COVID-19: Update on steps we are taking to minimize exposure.
With the recent announcement by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey that the state will be transitioning to the “Safer at Home” recommendations on Thursday April 30, we wanted to provide patients an update on our practice and plan moving forward into next month. We sincerely appreciate the patience of those with chronic and non-emergent conditions that […]
Antibiotic Resistant Infections And How We Can Help Stop Them
One of the most important jobs that we have as physicians is the diagnosis and treatment of infections. As an ENT, I constantly battle the microscopic villains which frequently find our ears, sinuses, lymph nodes, etc as places to live and grow. There is one specific type of bacteria that I am encountering regularly […]
What are the tonsils and adenoid anyway?
One of the most common conversations I have with parents every day concerns the tonsils. As we head into the fall and school gets underway I thought I would share a little information about these 2 pesky structures in the back of the throat which can be the source for a number of problems for […]
Better Speech & Hearing Awareness Month, what you should know
Dr. Brian Hixon joined Chasity Byrd for a Studio Ten segment on hearing loss in childhood
Hearing Loss in Children
Do you ever feel your children just aren’t listening to you? You’d be surprised how often I pull pebbles, jewelry or plastic pieces out of little ears. With teenagers, a lack of response may be more “selective hearing” than anything else. If a foreign object or “just ignoring my parents” isn’t the cause, you should […]
Facial injuries and accidents, Do I need to see an ENT?
If it’s a Summer Saturday on the Eastern Shore, you’ll likely find families gathered at the ballpark or enjoying water sports on the bay. The crack of the bat and the splash of kids jumping off a pier also bring some of our youngest patients in the door this time of year, with broken noses […]
Head and Neck Cancer Screening
Eastern Shore ENT is to host a special Head and Neck Cancer Screening Eastern Shore ENT partners with Gulf Coast Cancer Center in an important screening for head and neck cancers. Dr. Brian Hixon explains why early detection is essential.
When is it Time to See an ENT Specialist?
Moving back to Fairhope in the last year has been a joy for a number of reasons – putting years of school and training to practice back home on the Eastern Shore, working as a physician alongside my father, and treating patients of all ages in a field I’m truly passionate about! So what in […]