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Dr. Shepherd G. Pryor, V, MD, F.A.C.S. is one of the top Ear, Nose and Throat specialists in the Valley. His offices are currently located in Scottsdale, just a block from the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea campus.
Dr. Pryor is Double Board Certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. He graduated from Princeton University and received his Medical Degree from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He then completed his Internship in General Surgery and his Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Pryor then went on to serve as a Fellow in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California at Davis Medical Center.
Dr. Pryor is one of only a handful of physicians in the state of AZ with a Double Board Certification. His passion is diagnosing and treating your condition in a friendly and compassionate manner. He prides himself in giving every patient his undivided attention and time. The patient experience comes first.
On his off time, Dr. Pryor has been blessed with the opportunity and challenge of being a new father to his 9-month-old beautiful daughter, Rylan Rose.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very friendly greeting, processed quickly, then seen promptly. Doctor did an excellent job of explaining the condition and how we were going to treat. Very positive experience. I would not hesitate to recommend.
Expensive for a 3 min look at a sore throats that had been bothering me for months.
Dr Pryor is fantastic!! He listened asked questions and explained everything. I really felt that I mattered as his patient I would highly recommend him.
Very knowledgeable, takes his time, and answers all your questions!
Dr. Pryor is excellent. I've been to many ENTs, and he's the first one who I felt understood my issues and was willing to take my input into account. His background in both ENT and facial reconstruction was particularly helpful given my history of craniofacial reconstructive surgery. I recommend him for anyone, but especially if your ENT issues are related to prior reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Pryor spent very little time listening to my concerns. I left having to see a new doctor, to address the same concern.
I made a first time appointment with Dr.Pryor through ZocDoc on Sunday for Monday afternoon. Very easy to do and received a confirmation Monday morning at 7:20. All necessary paperwork was available online to download and complete before visit. After checking in, I waited less than 10 minutes to be seen by the audiologist for a quick peek into my plugged up ear. She then escorted me to exam room, where I waited about 10 minutes for Dr.Pryor. Having the equipment to look way into my ear, he immediately found the cause and quickly restored my hearing. He then gave me instructions to continue a routine for a week. I decided to see an ENT doctor after two visit to my primary care office, seeing two different doctors, to remedy my hearing loss and drainage of my right ear, to no avail. Most often my PC doctor can take care of my issues, and I highly regard him. On occasion a specialist has to take command of the situation. Dr. Pryor stepped right in and handled my needs. He has my vote.
Spent a good deal of time addressing my concern. Outlined a plan of action. Very knowledgeable.
Only waited 5 minutes or so. Front Staff efficient and pleasant. Dr. Pryor outstanding! Professional, patient, wonderful manner and disposition. His diagnosis from initial visit confirmed with tests ordered. Would absolutely HIGHLY recommend him and will continue to see him as needed. Kim K.
He is wonderful in every way
Very professional. Best thing I liked about him was the fact that he listened completely to what I had to say. And,he discussed a plan of action with me rather than just ordering a bunch of tests and not even talking to me about them.
I loved how comfortable I felt chatting with Dr. Pryor. I came to him for a second opinion for a tonsillectomy and was immediately put at ease by his obvious vast knowledge and easy going personality. He treated me like a friend, not a number, and he let me know he understood why I had questions after leaving my previous ENT appointment. I will definitely recommend Dr. Pryor and have already scheduled my tonsil surgery. I appreciate how much detail he provided when answering my questions, as well as when he set expectations for the surgery.
I can't say enough about the professionalism and kindness of Dr. Pryor. He answered all of my questions, genuinely listened to my concerns and made me feel like I was his first priority. He calmed my fears and made sure I understood the next steps. I have never needed an ENT before but if I ever do again, Dr. Pryor will be my 1st choice. Finally, even though the wait was a little long, the front desk and nursing staff were awesome too.
It was good, effective, quick and easy
I have seen Dr. Pryor quite a few times now due to various symptoms and he always treats me as if I was his only patient with utmost patience, understanding, and respect. His treatment plans have always helped me and eventually cured one of my main issues with a throat ulcer. I highly recommend him!
My first visit with Dr. Pryor went well. He is very personable and takes the time to explain everything in detail. I would definitely recommend him to friends.
He was great!
He is a fabulous ENT. He listens, he cares and gives solid advice. Most importantly I trust him! Great doctor and person!
Very efficient, Right to the point and helpful.
