The human body is complex and can be impacted by thousands of conditions. Because of the complexity, there are medical professionals who are specialized in specific areas. An ENT Physician, also known as an Otolaryngologist, is a provider who can help with issues that develop in the ears, nose, throat, head and neck. These professionals are highly trained and experienced in helping prevent, diagnose, and treat conditions that may impact an individual.
What Conditions Does An ENT Physician Treat?
An ENT professional can help with a variety of health issues that impact the head and neck, including:
- Chronic sinus infections
- Deviated septum
- Sleep apnea/snoring
- Earache/ear infections
- Thyroid/parathyroid disorders
- Voice Disorders
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Vertigo (dizziness)
- Tumors of the neck and head
When Should I See An ENT?
If you are experiencing any issues related to your ear, nose, or throat, you should schedule an appointment with one of our ENT doctors.. Some common symptoms and that may warrant a visit to an ENT doctor include:
- Frequent or chronic sore throat
- Chronic sinusitis or nasal congestion
- Environmental allergies
- Hearing loss or ringing in the ears
- Recurrent tonsil or adenoid infections
- Sleep apnea or snoring
- Voice or swallowing problems
- Skin cancer on the head or neck
- Facial trauma or deformities
Some insurance plans do require a referral before seeing a specialist. Contact your insurance provider, or reach out to a member of our team, if you need more information about insurance coverage and requirements.
Why Choose An ENT?
While primary care physicians have an overall knowledge on various conditions that can impact the body, they are not a specialist in terms of any particular part of the body or condition. This is why primary care physicians may refer a patient to another professional in the community for further evaluation. An ENT has extensive knowledge and education as it specifically pertains to the ears, nose, and throat. Whether patients need medication, therapy, or surgery, an ENTphysician can provide the necessary evaluation and care.
Are You Seeking An ENT Near You In Texas?
At The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas, our team of board-certified otolaryngologists, audiologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide comprehensive ENT care for adults and children across eight North Texas locations. Contact us to learn more, or schedule an appointment online today.