01/30/2008

Ear, Nose and Throat Problems Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ Jan. 31

Many people first experience ear, nose and throat problems at a young age.  In fact, 75 percent of three-year-olds will be diagnosed with an ear infection.  Other common ear, nose and throat problems, which can occur at any age, include sinus problems, allergies, dizziness, strep throat and hearing loss.

Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about ear, nose and throat problems in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 31, on West Virginia Public Television.

Stephen Wetmore, M.D., is chair of the WVU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr. Wetmore attended medical school at the University of Michigan. He completed his internship and a year of general surgery in Los Angeles, Ca.  He completed specialty training in otolaryngology at the University of Iowa.  His special interest is in diseases of the ear that cause hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus, facial paralysis and surgery of the ear and skull base.

Charles Haislip, M.D., is an assistant professor in Otolaryngology at WVU.  Dr. Haislip attended medical school at West Virginia University. He completed a year-long internship at Bayshore Hospital in Florida, and did his residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at WVU. His area of interest is hearing loss related to noise exposure.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Charlotte Dillis, M.D., is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com

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