Great office staff all round, other than the , all too common records from Zoc Doc not being complete , e.g, I hate filling out the same redundant forms, when sick less so:) Anyway the audiologist on site, Dr Shepherd and all the staff I was in contact with did a great job of explaining the options, and then was able to carry out an in office procedure which was a pain in the ear, but got rid of a much larger pain :) Was handled well, they were attentive and checked how I was throughout. While I never want one of those again , by Any Doctor, this went as well as it could
Thought that he was very professional and knowledgable. Looking forward to returning.
Very helpful visit!
Great visit. Very informative and courteous! Great bedside manner!
I was told to put drops of olive oil in my ears. Nuts much?
He was fantastic, he took the time to have a real conversation about a surgery that I had been nervous about for years. He eased my mind and I am very much looking forward to our next meeting.
I went to Dr Pryor with an ear problem. After he had addressed that issue, he asked me about the sutures on my neck (from a very old surgery). Dr Pryor had noticed that I was retaining fluid in my face and neck (caused by the previous surgery) and told me that he thought a lymphatic face message might help. He even recommended a place where I could go for the message. This water retention in my face has been a problem for some time and was making me depressed as it is very unattractive so I was thrilled when the lymphatic face message worked so well. Dr Pryor not only took care of the problem I went to see him about, he also noticed and addressed a problem that I never thought to ask him about- in my opinion, that is the sign of a great doctor!
As the third member of my family to see Dr. Pryor, I was equally as satisfied. He is knowledgeable and efficient with an easy going manner that complimented his expertise. The office staff was friendly and the entire experience was one that I would highly recommend- (and I have!) He is a very special specialist!!
Dr. Pryor was very attentive and listened closely to my problem. He never lost his focus, (like other doctors who just want to go to their next patient!). After learning of my condition and symptoms he came up with a plan and explained what he could do and also what he couldn't do and suggested other specialists I should see. This was my second visit with Dr. Pryor and I like him very much and would recommend him to everyone!
He is the utmost professional man- knowledgeable with integrity and nothing but respect for his patients. There was no doubt that he was my daughter’s advocate-and we we nothing less than impressed with the visit from start to finish. Would highly recommend him (and have!)
Dr. Pryor is awesome! I got rather emotional during the appointment because I have been in pain way too long and he was so sweet and amazingly patient. He seems to be taking this seriously and I am so very grateful!
Friendly, approachable, explained my options provided recommendations .
dr. shepherd communicates well! very professional.
Best ENT I have ever been too! He is concern about his patients and takes time to listen. Finds the best solution, does not just throw you on antibiotics needlessly. Fantastic bedside manor. So grateful to have found him. Highly recommend!
What and amazing doctor so kind and understanding he really made me feel comfortable!
I have not been back to Dr. Pryor, I went to several appointments without results, this is regarding recurring ear infections I have been having since 1/1/15. An ER Doctor told me I had allergies and needed to see an ENT. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Pryor, I have seen him several times without relief. The last visit I was prescribed an ear drop (acid type), due to an issue I was having. My ear swelled up twice its size. I discontinued the drops and called the office, I left a message for Dr. Pryor,s Assistant (Mary) on I believe 5/19, I never recieved a returned call. I will find someone that is interested in helping.
Great Doctor! Very personable and wasn't rushed.
Very knowledgeable answered all my questions!
He is wonderful very informative takes his time with patients very wonderful doctor
i always appreciate the care and professionalism shown by dr. pryor and his staff!
Very nice man, seems to know his work well and gets things done.
Dr. Pryor is an awesome doctor! He is always very informative and straight to the point. Highly recommended ENT!
The visit with Dr. Pryor was the most positive visit I have had with a physician in recent memory. He listened carefully, gave clear feedback and had a sincere concern for my issues. He explained the significance of the symptoms I related and gave me the complete confidence that whatever can be done to relieve and resolve my symptoms, is within the scope of his knowledge and experience. I have total confidence in his compassion, skills and expertise.
Dr. Pryor is very good! He also has a very good assistant that you meet with before seeing Dr. Pryor. I would recomend him to anyone that needed his services. The wait time was a little long about 25 minutes.
Fantastic doctor. Very friendly and showed genuine care for my issue. Highly recommended.
He was very informative and supportive!!
Dr. Pryor was wonderful! I would Highly recommend him. Office staff: Would be nice if they greeted you when you walk in.
One of the nicest doctors I have ever meet!
So glad that I finally found a very knowledgeable ENT that took the time to talk with me about my sinus issues.
Wonderful excellent doctor!!! He explained everything and took the time to answer questions. Staff was very friendly and made you feel at home. If you are looking for an ENT or plastic surgeon look no further.
