Location: 1st Floor, EENT Clinic
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 0800-1630
Clinic phone: 531-3276/77
Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology, also known as ENT (ear, nose and throat). We are located on the first floor of Bayne Jones hospital with the eye clinics but are a separate service from them. Otolaryngology deals with disease of the ears, hearing, nose, sinuses, throat, voice box, and head and neck. We are a surgical service offering surgical treatment of these disorders as well, when they are needed.
The BJACH ENT service consists of one active duty physician and one nurse, as well as ENT technicians. Our goal is to provide timely service and compassionate care for active duty service members, retirees, and dependents.
Otolaryngology is a unique field that deals with very specialized disease processes, which can be hard to understand. Below are links to some information that you may find useful. A complete examination by an ENT physician is required to accurately diagnose one of these problems, if you feel that you suffer from them.
ENT - For general information on the practice of Ear, Nose and Throat medicine, please see the website for the American Academy of Otolaryngology: http://www.aao-hns.org/
Sinusitis - infections and chronic inflammation of the sinuses can cause several symptoms. These usually include nasal congestion, facial pressure, and runny nose. Allergies can also make sinus problems worse. Strategies to improve sinuses include controlling allergies, rinsing out the sinuses with saline solutions, and in some cases antibiotics. Click here to learn more about treating the sinuses and sinus surgery.
Dizziness - a sensation of spinning or being off balance can sometimes indicate a problem with the inner ear, or vestibular system, though not always. If you are dizzy, it is very important to first have an evaluation by your primary care doctor. If they feel your dizziness may be coming from your inner ear, you will be referred to an ENT specialist. Click here for an article that discusses the dizziness that can come from the ear.
Tinnitus - ringing in the ear is also referred to as tinnitus. This is usually a sign of hearing loss. While tinnitus is not harmful to the body, it can be a distressing symptom. There are several treatment options. Anyone experience ringing, will first need a complete hearing testing and then an examination by an ENT specialist. The following website has great information to explain this disease and its treatments: www.ata.org
BJACH Call Center
Open 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
"Closed Federal Holidays
and most Training Holidays"
After Hour Medical Advice Line
BJACH Cancellation Line
337-531-3011 Option #2
Appointments can also be made and cancelled (only TOL appts. can be cancelled through TOL) online through Tricare Online (requires registration)
Behavioral Health : 531-3922
Child Day Care : 531-3871
Dental Clinic : 531-3729
EENT : 531-3277
EFMP : 531-3046
Family Practice : 531-3011
F.P. Cancellation : 531-3011 opt #2
Immunizations/Allergies : 531-3593
Internal Medicine : 531-3991
OB/GYN : 531-3705
Ortho/Podiatry : 531-3427
Pediatrics : 531-3682
Physical Exams : 531-2579
Surgery : 531-3971
Benefits Advisor : 531-3974/3892
Emergency Room : 531-3368
Immunizations : 531-3593
Information Desk : 531-3118/3119
Toll Free : 1-800-752-4658
Laboratory : 531-3400
Managed Care : 531-3627 (Referrals)
Occupational Therapy : 531-3305
Outpatient Pharmacy : 531-8090
Patient Advocate : 531-3628/3880
Pharmacy Refills : 531-DRUG (3784)
Physical Therapy : 531-3203
Radiology : 531-3376
Social Work Services : 531-3272
TRICARE : 1-800-444-5445 (Humana)
Hours of Operation
Mon: 0800 to 1800
Tues thru Fri: 0730 to 1800
Sat: 0830 to 1230
Training Holidays: 0730 to 1600
Sun and Holidays: Closed
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