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Seeking Value in Healthcare

Provided by: Andrew J. Tompkins, MD MBA (ENT) Many of us have recently completed the familiar period of open enrollment, where we select health insurance plans for the upcoming calendar year.  These exercises typically involve an attempt to project costs in order to reduce our out-of-pocket spend and decrease the downside risk of large, out-of-pocket payme...
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Immunotherapy: Standard Build-Up vs. “Rush” Build-Up
Provided by David Hauswirth, MD What is the difference between immunotherapy (IT) and rush immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is a treatment for allergies.  The patient is given gradually increasing doses of a substance they are allergic to, trying...
A Cold That Won’t Go Away – Is it Just “A Cold”?
Provided by Evan Tobin, MDand Roger Friedman, MD Young children are more susceptible to upper respiratory infections (aka “URI” or “common cold”) because they are still growing, their immune systems are still maturing, and they are exposed to more viral infections through daycare and early school years.
A Cold That Won’t Go Away – Is it Just “A Cold”? (continuation)
Provided by Evan Tobin, MDand Roger Friedman, MD If your child has tried antihistamines and/or nasal steroids but their symptoms did not improve, the pediatrician may send a referral to a specialist. Which specialist? An Allergist or an ENT (...
Ear Infections and Ear Tubes
Provided by Michael J. Loochtan, MD Ear infections are one of the most common disorders to that affect children. These can often be managed with medication without the need for further intervention. Sometimes, however, your child’s doctor may recommend that your child have an evaluation with an otolaryngologi...
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Provided by Darryl Willett, MD Pediatric Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (known as a T&A) is the second most common pediatric surgical procedure performed. There may be a variety of reasons your child might be referred to one of our Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists here at Ohio ENT and Allergy Physicians....
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