A Personal Welcome from Our Office

First and foremost, we want to thank you for visiting our website. Here we provide information on a variety of ENT services we offer, as well as discuss the array of options you face when choosing an ENT doctor in the Johns Creek and Lawrenceville areas.

Whether you are in need of a hearing aid, need to see a pediatric ENT for your child, or are tired of your chronic sinus symptoms we can help you.

Simply fill out the contact form on this page, or give us a call in order to schedule your appointment with Northeast Atlanta ENT today!

Sinusitis Treatment: What Options are Best for You?

We all know how allergies, or simply the common cold can really set us back. However at Northeast Atlanta ENT, we’ve heard many people say something along the lines of, “I’ve had this cold for a month; when is it going to go away?”

If you’ve had signs and symptoms of a cold or allergies for this long, then most likely something else is going on in your body; sinusitis. Luckily, at Northeast Atlanta ENT in Johns Creek and Lawrenceville, Ga., we are very experienced with treating sinusitis, and offer different treatment options depending on your unique situation, and what is best for you.

What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a bacterial infection of the sinus cavities lasting 10 days or more. Sinusitis is typically preceded by the common cold or an allergy outbreak, but when symptoms persist for 10 days, 2 weeks, or sometimes much longer it means a bacterial infection is the likely culprit. While not a serious medical condition in the short-term, it can put a significant damper on your quality of life; interfering with work, school, sleeping patterns and more.

How is Sinusitis Diagnosed?

Normally, our experienced physicians at Northeast Atlanta ENT can diagnose sinusitis with a routine exam at one of our offices (Lawrenceville & Johns Creek). However, in the event that your case is particularly difficult to diagnose, a CT scan could be ordered to confirm the diagnosis.

In addition, other tests (such as a blood test to rule out any immune disorders) may be ordered by one of our ENT physicians. Our goal is to treat your sinusitis effectively and help you feel better, and in order to do that sometimes, on occasion, these other tests must be conducted to rule out any other possibilities.

Treating Sinusitis with Antibiotics

Sinusitis (whether one-time or chronic) is typically treated with aggressive antibiotic therapy. However, some patients become resistant to antibiotics, making sinusitis difficult to treat in certain situations. It is recommend that you give your body a chance to try and fight off the infection naturally, boosting your immune system in the process.

If you feel it has been 7 days or more, and you are not getting better without antibiotic treatment, then it is definitely time to contact one of our offices and schedule your appointment.

Minimally Invasive Surgery: Balloon Sinuplasty

One of the more popular treatments at our Lawrenceville & Johns Creek locations for patients experiencing recurring or chronic sinusitis involves a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure called a Balloon Sinuplasty.

Basically, a Balloon Sinuplasty involves a small, flexible balloon catheter that is carefully guided through the nostrils and into the sinus cavity by our highly-trained ENT physicians. When the balloon is inflated, it gently reopens the cavities, restoring normal functioning.

Many patients prefer this procedure to other, more complex sinus surgeries because it is an outpatient procedure, can be done in our office (no hospital room needed), and typically involves a swift recovery.

So What’s Next?

If you’ve been dealing with chronic sinus problems, and traditional, over-the-counter medicine has not seemed to alleviate your symptoms, then treatment with antibiotics or Balloon Sinuplasty may be the best option for you.

To learn more, or to book your appointment, contact our Lawrenceville office here, or our Johns Creek office here to schedule your appointment today, and take the most important step on the road to recovery!

Sleep Apnea Surgery in Lawrenceville & Johns Creek, GA.

Does your spouse or partner hit you with a pillow during the night for snoring too loud? Do you ever find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, breathing heavily for seemingly no reason? When you get up in the morning are you refreshed, or do you feel as if you are never getting enough sleep?

If you answered “yes” to the above questions, then it may be time to visit Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat in Johns Creek or Lawrenceville, GA. in order to be evaluated for a potentially serious health condition: obstructive sleep apnea.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is characterized clinically as a condition where a person experiences recurring episodes of breathing pauses that last a minimum of 10 seconds, which is due to a narrowing of the upper airways, or in some cases a collapse of the airway.

Why is it so dangerous?

