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What Is an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor?

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Thorough and Comprehensive ENT Services

Otolaryngology When You Need It Most

You may or may not have heard of the word “otolaryngology” before. This practice is more commonly referred to as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) care. The National Library of Medicine estimates that over 12,000 otolaryngologists are currently practicing within the United States, providing comprehensive ENT services for patients in need.

At McKenzie Health System, we are thrilled to employ fantastic Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors who are qualified to treat a vast variety of conditions in these areas, as well as the head and neck. To learn more about our thorough and comprehensive ENT services, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team at 810-648-6115.

What Is an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor?

As previously mentioned, ENT services focus on the areas within their name – the ears, nose, and throat. In addition, otolaryngologists are also qualified to treat certain conditions affecting the head and neck. An ENT doctor can provide medical or surgical treatments for patients with conditions that may be impacting their ability to hear, speak, or breathe with ease.

The National Library of Medicine also states that there are three common reasons why people typically seek the care of an ear, nose, and throat doctor:

  • Otitis media (middle ear infections)
  • Chronic sinusitis (chronic sinus infections)
  • Impacted cerumen (ear wax impactions)

Additional ENT services we provide at McKenzie Health System include, but are not limited to:

  • Treatment of allergies, including seasonal allergies
  • Treatment of sinus disorders
  • Treatment of ear disorders
  • Septoplasty
  • Tonsil surgery
  • Adenoid surgery
  • Hearing evaluation

Meet Dr. Keith Scharf, M.D.

McKenzie Health System is happy to announce that Dr. Keith Scharf, MD will begin seeing patients for ear, nose, and throat appointments in February 2023.

As a Lang Book Award recipient for Clinical Excellence and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, Dr. Scharf is committed to providing advanced and innovative treatment methods for his patients. He also teaches as an Associate Professor in the surgical department at Michigan State University.

Schedule Your First Otolaryngology Appointment Today

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Keith Scharf, give us a call at 810-648-6115. You can also contact us online to learn more about our thorough and comprehensive ENT services!