In an effort to mitigate exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we as an organization are taking all necessary and available precautions to ensure patients are screened prior to coming to the office regarding potential exposure and/or symptoms or signs they might have been exposed to or are experiencing. Patients must cancel and reschedule appointments if they […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dr. Brian Hixon joined Chasity Byrd for a Studio Ten segment on hearing loss in childhood
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]