Accessibility Tools

Do you have any protocols in place for COVID-19?

Yes, as soon as the pandemic started we implemented a “No Touch” environment, we do not allow visitors or children to attend the patient visit and we offer to have you wait in your car or in the lobby and we will call you when your time is ready, we modified our office setting to comply with the CDC protocol, all patients and staff are screened for temperature readings and we offer Telehealth visits as a convenient and safe way to care for your needs.

What is an otolaryngologist?

An otolaryngologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat diseases as well as related structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists are also referred to as ENT doctors or physicians.

Do you see pediatric patients?

Yes, we have a Board-Certified Physician who has advanced experience with pediatric patients.

What can I expect on my first visit?

Depending on the reason for the visit, the ENT physician will perform a physical and visual examination. This may include looking in your ears, your nose and your throat. If you require audiology or allergy evaluation this will be discussed, and we can schedule you right on-site. Your neck, throat, cheekbones and other areas of your face and head may be palpated.

What is a deviated septum and how is it treated?

The midline of the nose consists of a cartilage and bony nasal septum. These separate the two sides of the nasal cavity. A bend or deviation in the septum can be something you’re born with or can occur through injury. To correct this, we often perform an outpatient surgery called a septoplasty – where an incision is made inside the nasal cavity and the obstructing portion of bone and cartilage is removed.

What can be done for snoring?

Snoring typically is caused by vibration of tissues within the oral pharynx (the uvula and palate). Nasal obstruction can be another cause. In mild snoring, these measures may help: losing weight, sleeping on your side rather than your back, avoiding sedatives and alcohol. Surgery can reduce the size of the soft tissue of uvula and palate and relieve nasal obstruction. If snoring is related to your sleep apnea:

What is Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition in which an individual’s breathing stops periodically during sleep. These episodes can last ten seconds or longer and may occur hundreds of times each night, preventing restorative sleep and leading to daytime fatigue, irritability and memory or concentration problems. OSA increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. We work with your other medical and/or dental specialists to offer many treatments and a wide variety of cutting-edge procedures.

What are the signs and symptoms of an Overactive Thyroid?

Hyperthyroidism (otherwise known as an overactive thyroid) and Graves’ disease can cause nervousness, tremors, mood swings, rapid heart beating, high blood pressure, diarrhea, insomnia, heat intolerance, thickened skin, and bulging eyes. If you feel you are suffering from any of these symptoms, please call our office for an evaluation.

What are the signs and symptoms of an Underactive Thyroid?

Hypothyroidism (otherwise known as an underactive thyroid) can cause weakness, lethargy, cold intolerance, swelling, coarse dry skin, and hearing loss. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, please call our office for an evaluation.

How are Allergies tested?

Based on your ENT evaluation, history, examination, x-rays, or environmental issues, your doctor might suggest that allergy could be a cause. A complete allergy work-up and allergy management program may be right for you. A common allergy test is called IDT (Intradermal Titration). This test is done on your upper arms or back using tiny needles that go right under the top layer of skin. The test takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete. It will tell us how sensitive you are to the positive allergens. If your doctor determines you are a candidate for allergy shots, this information is needed to make the serum for you. After testing is completed, treatment for your allergies can begin.

What Allergies can allergy testing find?

Our allergy tests help find allergies to tree, pollen, weeds, grasses, dust mites, animals and molds.

What do your Audiologists do?

Audiologists perform comprehensive audiological evaluations for people of all ages, counseling, evaluating for and fitting of hearing aids and other assistive listening devices, hearing conservation, and balance testing.

What are the signs of hearing loss?

Symptoms of hearing loss include difficulty understanding what others are saying, asking people to repeat themselves, struggling to hear in crowded places with distracting background noise, perceiving that others are mumbling or not speaking clearly, listening to the television or radio at a higher volume than others and experiencing a ringing or buzzing in the ears. You may find yourself withdrawing from social situations in order to avoid conversation and you also might experience depression. We have Clinical Doctors of Audiology with advanced knowledge to test and treat your hearing loss in the best manner that fits each patient.

Do you offer Cochlear Implants?

Our Physicians do not perform this surgery, but they work with the audiologist during your evaluation you to see if you would be a candidate for a cochlear implant and inform you of your options.