We don’t usually think about our nose unless something is wrong. It’s just a fleshy slope with two nostrils that sit nestled on the front of our face. It takes in air and the occasional aroma. We need it but we don’t really think about it unless it stops working properly. The same goes for our ears and throat. They are often forgotten parts of the body but play a pivotal role in our health. When our ears, nose or throat (ENT) stop working, it hurts or at the very least it makes for a pretty miserable day. ENT at Tri-County Health Care offers a wide variety of services not easily accessible in the central part of the state.
- Throat-Airway and vocal disorders, swallowing disorders, tumors
- Ears-ear infections, hearing loss, balance and dizziness, ringing in the ears
- Nose-Sinusitis, allergies, smelling disorders, nasal obstruction
- Neck and head-Thyroid disorders, deformities, infections, facial trauma
Additionally, visiting specialists diagnose and treat sleep apnea. Facial surgery and reconstructive surgery are also possible at Tri-County Health Care.
Kurtis Waters, M.D.
Tri-County Health Care has partnered with ENT expert Kurtis Waters, M.D. He brings over 20 years of experience to our organization. Dr. Waters brings an innovative and unique approach to treating conditions involving the ears, nose and throat. Dr. Waters is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is also certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. At this time, he is the only board-certified facial plastic surgeon operating in the lakes area.
Katie Starns, NP
Katie Starns, NP, also sees patients at Tri-County Health Care. Her special practice interests include chronic ear infections, sinusitis, hearing loss, vertigo and much more. She is a part of a legacy of healthcare
providers and is passionate about finding unique ways to treat her patients.
Currently, ENT services are offered via provider referral. Please check with your primary care provider about scheduling an appointment.