There are a variety of reasons why sleep apnea is a dangerous condition. Here are a few of them:

  • It causes the heart to work harder, putting undue stress on a vital organ.

  • Due to restless sleep, a person can become hazardous when operating a vehicle or heavy machinery.

  • Untreated sleep apnea increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and even diabetes.

  • Chronic headaches. Sleep apnea sufferers often experience recurring, chronic headaches and neck pain.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea can increase the occurrence and frequency of asthmatic episodes, and even interfere with certain asthma treatments and medications.

  • Pulmonary hypertension, which is high blood pressure in the arteries within the lungs.

  • Psychological problems. Studies have shown that individuals suffering from sleep apnea are also at an increased risk to experience depression, which seems to worsen as sleep apnea becomes more severe.

Are there any non-surgical treatments for sleep apnea?

There are a variety of non-surgical treatments available for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. First and foremost, weight loss can help alleviate sleep apnea symptoms, as sleep apnea is often seen in obese or overweight individuals.

Secondly (and most commonly), a CPAP machine can be used in order to alleviate symptoms, and provide treatment for patients. a CPAP machine uses positive airway pressure, which blows compressed air into the lungs and keeps the airway from closing. We oftentimes recommend a CPAP machine to our Lawrenceville and Johns Creek patients who are looking for non-surgical treatment options.

Another non-surgical treatment involves using a dental appliance that moves the lower jaw and tongue forward in order to keep the airway open and unblocked. However, this treatment is generally only worthwhile to patients experiencing mild sleep apnea. If you suffer moderate to severe sleep apnea, surgery may be your best option.

Is surgery the best alternative for patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea?

Each case is different, which is why it is important to schedule your appointment at one of our two office locations (Johns Creek & Lawrenceville, GA.).

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). This is a surgery often used to treat patients suffering with sleep apnea. This surgery works by eliminating excess soft palate tissue, thus opening the airway for easier breathing. In addition, the air passage may be further enlarged using a procedure known as a tonsillectomy (more commonly referred to as “getting your tonsils taken out”).

Genioglossus and hyoid advancement. This is another surgical alternative for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. This process works by preventing the collapse of the lower throat and pulls the tongue muscles forward, the result is an unobstructed airway, and easier breathing.

We also offer other surgical alternatives, which we can share with you during your appointment if you are a candidate for those particular procedures.

What’s my next step?

If you are tired of the restless nights of sleep, the loud snoring that doesn’t allow you or your significant other to get a peaceful night’s sleep, and want to take the logical next step and get relief permanently from this dangerous health condition, then please contact our Lawrenceville ENT office, or our Johns Creek ENT clinic today and schedule your appointment. By contacting us you can get on the road to better health, better rest, and a happier life!

Tinnitus Treatment for Lawrenceville and Johns Creek, GA. Residents

Maybe it’s a rushing river, a bee buzzing, or a high-pitched ringing that you just can’t seem to shake. Regardless of how you would describe the ringing or buzzing in your ears, it is frustrating, annoying, and shouldn’t be there.

If you have experienced any of the above sensations over an extended period of time, then you may be suffering from a condition known as chronic tinnitus, which is present in roughly 5-10% of the adult population in the United States according to the Healthy Hearing Foundation page on tinnitus.

At Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat, PC (locations in Lawrenceville and Johns Creek, GA.) we offer tinnitus treatment for patients who suffer from chronic ringing in the ears.

Why Does Tinnitus Occur?

Anyone can be diagnosed with chronic tinnitus, with the most common suffers being older men (as there is a strong correlation between chronic tinnitus and some level of hearing loss). However, individuals male or female, young or old can experience sporadic episodes of tinnitus that over a period of time can turn into an ongoing problem.

In addition to the age and gender factors, the next most common cause of tinnitus is the level of noise a person is exposed to over a long period of time. Some common reasons people suffer from tinnitus are due to work conditions (construction jobs, factory workers, etc.) and lifestyle choices (attending loud concerts and events, or shooting guns) which can lead to damaged hearing, and an increased risk for tinnitus symptoms to manifest themselves.

How Can Tinnitus Interrupt my Daily Life?

