What is an ENT Doctor Called?

An ENT – or ear, nose and throat – doctor is called an otolaryngologist. This is a challenging word to say for many people! It’s pronounced: ō-​tō-​ˌler-​ən-​ˈgä-​lə-​jist. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary has an audio pronunciation of this word that can be accessed here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otolaryngology.

ENTs have specialized training to treat disorders of the head and neck. In addition to 4 years of college, they must complete 4 years of medical school, 5 years of residency and 51 months of specialized training. They utilize both medical and surgical care to treat conditions such as:

·       Ear infections

·       Nasal congestion

·       Sinus pain/sinusitis

·       Hearing loss/tinnitus

·       Balance disorders

·       Vocal difficulties

·       Problems swallowing

·       Tonsillitis

·       Infectious diseases

·       Cancer

·       Polyps

·       Deviated septum

·       Facial trauma

Otolaryngologists can help people reduce snoring, sleep more soundly, smell their favorite scents, taste their favorite meals, hear the laughter of their grandchildren and express themselves through song and speech.If you are experiencing discomforts in your face, nose, ears or throat, Dr. Michael Riesberg is an ENT doctor in Pensacola that offers life-changing treatments. Contact Riesberg Institute by calling (850) 476-0700 or visiting our website.

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