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Dr. Sheila Apicella received her undergraduate degree at Barnard College in New York City. She then earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. After a pre-residency fellowship in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York, Dr. Apicella continued her post-graduate training at SUNY-Stony Brook. She completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute (recently ranked one of the top five programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report magazine). Board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Apicella focuses on minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery, management of sinus disease, head and neck surgery, sleep-disordered breathing, diseases of the ear and pediatric otolaryngology. She is an Assistant Attending physician at several New York City hospitals including Beth Israel Medical Center. She is also an Associate Attending at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx where she is involved in the education of students and residents. Dr. Apicella is member of The American Medical Association, and the Bronx County Medical Society. She has been repeatedly recognized in the Guide to America’s Top Physcians in the New York Metro area.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Apicella was both sharp and efficient. She carefully listened to my issues and came up with solutions. She had a great approach to problem-solving. The appointment was very quick (15min), which seems to be the norm for NYC doctors who have to go through a high volume of patients. However, with Dr. Apicella I didn't feel rushed. She spent the time we needed and we stopped naturally when we didn't have any more to discuss. Also, I appreciated that she listened without second-guessing what I was saying. She was straightforward and direct and I felt like I made good progress.
She was amazing! very informative and extremely nice. I felt very comfortable with her. She made sure to explore all options before giving final diagnosis.
Dr. Apicella was fun and helpful, but I didn't feel like she was completely thorough. She realized already after beginning a procedure that there was another instrument that helped her identify something else that wasnt going to be addressed with the procedure she already began.
Dr. Sheila is very nice and patient to help me and diagnose my symptom. The staffs and nurses there really friendly and nice.
Long wait. DR. Apicella was thorough and had a nice bedside manner.
Great professional knowledgable doctor
The doctor was very thorough and has a great bedside manner. She gave some great suggestions for treating symptoms.
Way better than most.
Satisfied with the care I received, but overall the office is very unprofessional. I wasn't very comfortable there. The doctor was rushed and seemed stressed.
it was fine, they just perform services that a lot of insurance companies dont completely cover and should inform you of this before your visit. in my case, i declined an expensive scope because they couldnt tell me how much of it insurance would cover. so basically i wasted my time and money as the appointment was a complete waste of time
Friendly doctor. Took time to answer all my question. Bedside manner was excellent. Encouraged a hearing test and I'm glad I did it.
Straight forward, clear, efficient - all of the things that are important to me
Overall experience was great. Only drawback was that there were large gaps of time (10-20 minutes) between checking in, getting brought back to room for initial examination by nurse, visiting with doctor, doctor performing follow up exam. Definitely would go back because Dr Apicella was great and helpful, just the patient experience left a little to be desired.
She was very reliable and professional but also friendly. A friend of mine told me she changed the world. I can see why she said that.
Dr. wasn't caring and they hit me with a bill. They are supposed to check insurance before any procedure so that patients don't have surprises in the mail!!
Dr. Apicella was an absolute pleasure. She was down to earth and was able to make me feel at ease while there.
She is fantastic and approcheable! She knows her stuff.
Dr Sheila Apicella, MD was very professional as an ENT Dr. She explained thorouughly the problem i was experiencing with my left ear. I also had a hearing test which concluded that i had problems with my right ear too. She professionally cared for my left ear and now i can hear so much better and referred me for further testing of my right ear. Her patient care manner is great! So glad i came to Dr Sheila Apicella!
Dr. Apicella was a pleasure to meet and very thorough in her exam. I was seen within 10 minutes of arriving.
My visit was wonderful.
Awful experience starting with the wait time, unprofessional staff and with the doctor rushing to get me out of her office as soon as possible and charging me with an obscene medical bill. I would never go back and also I would never recommend this place to anyone. There are better doctors out there who really respect their patient's time and concern.
T professional thorough highly satisfied
Dr. Apicella is great. Second time seeing her and she addressed all my concerns.
She was knowledgeable, friendly and kind. In fact all of the staff was and the office was beautiful. The visit was short but thorugh which was great because I was pressed for time. All in all I would recommend her.