If you are a tinnitus sufferer, then you have probably experienced some of the following:

  • Being annoyed at the ringing in your ears, and unable to settle down or relax as a result.

  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

  • Having a difficult time concentrating or focusing on specific tasks because of the distractions caused by tinnitus.

  • Experiencing anxiety or depression, wondering if your condition will ever get better.

These are classic signs of a tinnitus sufferer, and if you are experiencing any of these issues then we encourage you to contact one of our offices (contact our Lawrenceville office here, or our Johns Creek office here).

What Treatment Options are Available?

Non-invasive tests may be performed in order to determine the underlying cause of your tinnitus, which is not always apparent with a standard physical examination.

Our ENT physicians may recommend balance testing, a hearing loss test, or an imaging procedure (such as a CT scan or x-ray) in order to get a more thorough understanding of what is going on in your body.

What Should I Do?

If your tinnitus is severe to the point that it is interrupting your daily life and having a significant impact on your quality of life, then we encourage you to contact us today in order to schedule your appointment.

Our doctors work with patients suffering from tinnitus each and every day, and may be able to help you find relief. Give us a call today at one of our convenient locations to schedule your tinnitus appointment!

How to Prevent Fall Allergies: Stop Them Before They Start

It’s that time of year again. The mornings are noticeably cooler, and fall is just around the corner. Before long the leaves will turn into a beautiful color palate of orange, red and yellow.

While this is a beautiful time of year, millions of allergy sufferers around the United States dread what is to come: fall allergy season. At Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat, we want to help you stop your allergies before they start, and in this article, we are going to show you exactly how to do that.

Here are 4 things you can do to prevent fall allergies, or mitigate the effects your allergies have on your overall health and well-being.

Keep your filters clean

Keeping your air conditioning, furnace, and ducts clean is essential to reducing allergies. Over time, allergens can build up on filters, wreaking havoc on your sinuses. In addition, using a home air filtration system may help reduce the amount of allergens you are exposed to within your home.

Don’t let leaves sit in your yard too long

Wet leaves are a breeding ground for mold, and many fall allergy sufferers are allergic to mold spores. Therefore, have someone who is not allergic to mold to clean the leaves out of your yard, or if you must do it yourself, wear a mask to prevent inhaling excess allergens.

Keep pets out of the bedroom, even if you are not allergic to them

While your dog or cat may be like a child to you, if they are causing you problems and disrupting your quality of life, consider making the bedroom a no pets zone. Almost all pets spend some time outdoors, even if it is only for a few minutes a day. Pets can easily pickup pollen in their fur, and cause an allergic outbreak even if you are not allergic to your pet.

Find out the root cause of your allergies

The best way to avoid fall allergies this season is to undergo allergy testing. At Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat, we provide allergy testing services for patients of all ages.

We frequently test patients for mold and ragweed allergies, as well as a wide variety of other grass, tree, and weed allergens. You don’t have to dread the coming autumn months…get tested.

What should you do now?

When you visit one of our office locations in Lawrenceville or Johns Creek our team will test you for a wide variety of allergens that could be causing you problems in the fall or year round.

After your test results come back, our ENT doctors will sit down with you to discuss treatment options and give you their medical expertise on how to minimize or nullify the effect these allergies have on you.

So don’t wait–give one of our offices a call and schedule your allergy testing appointment. It’s time to have an allergy-free fall. Contact us today!

Problems Smelling? If You Can’t Smell Anymore Read This

Does it feel as if you’ve lost your sense of smell? Has your spouse, child, family member or friend asked, “Do you smell that?”

If your answer is oftentimes, “No I can’t,” then it may be time to visit one of our otolaryngologists at Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat in order to determine what is causing your smelling problems.

A smelling disorder is typically caused by an underlying problem, which is why it is important to visit one of our ENT locations in Lawrenceville or Johns Creek, GA in order to be evaluated by one of our doctors. Once we understand what is causing your problems, we can help you smell again.

What are smell disorders?

When talking with someone who has lost their sense of smell, it is important to make the distinction between individuals who have lost their sense of smell partially (hyposmia), and those who have completely lost their ability to smell anything (anosmia).

