We found 5 otologists and neurotologists who accept Humana Premier near Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Hinrich Staecker is an otology and neurotology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Staecker is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Staecker's areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Staecker attended medical school at 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. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.
Clinical interests: Cochlear Implant, Implantable Hearing Aids, Vertigo, Facial Nerve Disorders, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)
Dr. James Lin is a specialist in otology and neurotology. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. Dr. Lin accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Lin'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: Vertigo, Cochlear Implant, Ear Curettage/Irrigation, Fiberoptic Exam, Implantable Hearing Aids, ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Cullen is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. His areas of clinical interest consist of hearing loss, otosclerosis, and cochlear implant. Dr. Cullen is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Cullen is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: hearing loss, chronic ear infections, cochlear implants, otosclerosis, acoustic neuromas and skull ... (Read more)
Dr. Bradley Thedinger specializes in otology and neurotology. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thedinger is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Thedinger trained at Provenant Mercy Medical Center, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Thedinger has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Otology or Neurotology
Dr. Joseph Ursick's specialty is otology and neurotology. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Ursick is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.
Clinical interests: Otology or Neurotology, Neurotolgists
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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.