If you're searching for an ear doctor, nose doctor, throat doctor or allergy doctor in the Greater Milwaukee area, you've come to the right place. . .

Euclid Medical Building
Suite 400
3201 South 16th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215-4537
414-383-7528

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Dr. Edith McFadden is a board certified Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy specialist who has been serving the people of Greater Milwaukee with compassionate, state-of-the art medicine since 1988.

 

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Specialties

Dr. McFadden's practice includes allergies and diseases of the ears, nose and throat, including hearing loss, dizziness and balance problems, ear infections, sinus infections, difficulties with breathing or speech, and related allergies. She performs audiology evaluations and is a source for hearing aid distribution.

Dr. McFadden is presently accepting new patients.

Insurance

Most insurance accepted; please call 414-383-7528 for specifics.

Patient Information Form

If you are a new patient, you are requested to print out the Patient Information Form and fill it out before coming for your first appointment. This will save you time at your first visit. The Patient Information Form is available in two formats: regular and Adobe PDF (Please do not attach it to any e-mail you send me because the privacy of your medical health information cannot be assured.)


What is an Allergist?

An allergist is a physician who, after training in the specialties of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Pediatrics, takes several years to receive additional specialty training in allergic diseases, including asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, urticaria (hives), angioedema, food allergy and anaphylaxis (shock).

For more details please visit these pdf files: understanding allergy and allergy mechanisms

 

What Is An Otolaryngologist?

Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee) is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.

Their special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. Otolaryngologists diagnose, treat, and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary care problems in both children and adults.

What Do Otolarygologists Treat?

The Ears-Hearing loss affects one in ten North Americans. The unique domain of otolaryngologists is the treatment of ear disorders. They are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain, and facial and cranial nerve disorders. They also manage congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and inner ear.

The Nose-About 35 million people develop chronic sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health complaints in America. Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of otolaryngologists. Management of the nasal area includes allergies and sense of smell. Breathing through, and the appearance of, the nose are also part of otolaryngologists' expertise.

The Throat-Communicating (speech and singing) and eating a meal all involve this vital area. Also specific to otolaryngologists is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.

The Head and Neck-This center of the body includes the important nerves that control sight, smell, hearing, and the face. In the head and neck area, otolaryngologists are trained to treat infectious diseases, both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma, and deformities of the face. They perform both cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Training and Patient Care

Otolaryngologists are ready to start practicing after completing up to 15 years of college and post-graduate training. To qualify for certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology, an applicant must first complete college, medical school (usually four years), and at least five years of specialty training. Next, the physician must pass the American Board of Otolaryngology examination.

What makes otolaryngologists the most appropriate physicians to treat disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck?

These specialists differ from many physicians in that they are trained in both medicine and surgery. Otolaryngologists do not need to refer patients to other physicians when ear, nose, throat, or head/neck surgery is needed and, therefore, can offer the most appropriate care for each individual patient.

Diagnosis and Treatment in Seven Areas of Expertise

Allergy: treatment by medication, immunotherapy (allergy shots) and/or avoidance of pollen, dust, mold, food, and other sensitivities that affect the ear, nose, and throat.

Examples: hay fever, seasonal and perennial rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, laryngitis, sore throat, otitis media, dizziness.

Otology/Neurotology: diseases of the ear, including trauma (injury), cancer, and nerve pathway disorders, which affect hearing and balance.

Examples: ear infection; swimmer's ear; hearing loss; ear, face, or neck pain; dizziness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

Pediatric Otolaryngology: diseases in children with special ENT problems including birth defects in the head and neck and developmental delays.

Examples: ear infection (otitis media), tonsil and adenoid infection, airway problems, Down’s syndrome, asthma and allergy/sinus disease.

Head and Neck: cancerous and noncancerous tumors in the head and neck, including the thyroid and parathyroid.

Examples: lump in the neck or thyroid, cancer of the voice box.

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive surgical treatment of abnormalities of the face and neck.

Examples: deviated septum, rhinoplasty (nose), face lift, cleft palate, drooping eyelids, hair loss.

Rhinology: disorders of the nose and sinuses.

Examples: sinus disorder, nose bleed, stuffy nose, loss of smell.

Laryngology: disorders of the throat, including voice and swallowing problems.

Examples: sore throat, hoarseness, swallowing disorder, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Allergy: treatment by medication, immunotherapy (allergy shots) and/or avoidance of pollen, dust, mold, food, and other sensitivities that affect the ear, nose, and throat.

Examples: hay fever, seasonal and perennial rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, laryngitis, sore throat, otitis media, dizziness.

(Source: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)

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Updated June 19, 2014 by Ed Mitchell