
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021
I always have a good experience in Dr. Sterman's office. The receptionist is very friendly and the staff is as well. Dr. Sterman is very thorough and he always listens to my concerns and offers a solution.
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