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UTHSC General Otolaryngology

General otolaryngology is community-focused, primary care of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) for children and adults. General Otolaryngologists have training and board-certification that covers the full spectrum of ear, nose, and throat care and are the first stop for patients with routine ENT issues.

The General Otolaryngologist is able to manage a wide variety of ENT disorders, and can quickly refer a patient to an ENT-subspecialist when needed [rhinology (sinus); pediatric otolaryngology; facial plastic surgery; head and neck surgery; otology (ear); laryngology (voice and swallowing); sleep surgery]. They can also provide coverage of hospital emergency rooms and inpatient consults that require the opinion of an ENT specialist.

General otolaryngologists are often the most experienced ENT to deal with issues such as seasonal allergy; acute and chronic sinusitis; tonsil and adenoid enlargement; snoring and sleep apnea; hoarseness; dizziness; tinnitus; hearing loss; and masses and lumps of the head and neck. Typically, their office is located in a community office setting for ease of patient access.

The general otolaryngologist specializes in treatments that can be performed on-site in the office under local anesthesia, and quicker outpatient surgeries that can be performed in an ambulatory surgery center. Newer minimally invasive interventions include office-based radiofrequency for turbinate reduction; Latera implants for chronic nasal obstruction; Pillar implants for chronic snoring; Eustachian tube balloon for ear popping and pressure; balloon sinuplasty for isolated sinus cavity obstruction.

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Our Specialists

Neal Beckford, M.D.

Director, Division of General and Community-Based Otolaryngology

M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D.

Professor & Chair, Fellowship-trained in General Academic Otolaryngology

Carla Anderson, PA-C

Physician Assistant Specialist

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Sina Nezakat, PA-C

General ENT Physician Assistant

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  Facial trauma
  Facial fractures
  Zygoma (cheekbone) fractures
  Nasal bone fracture
  Mandible (lower jaw) fracture
  Maxillary (upper jaw) fracture
  Orbital (eye socket) fracture
  Skin cancers
  Skin growths and lesions
  Scar revision
  Keloid management


  Otalgia (ear pain)
  Hearing loss
  Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  Vertigo (dizziness)
  Dysequilibrium (loss of balance)
  Otitis externa (swimmer’s ear)
  Otitis media (middle ear infection)
  Tympanic membrane perforation (hole in eardrum)
  Eustachian tube dysfunction (ear popping and pressure)
  Eustachian tube balloon


  Allergic rhinitis (seasonal and environmental allergy)
  Non-allergic rhinitis (stuffy, runny nose)
  Deviated septum
  Inferior turbinate hypertrophy
  Nasal valve collapse
  Acute sinusitis (sinusitis lasting < 3 weeks)
  Chronic sinusitis (sinusitis lasting > 3 months)
  Nasal polyps
  Anosmia (loss of smell)
  Enlarged adenoids
  Balloon sinuplasty


  Odynophagia (painful swallowing)
  Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  Tonsillitis (tonsil infection)
  Tonsillar hypertrophy (tonsil enlargement)
  Tongue growths and lesions
  Mouth ulcers or growths
  Dysguesia (change in taste, loss of taste)
  Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR, acid reflux, GI reflux)
  Vocal cord polyp
  Vocal cord nodule
  Vocal cord papilloma
  Tracheal stenosis
  Laryngeal stenosis
  Subglottis stenosis
  Airway and breathing (tracheotomy)
  Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  Zenker’s diverticulum


  Deep neck infection
  Lymphadenopathy (enlarge neck lymph node)
  Lymphadenitis (infected neck lymph nodes)
  Thyroid nodule
  Thyroid cancer
  Thyroid goiter
  Salivary stone
  Salivary blockage
  Salivary tumor
  Salivary cancer
  Sialendoscopy (salivary endoscopy)
  Branchial cleft cyst
  Thyroglossal duct cyst
  Lipoma (benign fatty tumor)
  Eagle’s syndrome

In Your Hometown

Methodist Medical Group:

Our Midtown Location

1325 Eastmoreland Ave  |  Suite 260
Memphis, TN 38104  |  Directions
Phone: 901-272-6051

Who Practices Here:
Carla Anderson, PA-C

UT Baptist Otolaryngology:

Our Germantown Location

7675 Wolf River Circle  |  Suite 202
Germantown, TN 38138  |  Directions
Phone: 901-737-3021

Who Practices Here:
Neal Beckford, M.D
M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D.
Sina Nezakat, PA-C

Regional One Otolaryngology:

Regional One Outpatient Center

880 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103  |  Directions
Phone: 901-545-6969

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