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Ear, Nose & Throat

Otolaryngology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the ear, nose and throat (ENT) among adults and children.


william-averyPhysicians in this healthcare area are often referred to as ENT specialists. Dr. William Avery is the ENT at Hutchinson Health. Patients are often referred to Dr. Avery by their primary provider, but anyone is welcome to make an appointment. Parents of children who did not pass routine hearing screenings at school should call to make an appointment. No referral is required.

Dr. Avery treats both adults and children for a wide variety of conditions including:

  • hearing loss
  • ear fluid
  • children’s ear disease
  • ear conditions
  • nasal congestion
  • sinus disease
  • tonsil and adenoid problems
  • voice and swallowing issues

Diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and postoperative care are all provided at Hutchinson Health.

Along with a full range of CT Scan, MRI, and hearing test equipment used by our ENT department at Hutchinson Health, we also now have brand new, state-of-the-art sinus surgery equipment on site allowing patients to receive the best of care close to home.