What can an ENT doctor help with?
- Posted on: Jun 15 2021
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 specialist is a provider who can help with issues that develop in the ears, nose, or throat. These professionals are highly trained and experienced in helping prevent, diagnosis, and treat conditions that may impact an individual.
What conditions does an ENT 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
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Vertigo (dizziness)
- Cancers of the neck and head
When should I see an ENT?
Most medical insurance companies that offer benefits to patients will often dictate how a patient comes in contact with an ENT specialist. Some insurance companies allow patients to go straight to a specialist to get the care they need, while others may require patients to get a referral from their primary care physician. Speak with your insurance company to find out the best way to connect with our team for the care you need!
Why choose an ENT?
While primary care physicians have an overall knowledge on various conditions that can impact the body, they are not a professional 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 ENT can provide the care necessary.
Are you seeking an ENT near you in Texas?
At The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas, patients can work with a provider in the community who can provide them with solutions for the ears, nose, and throat. Contact our facility by calling our main line at (972) 984-1050 to request an appointment at any one of our several locations, serving the communities of Celina, Plano, Allen, and McKinney, TX.
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