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Should I see a specialist for my ear infections?

Dr. Karen Fong
Dr. Karen Fong

Commonly asked questions for an Otolaryngologist,Dr. Karen Fong.

Dr. Karen Fong specializes in advanced care for complex disorders of the nose, paranasal sinuses and skull base.

Dr. Fong completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she received a dual B.S. and M.S. in Biological Sciences. She received her M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She went on to complete her residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL. Following the completion of residency, Dr. Fong spent two years as an NIH post-doctoral research fellow,studying the effects of steroids on olfaction.

After completing her residency and post-doctoral research fellowship, Dr. Fong joined the full-time faculty at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon as a member of the Oregon Sinus Center.

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Video Transcript

Should you see a specialist for frequent ear infections? Well, there are two different types of ear infections, particularly outer ear infections commonly known a swimmer's ear or middle ear infections also known as otitis media. If you get either of these things frequently, it would be a good thing to see a specialist. Outer ear infections may require specialized cleaning of the ears, although this rarely requires surgery. Middle ear infections may require placement of tubes or other surgical interventions. For more information, find us on YouTube or go to our website at bassmedicalgroup.com.

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