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...

Breathe Freely with Latera

Breathing is essential to life; yet for all its importance, it is something we often take for granted. After all, it’s one of those things our brain controls without us having to actively think about it. Most people receive more than 70 percent of their air through...

Allergy Drops: Relief without the Shots

If you suffer from allergies, whether it’s seasonal allergies caused by pollen or a year-round headache from dust mites, there’s hope for relief beyond medications that treat symptoms and therapeutic allergy shots. Sublingual immunotherapy is an increasingly popular...