Hyposmia is a more common condition than anosmia, but we see and treat the underlying causes for both conditions at Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat.

What causes a person to lose their sense of smell?

Most of the time a root cause can be determined, but this is not always the case. In some circumstances, the reason for the loss of smell is a mystery, even after a variety of medical conditions known to cause hyposmia and anosmia are ruled out.

Here are a few of the most common reasons that lead people to say, “I can’t smell anymore.”

  • Recent head injury such as a concussion

  • Upper respiratory system infection or sickness

  • Sinus infections (long term, chronic sinus infections are often the culprit)

  • Tumors or polyps in the nasal cavities

  • Changes in hormone levels

  • Exposure to chemicals (are you exposed to chemicals consistently at work?)

  • Some medicines have been linked to a loss of a person’s sense of smell

  • Head and neck cancer radiation treatment can cause a decreased sense of smell

If you have experienced a loss in your sense of smell, it could be due to one of the conditions above. This is why it is important to schedule an appointment with an ENT as soon as possible (we have locations in Johns Creek, and Lawrenceville, GA).

Is losing my sense of smell a serious health concern?

It depends on the underlying root cause. In some cases losing your sense of smell is due to a recent infection of the upper respiratory system or sinus cavities, which is easily treated. Once your infections subside, your sense of smell should return.

However, it would be dangerous and irresponsible to assume that losing your sense of smell is nothing serious. It can be a sign of a tumor or polyps, and thus any loss of smell should be evaluated and serious conditions ruled out.

Also, losing your sense of smell can be an early warning signal for a variety of conditions that you may not think are related. In fact, conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease, and more could be linked to problems with your sense of smell.

How are these problems diagnosed and treated?

Regardless of what is causing your difficulty smelling things, it is important to seek treatment immediately. Just as with any medical issue, early detection is key.

If you have experienced a reduction in your ability to detect certain odors, or cannot seem to smell anything at all, then we encourage you to contact one of our Northeast Atlanta ENT offices today to schedule an appointment.

You can reach us in Johns Creek at 770-623-1608, or in Lawrenceville at 770-237-3000. Or you can contact us online here to setup your appointment.

Don’t wait to seek treatment for a potentially serious issue that is not going to resolve itself. Contact us today!

Deviated Septum Surgery in the Atlanta, GA Area

Do you experience recurring nosebleeds? Or how about nasal congestion that includes difficulty breathing (usually worse on one side), or recurring sinus infections? If you or someone you know have experienced any of these symptoms, then there is a possibility it could be due to a deviated septum.

At Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat, we have two convenient locations in the Atlanta area (Lawrenceville & Johns Creek, GA) where we perform deviated septum surgeries for patients if surgery is the best treatment for their case.

I can’t possibly have a deviated septum, can I?

Many people think a deviated septum only occurs after some form of a major trauma (such as a car accident). However, this is not always the case. In fact, not everyone with a deviated septum experiences the above symptoms. Surgery to fix a deviated septum (known as a septoplasty) is typically not performed unless the condition worsens over time and surgical correction is the most viable alternative.

How does a deviated septum occur?

A deviated septum occurs when the nasal septum dividing the nostrils evenly shifts away from the center, thus causing one side of the nasal cavity to become obstructed. Difficulty breathing through the nose is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment for a deviated septum, and oftentimes the deviation from the center will cause drainage issues that result in recurring sinus infections.

If you are experiencing difficulty breathing through one or both nostrils, and experience chronic sinus infections, then making an appointment with one of our ENT offices in the Atlanta area would be a great first step to get on the road to recovery and to experience clear breathing. Even if you are not suffering from a deviated septum, we can help diagnose what is causing your sinus problems.

What to expect at your appointment

If you decide to contact us and schedule an appointment, we want you to be prepared for your visit with us! Here are a few things that one of our doctors will go over with you during your evaluation:

  • Discussion of symptoms

  • Questions regarding any past trauma you may have experienced in the nasal region

  • An examination of the nasal septum, including positioning of the septum and thorough examination of both nostrils.

Are there any non-surgical treatments for a deviated septum?

