Dr. Keith Forwith, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Advanced ENT and Allergy 4004 Dupont Cir Ste 220 Louisville, KY 40207 Get Directions
Dr. Keith Forwith, MD
Dr. Keith Forwith, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Forwith is affiliated with Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Womens's and Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Children's Hospital and Baptist Health Louisville.

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Christ-centered care focused on educating patients and engaging them in their care for better outcomes. Member of the American Thyroid Association

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Shepherdsville, KY |
My son has had ear tubes put in, my husband had his tonsils and adenoids, removed and my daughter had both and all by Dr. Forwith. He is amazing! My husband was eating chinese food 2 hours after surgery and played golf the next morning. My daughter ate chicken nuggets for lunch the following day and went shopping. Dr. Forwith really knows what he's doing!
in Louisville KY |
Beware! My grandson is now 14, but when he was 4-5 years old he saw Dr. Forwith for eartubes. After first surgery constantly had infection issues. Dr. recommended another set of tubes, another surgery, and same thing. The Dr then recommended a third surgery and we went to Kosair for second opinion. The Kosair Dr. states the tubes were not inserted properly and why there were drainage issues and infections. The Kosair Dr recommended removal and not to risk further damage to ear.
in Louisville |
This was a horrible experience. Dr Forwith comes highly recommended?? I would never send anyone to this place. After waiting an hour and a half he saw me and basically laughed at me. He patted my knee and told me he suspected I was going through menopause. I'm 42. I was tested after seeing him and I am no where near menopause. I am in hypo symptoms with a TSH now of .005. I've gained 30 lbs in 10 weeks. I begged him to help me and he just brushed me off. I left there crying and devastated.
TSH .005 is clearly hyperthyroid, not hypo! I'm sorry you felt brushed off. I remember you quite well as I considerable time trying to help. I try to use humor to lighten the mood - I'm sorry you took it the wrong way. I have never met a patient with that low of a TSH that wasn't miserable so I hope you get the help you need for your overactive, not underactive thyroid. I'm sorry that you felt brushed off - you wanted more thyroid medicine from me and that is the last thing you need!
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Forwith is such a caring and considerate provider. While an office wait may be a little long, it is well worth the wait. He is making sure that each patient he sees understands the tests, procedures, and treatment they will be given and that they understand it. Have already recommended him to others that I know, and will continue to do so.
Louisville, KY |
I definitely recommend seeing Dr Forwith for anything thyroid related. He put me at ease about a scary situation and fully explained and answered all my questions. His staff is wonderful and they all gave me plenty of attention and didn't make me feel rushed.
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Dr. Forwith's Care Philosophy

Christ-centered care focused on educating patients and engaging them in their care for better outcomes.

Member of the American Thyroid Association

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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Reactions to Food
  • Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Pollen
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neck Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Cincinnati / Main Campus

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Children's Hospital Cincinnati

    Completed in 2001

    University Of Cincinnati Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Xavier University

    Graduated in 1986

  • Other Education
    American Thyroid Association

    Completed in 2014

    Purdue University-Ph.D. In Biochemistry

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Thyroid Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Aid
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction