Oswego Health’s two new otolaryngologists, who treat a variety of ear, nose and throat issues, as well as provide facial plastic surgery, return to host an Ask The Doctor program at 6 p.m. on March 27 in the lower level JPC conference room of the Oswego Health Services Center, which is adjacent to Oswego Hospital.
The Ask The Doctor program is free and open to the public. Hosting the program on solutions to hearing loss are ENTs Melanie Pence, DO, and Nicholas Groch, DO. The ENTs will introduce to the community Board-Certified Audiologist Karah Gottschalk, who will be the main speaker. She will discuss hearing loss and tinnitus or buzzing and ringing in the ears.
Dr. Gottschalk earned her doctor of audiology degree at the University of Louisville and completed her residency at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in Cleveland, Ohio. She also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC-A) from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Throughout her schooling, she took part in extensive training in all aspects of audiology, allowing her to offer comprehensive hearing and balance services.
The two otolaryngologists have a joint practice providing a wide range of services including allergy testing, sinus surgery, pediatric ear infections, snoring and sleep apnea, thyroidectomies, skin cancer excisions and cosmetic procedures.
Both physicians are board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology head and neck/facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Groch earned his bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. His internship and residency in otolaryngology/facial plastic surgery were both completed at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital in Warren, Mich.
Dr. Pence earned her bachelor’s degree, as well as her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. The East Lansing based-college is where she also completed her internship. Dr. Pence fulfilled her residency in otolaryngology head & neck/facial plastic surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The new physicians can be contacted by calling 349-5828.
The Ask The Doctor Forum is a free presentation sponsored by the Oswego Health Community Development Office.
The Ask The Doctor Forum is designed to create an open dialogue between health care providers/professionals and interested members of the greater Oswego County community.
For more information on the forum, please call 349-5500.