Certain medication may be prescribed to try and clear up your symptoms, but these are often just a temporary fix. A septoplasty is the preferred surgery for a deviated septum, as it is a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure that typically can be completed in just 1-2 hours. The procedure is performed entirely through the nostrils, leaving minimal signs of surgery.

Depending on the severity of your case and the exact cause of your symptoms, a septoplasty may be combined with other surgeries (each case is different, and thus an appointment is needed to determine exact treatment).

What should I do now?

Whether you have a deviated septum or another condition causing your symptoms, it is important to seek medical treatment, as these issues typically do not resolve themselves.

If you do not have a deviated septum, but are experiencing many of the issues associated with it, then our doctors will work with you to get to the root of your problem, and provide appropriate treatment so you can get relief from your symptoms.

You can contact our Lawrenceville office here, or our Johns Creek location here to schedule your appointment.

We want to help you, so give one of our offices a call today. We look forward to seeing you, treating you, and helping you get your life back. Contact us today!

11 Things You Should Know When Choosing an ENT Doctor

Choosing a doctor for you and your family is not the easiest decision in the world, but it is definitely an important one.

Let’s see if one of these scenarios sounds familiar:

Scenario A.

You wake up in the morning, and you are so congested it almost feels like you can’t breath. Maybe this has just started or maybe it’s been going on for months.

You go about your day just “dealing with it” because you know that you’re healthy for the most part…until one day you just can’t take it anymore and realize it’s time to pay the doctor a visit.

Scenario B.

You’re a Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa and little Susie is at home with an ear ache or a sore throat. Poor thing…she looks absolutely pitiful.

Meanwhile, you have other responsibilities (other kids, your spouse, a job, etc.) and you can’t afford to have a sick kid for very long.

We get it. You have a problem!

Note: If you would rather read this post as an infographic, click here.

You are looking for the best solution that will solve your problem quickly and effectively. We understand that your time is valuable, and that selecting the right ENT doctor for your particular situation is a critical decision.

We would like to make that decision a little bit easier for you. In this article we’ll talk about 11 important things that you must take into consideration when choosing an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor for you or a family member.

Remember, dropping the ball on just one of these points could lead to choosing the wrong ENT practice, so read carefully!

1. Experience & Credentials of doctors in the practice are important.

Let’s say you decide one day that you want to learn how to play golf. Your first inclination is to go to your neighbor, Frank, who plays golf occasionally on the weekends and has done so for the past 10 years. Can he show you a few things? Probably so.

But what if…what if you had a chance to learn from a real expert? What if you had the chance to learn how to play golf from a teacher who had worked with professional golfers around the world? Would you be interested? All other things being equal, isn’t that the choice you would make? Of course it is!

The same is true with your health, except dealing with medical issues is far more important than golf! When you have health problems, you want experienced, educated doctors on your team. The good news is these doctors are right here in your own backyard, and you’ll find them here at Northeast Atlanta ENT.

You can meet our doctors at either of our 2 office locations— Johns Creek, GA and Lawrenceville, GA. We have 4 doctors— both male and female— on staff to care for you and your family.

Instead of just telling you that we have great doctors at Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat, why don’t we show you? In fact, if you click the links below you’ll see that several of the doctors at our ENT practice have been featured on the U.S. News Health Report:

http://health.usnews.com/doctors/jeffrey-roth-195894

http://health.usnews.com/doctors/scott-karlin-195880

http://health.usnews.com/doctors/julie-zweig-6907

The overflow of expertise and qualifications doesn’t stop there. All of these ENT doctors are Fellows of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (FAAO-HNS), and have been voted as a top MD in the Consumers Checkbook.

As you can see, we are as qualified as any ENT doctor in the Atlanta area. We treat a variety of ear, nose, and throat problems interfering with people’s daily lives.

Our doctors specialize in pediatric and adult ENT problems including: sinusitis, sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, head and neck cancer, laser surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, surgical treatment of ear disease, sinus disease, endocrine surgery, and otology.

We keep up with the latest technology and treatment options to deliver the care you deserve. We truly care about your health and we care about each and every patient. Simply put, you aren’t going to find better doctors anywhere in the Atlanta area to treat your ENT issues.

