When to see an ENT specialist

Dr. Travis Walker
Ear, Nose and Throat doctors (ENTs) treat conditions that affect your ears, nose, throat, sinuses, mouth and parts of your neck. 

"You may have a sore throat that won't go away, experience changes in hearing, have recurrent sinus infections or feel a lump in your neck"Â said Dr. Travis Walker, an ENT specialist at McLaren Lapeer Region.  "An ENT can help you better understand what is causing your symptoms and treat a wide range of diseases with both medicine and surgery."Â

Common issues that signal a visit to an ENT specialist include: 

-Recurrent ear infections
-Recurrent tonsillitis
-Nasal congestion
-Recurrent sinus infections
-Deviated septum
-Hearing impairment
-Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
-Vertigo or balance problems
-Hoarseness or voice problems
-Persistent sore throat or swallowing problems
-Thyroid nodules
-Parathyroid disease
-Pain, growth or tumor in your ears, nose or throat 
-Skin cancers on the head, face and neck

While some of the above problems can be treated by your primary care physician, an ENT is a specialist who can provide an in-depth assessment and deliver comprehensive treatment options based on their experience and knowledge.  

For help with these and other associated symptoms, make an appointment with Dr. Walker at (810) 667-7323. He will be able to diagnose the cause of your symptoms and help you find relief.