Otolaryngological disorders—also known as ears, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders—affect people of all age groups and are among the most common reasons for doctor visits in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 20 million visits made to Read More
What is the difference between an otolaryngologist and an ENT?
So, you have an earache, a sore throat, and a headache. Where do you go? Chances are, your primary care doctor will refer you to a physician that specializes in otolaryngology. Otolaryngology is one of the oldest medical specialties (practiced since the 19th century) that involves the diagnosis Read More
What is An Otolaryngologist?
It can be difficult determining which type of doctor you need when you have a health issue. While you may be aware of a primary care physician, cardiologist, and endocrinologist, do you know what an otolaryngologist is? An otolaryngologist, commonly called an ENT, is a doctor who specializes in Read More
What Does an Otolaryngologist Do?
Otolaryngology describes the field of medicine concerned with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, as well as the associated structures of the head and neck. The term is an abbreviation of otorhinolaryngology, which itself is a mashup of the three primary specialty areas: ears (otology), nose Read More
ENT vs. Primary Care: What’s the Difference?
From ear infections to sore throats, some of the most common reasons people go to their primary care physicians (and pediatricians for kids) has to do with issues involving the ear, nose and throat. But did you know that there is a physician who specializes in conditions of those areas? If you do, Read More
What Exactly Does an Otorhinolaryngologist Treat?
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), claims that otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. The word otorhinolaryngology or its shorter form, otolaryngology, is derived from the Greek root words: otos (ear), rhino (nose), laryngo Read More
Should You See an ENT After a Car Accident?
Every day, there are thousands of motor vehicle accidents throughout the U.S., some more serious than others. Those that involve personal injury require immediate medical attention in the form of first responders or emergency room visits. Often, however, those involved in a car accident aren’t Read More
Reasons to Visit an ENT Doctor (Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist)
If the first thing that came to mind when you thought of an ENT was “allergies and sinus,” you’re not alone, because ENTs do treat many patients suffering with allergies and sinus troubles, but primary care physicians and allergists also treat a good number of patients suffering with allergies and Read More
The Importance of Getting an Annual Hearing Test
Annual checkups are an important way to protect your health. Just as regular mammograms, eye and dental checkups, colonoscopies, and prostrate health checks do, annual hearing tests can help spot potential health concerns early, often helping you to avoid bigger health issues down the Read More