Dr. Pamela McGarrah, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Female  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Pamela McGarrah, MD
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.

1701 S Palestine St Ste B

Athens, TX 75751

Contact Information

(903) 723-9009

Dr. Pamela McGarrah, MD

Dr. Pamela McGarrah, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Dr. McGarrah's Experience

Dr. McGarrah's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of 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


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  • 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

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
    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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Average wait time
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Dr. McGarrah accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
    Coventry Health Care of Tennessee PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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