Dr. Pamela McGarrah, MD

Dr. Pamela McGarrah, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Pamela McGarrah, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Athens, TX and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med in 1991 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read her story

1701 S Palestine St Ste B

Athens, TX 75751

Contact Information

(903) 723-9009

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Allergic Reaction
very high
more than 98% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. McGarrah's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McGarrah "Dr. Pamela McGarrah moved to the Palestine area in 2014 from Harrison, Arkansas, where she was in private practice for 13 years. Dr. McGarrah holds a BA in microbiology from the University of Arkansas, where she graduated with honors, and was named the outstanding microbiology student. She did research there with Dr. Timothy Kral on the common mouth bacteria, Streptococcus mutans, and its utilization of aspartame as a metabolic substrate. Dr. McGarrah graduated in the top 1/3 of her class from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock with a MD degree in 1991. She was awarded a HPSP scholarship for medical school from the US Army and completed her internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Her Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery residence was completed in San Antonio, TX at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center, where she completed 2 years of general surgical residency, and 3 years of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery residency. During residency, she did research on rhabdomyosarcoma of the head and neck, and allographic cartilage implants for the head and neck. After residency, she worked for 3 years as Assistant Chief of Otolaryngology at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA, before moving to Arkansas to set up a solo private practice. Dr. McGarrah holds both a Texas and an Arkansas medical license, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and is Board Certified in her specialty. Dr. McGarrah practices general ENT of otolaryngology, with an interest in allergy testing and treatment. She offers evaluation, treatment and surgery for ear problems, tonsil and adenoid, sinus and nasal problems, voice problems, neck masses and hearing evaluation. All ages of patients are accepted. Dr. McGarrah and her family are happy to return to Texas, where her daughter is attending University of Texas at Austin. Her husband, Mark, is a mechanical engineer and business owner, and she has 3 children, 2 in college and one who lives at home. Dr. McGarrah and her family have settled in the Frankston community, where she is close to both Palestine and Athens."
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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

66  Conditions Treated

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28  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Arkansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Brooke Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McGarrah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McGarrah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McGarrah to family and friends
8 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. McGarrah's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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