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ENTcare

Physicians at ENTcare are trained to care for your ears' medical and surgical needs

The ear is made up of three parts; outer, middle, and inner.  The most common medical problem is an infection of the middle ear.

The middle ear is the small part of your ear behind your eardrum. It can get infected when germs from the nose and throat are trapped there. A small tube connects your ear to your throat. These two tubes are called eustachian tubes (say "yoo-STAY-shee-un"). A cold can cause this tube to swell. When the tube swells enough to become blocked, it can trap fluid inside your ear. This makes it a perfect place for germs to grow and cause an infection. Medications are used for treatment and, in some cases, surgery. 

Ear surgery is commonly performed on children and adults to treat persistent ear infections, conductive hearing loss, unhealed perforated eardrums, congenital ear defects, and tumors.

Some examples of these surgeries:

Myringotomy and ear tube surgery - performed to drain ear fluid and prevent ear infections when antibiotics don't work or when ear infections are chronic.

Tympanoplasty - performed to reconstruct the eardrum after partial or total conductive hearing loss, usually caused by chronic middle ear infections, or perforations that do not heal on their own.

Ø     Mastoidectomy - performed when the ear continues to remain infected. It is useful for removing infected tissue from the bone cavities surrounding the ear.

pecializing in the medical and surgical management of conditions that affect your nose and sinuses.

Sinusitis is very common. In 2009 there were 29.3 million adults diagnosed with sinusitis in the United States. In 2007 there were 12.5 million visits to health practitioners for chronic sinusitis alone. Sinus problems affect nearly one in two people that live in the Wiregrass area.

Sinus infection, or sinusitis, is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages. A sinus infection can cause a headache or pressure in the eyes, nose, cheek area, or on one side of the head. A person with a sinus infection may also have a cough, sore throat, fever, bad breath, and nasal congestion with thick nasal secretions. Sinusitis is categorized as acute (sudden onset) or chronic (long term, the most common type).

Our professionals perform nasal endoscopy and obtain sinus cultures in the office, thereby taking the guess work out of choosing the best antibiotic for your particular case. An in-office CT scanner is located at each office for your convenience.

Should surgical intervention be necessary, we utilize the most modern computer navigation systems available anywhere.

We are a state of the art allergy and asthma center providing comprehensive testing and treatment for a wide range of allergic diseases.

Our Board Certified physician in Allergy and Immunology cares for both pediatric and adult patients. We specialize in comprehensive care of allergic conditions including:

Asthma

Hayfever

Nasal allergies and sinusitis

Hives, swelling, and rashes

Food Allergies

Dermatitis/Eczema

Bee Sting/Insect Allergies

Evaluations for allergies via skin testing and/or blood testing are available as well as breathing tests to diagnose asthma or wheezing.

Medications and allergy injections are offered for treatment of chronic allergic conditions or asthma. Our trained staff will determine the cause of your symptoms and will work with you to improve your quality of life.

ENTcare

Timothy Gannon, MD

Steven D Harris, MD

Timothy D Knudsen, MD

Paul C Motta, DO, FAAAAI

V.W Rollins, MD

Joe F Smith, MD, FACS, FARS

 

ENTcare-West

Timothy Gannon, MD

Timothy D Knudsen, MD

V.W Rollins, MD

ENTcare-East 

102 Doctors Drive

Suite 1 

Dothan, Alabama 36301-2911

 

Location Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm   

Friday 8:00am-12:00pm Central Time 

 

Phone:  334-793-4788 

Fax:  334-678-6717

Driving Directions:  

We are located behind Southeast Alabama Medical Center and Healthsouth Rehab Center. 

 

ENTcare-West 

4300 West Main St 

Suite 403  

Dothan, Alabama 36305

Location Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm  

Friday 8:00am-12:00pm Central Time 

 

Phone: 334-793-4788 

Fax:  334-678-6717