What Types Of Patients And Medical Concerns Do You Get At Your Office?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers sees a wide variety of patients. Many come in after searching their symptoms online and tend to at least get in the ball park, as far as what's going on.
What Procedures Do You Offer In-office?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers discusses the procedures Alabama Nasal and Sinus Center offer in-office. Many patients will come in with various symptoms and it is our job to figure out the exact reason so we can provide the best treatment for the patient.
When Do You Decide To Do Conservative Care Vs. A Surgical Procedure?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers always prefers to take the conservative route first, with exceptions for more severe cases, such as impending complication from sinusitis.
How Safe Are In-office Procedures Compared To Hospital Procedures?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers answers the common question "How Safe Are In-office Procedures Compared To Hospital Procedures?"
Why Are In-office Sinus/Nasal Surgeries Becoming More Common?
Healthcare is always changing. Dr. Michael J. Sillers explains that more practices are able to perform the outpatient procedures in-office, rather than at a hospital with high deductibles.
How Has Sinus/Nasal Surgery Changed In Recent Years?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers addresses the common concerns and misconceptions many have in regards to sinus surgery.
How Do You Cure Sinus Headaches?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers discusses the misconception that most patient's headaches are caused by their sinuses.
Are In-office Treatments A Permanent Solution To Nasal/Sinus Problems?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers discusses the success rate of their in-office treatments.
How Do You Address Patient Concerns After Fixing Part Of Their Problem Without Resolving Everything?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers discusses his approach of "under promise, over deliver" to make sure patients have realistic expectations for their surgery outcomes.
At What Age Do Most People First Experience Hearing Loss?
Dr. Kristopher F. Lay explains that while the age of hearing loss can vary, it typically manifests in a person's mid 60s.
When Is It Appropriate To Get Hearing Aids?
Dr. Kristopher F. Lay answers the common question "When Is It Appropriate To Get Hearing Aids?"
Will Hearing Aids Fix My Hearing Loss?
Dr. Kristopher F. Lay explains that hearing aids can improve your ability to hear, but do not cure your hearing loss.
Do Hearing Aids Make Everything Louder?
Dr. Kristopher F. Lay answers that while hearing aids technically do make sounds louder, they are specifically programmed for each patient, amplifying only the sounds they need.
Do You Lose The Ability To Understand Words As You Lose Your Hearing?
Dr. Kristopher F. Lay explains the process he uses to determine a patient's hearing loss with how they hear and comprehend certain words.
What Is Insurance Coverage Like For Hearing Aids?
Dr. Kristopher F. Lay explains that while insurance companies do not cover hearing aids, there are companies providing a little bit of coverage. Dr. Lay is hopeful they will expand coverage for hearing aids, especially now that older generations are living longer and more active in their communities.
Why Do Hearing Aids Cost So Much? How Can I Get A Better Price?
Dr. Kristopher F. Lay discusses the reasons behind pricing on hearing aids and the various options patients have in regards to cost.
Why Should A Child Get Ear Tubes?
Dr. Kristopher F. Lay explains that it is recommended for children to receive ear tubes for repeated ear infections over a span of time.
Is There An External Reason For Why A Child Would Need Ear Tubes?
Dr. Kristopher F. Lay explains the main external factors they've seen for why a child would need ear tubes are daycare and smoking in the house.
What Are The Early Signs Of Coronavirus?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers lists the early signs for Coronavirus infection.
Do You Have Tips For How To Stay Healthy At Home During Quarantine?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers discusses how hand washing is the most important step to staying healthy.
Is There A Difference Between Allergy And Coronavirus Symptoms?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers describes the differences between allergy and Coronavirus symptoms.
Can The Coronavirus Infect Me Through The Nose?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers answers how you can be infected by the Coronavirus.
What Is The Importance Of Social Distancing?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers discusses the importance of social distancing and how we keep our practice following these guidelines to ensure your safety and the safety of our employees.
What Should I Do If I Think I Have Coronavirus?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers states that if you are concerned you may have Coronavirus, you can call 211 to reach the Alabama Department of Public Health for more information or even contact your primary healthcare provider.
Does Sinus Surgery Cure My Allergies?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers explains that while sinus surgery will not cure your allergies, it could potentially lessen some of your symptoms.
What Is A Sinus Headache?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers discusses patients' common complaint, sinus headaches.
What Is The Difference Between A Rhinologist And A General ENT?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers describes the additional training that goes into becoming a Rhinologist.
When Is The Appropriate Time To Consider Sinus Surgery For A Child?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers discusses how they take a more conservative route with children, as many will outgrow their sinus issues without requiring surgery.
When Should I Schedule An Appointment To Assess My Sinus Allergy Symptoms?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers discusses the best time to see a doctor in regards to your sinus/allergy issues. If you are not benefitting from over the counter medication or your sinus issues are impacting your life, then if may be best to seek treatment.
Why Do People Who Have Had Sinus Surgery Still Have Trouble Breathing?
Dr. Michael J. Sillers explains the reasons some might not see relief from their initial sinus surgery.