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Dr. Phillips has had a strong interest in providing the highest level of care for those who suffer with sinus and nasal symptoms for over 30 years.  Early in his medical career he studied the effects and outcomes of sinus surgery in children, publishing three papers on this subject in national medical journals.  He subsequently recognized the pivotal role that allergies play in the successful treatment of many nasal and sinus maladies.  In 1999 he completed an allergy fellowship, being recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.   


He was instrumental in bringing Sublingual Allergy Immunotherapy (allergy drops) to the greater Indianapolis community.  In 2006, he and his Sinus & Allergy colleagues were the first sinus surgeons in Indianapolis, and among the first in the Midwest to be trained in the emerging technology of Balloon-assisted sinus surgery, and continue to train and be trained on the newest innovations with these and other techniques to offer cutting edge treatment for those who suffer with sinus and nasal issues.

M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O.A

Scott Phillips

Hospital Affiliations


  • Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

  • Nasal Health, including Sinus and Allergy Disorders

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Vincent Health Network

  • IU North

  • IU West

  • Community Health Network


  • American Board of Otolaryngology 1998

Medical School

Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN 1990


Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center
San Antonio, TX 1993-1997

Current Positions

Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy
Otolaryngologist and Otolaryngic Allergist
November, 2001 to present


Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center
San Antonio, TX 1990-1991


Previous Positions

Director of CENTA allergy department

2004 to 2018


Co-Chief of Otolaryngology
Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis (Clarian Health Systems)
October 2002 to December 2009​

Otolaryngologist and Otolaryngic Allergist
in private practice with Dr. James Benecke, Jr., M.D.
September 2000 to October 2001


Otolaryngologist and Chief of Otolaryngic Allergy
Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
Caylor-Nickel Clinic, P.C., Bluffton, Indiana
September 1999 to September 2000


Chief of Otolaryngology and Flight Surgeon
United States Air Force Medical Center 
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
Aircraft: C-21 Transport Jet
July 1997 to September 1999


Otolaryngology Resident
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center 
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
July 1993 to June 1997


Medical Director
Walton County Emergency Medical Services, Walton County, FL
May 1992 to July 1993


Hyperbarics Dive Officer/Physician
Armstrong Laboratory /Brooks AFB, TX
July 1993 to June 1997


Flight Surgeon
USAF 55th Special Operations Squadron 
Hurlburt Field, Florida
Aircraft: MH 60-G PAVE Hawk Helicopter
September 1991 to July 1993


General Surgery Intern
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center 
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
July 1990 to July 1991


Senior Flight Surgeon (USAF Reserves)
Chief of Occupational Medicine
USAF 434th Air Refueling Wing 
Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana
Aircraft: KC-135 Refueling Tanker
March 2000 to 2017


NASA/Space Shuttle Rescue and Recovery Team Senior Flight Surgeon
DoD Human Space Flight Support Office
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
March 1999 to 2017

Fellow American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

1999 t0 present

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

            Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (F.A.A.O.A.)

            Fellow, American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)  

Indiana State and Marion County Medical Society

Central Indiana Otolaryngology Society 

            Society of Military Otolaryngology

            Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons

            Association of Military Surgeons of the United States


“Dr Scott Phillips provided me with excellent treatment. He diagnosed the problem quickly after a thorough examination and treated the affected area. He sent me home with a prescription and follow up instructions. I have not had a problem since the visit- he pronounced me healed after the follow up exam. I would refer any of my family or friends to Dr Phillips- he has an easy going but professional manner and puts you at ease quickly. Although nose treatments are painful, he was able to exam and treat with a minimum of discomfort. I am glad that my primary care doctor referred me to Dr Phillips."