Val Verde Regional Medical Center is delighted to be partnering with the National Sinus Institute to bring you ear, nose and throat specialists.
They are a full-service ear, nose and throat practice with an emphasis in sinus care, sleep apnea and allergies. Ashley Patrick, nurse practitioner, will be seeing patients at VVRMC's Specialty Clinic, located at 1200 Bedell Ave. She is available Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ian Alexander, MD is an otolaryngologist. He is one of the top sinus surgeons in the country and a leading authority on sinus dilation. Sinus dilation is a procedure that expands the sinus pathways and may be an effective, lasting option for patients who have suffered for years with chronic sinus pain and infection.
If you suffer from chronic sinus infections and/or often feel congested, you sound like a lot of our patients. We are here to help. We are experts at sinus care and can get you on the path to relief. We can treat:
- Chronic sinusitis.
- Fungal sinusitis.
- Nasal obstructions.
- Deviated septum.
If you have sinus disease, the chances are pretty likely that you have underlying allergies. Don’t despair; relief is near! We offer full-service allergy treatment, including a complete evaluation, testing, allergy counseling, and allergy drops or shots (immunotherapy) for the following conditions:
- Allergic rhinitis.
- Allergic conjunctivitis.
- Nasal congestion.
- Allergic sinusitis.
It is estimated that more than 18 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, and more than 90% of them do not even know that they have it. If not treated, sleep apnea can contribute to other serious health issues such as hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, congestive heart failure and diabetes.
Chronic ear infections can be common, and painful, for children and adults. We treat ear conditions and hearing issues, including:
- Eustachian tube (ear tube) dysfunction.
- Otitis externa (swimmer’s ear).
- Otitis media.
- Conductive hearing loss.
- Nerve hearing loss.
- Cerumen impaction (ear wax).
- Tympanic membrane perforation.
Our ear, nose and throat specialists treat many throat issues, including tonsillitis, inflammation of the adenoids, hoarseness, pediatric frenulectomy and others, including:
- Acid reflux.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Adenoid hypertrophy.
- Throat hoarseness.
- Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia).
- Lip tie.