Treating Hearing Loss Might Help Stave Off Dementia

If there was something you could do to help keep your brain sharp throughout your life, you would do it, right? What if we were to tell you that something as easy as getting proper treatment for hearing loss could help stave off dementia? In the past few years,...

Why Choose an Audiologist to Fit Your Hearing Aids

Over the Counter versus Prescription. We all learned the difference between these two classifications during elementary school health class. Over the counter medications are those that you can buy at the drug store without any written orders from a doctor. These...

Tracking Allergens to Help You Feel Better

We’re heading into fall allergy season in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad, and for many people that means weeks of itchy, runny nose and eyes, congestion and sneezing. That’s because the months of August through November are prime season for ragweed, the culprit...

Celebrating 20 Years of PENTA!

This July marks an important milestone for Piedmont Ear, Nose & Throat Associates as we celebrate 20 years of service to the Piedmont -Triad. It all started in 1999, when five doctors, Dr. William S. Fisher II, Dr. Ronald B. Shealy, Dr. Robert M. Alsup, Dr....

Vivaer: A New, Non-Surgical Procedure to Help You Breathe Better

Greater than 20 million Americans suffer from chronic nasal obstruction. More than just a stuffy nose from a cold that may last a few days, nasal obstruction makes it difficult to breathe air through your nose on a daily basis. It can be hard to catch your breath when...

Why You Should See an Audiologist for Hearing Aids

When it’s time to make a big purchase, we tend to shop around for the lowest price or the best deal. When looking for a new car you compare prices of multiple dealers, when you’re shopping for a new mattress you might wait for a sale, and when you need new glasses,...

Tonsillectomies for Adults: What to Expect from Surgery

It’s easy to think of a tonsillectomy as a kid’s surgery, because it is one of the most common surgeries to be performed on children. But the surgery isn’t for kids alone. Each year in the United States, thousands of adults and older teens have tonsillectomies. And...

Tips for Managing Your Child’s Surgery Like a Pro

No parent wants to see their child in a hospital gown, but for many children, surgery is a reality. Each year, thousands of children across the country are admitted to hospitals for elective surgical procedures. Some of the most common procedures are tonsillectomies...

Relieve Chronic Sinusitis with Balloon Sinuplasty

Life can be miserable for people suffering from chronic sinusitis. The constant pressure in your sinus cavities leads to headaches, facial pain and teeth pain. Some people will have  difficulty breathing, nasal congestion and even fatigue. These symptoms can affect...

ClariFix: A New Relief for Runny Noses

Allergy season is upon us, and for many people in the Triad that means runny, itchy noses, nasal congestion and lots of sneezing. These are the classic symptoms of rhinitis, the inflammation of the nose which causes the symptoms to occur. Rhinitis can be either...
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  • Do not bring additional people into the building.
    • It is best if you are alone as the patient enter the building for your visit today. We ask that other members of your party please wait in the car.
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