Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists at Group Health Medical Centers
Dr. Dennis Elonka examines a patient's ear.
Group Health otolaryngologists — more familiarly known as ear, nose, and throat specialists or ENTs — treat all the conditions you might expect, such as tonsillitis, sinusitis, and earache. But they're also experts in some areas you might not consider, such as plastic and skull-base surgeries, head and neck cancer procedures, and reconstructing facial fractures from trauma.
For example, we are one of the few Puget Sound-area providers that offer a cochlear implantation program for those with severe or total hearing loss.
Our ENTs partner with other clinicians, such as speech therapists for speech and swallowing disorders, audiologists for hearing impairments, and dermatologists for skin cancers.
With our collaborative relationships and deep expertise, our patients get the best of ear, nose, and throat health.
Our Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists
Many ENTs travel to see patients at several medical centers.
If you live outside the service area of our medical centers, use our Provider Directory to find an ENT specialist near you. If you need help finding a specialist or have questions about your health plan's coverage, contact Customer Service.
Care Locations and Appointments
You may self-refer to ENTs, although it may be helpful to see your primary care provider to rule out common problems such as sinusitis and earache.
Our ENTs see patients at the following Group Health medical centers:
ENT: Specialists in the Head and Neck
"Our specialists have broad training in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck disorders. Additionally, many of our providers subspecialize in the management of complex ENT conditions."
Dr. Michael Toubbeh, MD, chief of otolaryngology
Health & Wellness Resources
Our Sinus Congestion resource center has information about sinusitis.
For children, see Fluid in the Middle Ear.