At Wooster Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates, we take a considerate and gentle approach while evaluating and treating your child. We offer a warm, welcoming environment to minimize pain, discomfort and anxiety in our child patients.
We understand how much your child means to you. Open communication and shared-decision making are cornerstones of our practice’s approach to treatment plan development.
Who Should See a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?
Children who experience ear, nose, throat, head or neck issues may require treatment from a physician trained to address these complex problems. Pediatric otolaryngologists are skilled in both the medical management and surgical treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions in children and infants.
You should consider bringing your child to a pediatric ENT doctor if they experience any of the following symptoms or conditions:
- Ear infections
- Sinus infections
- Snoring and sleep apnea
What Are the Next Steps for Your Child’s ENT Visit?
1. Setup an Appointment
Contact us to schedule your child with a pediatric specialist. Our front office staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your child’s care plan and journey.
2. Prepare for Your Child’s Visit
Write down any questions you may have for your child’s specialist and list their symptoms, when they occurred and any treatments you have tried, even if those symptoms do not seem related to the condition your child is being seen for.
3. Set Your First-Time Visit Expectations
An otolaryngologist will ask you and your child questions about symptoms and typically check your child’s ears and sinuses, examine their neck for lumps and visually inspect their throat and tonsils.
Further testing, including X-rays or CT scans, may be requested before your child receives a diagnosis.
The symptoms of ENT disorders often overlap. We partner with you to determine the cause of your child’s symptoms so we can recommend the right and most gentle treatment. If your child requires surgery, we’ll walk you through the process from scheduling to aftercare, and answer any questions you may have.
Take the first step toward ear, nose and throat relief for your child. Schedule an appointment today.