2. If surgery is necessary, where is it performed?

No one wants to have surgery, and we understand that. However, in certain circumstances surgery is inevitable. If surgery is required wouldn’t you like to know you’re in the care of a qualified, highly-trained doctor at a reputable hospital known for treating conditions just like yours?

At Northeast Atlanta ENT, we will evaluate your symptoms and make a diagnosis. Depending on the diagnosis, we can either provide treatment here at our office or refer you to a surgeon for more specialized care. Rest assured, you’ll receive proper treatment to relieve your symptoms.

To learn more, we encourage you to visit our page dedicated to office visits and surgery here.

3. Does the ENT doctor offer allergy testing and treatment?

Constant sneezing, a sore throat, watery eyes…when will it all stop? The honest answer is that it likely won’t stop until you understand what is causing the problem and how to fix it.

If you suffer from allergy symptoms year in and year out, a trusted ENT doctor is who you’ll need to see. He or she can help keep your pesky allergy symptoms at bay.

One of our many services we offer is allergy testing for adults and children. Our doctors test patients for allergies to dust, cats, dogs, roaches, molds, and a variety of trees, grasses, and weed pollens.

In addition, we can also test for a large number of food allergies.

If allergies are identified and present, we will evaluate your case and provide treatment options. Such treatment options can include allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy), allergy shots, or prescription medication.

You don’t have to live like this…there is a better way. Take control of your allergies with allergy testing services offered at both of our Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat locations.

Don’t forget: For allergy sufferers, we provide up-to-date status of local pollen levels in the area— so be sure to check back on our website often to view pollen levels!

4. Does the ENT physician offer treatment for sinusitis?

Waking up and not being able to breath is flat out annoying, and it can easily put you (or your child) in a bad mood, ruining the whole day.

Sinusitis can be a frustrating, debilitating health issue for anyone who is unfortunate enough to suffer from it. Fortunately it can be treated, and at Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat we have the most qualified doctors in the Atlanta area (Johns Creek & Lawrenceville, GA) to do just that.

If you are one of the many people who suffer from sinusitis, choose an ENT doctor who’s knowledgeable on the diagnosis and treatment of sinusitis. Doing so will increase your chances of getting the right treatment.

Our ENT physicians have many years of combined experience with diagnosing and successfully treating sinusitis (infection of the sinus cavities). This is one of the many services we offer. We will evaluate your symptoms to determine if you have sinusitis.

Treatment options at our ENT offices include: antibiotic therapy, intensive antibiotic therapy, or outpatient sinus surgery. To learn more about sinusitis, including symptoms, prevention, and treatment, visit our webpage here.

5. Does the ENT office accept my health insurance plan?

If you have excellent health insurance, you want to choose a doctor who accepts your health plan.

At Northeast Atlanta ENT, we accept most major insurance plans. We also accept CareCredit® as a form of payment.

We invite you to call us at either office to ensure we accept your plan and to learn more about payment options: Johns Creek, GA (770-623-1608) or Lawrenceville, GA (770-237-3000).

6. Are pediatric ENT services offered?

If you have children, you know how frequently they can get ear infections, sinus infections, sore throats and more. Having an ENT doctor on speed dial is an essential tool for any parent to have in their arsenal.

After all, who wants to go to a general practitioner every single time, just to be referred to an ENT? Save your time and money by directly booking an appointment with our pediatric ENT office.

If your son or daughter is suffering from tonsillitis, sinusitis, or other common ENT problems, call us. During the appointment, we will conduct a general ear, nose, and throat exam, as well as review your child’s medical history.

We are equipped and dedicated to provide the latest pediatric ENT treatments. Also, when necessary, we perform all of our pediatric surgeries at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta— one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country.

Rest assured, your son or daughter will be in great hands under our care.

7. Evaluate office environment and communication style.

Of course you and your family want to feel comfortable and at ease while visiting the doctor’s office. When you go to the office for the first time, what’s your first impression? Do you feel uptight or at ease? Are the staff members courteous and helpful, or rude and quiet?

Evaluate all of your feelings as you sit in the waiting room and while speaking with the doctor(s) and team members.

