What is an ENT Doctor?
An ear, nose, and throat doctor is a medical professional who diagnoses and treats conditions of the ears, nose, sinuses, mouth, tongue, voice box, neck, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, esophagus. This falls under the umbrella of otolaryngology.
The following terms are also commonly used:
- Otologist - An Otologist specializes in hearing disorders such as tinnitus, Meniere's disease, vertigo, etc. They treat these problems with surgery, medications, physical therapy, counseling, etc.
- ENT Surgeon - A surgeon that performs head and neck surgeries to aid with conditions such as acute sinusitis (sinus infection), ear infections, sore throat, and hearing loss.
- Rhinologist - Rhinologists specialize in nasal diseases including allergies, rhinosinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, sleep apnea, snoring, etc.
When to See an ENT Doctor
If you have any symptoms relating to your ears, nose, throat, or jaw, then it’s important for you to see an ENT specialist right away. The sooner they can diagnose what may be causing your problem, the better chance there will be at finding a solution. If you wait too long before seeing them, it could become more difficult to find one that fits into your schedule.
Hillcrest ENT offers a wide range of services to meet your California ENT needs. Check below for a full range of our services.
Do you suffer from constant allergies and think there is no end in sight? Dr. Driskill and Dr. Donaldson can help you breathe easy again. Learn more about Allergies, Allergy Testing, and Immunotherapy. Then schedule an appointment today!Learn More
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction ( ETD)
Have you dealt with muffled hearing, plugged ears, a popping sensation, or pain in your ears? You may have been suffering from eustachian tube dysfunction. ETD is common in both children and adults.Learn More
Feeling faint, woozy, or unsteady? Dealing with dizziness can complicate life and cause you to miss out on so much. Take your life back and schedule an appointment today with Dr. Driskill and Dr. Donaldson at Hillcrest ENT.Learn More
Getting ahead of the game is crucial when it comes to hearing loss. If you are starting to suffer from hearing loss or have been suffering for years, schedule with Dr. Driskill and Dr. Donaldson at Hillcrest ENT today.Learn More
Nose fractures often go undiagnosed. This leads to further issues that could have been avoided with quick and proper treatment. If you suspect you have suffered a broken nose click here to learn more and schedule an appointment today with Dr. Driskill and Dr. Donaldson at Hillcrest ENT.Learn More
Nasal Congestion & Deviated Septum
Are you struggling to breathe through your nose day after day? Chronic nasal congestion can be caused by many different things but at Hillcrest ENT we specialize in helping you breathe again. Schedule with Dr. Driskill and Dr. Donaldson today!Learn More
Sinus infections cause life to come to a screeching halt. If you are suffering from a sinus infection or chronic sinus infections we can perform an endoscopy, a CT scan, and have you on the path to feeling better all in the same day. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Driskill and Dr. Donaldson.Learn More
Sinusitis & Sinus Surgery
Are you constantly dealing with sinus infection after sinus infection with no end in sight? If so, you probably suffer from chronic sinusitis. Dr. Driskill, Dr. Donaldson, and their team are well equipped to diagnose and treat sinusitis. Learn more here and schedule today!Learn More
Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Not only does sleep apnea and snoring affect the snorer, but it also affects the snorer’s loved one. If you or someone you know is suffering from sleep apnea or snoring, we can help you get to the root cause. Schedule today.Learn More
If you hear an annoying continuous or intermittent sound in one or both of your ears you may be suffering from tinnitus. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about your tinnitus.Learn More
Other Services We Offer At Hillcrest ENT -
- Ear Infections
- Ear Tubes
- Facial Fractures
- Head & Neck Cancer
- Mouth Sores
- Nasal/Sinus Polyps
- Neck Masses
- Smell & Taste Disorders
- Sore Throat
- Swallowing Disorders
- Thyroid Disorders
- Voice Disorders
- Worker's Compensation
- And more!
What is an ENT Doctor?
If you are experiencing any of these ailments or symptoms don't delay. Make sure to schedule an appointment with us today!Schedule Today!