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Introducing: ENT Specialists in Longmont

Are you looking for an ENT Specialist in Longmont, CO? As we expand Boulder Medical Center in Longmont, we’ll inform you about our growing team. Today, meet our Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat or ENT) specialists in Longmont: Dr. Angela Paddack and Certified Physician Assistant Susan Puckett. Both are experienced healthcare providers offering a range of ENT services.

Why Visit an ENT Specialist?

ENT specialists are consulted for persistent sinus issues, hearing problems, or throat discomfort that can’t be attributed to common illnesses like colds, flu, or strep throat. They are trained to diagnose and treat various conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat.

What Symptoms Can an ENT Investigate?

    • Chronic Sinusitis: Frequent sinus infections that don’t resolve with standard treatment can benefit from specialized care, including surgical options.
    • Hearing Loss: Sudden or gradual hearing loss can be caused by infections, age-related changes, or environmental damage. An ENT can diagnose and recommend appropriate treatments.
    • Tinnitus: Persistent ringing in the ears can be distracting and concerning. ENT specialists can determine the underlying cause and provide effective management strategies.
    • Throat Conditions: Persistent sore throat, hoarseness, and swallowing or speaking difficulties could indicate more serious underlying conditions that require attention.
    • Sleep Disorders: Conditions like sleep apnea and snoring can be addressed by an ENT specialist.
    • Dizziness and Balance Problems: An ENT can effectively diagnose and manage inner ear problems causing dizziness and balance issues.
    • Head and Neck Masses and Tumors: Unusual lumps, masses, or tumors in the head and neck region can be signs of various conditions, including cancer. ENT specialists can evaluate these masses to determine their nature and help manage appropriate treatments.

What Kinds of Treatments Do ENT Specialists Provide?

ENT specialists use advanced diagnostic tools and techniques, such as endoscopy and imaging studies, to accurately diagnose your condition. Treatment plans are tailored to each patient and may include:

    • Medication: Antibiotics, antihistamines, steroids, or antiviral treatments.
    • Therapies: Voice therapy, speech therapy, balance therapy, hearing rehabilitation.
    • Surgical Treatments: There are various surgical options, including Cochlear Implants, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, sinus surgery, septoplasty, endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, head and neck cancer surgery, laryngoscopy and microlaryngoscopy, tympanoplasty, and ear tube placement.
    • Non-Surgical Treatments: Allergy testing and immunotherapy, vestibular rehabilitation, nasal polypectomy, CPAP/BiPAP therapy, and Botox injections.
    • Advanced Medical Treatments: Radiofrequency ablation and balloon sinuplasty.
    • Preventative and Diagnostic Services: Audiometry, sleep studies, and imaging studies.
    • Reconstructive Procedures: Rhinoplasty, otoplasty, and facial reconstructive surgery.
    • Cosmetic Procedures: Besides clinical therapies and treatments, some ENT providers offer cosmetic injectables, including neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and filler treatments.

Do You Need a Referral to See an ENT?

The necessity of a referral to see an ENT specialist depends on your health insurance plan and the healthcare system you’re part of. Sometimes, a referral from your primary care physician (PCP) is required. To determine the best process with your health insurance provider and PCP, speak with them before scheduling an appointment.

Visiting an ENT specialist can significantly enhance your quality of life, especially if you’re dealing with chronic or severe ear, nose, or throat issues. These specialists bring a wealth of knowledge, advanced diagnostic tools, and a variety of treatment options tailored to your specific needs. Whether you need a referral or can directly schedule an appointment, seeing an ENT can provide relief and improve your overall well-being. Don’t hesitate to seek specialized care if you’re experiencing persistent symptoms related to your ear, nose, or throat.

About Boulder Medical Center ENT in Longmont

    • Longmont ENT Clinic:  1551 Professional Lane #240

    • Call (303) 440-3073 for an appointment.

Angela Paddack, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care for Adults and Children in Longmont and Boulder

Dr. Angela Paddack, a board-certified ENT specialist, diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. She performs comprehensive evaluations, orders and interprets diagnostic tests, and develops individualized treatment plans, including medication, therapy, or surgery.

Dr. Paddack’s expertise covers chronic sinusitis, hearing loss, tinnitus, throat disorders, sleep apnea, and head and neck tumors and disorders. She also performs intricate surgical procedures, provides post-operative care, and collaborates with other healthcare providers to ensure holistic and effective patient care.

In addition to clinical therapies and treatments, Dr. Paddack offers cosmetic injectables, including neurotoxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and filler treatments, for her patients.

Dr. Paddack welcomes patients at her Longmont and Boulder clinics.

Susan Puckett, PA-C

As a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) specializing in ENT (ear, nose, and throat), Susan Paddack, PA-C, works closely with Dr. Angela Paddack to provide comprehensive and effective patient care. She is trained to conduct patient evaluations, perform minor procedures, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and develop treatment plans. She also provides pre-operative and post-operative care, educates patients about their conditions and treatments, and manages ENT-related issues such as ear infections, sinusitis, allergies, sleep disorders, and balance problems.