When should you schedule an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor? The Ogden Regional Medical Center wants to help you understand the process.
When a primary care physician has exhausted all medical treatment options, the next step will be to see an ENT specialist. These doctors are medical experts who treat health concerns limited to the head and neck area. They can help you narrow down what is causing your health issues and help you return to everyday life.
Once you are at the appointment, the ear doctor will examine you and discuss your symptoms with you. They will then determine the best course of treatment.
ENT specialists often coordinate with other healthcare professionals, such as neurologists or sleep specialists, to ensure the best possible care for you. Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors can treat a wide range of health concerns. Some examples include:
– Hearing loss
– Recurring ear infections
– Nasal obstruction
– Chronic sinus problems
– Thyroid issues
ENT physicians also treat sleep issues. Sleep apnea, for example, is a disorder that can contribute to persistent fatigue. A trained specialist is able to determine what the cause is and what the best treatment options are. Want to know more? Watch the video to hear from Dr. Nadim Bikhazi on what to expect when seeing an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.