Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014
Harbin Clinic Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Cartersville has enhanced its practice by integrating audiology services provided by certified audiologist Bayle Anderson, AuD. By more closely aligning both specialties, the ENT practice can effectively provide more complete diagnoses and treatment options for a variety of ear conditions and disorders and hearing and balance problems, thereby driving even better health outcomes for patients. Additionally, physician assistant Marti Felder, PA-C, has joined the team and will work closely with distinguished ENT surgeons Dr. Robert King and Dr. Mary Margaret Beauchamp to treat patients for a broad array of ENT problems.
“While we’ve always had an exceptional ENT practice at Harbin Clinic, we are excited to further enhance the department and think more holistically about providing the best and most comprehensive care possible for our patients,” said Robert King, MD, chairman of Harbin Clinic’s Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery practice group. “Now it is easier than ever for patients to access quality care for disorders of the ear, nose and throat as well as hearing and balance disorders all under one roof. We are excited to welcome these esteemed providers to our practice and look forward to better serving our patients.”
While ENT physicians and audiologists work together to diagnose and treat certain conditions of the ear, they do have specific areas of clinical expertise.
ENT doctors typically see patients for
- Cancerous or benign lesions of the mouth or throat
- Dizziness and Vertigo
- Ear infections
- Hearing loss
- Neck masses
- Pediatric ear, nose, and throat problems
- Salivary gland masses
- Sinus problems
- Skin cancers of the face
In turn, audiologists are primarily concerned with
- Hearing loss and hearing aids
- Tinnitus and Tinnitus treatment
- Evaluation of balance disorders
- Pediatric hearing loss and rehabilitation
New to Harbin Clinic this year, Dr. Anderson specializes in vestibular evaluations, which pertain to the balance portion of the inner ear, and auditory brainstem responses, which determine hearing sensitivity and can help identify neurological abnormalities of the auditory nerve and the auditory pathway. She earned her doctorate degree in audiology from Illinois State University in Normal, IL, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. She is an active member of the American Academy of Audiology, Georgia Academy of Audiology, and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Dr. Payne, a longtime audiologist with Harbin Clinic, specializes in diagnosing and treating hearing disorders. He earned his doctorate degree in audiology from A.T. Still University and obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology and his master’s degree in audiology from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. A licensed audiologist by the state of Georgia, he holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Additionally, he is a fellow with the American Academy of Audiology.
Also new to the organization, physician assistant Marti Felder has 15 years of experience in evaluating and treating ENT patients both in a community setting and also at the highest level of academic medicine. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Society for Physician Assistants Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Felder earned her bachelor of science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, and her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies-Otolaryngology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.
Further demonstrating its commitment to providing the most complete care possible, Harbin Clinic’s ENT in Cartersville now has extended hours. The office, located at 150 Gentilly Blvd., is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 470-490-6380.