We found 5 otologists and neurotologists who accept Humana Premier near Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Hinrich Staecker is an otologist and neurotologist in Kansas City, KS. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Staecker's areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Staecker completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Facial Paralysis, Implantable Hearing ... (Read more)
Dr. James Lin specializes in otology and neurotology. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
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. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. In Dr. Cullen's practice, he is particularly interested in hearing loss, otosclerosis, and cochlear implant. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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 a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Provenant Mercy Medical Center, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.
Dr. Joseph Ursick is a specialist in otology and neurotology. 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). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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.