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New ENT Providers to Join TCHS Specialty Clinic

Dr. Nila Novotny

Amber Citta, APRN

Thayer County Health Services is excited to announce two new providers to our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic at the hospital Specialty Clinic in Hebron. Dr. Nila Novotny, an otolaryngologist, and Amber Citta, APRN, with Columbus Community Hospital will hold an ENT clinic twice a month as Dr. Weekly had in the past. TCHS is sad to see Dr. Weekly go, but wishes him the best in his new adventure. TCHS is committed to providing ENT services in Thayer County and we look forward to Dr. Novotny and Amber joining the Specialty Clinic team.

Otolaryngology is the medical specialty that deals with disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) region, and related areas of the head and neck. If you have a problem that is related to your ear, nose, or throat, you may benefit from seeing an ENT specialist, who is also called an ear, nose, and throat doctor or an otolaryngologist.

What Does an ENT Specialist Do?

In addition to graduating from medical school (usually four years), a board certified ENT specialist has completed at least five years of specialty training and passed a certification examination for the American Board of Otolaryngology. ENT specialists are experts in both the medical and surgical management of the following:

  • Conditions of the ear.You may need to see an ear, nose, and throat doctor if you have an ear disorder or condition, such as a hearing impairment, ear infections, disorders that affect balance, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or pain in your ear. ENT specialists can also treat congenital disorders of the ear (disorders you were born with).
  • Conditions of the nose.ENT specialists often manage and treat problems that affect the nose, nasal cavity, and sinuses. These problems can affect smell, breathing, and physical appearance.
  • Conditions of the throat.Disorders and conditions that affect the throat can affect speech, singing, eating, swallowing, and digestion. ENT specialists can diagnose, manage, and treat these problems.
  • ENT-related conditions of the head and neck.ENT specialists are trained to manage diseases, tumors, trauma, and deformities of the head, neck, and face. ENT specialists can perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in these areas. They can also manage problems with the nerves in the head and neck that control sight, smelling, hearing, and facial movements.

Being able to continue to offer an ENT clinic at the hospital in Hebron means patients won’t have to drive out of the local area when they need to see an otolaryngologist. Dr. Novotny and Amber Citta, APRN will alternate clinics and see patients second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Specialty Clinic. Dr. Novotny will also be able to perform surgeries at the hospital when needed.

If you have questions regarding this new service or to would like to visit with your doctor about if you would benefit from an appointment with Dr. Novotny or Amber Citta, APRN, call 402-768-7203.