View map

Dr. Karen Stierman, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Karen Stierman came to Austin to practice Otolaryngology in July 2001. She received her residency training and medical education at the University of Texas at Galveston where she graduated with honors. During her career, Dr. Stierman has received many awards including being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, being a member of the UTMB Dean's list, receiving the Joseph H. Stjepcevich Academic Scholarship, and being cited by the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award for Academic Achievement. She has also participated in research and published many papers in the field of Otolaryngology. She is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and has numerous professional affiliations. Dr. Stierman received her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in Electrical engineering with honors. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Stierman was employed by Motorola in Austin as a semiconductor circuit design engineer. Dr. Stierman enjoys caring for patients in Austin and surrounding communities. She is committed to providing the highest quality of care while treating diseases of the ears, nose and throat. She uses her technical background combined with her ability to relate well to patients to deliver personnel service and state of the art medical and surgical care. She welcomes patient involvement in their care.

Is this doctor in your insurance network?

Enter your insurance carrier and plan

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Residency in Otolaryngology

Zocdoc awards

See you again

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1972500072

Office locations

ENT Center of Austin

2765 Bee Caves Rd, Suite 205

Austin, TX 78746

ENT Center of Austin

4112 Links Lane, Suite 204

Round Rock, TX 78664

ENT Center of Austin

1730 E. Whitestone Blvd, Suite 100

Cedar Park, TX 78613

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
It was great
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
One of the best doctors I’ve ever seen.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doc.
Less than 1 month ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Stierman is a fantastic combination of extremely knowledgable and personably engaging. All things up!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Stierman is amazing! Her office staff are friendly and professional. I would recommend her to anyone needing an ENT.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I've had a hearing loss condition my whole life, so I'm more than a little prepared with questions for an ENT. Dr. Stierman was so thorough and explanatory, giving me the information I needed to feel I was making an informeddecision about my own care. Even the RN staff at the Bee Caves office was wonderful as I asked multiple questions about insurance.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Awesome, Dr Stierman is really profesional and attentive to your concerns.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very good
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Quick and painless! I went in for severe allergies and was seen promptly and given a prescription for eye drops.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
They are great. On it.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She addressed my concerns and diagnosed my problems. I would say my face to face time with her was around 10 minutes. She was talking very fast and seemed to have somewhere to be. So overall I felt thediscussion was rushed,but also I got what I needed for today.
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Stierman always makes sure she answers your questions and takes great care of you.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Wait was unnecessarily lengthy Good Doctor
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I LOVE Dr. Stierman. So caring and knowledgeable!
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
It was super fast this time. It was a follow up to a surgery.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
For privilege of seeing Doctor it was absorbant upfront fee . Prior to making appt., EVERYTHING is done on-line via text and email. NO human inter-action. The day of the appt. I called. YOU never get a person. I left messagesaying you never responded to my first email when I asked about fee, told them my experience with rediclinic, Fee/monies upfront etc. I have small object in my ear. NO one seems able to look at it and then diagnose without a non-negotiable fee, then tell you the cost to do something about on the end-side. It is all about economics.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very efficient and positive doctor!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She knows her business, is very friendly, and explains what is going on. No pretense.
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I really liked the way she listened to my concerns and the time she took to explain things to me!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Stierman is an excellent doctor. She listens to and addresses my concerns. She lets me know what she finds and what the treatment plan is. She is warm, upbeat and positive.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Visit was fine. But she seemed as if she was in a hurry.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She took the time to listen to my symptoms instead of brushing me off like other doctors have been doing. She was very friendly and let me know the plan of action. I would highly recommend her.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Stierman was very thorough. She was impressive. Also all the staff was great and her assistant was exceptional!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
WOW! I’ve never met a doctor who moves as fast and competently as Karen Stierman. I waited an extra hour for her since she was in surgery, and I’m so glad I did; her nurse, Jess, set up the tools formy nose cauterization, and Dr. Stierman came in, and within 5 minutes did the procedure. MUCH MUCH BETTER and decisive than the other ENTs in her building. Don’t bother with any other ENT doctors - go to Karen Stierman!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Rushed appointment and follow up was entirely wrong. The worst personal care ever.
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very good
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very nice, but felt very rushed. She was in and out in under five minutes. I spent most of my time with the MA asking questions.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very thorough!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional and kind. She took her time to discussed my matter. I will come back.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was very impressed with Dr. Stierman. She immediately addressed my problem, and took care of it on the spot! Wonderful bedside manner. Recommend highly.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
They really know what they're doing and they get right to it!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great staff and the best doc ... Cannot ask for anything more!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Stierman is a consummate professional Who also has great compassion for her patients. She performed surgery on me 10 years ago and I did very well afterward. I would highly recommend Dr Stierman and her office.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The staff at Dr Stierman's office was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The office space is updated & clean, and the staff at the front desk was polite and efficient. Helpful to note, zocdoc said I was out of network, but uponcalling the office i found out they indeed do take my insurance, so i would go ahead and call to check!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Straight to the point and she made it a point to listen.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The front desk people were not customer focused. They were busy gossiping about someone/something and served me without even a greeting. The nurse and doctor are good.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was really impressed with my first visit to this office. The staff was VERY organized, and I was called back early! I hadn't even finished my paperwork! All told, I think I waited a total of 2 minutes, including thewait in the room. WOW! Everyone was nice and friendly, which is a welcome change from many offices I've been in. The doctor even complimented my glasses. 8-) I scheduled my appointment online, and they were aware of my visit and called me by name. Checkout was nice and easy with another friendly face.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She was so great! So easy to talk to, spent time listening to me, answered all of my questions. Great visit, feeling super confident about putting myself in Dr. Stierman's hands! Office staff was great too!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I don't mind waiting a half hour for an appointment but I do mind being completely rushed. Dr. Stierman seemed to brush off my concerns and not take any time to explain things. I had questions that went unanswered and nowI feel like I need to get a second opinion.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
This was my first visit and I must say, I will be back. Perfect. Professional. Great. Thanks
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very happy with my visit . I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was treated like an intelligent person. Very personable doctor!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She's fantastic!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Stierman was wonderful. She had a calming and friendly demeanor and was very professional describing everything she was doing. Our visit was quick and she was very efficient. Highly recommended!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent Doctor.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She's so kind and explains everything very well
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Love her!!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Trusted Doctor!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Outstanding doctor! Took steps right away to address my issue.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent, professional, on time.
Source: Zocdoc
ZocdocFind an Ear, Nose & Throat DoctorDr. Karen Stierman, MD