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Dr. Neal Beckford

Dr. Beckford

Education & Training:

Medical School

Howard University (Washington, D.C.)


Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pittsburgh, PA)

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

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Conditions I Treat:

Thyroid/Parathyroid Diseases
Thyroid glands can become enlarged resulting in goiters that can cause difficulty breathing, swallowing, and unsightly neck masses. Although nodules in thyroids glands are extremely common, they sometimes need further workup to rule out a thyroid cancer. Parathyroid gland disorders can cause problems with the regulation of calcium, which can lead to fragile bones or kidney problems.
Salivary Gland Disorders

Swollen or infected salivary glands can occur when the salivary ducts become blocked by stones or when the glands themselves become inflamed or infected. This can commonly occur to the parotid or submandibular glands.

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is exceptionally common. You can have hearing loss from nerve damage (sensorineural hearing loss) or from issues with the eardrum and ear bones conducting sound to your hearing nerve (conductive hearing loss). There are many medical and surgical treatments for hearing loss.

Sore Throat

The tonsils and adenoids are lymph nodes which can become inflamed and cause issues such as sore throat, tonsilliths (tonsil stones), halitosis (bad breath), or obstructive sleep apnea.

Nasal Obstruction

The nose can be obstructed/congested due to anatomic causes (deviated septum, concha bullosa), environmental causes (allergies, infection), or growths in the nose (nasal polyps, tumors). These obstructions can cause difficulty with breathing, snoring, or problems with smell and taste.


Epistaxis (nosebleeds) can occur due to problems with the nose/sinuses, or due to systemic issues.

Vocal Cord Disorders/Hoarseness

Diseases of the larynx (vocal cords) can be caused by several processes including laryngopharyngeal (acid) reflux, muscle tension, neurological disease, masses/tumors, or vocal cord paralysis.

Professional Voice

Singers, teachers, actors, ministers, and others who use their voice professionally on a regular basis may suffer from an assortment of vocal cord pathology and can benefit from state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, voice therapy, or other treatments.

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are noncancerous growths of soft tissue that develop in the nose and sinuses. The cause of nasal polyps is unknown, but they are associated with chronic inflammation. Often, this condition is associated with other inflammatory disorders, such as asthma or rheumatologic disorders.

Sinus Diseases

Rhinosinusitis, or sinusitis, occurs when your sinuses, the hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose, are inflamed. Your sinuses produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If the inside of your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain. Rhinosinusitis can be caused by an infection or allergies.

Sleep Apnea

OSA is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person stops breathing in their sleep. Left untreated, OSA can cause serious heart and lung problems.  There are several surgical treatments available for OSA, including upper airway stimulation a new, state-of-the-art treatment for patients who need an alternative to CPAP.

My Practice:

I received my undergraduate degree at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in biology. I then attended medical school and completed my surgical internship at Howard University in Washington D.C. I finished my residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Finally, I was board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in 1985.

I was elected President of the Bluff City Medical Society for 1999-2000. I’m also on the Board of Trust for Opera Memphis and the Board of Directors for the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society. I’m also a proud member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators, and several other professional societies and organizations.

I’m married with 3 children. In my spare time, I enjoy music, bicycling, exercising and spending time with his family.

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“When you live in the Mid-south, it is not hard to find someone who has experienced a problem with chronic sinus infection. It is less common to find a person who had been totally satisfied with the course of treatment their doctors have provided. The level of care I have received from Dr. Beckford has been exceptional. I am healthier now than I have been in months because of the treatment they have provided me. I highly recommend either of these physicians to anyone searching for a doctor who is highly knowledgeable and professional, and blessed with kindness, patience, and a sense of humor.”
Melissa Hay

Memphis, TN

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