North Shore Ear Nose & Throat Team
What is an ENT Specialist?
An ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT) is a physician trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The complete name of the specialty is otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. Otolaryngologists have special expertise in managing diseases of the ears, nose and nasal passages, sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. ENT is the oldest medical specialty in the United States.
Board-Certified OtolaryngologistsAll our otolaryngologists are board-certified, which means that our ENT physicians have completed several years of post-graduate specialty training and have passed the American Board of Otolaryngology head & neck surgery examinations. They are committed to providing caring, thoughtful, comprehensive and compassionate care. Our doctors see patients in both our Danvers and Beverly locations except for doctors Garfinkle and Leidner who only see patients in Danvers.
Nationally Credentialed Audiologists
North Shore Ear, Nose and Throat’s full-time audiologists have obtained doctoral degrees in audiology from nationally-accredited graduate programs. Extensive academic and clinical training has provided them with expertise on the human auditory and vestibular systems. Licensed audiologists should be trusted to provide accurate information regarding the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment for hearing and balance disorders in patients of all ages.
Many audiologists dispense and fit hearing aids as part of a comprehensive rehabilitative hearing program. Years of education and training set audiologists apart from hearing aid sales people. Upon conclusion of their college course work, audiologists are required to complete a full-time clinical internship and pass a demanding national competency examination. Audiologists must also adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in order to maintain state licensure and membership in national organizations, such as the American Academy of Audiology.
By virtue of their education, clinical training and licensure, audiologists are the most qualified professionals to perform hearing tests, refer patients for medical treatment and to entrust to provide the most knowledgeable service in hearing rehabilitation.
What is a Physician’s Assistant?
A physician assistant (PA) is a licensed and highly skilled health care professional trained to provide patient evaluation, education, and health care services. A PA works with a physician to provide medical care and guidance needed by a patient. A PA must attend a specialized medical training program associated with a medical school that includes classroom studies and clinical experience.