Your Child's First Visit

Your Child’s First Visit to the Otolaryngologist

On your child’s first visit, please bring any relevant recent medical records, if possible. If your child has had recent x-rays, CT scans or MRIs, please bring the films with you, not just the report. If your child was born prematurely and cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit, a discharge summary is very helpful to the physician.

Children are sometimes anxious or nervous when coming to a new doctor's office. We will examine your child’s head and neck region and they will not have to be undressed. Your child will be scheduled for a hearing test before seeing the physician if their condition affects their ears. A hearing test is often critical in decision-making regarding surgery. Some conditions require endoscopy, or examination of the body using fiberoptics or microscopes. We will try to anticipate these procedures prior to your visit if at all possible, based on the information we receive from your referring physician.

Confirmation of your status as a parent or guardian is required before we can render care. Please provide a valid driver’s license or pertinent legal documents.

Please download the New Patient History and Patient Registration forms. You and your child may also benefit from visiting our Patient Education section which contains videos and educational information to most of the problems we evaluate and treat as Pediatric Otolaryngologists.

Your Child’s First Visit to the Audiologist

If your child is coming only for a hearing test, please download and complete theNew Patient History form. At this visit, they will be examined by the Audiologist and undergo a series of tests to assess hearing. The audiologist may also request an evaluation with the otolaryngologist depending on the results of their testing.

Types of Audiology services offered:

- Failed School hearing Screening

- Audiometry:standard/play/visual reinforced
- Otoacoustic emission
- Infant Hearing Screening
- Tympanometry
- Hearing Aid Evaluation and Dispensing
- Ear Protection for Swimming