We found 5 otologists and neurotologists who accept Humana Premier near Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Hinrich Staecker practices otology and neurotology in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Staecker's clinical interests include bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. Patient ratings for Dr. Staecker average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Staecker graduated from the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks German. Dr. Staecker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.
Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)
Dr. James Lin's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. Dr. Lin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lin's residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.
Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Heartburn, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Cullen works as an otologist and neurotologist in Kansas City, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and cochlear implant. Dr. Cullen's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Otosclerosis, Cochlear Implant
Dr. Bradley Thedinger's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thedinger attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Provenant Mercy Medical Center, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Thedinger is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center.
Dr. Joseph Ursick is a specialist in otology and neurotology. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Ursick completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Ursick is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.
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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.