We found 5 otologists and neurotologists who accept Humana Premier near Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Hinrich Staecker is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Staecker attended the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Staecker's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Staecker takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. 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, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Facial Paralysis, Implantable Hearing ... (Read more)
Dr. James Lin is a specialist in otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include 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, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Cullen works as an otologist and neurotologist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Cullen's clinical interests encompass hearing loss, otosclerosis, and cochlear implant. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullen accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Cullen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Otosclerosis, Cochlear Implant
Dr. Bradley Thedinger is an otologist and neurotologist in Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Provenant Mercy Medical Center, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Thedinger honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Thedinger has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center.
Dr. Joseph Ursick's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Ursick attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His professional affiliations include 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.