We found 4 otologists and neurotologists who accept Alliance PPO near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Craig Alan Buchman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
605 Old Ballas Road; 124
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Craig Buchman, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Chesterfield, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchman include skull base tumors. Dr. Buchman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Buchman is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Paralysis, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel A Goebel, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Joel Goebel is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. On average, patients gave Dr. Goebel a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goebel takes. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Goebel attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Goebel's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Bone Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Lee McJunkin, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 123
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan McJunkin's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. McJunkin graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Vertigo, Otosclerosis, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Jeremy Drescher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Drescher sees patients in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. His medical specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Dr. Drescher's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Drescher completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Drescher's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Bone Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

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What is Otology and Neurotology?

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.