We found 4 otologists and neurotologists who accept Alliance PPO near Creve Coeur, MO.
Dr. Craig Buchman specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology and practices in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Chesterfield, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchman include skull base tumors. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Buchman's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Clinical interests: Facial Paralysis, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Injuries, ... (Read more)
Dr. Joel Goebel's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Goebel is conversant in German. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goebel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.
Clinical interests: Dizziness, Bone Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jonathan McJunkin is a specialist in otology and neurotology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. He has a special interest in hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. McJunkin's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Clinical interests: Dizziness, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Vertigo, Otosclerosis, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)
Dr. Andrew Drescher's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Drescher is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drescher graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.
Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Bone Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)
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Otologists/neurotologists are otolaryngologists, or ear nose and throat doctors, that specifically treat problems affecting the ears or balance. They may also treat tumors and nerve disorders that affect the area surrounding the structure of the ear, such as the temporal bone or base of the skull. Otologists/neurotologists have an interest in neurological ear problems, or disorders affecting the way the ear connects to the brain. These specialists offer both medical and surgical treatment, and they typically treat both adults and children.
The specialty may be referred to as otology/neurotology, otology and neurotology, otoneurology, neuro-otology, or sometimes simply as “O/N.” All of these titles refer to physicians who treat disorders that afflict balance, the ear, and the bones and nerves surrounding the ear. Examples of some of the conditions treated by otologist/neurotologists include:
- Hearing loss or tinnitus
- Infectious diseases of the ear
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Facial and cranial nerve disorders
- Tumor at the base of the skull
- Acoustic neuroma, or a tumor within the ear
- Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that causes balance problems and a ringing sound
- Placement of cochlear implants
- Vestibular function disorders, which interfere with the sense of motion and balance
- Encephalocele or meningocele, where the brain bulges into the ear canal
These disorders are more than just typical hearing loss. They can severely impact quality of life, or in some cases even be life-threatening. Otologists/neurotologists are uniquely specialized doctors who work closely with related specialists such as audiologists and neurosurgeons to help patients with balance, ear, and nerve problems.