Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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Meet the Medical Staff
...Smullen has a special interest in rhinoplasty, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, sinus and allergic disorders, and pediatric otolaryngology...

Treating a Cleft Palate
...From there, your pediatrician may recommend seeing an ENT doctor who can correct the birth defect...

Over-the-Counter Treatments for Earwax Removal
... In fact, according to the Journal of Pediatrics and the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, between 1996 and 2010, there were over 263,000 children treated in the emergency room for cotton-tip applicator-related injuries...

Thyroid & Parathyroid
Goiter Hyperthyroidism Pediatric Thyroid Cancer Thyroid Cancer Thyroid Nodules

Sleep & Snoring
Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea

Kids ENT Health
Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie) Pediatric Hearing Loss Pediatric Sinusitis Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
...The team may include: an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist (or otolaryngologist), plastic surgeon, oral surgeon, speech pathologist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, audiologist, geneticist, pediatrician, nutritionist, and psychologist/social worker...

GERD and LPR
... Your primary care provider or pediatrician will often refer you to an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment if you are having related symptoms...

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
... What Are the Symptoms of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer...

Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing
Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a general term for breathing difficulties occurring during sleep...

Pediatric Hearing Loss
... What are the Symptoms of Pediatric Hearing Loss...

Pediatric Sinusitis
...Like sinusitis in adults, pediatric sinusitis can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms may be caused by other problems, such as a viral illness or allergy...

Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
...In some children, when reflux happens so frequently and is so severe that it causes complications, it is known as pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...

Earaches
... Many cases of otitis media can be treated by your pediatrician or family doctor; more serious cases may need attention from an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...