Find an ENT Near Me

When you get an ear infection, you can rely on your Mercy primary care physician to treat it quickly. But when ear infections or other nose or throat problems keep coming back, you may need to see a specialist called an otolaryngologist, or ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor.

ENT doctors diagnose and manage diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face.  A board-certified ENT specialist has completed at least five years of specialty training and passed a certification examination for the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Subspecialties of ENT doctors include pediatric otolaryngology (children), otology/neurotology (ears, balance, and tinnitus), allergy, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck, laryngology (throat) and rhinology (nose).

ENT specialists can assist patients with a wide range of clinical services, including:

  • Hearing loss
  • Fitting of hearing aids and other devices
  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Cochlear implants
  • Ear infections
  • Allergies/sinusitis
  • Smell and taste disorders
  • Voice and speech disorders
  • Audiology services

If you’re dealing with one of these conditions or another problem that affects your ears, nose, throator a related area, ask your primary care doctor if a Mercy ENT specialist may be able to help.

What do ENT doctors treat?

  • The ears. Otolaryngologists treat patients suffering ear disorders or conditions, such as a hearing impairment, ear infections, disorders that affect balance, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or pain in your ear. ENT specialists can also treat congenital disorders of the ear (disorders you were born with).
  • The nose.  ENT specialists often manage and treat problems that affect the nose, nasal cavity and sinuses. These problems can affect smell, breathing and physical appearance.
  • The throat. Disorders and conditions that affect the throat can affect speech, singing, eating, swallowing and digestion. ENT specialists can diagnose, manage and treat these problems.
  • The head and neck. ENT specialists are trained to manage diseases, tumors, trauma and deformities of the head, neck and face. ENT specialists can perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in these areas. They can also manage problems with the nerves in the head and neck that control sight, smelling, hearing and facial movements.