Successful Ear, Nose, and Throat care is a result of good rapport between patient and the physician. Trust, based on realistic expectations, begins as early as your first visit. Your first visit includes a thorough review of your medical history, a discussion of your current complaint, a complete head and neck examination, review of pertinent findings, and flexible treatment options. To help your physician make an educated decision regarding your possible treatment options, additional tests in the form of audiograms, diagnostic endoscopy, and/or Sinus CT scan may be completed at your visit reducing the number of return visits and optimizing your time.
Your physician may ask you to follow-up to review ancillary tests, to determine if further testing is needed to develop the best treatment plan for you, or to adjust your previously discussed treatment plan. Your physician may also discuss other options, such as surgery, as early as your second appointment. It is important that you keep your follow-up appointments.