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707 Bryant Street
Statesville, NC 28677

704-873-5224 Phone
704-873-5984 Fax

Hours:
Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: Hours Vary

About Us

Specialty: Otolaryngology

  • Allergy
  • Audiology

Located in Statesville, PHC Ear, Nose & Throat is committed to providing the highest quality care to all of our patients. We provide otolaryngologic services, treating ailments, diseases and injuries of the head, neck, ear, nose and throat. We pursue the best care options for our patients, from medical treatments to surgical interventions when appropriate.

Have Trouble Sleeping?

Millions of Americans suffer from lack of sleep, which contributes to other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, memory loss and stress. Snoring is a common sleep disrupter and can be caused by obstruction or a condition called sleep apnea, a disorder where the breathing repeatedly stops and starts. It is a serious condition that often requires medical attention.

PHC Head, Neck & Ear physicians can diagnose your sleeping or snoring problems and discuss medical or surgical treatment options.

Our Providers

Alan E Deddens, MD, FACS, FAAOA
Undergraduate Education Tulane University School of Biomedical Engineering New Orleans, LA 70118 Graduate Education University of Louisville School of Medicine Lousiville, KY Internship Barnes – Jewish Hospital Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO Residency Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO Fellowship Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO Certifications Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow Status American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Fellow Status Associations American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) AAOA (American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy) NC Society of Otolaryngology-HNS NC Medical Society Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Steven J Landau, MD
Undergraduate Education University of Florida Gainesville, FL Graduate Education University of Florida School of Medicine Gainesville, FL Internship Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC Residency Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC Certifications American Board of Otolaryngology – American College of Surgeons Associations American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Angelia Natili, MD
Undergraduate Education Clemson University Medical School University of South Carolina School of Medicine Internship General Surgery Intern Allegheny General Hospital Residency Otolaryngology Resident University of Texas Medical Branch Certifications Medical Licensure: Texas PIT Medical Licensure: Pennsylvania MT Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
David Richardson, Au.D.
Undergraduate Education Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Bachelor of Arts in Audiology and Speech Sciences Graduate Education Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Master of Arts in Audiology Salus University Elkins Park, Pennsylvania Doctor of Audiology Associations American Speech-Language-Hearing Association American Academy of Audiology
Jessica K. Schmidt, Au.D.
Undergraduate Education Wichita State University Wichita, Kansas Graduate Education Wichita State University Wichita, Kansas Associations American Speech-Language and Hearing Association

Conditions Treated

Our physicians treat a range of conditions including:

Audiology

We are experts in providing services in the prevention, diagnosis, and evidenced-based treatment of hearing and balance disorders for people of all ages. Hearing and balance disorders are complex with medical, psychological, physical, social, educational, and employment implications. We provide professional and personalized services to minimize the negative impact of these disorders, leading to improved outcomes and quality of life.

Allergies
Allergy causes and symptoms

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates that 50 million people suffer from nasal allergies.

An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system mistakes a substance for something harmful and launches an attack to fight it. The immune system’s response causes different physical reactions, including the release of histamine, an inflammatory substance. It’s the histamine that usually causes allergy symptoms including itchy and watery eyes, sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose.

If you experience allergy symptoms at certain times of the year you likely have seasonal allergies. Pollen from trees, weeds and grasses is a common seasonal allergy trigger when it’s released at certain times during the spring, summer or fall. Yearlong allergens include dust mites, pet dander and mold that can affect you indoors or outdoors.

Identifying your particular allergies

At Piedmont HealthCare Head, Neck and Ears, we perform both skin and blood testing to determine your specific allergens. Knowing what triggers allergic reactions (and how strong the allergy is) helps determine the best treatment plan.

Treatment options

Managing allergy symptoms often involves one of or a combination of three approaches:

  • Avoidance: Keeping exposure to allergens to a minimum.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter or prescription oral medications, nasal sprays and eye drops can help control symptoms. Steroid or antihistamine medications are usually the recommended options.
  • Immunotherapy: If your allergies are severe or other approaches to managing symptoms don’t work, allergen immunotherapy might be an option to consider. While medications help alleviate symptoms, immunotherapy treats the underlying cause of the allergy. Using injections or drops, you’re given gradually increasing doses of the allergen, allowing the immune system to build up a tolerance. Reducing your reaction is the goal, with the hope to lessen or eliminate the need for medications.Immunotherapy is done on a regular basis usually over the course of a few years.
Sinusitis (Sinus Surgery, Balloonplasty)
Sinusitis defined

Sinusitis affects over 30 million people in the US each year. It occurs when a your sinuses become inflamed. The sinuses are air-filled cavities located in the cheeks, behind the forehead and eyebrows, on either side of the nose and behind the nose in front of the brain.

Normal sinuses are lined with a thin mucus layer that traps germs and air particles. Tiny hair-like projections called cilia sweep the mucus and all that’s trapped in it to the back of the throat where it slides down to the stomach. Sinusitis occurs when swollen sinuses cause the cilia to become blocked, interrupting normal mucus discharge and trapping mucus in the sinus cavities.

