We found 4 otologists and neurotologists who accept Alliance PPO near Town and Country, MO.
Dr. Richard Chole is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of hearing loss, pituitary tumor, and skull base tumors. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chole accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Chole attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Clinical interests: Otology, neurotology, bone remodeling and deafness, reconstruction of the middle ear, Petrous ... (Read more)
Dr. Jonathan McJunkin sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. McJunkin include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. Dr. McJunkin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Clinical interests: Acoustic neuroma, lateral skull base, cholesteatoma, chronic ear disease, otosclerosis, cochlear ... (Read more)
Dr. Joel Goebel's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Goebel's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goebel graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goebel completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He speaks German.
Clinical interests: Hearing loss, dizziness, balance disorders, Meniere's disease, skull base tumors, vertigo, ... (Read more)
Dr. Andrew Drescher is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drescher include hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Drescher accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Drescher attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Clinical interests: General adult and pediatric otolaryngology, otology, hearing loss, deafness, otitis media, chronic ... (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.