Some children may be initially concerned about the new experience of coming to the doctor’s office. Children usually respond better if they know what to expect in any situation. When you speak with your child, know there are “NO NEEDLES” involved with the visit. The exam will have several parts. The younger child might be told that they will meet new people with “magic machines” that can see wonderful and special things in their ears, nose and throat.
The ENT Exam
Dr. Andrews, Dr. Cressman, Dr. Orobello, Dr. Wasylik, our physician assistant or one of our nurse practitioners will examine every patient who comes to our office. Other Pediatric hearing and speech professionals will assist them as is indicated. Patients are thoroughly informed of all examination results. When treatment plans are required, they are carefully reviewed.
We encourage questions from parents at any time. If you have further questions after the office visit, please do not hesitate to call us.
If surgery is recommended for your child, you will have the opportunity to visit with one of our Registered Nurse Educators. They serve as a facilitator between you and the physician. Their role is to help you understand the treatment recommended. They will review surgery recommended, obtain a brief health history, review post-operative information and answer any of your questions or concerns. They will also obtain a “best contact” telephone number from you so that the surgery facility can contact you the day before your surgery with pertinent information.
The nurses work closely with the physician to provide you with prompt responses and follow-up. All treatment plans are carefully reviewed with the physician.