Probably the most down to Earth doctor I have met and I have went to a few different doctors in the past couple of years. He was the only one who got to the point and really seemed to know what he was talking about when dealing with my deviated septum. I've had other doctors that became vague when I asked questions and didn't really help my problem at all...dr Pryor got to the point and the waiting time wasn't long at all...the only thing I didn't like is his assistant came off a little rude and stuck up
This Doctor is AWESOME!! Felt very comfortable and he answered ALL my questions. Spent much time explaining all the facts to me. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend. Wish more DOCS were like Dr. Pryor.
thorough and professional!
Awesome bedside manners. He explained everything to me in a very clear, laymans terms type of way. He was very thorough and extremely nice!
Dr. Pryor provided an excellent consultation explaining the problem and giving me 2 treatment options. He answered my questions and had the nurse provide cost and hospital information. There was no pressure to make a decision.
The first doctor I went to for treatment could not diagnose my medical treatment. Doctor Pryor made a diagnosis very quickly, gave me some medical samples instead of a prescription, and I am experiencing almost immediate relief. Dr. Pryor is very personable.
His knowledge and he actually listens. Is straight forward and wants to get to the bottom of my problem.
I didn't mind waiting in the office once I met Dr. Pryor. He takes his time & makes you feel like you matter as a person. He listened & gave me several solutions. Great bedside manner. Not at all like "most" doctors.
Dr. Pryor is professional and doesn't waste time. He orders tests that will give him the most information so that he can make a logical and proper decision about course of treatment.
I was extremely impressed, first, by his myriad of plaques showing his accomplishments in his fields of Medicine, and magazines he's been highlighted in. Then by his comfortable appearance, familiar mannerism, ease of communication, and time he spent with me, a new patient. I was happy to listen to him talk to me about my situation, because he is highly educated in his field. By time we were finished, I felt secure in dealing with my problem and how we will move forward.
Always very pleased!!!
Very informative, no pressure
He was very articulate, explained everything in detail, listened, and answered all my questions. I didn't feel rushed and felt extremely comfortable with his expertise. Highly recommend .
Wonderful doctor and all of the staff was equally wonderful!
He was very informative and understanding of what I had to say (even if insignificant to a doctor). I didn't feel rushed and I really liked that.
I would definitely recommend this physician to anyone. He is very thorough and kind.
Excellent bed side manners,great professionalism, and awesome knowledge
My savior!!! Was so dizzy, now feel great!!!
Visit went well. Was referred to another physician for additional test. Unfortunately neither took our Coventry insurance.
He was great. He was thorough, answered all my questions. I didn't feel rushed at all. Very nice and personable
Excellent doctor. Excellent thorough care.
Dr. Pryor and his staff took excellent care of me.
Dr. Pryor is an outstanding surgeon. He is very paitient, always takes time to answer any and all of your questions. You will never feel rushed when in his office. He is very open and honest about the procedures that you might be having. His bedside manner is always gentle and clear. I feel that he is very easy to talk to. I highly recommend him for anything related to facial reconstruction and or cosmetic procedures to the facial and neck areas. He did a rhinoplasty on me and I have to say that I look awsome!!!!!
Fast and courteous
He is a friendly and informative Doctor and I would recommend him to anyone.
Very kind and knowledgeable physician. Friendly and thorough. Everything you would expect from an excellent healthcare provider.
So nice to see a doctor who validates your feelings. Good experience and very professional/caring.
Dr. Pryor was friendly, professional and did an excellent job. I would definitely return to their office again without hesitation.
Couldnt of gone smoother!
He was extremely professional, thorough and answered all my questions and concerns.
a professional who made me feel very comfortable by explaining the cause and how to treat my problem.
It was a nice visit although it took almost an hour after my scheduled appointment time before I actually saw the doctor.
He was very professional and had a great staff.
He was extremely knowledgeable. He explained everything in detail and answered all of our questions.
Professional and easy to talk to.
He was fantastic! I had suffered for 4 weeks before I saw him; I wish I had gone sooner. I would recommend him to ANYONE looking for an outstanding ENT. Thank you, Dr. Pryor!
Dr Pryor is a very kind man. He is always very polite, he always takes the time to answer any and all questions I might have. He has done 2 procedures on me, and I'm very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend him.
He was very knowledgable and friendly
Very good experience.
He is very knowledgeable. I was very satisfied with his services.
Doctor was informative professional and friendly. Prices for elective surgery for retired persons too costly!