Acute sinusitis can last up to four weeks. Subacute sinusitis can linger for three months. Chronic sinusitis lasts for three or more months.

Causes of sinusitis
  • Infection: A viral infection like a common cold can lead to sinusitis. If symptoms do not go away within 10 days, bacteria may be the cause, in which case antibiotics are prescribed. A fungal infection can also cause sinusitis and antifungal medications are used as treatment.
  • Allergies and irritants: Seasonal or yearlong allergies can cause the sinuses to become inflamed. Additionally, airborne irritants that you may not be specifically allergic to can also cause sinus cavities to swell.
  • Anatomy or structural abnormalities: People with narrow sinus openings or a deviated septum can be more prone to sinus infections. Nasal polyps, or benign growths in the nasal passages can also lead to sinusitis.
Sinusitis symptoms

Common sinusitis symptoms include:

  • Congested or runny nose
  • Postnasal drip
  • Discolored nasal charge
  • Facial pain or pressure
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Loss of smell
  • You may also experience fever, bad breath, fatigue or dental pain.
Diagnosing sinusitis

How long and how often you experience symptoms helps determine whether your sinusitis is acute, subacute or chronic. Contact a physician if your symptoms do not improve or worsen within 10 days or you are prone to chronic sinus infections. In-office diagnostic options may include a nasal endoscopy, nasal and sinus cultures or allergy testing. Your physician may order a CT scan to show details of your sinus cavities that are difficult to pinpoint using the endoscope.

Treating sinusitis

The root cause of sinusitis helps determine the best course of action to take. Options include:

  • Decongestant or steroid nasal sprays
  • Antihistamines
  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungal medication
  • Nasal saline washes
  • Surgery

Your physician can discuss treatment options with you to assess the best route to consider. Often times, a combination of treatments works well.

Sinus surgery

If you suffer from chronic sinusitis and have had little success with treatment options, surgery may be recommended. Usually anatomical abnormalities, such as a deviated septum, narrow sinus passages or nasal polyps are reasons to pursue surgery.

One surgical option is Balloon Sinuplasty, a safe and effective procedure that does not involve cutting nasal bone or tissue. The procedure opens the sinus passages to relieve pain and pressure. Depending on your diagnosis and previous treatment approaches, this procedure may be considered.

Ear Conditions

Our team of physicians and audiologists treat patients with common ear conditions including hearing loss, chronic ear infections, balance disorders and ear noise (tinnitus). We provide medical and surgical options to best help our patients.

Nose Concerns

Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. We offer in-office allergy testing to identify your specific allergies and determine the best treatment plan.

Allergies are just one of many triggers for sinusitis, an inflammatory condition affecting the sinus cavities. We can identify the causes of your sinus problems and determine what medical or possibly surgical intervention will provide relief.

Throat and Mouth Conditions

The throat and neck house the voice box (larynx), esophagus, and thyroid gland, and thus are involved with vital functions like communicating, eating and the body’s endocrine system. We address disorders that develop as a result of infection, disease or obstruction.

Your tonsils and adenoids are also located in the throat. Infections can lead to airway obstruction or apnea. When appropriate, we treat chronic problems with a minimally invasive tonsillectomy procedure.

Head and Neck Concerns

If you suffer from vertigo and dizziness, chronic headaches or other conditions, our team of physicians can help you find the root cause and offer treatment options.

Dizziness and Vertigo

Dizziness has many possible causes. How long the dizziness lasts and other accompanying symptoms can help determine the root cause.

A common reason you may experience dizziness is vertigo, the false sensation that your surroundings are spinning or moving. Problems with the inner ear can lead to vertigo. Examples can include:

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): BPPV is the most common cause of vertigo and happens when there is a rapid change in head movement, such as turning over in bed, sitting up rapidly or getting hit in the head. During a BPPV episode, you experience a sudden and brief feeling that you’re moving or spinning.

Meniere’s disease: This disease occurs when there is excessive fluid buildup in your inner ear. The sudden episodes of vertigo that occur can last for several hours.

Infection: Vestibular neuritis, which is a viral infection of the vestibular nerve, can cause constant vertigo.

Our office offers testing and treatment options to help treat your vertigo or balance disorder.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snoring can be caused by different conditions including:

  • Deviated septum
  • Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  • Long soft palate or uvula
  • Stuffy nose
  • Poor tongue and throat muscle tone
  • Another common cause of snoring is sleep apnea, a sleep disorder where your breathing repeatedly starts and stops. Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition that requires medical attention.

With a physical exam and your medical history, your physician can properly diagnose the root cause of your snoring and identify treatment options. To diagnose sleep apnea, you may be referred to a sleep specialist who can perform an overnight sleep evaluation to monitor your breathing and other body functions while you sleep.

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