PacMed Otolaryngology – First Hill
Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/gol/oh/jee) is the surgical specialty that focuses on disorders of the head and neck, especially those of the ear, nose, and throat (E.N.T.). Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat a wide array of conditions including ear problems, sinus and nasal conditions, tumors, sleep disorders, voice and vocal cord abnormalities, swallowing problems, and much more.
Otolaryngologists perform surgery in the head and neck area above the collarbones, excluding the eyes, brain, and spinal column. Some examples include endoscopic sinus surgery, procedures to diagnose and treat cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, ear surgery in children and adults, reconstructive procedures, and some types of plastic surgery.
Our otolaryngologists at Pacific Medical Centers are certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. This certification comes after completing up to 15 years of education, including college, four years of medical school, a five-year residency, and sometimes up to two years of fellowship in subspecialty training.
Special ENT interests at Pacific Medical Centers include:
- Cosmetic facial surgery
- Functional nasal surgery
- Eyelid surgery
- Skin cancer surgery
- Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
- Head and neck tumors
- Endoscopic sinus surgery
- Salivary gland surgery
WHAT TO BRING
Bring the following items to make the most of your time with the doctor:
- ID and insurance cards
- Your co-pay
- Any X-rays and labs from outside the PacMed/Swedish/Providence network
- A list of your questions and symptoms.
Please plan to arrive 20 minutes early to park and check in. Read more details on how to prepare for your visit.
CHECK YOUR COVERAGE
To avoid financial surprises, we recommend calling your insurance before your visit to check your coverage for:
- Pacific Medical Centers
- The provider you’re seeing
- The services or procedures you are coming in for.
It’s good to ask your insurance whether our clinic and provider are in network and what your financial responsibility might be.
If you or a family member are active or retired military, you may be eligible for the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP).
USFHP is TRICARE prime option offering top-quality civilian medical care. USFHP is sponsored by the Department of Defense and has been administered in our region by PacMed for over 30 years.
Call 800.585.5883 to learn more or enroll in the US Family Health Plan (USFHP).