Sore Throats

Sore throats are among the most common reasons for seeing an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. At our Anchorage practice, our ENT specialists are often consulted when sore throats become frequent or fail to resolve with conservative medical therapy.

If you have frequent sore throats that are resistant to typical medical treatment, our ENT specialists may be able to help. Request a consultation online, or call our office at (907) 279-8800to schedule your appointment. For our Homer and surrounding patients, please call (907) 235-0310.

Our highly-trained providers look forward to meeting you and answering all of your questions.

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Treatment Options

Identifying the cause of your sore throat will dictate the most appropriate treatment. Sore throats are usually caused by viruses and resolve with symptomatic therapy only; in some cases, a primary care physician will prescribe antibiotics.

Recurrent or persistent sore throats, with or without hoarseness, should be examined by an ENT specialist

Tonsillectomy: Tonsillectomy remains an effective solution when the tonsils frequently become infected and antibiotic therapy fails to resolve the infections. Tonsillectomy is often combined with adenoidectomy.

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Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; in addition, Dr. Ellerbe and Dr. Kallman are board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.