ENT specialists are physicians, trained to provide medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the ears, nose and throat (ENT) and related problems affecting the head and neck. Otolaryngologists, or more commonly referred to as ENT physicians, diagnose, treat, and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary care problems in both children and adults. Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery is the official name of the oldest medical specialty in the United States.
ENTs are ready to start practicing after completing up to 15 years of college and post-graduate training. To qualify for certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology, an applicant must first complete college, medical school, and at least five years of specialty training. Next, the physician must pass the American Board of Otolaryngology examination. Many ENT specialists get substantial experience in one of seven subspecialties areas during residency, or get specialty training at national conferences and workshops and are well-qualified to develop an area of expertise within the field of ENT.
Many medications have indicated refills, which can be obtained from your pharmacy without calling our office. Because many diseases have similar symptoms, please understand that we may require an office visit before any medication is provided. If you have not been seen in the clinic for 6 months, we are not comfortable with the over-the-phone diagnosis. After office hours we do not have access to your medical records. Please advise us in as to your history, allergies to medications, etc., and remember to have your pharmacy phone number available.