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Dr. Jonathon Sillman, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Boston, MA

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4.6
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I’ve been battling a debilitating inner ear condition that impacts my balance greatly. I went in to see this doctor witha recent audiology report, imaging results, imaging discs, and notes from prior physicians. All of these back up my complaints. I start describing my disequilibrium symptoms of instability, ears feeling blocked as if in a plane 24/7, fluid in ears, and “spacing out” whenever I’m in a crowded place or an area with a lot of noise. This gentleman interjects immediately with great excitement to point out the “spacing out” in crowds has nothing to do with the inner ear. He really wanted to get a “win” for some reason when I’m there to address my condition not get into a contest. I contemplated leaving but figured I might as well stick it out at this point. I go on to explain why I am there. Another ENT pointed out to me that a CT scan showed I may have an inner ear fluid leak, and I should follow up with a neurotologist to see one way or another. This man becomes filled with glee once again as he tells me that condition can’t be diagnosed via ct scan. I explain it was suggested in the radiology report and I’d like to rule it out or confirm it as I do have the symptoms that would be consistent with the diagnosis. Instead of telling me he’s not familiar with this sort of thing and referring me elsewhere like he should, he starts making statements that are simply not true. Saying that a perilymph leak must be accompanied with hearing loss(which I do not have) and spinning vertigo(also do not have). The doctor fails to grasp logic at a very elementary level. He believes that just because he has seen SOME cases before with both hearing and vestibular symptoms, then ALL MUST suffer with both components. He states that the chronic imbalance and unsteadiness I suffer from is not consistent with the perilymph leak. He then prints me out the symptoms from VEDA and realizes/admits it is consistent but has a tough time believing I could have it with no hearing issues. I looked down and informed him I will be seeking help elsewhere after exchanging pleasantries.
I’ve been battling a debilitating inner ear condition that impacts my balance greatly. I went in to see this doctor with a recent audiology report, imaging results, imaging discs,and notes from prior physicians. All of these back up my complaints. I start describing my disequilibrium symptoms of instability, ears feeling blocked as if in a plane 24/7, fluid in ears, and “spacing out” whenever I’m in a crowded place or an area with a lot of noise. This gentleman interjects immediately with great excitement to point out the “spacing out” in crowds has nothing to do with the inner ear. He really wanted to get a “win” for some reason when I’m there to address my condition not get into a contest. I contemplated leaving but figured I might as well stick it out at this point. I go on to explain why I am there. Another ENT pointed out to me that a CT scan showed I may have an inner ear fluid leak, and I should follow up with a neurotologist to see one way or another. This man becomes filled with glee once again as he tells me that condition can’t be diagnosed via ct scan. I explain it was suggested in the radiology report and I’d like to rule it out or confirm it as I do have the symptoms that would be consistent with the diagnosis. Instead of telling me he’s not familiar with this sort of thing and referring me elsewhere like he should, he starts making statements that are simply not true. Saying that a perilymph leak must be accompanied with hearing loss(which I do not have) and spinning vertigo(also do not have). The doctor fails to grasp logic at a very elementary level. He believes that just because he has seen SOME cases before with both hearing and vestibular symptoms, then ALL MUST suffer with both components. He states that the chronic imbalance and unsteadiness I suffer from is not consistent with the perilymph leak. He then prints me out the symptoms from VEDA and realizes/admits it is consistent but has a tough time believing I could have it with no hearing issues. I looked down and informed him I will be seeking help elsewhere after exchanging pleasantries.
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The doctor was very clear, straightforward and professional. He answered all my questions Worth noting that the front deskwas great too. They got me in immediately, with almost no wait. Very friendly and patient.
The doctor was very clear, straightforward and professional. He answered all my questions Worth noting that the front desk was great too. They got me in immediately, with almost nowait. Very friendly and patient.
Allison M. · February 28, 2019

About Dr. Jonathon Sillman

Dr. Jonathon Sillman is a diligent and friendly ear, nose and throat doctor caring for the Boston, MA community. Dr. Sillman earned his medical degree at Harvard University. He completed his residency in otolaryngology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sillman continued his training by finishing a fellowship in neurotology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Sillman is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. He is board certified in otolaryngology and neurotology. Patients see Dr. Sillman for a variety of reasons including, ear infection, vertigo, abscess, and hearing tests. Dr. Sillman is committed to helping his patients enjoy a healthier lifestyle. He works with each one to discuss ways they can make better choices for their health.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

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Hospital affiliations

  • Tufts Medical Center

Board certifications

  • Neurotology (Otolaryngology)
  • American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Harvard University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Michigan, Residency in Otolaryngology
  • University of South Florida, Fellowship in Neurotology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1972550101

Dr. Jonathon Sillman's office location

Tufts Medical Center - Otolaryngology

860 Washington Street, South Building, First Floor

Boston, MA 02111

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He was very professional , very nice, informative, listened & ordered tests that no one previously had ordered. I feel like he is looking into things that others have missed before him.
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The office canceled the appointment on one hour’s notice. I had scheduled the appointment due to an immediate need and the earliest they could reschedule me for was almost two weeks away.
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The PA was a great person!
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Visit was fine but the wait and lack of communication was unacceptable wouldn't go back.
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Excellent visit. Staff was courteous, professional and thorough from the front-desk to the PA to Dr. Sillman himself
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Fast, easy visit. Dr. Sillman was professional and efficient. Will definitely visit him again for future ENT needs.
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Less than warm bedside manner and did not take the time to answer any questions. He ordered an mri and never explained why/for what purpose. All he said was to “check things out”. To me a good doctor should ask, “doyou have any questions?” Takes a few moments to explain what they are doing and why. I could barely get a word out before he hustled out of the room.
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Like most doctors, he was rushed but cannot complain.
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Great doctor. Got me in for a hearing test right away, diagnosed the problem and went over several options for treatment (ironically enough including doing nothing). No pressure. Listened to what I had to say and my concerns.
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All the staff and Doctor Sillman were courteous and professional. Dr. Sillman listened to my problem attentively and addressed it appropriately. Highly recommended.
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I visited Dr. Sillman about my tinnitus, for which he suggested I try meditation and white noise. He was friendly though I saw him only briefly. His PA (a Tufts student I think), his audiologist, and his administrative staff, whom Ispoke with more at length, were also very friendly. The entire thing took about an hour and 45 minutes (including a hearing test), which was about what I expected. Overall I would recommend.
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Excellent appointment, thorough evaluation of my ear pain and a plan for further assessment and treatment.
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Fantastic, responsive, helpful. Got me pointed in right direction prior to a move to another state.
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My visit was very thorough. Although only a small portion of the time was spent with Dr. Sillman, the hearing test administrator, physician assistants, and other staff all contributed to a successful visit.
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This office is great. Dr. Sillman is knowledgable but his expertise is mostly the ear. I had to be referred to a throat specialist so it might help to know that everyone here is very specialized.
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Super! Best ear doctor!
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