We found 4 otologists and neurotologists who accept Alliance PPO near Creve Coeur, MO.
Dr. Richard Chole's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, pituitary tumor, and skull base tumors. Dr. Chole honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Clinical interests: Otology, neurotology, bone remodeling and deafness, reconstruction of the middle ear, Petrous ... (Read more)
Dr. Jonathan McJunkin is an otology and neurotology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. McJunkin include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. Dr. McJunkin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Clinical interests: Acoustic neuroma, lateral skull base, cholesteatoma, chronic ear disease, otosclerosis, cochlear ... (Read more)
Dr. Joel Goebel is an otology and neurotology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Goebel is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Goebel's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Clinical interests: Hearing loss, dizziness, balance disorders, Meniere's disease, skull base tumors, vertigo, ... (Read more)
Dr. Andrew Drescher is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and otologist and neurotologist in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. His areas of expertise include hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Drescher is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Drescher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Clinical interests: General adult and pediatric otolaryngology, otology, hearing loss, deafness, otitis media, chronic ... (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.