This is a very professionally run office. You are seen right away. Moved from treatment room to treatment room efficiently. And Dr Apicella was very straightforward in her assessment and options. Would definitely recommend this Dr.
she was informative and gave me options for treatment
very accurate made you feel comfortable pleasant I have to say the visit was great
Loved it. She was super nice and informative. Everyone in the office was friendly, and the wait was super short.
Everything about this place was very professional. I met t he Dr for the first time and she was friendly,professional. She explained everything to me clearly and I would recommend her
Receptionist as well as person who took blood pressure were very pleasant and professional. Dr. Apicella was professional and knowledgeable helping me to better understand some of my ENT problems. I will follow up with her after a visit to an allergist.
I was hoping for more of a 'cure' diagnosis to my situation but the Dr and office were very pleasant..
She was awesome. thoughtful. kind. patient. Had solutions and compassion.
Dr Apicella was great. Very easy to talk to. Listened to my thoughts and concerns and explained things SO WELL!! She suggested alternatives to surgery too, which I really appreciate!!
Loved dr. Apicella! She was very nice, professional and very thorough! I would highly recommend her!
Love her. She is intuitative and attentive.
Professional and thorough.
Great Doctor! Great staff and a Great Location!
my first visit she seemed very nice and explained everything. i would recommend her !
I felt she was rushed and took little time to listen to me-seemed more interested in documenting in the chart then in actually spending any time discussing my problem. Also, I have experienced no relief in symptoms.
Thoroughly pleased with everything from the office appearance to the staff to Dr. Apicella's manner and care. Would definitely recommend this doctor and this practice.
very professional and personable doctor.
the staff was very nice and professional
Excellant doctor wouldn't trust my nose with anyone else;-)
She and her entire staff were warm, personable and professional. I highly recommend them.
Very personable and thorough doctor.
She was thorough, friendly and efficient. No time wasted.
She was a very friendly and helpful doctor. She made sure my needs were taken care of and she generally seemed interested in her patients.
Sheila is great! Attentive, knowledgeable and she's got a great sense of humor.
Great visit and love this doctor.
I've been seeing Dr. Apicella for years and couldn't recommend her enough. She is incredibly knowledgeable and puts her patients at ease. She listens to your concerns and looks at all avenues of treatments.
She was just great. To the point and clear about all my options.
Pleasant doctor but I expected to be treated for vertigo not a hearing test.
Super smart, very nice. 10/10
Excellent Doctor!!! She's amazing, very caring and explains everything.
She was really nice, but she spoke really fast and told me a lot of stuff so it didn't really have that much time to sink in. I'm going to go back for a second visit regardless.
very personable and friendly and did a quick great job! highly recommended!
Doctor was professional, listened carefully and address my concerns. I highly recommend this ENt doc and the staff were also just as great! I am highly satisfied.
I have visited previously. Dr. Apicella is a good listener, and thoroughly explains information.
Good doctor and very professional.
Dr. Apicella was very professional, and treated me well. Will definitely come back if the need arises.
Dr. Apicella was professional, thorough and a very nice person. She was extra cautious and gave me confidence in her ability as a great physician. She called in another physician from the office to take a look at a growth in my throat, who subsequently said "it was nothing". She still ordered a biopsy as an extra precaution. (It was nothing, but I felt better knowing she took that extra step to make sure). I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great ENT.
Not very personable or sympathetic I wound not recommend her
Sheila was great! Very warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and made me feel confident that I was in the best of hands.
Dr. Apicella is the great! The office was fairly busy, but I don't think my wait was longer than 5 minutes. She patiently heard my concerns, took care of my concerns, and did an additional check up. I was still back at my office within my lunch break. One of the best doctors and most professional office staff out there.
Dr Apicella is thorough and cautious about diagnosis and does not over prescribe antibiotics. She lets you know what your treatment options are and makes sure you know why she recommends them. You'll walk out of her office either knowing what is wrong, and with a plan to fix it, or with a recommendation to find another specialty to help resolve it.
She was attentive and skillful..she took care of my problem straight away!