Our doctors and team members have created a relaxing, worry-free office environment with you in mind. We want you to feel comfortable. We want you to ask us questions. We want to provide the healthcare you and your family deserve!

In fact, we invite you to stop by either of our locations in Lawrenceville or Johns Creek, GA at any time to tour our office and to experience the difference that Northeast Atlanta ENT has to offer.

8. Make sure the doctors have reviews/testimonials from satisfied patients.

Would you eat at a restaurant or buy a product online without reading reviews? Absolutely not! Nowadays, most of us make decisions based on patient reviews or product testimonials. That’s a fact. If you’re in the market for a new laundry machine, do you go online to view product reviews from people who bought the same appliance you want? Most likely.

In today’s world, a lot of people choose their doctors using the same decision making process. You either get a referral from someone, search the web, or see an ad in the local magazine. Nowadays, what do most people do next?

They type in the practice name or the doctor’s name into Google and read patient reviews. We invite you to do this with our office because we know you’ll be satisfied with what you find.

As a matter of fact, we’ll make it easier for you—-just click any of the following links to read our patient reviews:

Our Lawrenceville, GA Facebook page
Our patient testimonials webpage

9. Are cosmetic services offered (such as products to reduce smile lines)?

At Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat we do more than make you feel good; we make you look good, too! If you feel you need treatment to get rid of smile lines, laugh lines, or other wrinkles, we offer a treatment that is tailor-made just for you.

Specifically, we offer wrinkle fillers and Botox, as well as various skin care products. If you want to get rid of smile lines, marionette lines, or vertical lines on your face, Botox® or facial wrinkle treatments (fillers) might be right for you.

If you have problem skin or if you simply want to take care of your skin the best way possible, we can create a customized skin care program for you. Our patients love this!

This can include soothing or purifying cleansers, exfoliants, glycolic facial toning, green tea treatments, facial serums, clay masks, sunless tanning lotions, eye and lip serums, antioxidant moisturizers, renewal creams, and more.

No doubt, a customized facial care program will give you clean, beautiful skin you’ll love!

10. What types of hearing aids do the doctors offer?

Hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are different types of hearing aids available based on your lifestyle, daily activities, and what you are looking to get out of wearing a hearing aid. Our hearing aid audiologists at Northeast Atlanta ENT will talk with you to understand your needs and to recommend the best hearing aid for you.

There are six types of hearing aids we offer: Open Canal, Behind the Ear, In the Ear, In the Canal, Completely in the Canal, and Invisible in the Canal. These come in various styles and in over 30 brands— a huge selection to choose from!

Plus, we offer packages to provide you with a warranty and free hearing batteries for up to three years. To learn more about the hearing aids we offer, visit our hearing aids page!

11. What about treatment for ear infections or tinnitus? Is that offered?

Is it a buzz? Or maybe it sounds like someone keeps tapping a spoon against a glass in order to get your attention…right in your ear!

Either way, you may be one of the many people who suffer from ear infections or tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Prior to undergoing treatment, we recommend choosing an ENT doctor who is specialized and trained on these common ear problems.

Our otolaryngologist and audiologist will conduct a thorough exam and evaluation during your appointment. We will determine if tinnitus exists and try to understand its causes. Some individuals who have tinnitus also suffer from middle ear problems.

We will perform audiological tests, tests of balance function, and other laboratory work to determine the root cause of your tinnitus symptoms. Our doctors will determine which treatment will work best to reduce the ringing in your ears.

For those suffering from frequent ear infections and otitis (infection of the middle ear), we offer treatments for that, as well. We will perform necessary tests to determine underlying causes and provide treatment options, such as medication.

So, what’s the next step for you?

Now that we have given you an actionable plan for selecting an ENT doctor, what should you do next? We encourage you to contact our office and schedule an appointment!

If you have any questions or you’d like to schedule an appointment, call either of our office locations (Johns Creek, GA at 770-623-1608, or Lawrenceville, GA at 770-237-3000), or visit our contact us page.

You don’t have to suffer with the ear, nose, and throat issues you are currently experiencing. We can help you solve these problems and get you on the path to feeling great once again! Give our ENT office location nearest you a call today, or contact us here.