8 Tips for Choosing an Otolaryngologist

A Personal Decision

If you require the care of an otolaryngologist (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jist), you may be facing a problem with your ear, nose or throat. Otherwise known as an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor, an otolaryngologist is there to guide you through many decisions about preventing or treating conditions that affect your ears, nose, throat, and related structures in your head and neck. How do you find the best ENT who is right for you? Here are some important factors to keep in mind.

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