We found 5 otologists and neurotologists who accept MO HealthNet near Saint Louis, MO.
Dr. Craig Buchman is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Dr. Buchman attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Buchman include skull base tumors. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buchman takes. Dr. Buchman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Clinical interests: Facial Paralysis, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Injuries, ... (Read more)
Dr. Joel Goebel specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Goebel obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Goebel speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Clinical interests: Dizziness, Bone Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)
Dr. James Benecke's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Patient ratings for Dr. Benecke average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Benecke is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benecke attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jonathan McJunkin is an otology and neurotology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. McJunkin include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Clinical interests: Dizziness, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Vertigo, Otosclerosis, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)
Dr. Andrew Drescher's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Dr. Drescher's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Drescher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Bone Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (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.