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Medicare and Medicare Advantage Enrollment 2017

  Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plan Enrollment 2017 Finally! Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plan Enrollment has begun and enrollment dates for 2017/2018 are:     October 15th, 2017 – December 7th, 2017. If  is the difference between “Traditional” Medicare and  Medicare Advantage policies?  These plans are designed to offer coverage that traditional Medicare does not.    There are advertisements  on television, mailers, internet, […]

Office CT

Office CT   Middle Tennessee Ear, Nose & Throat (MTENT) performs adult and pediatric CTs of the sinuses in our Murfreesboro location. We have performed in office CTs since November of 2007. Typically these scans are performed the day of your appointment with the doctor or physician assistant. Our patients find this more convenient as well as typically saving time and […]

In Office Sinus CT: What to Expect

In Office Sinus CT: What to Expect   We offer adult and pediatric sinus CTs in our Murfreesboro location. Once your provider orders the CT you will be scheduled by our scheduling department either in office or by phone. You will generally be scheduled for the CT and a follow up appointment for the same […]

Balloon Sinuplasty – What, Why & How?

Balloon Sinuplasty – What, Why & How? If you, your family members, or friends suffer from recurrent sinus infections, sinus headaches then a balloon sinuplasty may be the right treatment for you. Here are a few items regarding balloon sinuplasty – what, why & how to consider.  Patients that typically suffer from these conditions will […]

When to Get Your Hearing Checked

When is it time for a hearing test? Every day I get the question, “should I have my hearing tested?” Over the years I have come to realize that the answer is not a simple “yes” or “no.”  A hearing test will not change your hearing.  A hearing test will not fix your communication problems.  […]

Physician Assistants at MTENT

PAs were developed to fill the growing need for qualified medical providers back in the 1960’s.  As the need developed a MD out of Duke University, Dr. Eugene A. Stead Jr, fostered the idea and developed the first program that graduated in 1965.  He developed a training model after “his knowledge of the fast-track training […]

Ear Wax Removal

                                                                                                                             How Can I Remove Ear Wax Patients often ask, “How can I remove wax from my ears?”  My short answer? Don’t. There are very few safe and effective products on the market in the U.S for ear wax removal. The only type I recommend patients try are wax removal kits by companies like Water […]

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