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Ear, Nose, and Throat | Female

Athens ENT & Allergy Center 1701 S Palestine St Ste B Athens, TX 75751 Get Directions

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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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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.

Dr. McGarrah says...

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.

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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Education

  • Medical School
    UNIV OF AR COLL OF MED

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Brooke Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Arkansas

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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
  • 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