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Amanda W. has lived in Murfreesboro for 15 years and uses Murfreesboro Medical Clinic for all of her family’s medical needs. She appreciates the convenience of having accessible doctors close by to fit her family’s busy schedules. 

In June of 2018, she was referred to Dr. Brannon Mangus, one of MMC’s Comprehensive ENT Specialists, after her primary care physician examined a swollen lymph node in her neck.  Dr. Mangus quickly scheduled surgery for Amanda, and was able to give her the diagnosis of Stage One Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the lymphatic system of the body. The condition occurs when the body produces too many abnormal lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Many times,it is first noticed by the patient or their PCP when they feel a swollen lymph node in the neck. Surgical removal of the lymph node is not a cure, but rather is necessary to diagnose what type of lymphoma it is.

“He came in, shook my hand, sat down with me,got on eye level with me, and explained to me that we did not have the news that we had hoped for; however, he assured me that this was a season -- this was not going to be my life. We were going to get through this and move forward to the next step.”

Although Amanda was devastated by this unfortunate news, she was comforted by Dr. Mangus and his staff and the time they took to encourage her.

“Dr. Mangus showed that he really cared and that I wasn’t just a patient. He really cared about my health and my well-being.”

Amanda’s initial scans, surgery and diagnosis were all obtained at MMC.

“It was so nice to just be 15-20 minutes down the road because I would be at the doctor’s office sometimes twice a week.”

Amanda was able to continue on with her life and caring for her kids, even in the midst of her treatment. 

“I felt like they really cared. They knew me by my name, they knew me by my face, they knew my story.”

Today, Amanda is in remission and is living a happy, healthy life. She and her family still use Murfreesboro Medical Clinic for all of their healthcare needs and are grateful for the care they received at MMC by Dr. Mangus and his staff.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: ENT  | Category: ENT

Tips for a Summer Pregnancy

July 29th, 2020

Summer is a great time to be outside,with all of the barbeques, picnics and ball games. However, there can be some difficulties with tolerating the summer heat if you are pregnant. Here are some tips from MMC Obstetrician and Gynecologist Colleen Bratsch, D.O. on how to make the most of your summer pregnancy:

  1. Clothing: A lot of women prefer sun dresses, just make sure you’re comfortable and not restricted. When picking shoes,remember that comfort is key. However, hesitate in wearing flip flops because they can be a tripping hazard.
  2. Hydration: Make sure you have a water bottle with you at all times, and aim to drink 80 to 100 ounces of water a day.
  3. Activity: Remember to seek activities that you can do and do safely.

a. Walking: Walking in the heat of the day can be difficult; however, morning walks and evening walks can be good for your pregnancy.

b. Biking: Biking is limited to first trimester and second trimester; however, you can safely bike and get good exercise.

c. Swimming: We all love the pool! Pools are great for exercise and relaxation during pregnancy. You have increased buoyancy and relaxation for your muscles. You can do water aerobics or water walking.  

Watch Dr. Bratsch’s video here:

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with MMC Obstetrics and Gynecology, please call 615-867-8030.

Colleen Bratsch, D.O. - MMC Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Bratsch joined Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2008. She had previously practiced in Jefferson City, Tennessee for five years. Dr. Bratsch is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a medical internship at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. This was followed by her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, DE. Dr. Bratsch served as Chief Resident in her final year of residency. She became board certified in 2005 and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She also is a member of the American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: News  | Category: OBGYN

The state of Tennessee has lifted the stay-at-home orders inmost areas, and the weather is heating up. Pools are opening here in Murfreesboro, and the lakes are overflowing with people going outside to rediscover a sense of normalcy here in Middle Tennessee. However, frequent water activities and humidity can lead to an increase in water related ear infections.

The type of ear infection that can present when habitually around water or humidity is called otitis externa, or more commonly, swimmer’sear.  Otitis externa simply refers to the inflammation of the outer ear, which can include the ear canal or auricle.  Children ages 5-15 have the highest likelihood of developing swimmer’s ear, but persons of any age can be affected. Signs and symptoms include pain,drainage, itching of the ear, and decrease in hearing.  The ear has several inherent defense mechanisms to protect itself, including hair follicles and cerumen (ear wax).  Cerumen is important because it is an acidic medium that helps inhibit the growth of both bacteria and fungus. Water or excess moisture leads to cerumen breakdown which changes the flora and acidity of the ear canal, making it more susceptible to infection. Frequent water exposure is the most well-known risk factor for swimmer’s ear infections, but anything that causes cerumen destruction or trauma to the ear canal can also stimulate an infection.  Therefore, Q-tip use is discouraged!

The most common causes of a swimmer’s ear infection are bacterial, fungal or dermatologic (i.e. related to skin conditions). Each of these types of infections is treated differently, and therefore requires a thorough ear, or otoscopic, examination for differentiation. The otoscopic examination is also important to assess for other possible diagnoses like otitis media and tympanic membrane perforation. Some mild forms of otitis externa with only mild drainage and swelling may only require antibiotic ear drops for treatment. Other more severe infections that severe pain, edema, and hearing loss may need more extensive cleaning, a wick to relieve an occlusion, an ear culture, or even a hearing test.

All our providers at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic ENT are specially trained to diagnose and treat these ear infections, so if you need our services feel free to call and arrange an appointment.

Recommended at home treatment and prevention for swimmer’sear:

  • Dry ears out with hairdryer after swimming
  • Consider fitted ear plugs for swimming (can be fitted for you at your Murfreesboro Medical Clinic ENT appointment)
  • Homemade ear drops with half rubbing alcohol, half vinegar can help to evaporate water in the ears and prevent a swimmer’s ear infection
  • If a perforation (hole in the eardrum) or ear tubes are in place, consult with your Murfreesboro Medical Clinic ENT doctor before using ear drops
  • Do not use q tip or other foreign bodies to clean ear wax

Chad Richardson, FNP-C - MMC Comprehensive ENT Specialists

Chad Richardson moved to Rutherford County to attend college at Middle Tennessee State University in 1999. He currently lives in Murfreesboro with his family, including his daughter and son. His interests include hiking, baseball, hunting, fishing, and golf. 

Chad studied nursing, and received his bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 2004.  While completing his bachelors he began his MMC journey by working in the Pediatric department. After graduation he then left the clinic to work in Vanderbilt Pediatric Emergency Room.  After 3 years away from the clinic he then returned to work at MMC in 2007 and worked both in the PACU and OR in the SurgiCenter.  While working in the SurgiCenter, he then completed his master's degree studies from Tennessee State University, and became a board certified nurse practitioner in 2018. 

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: ENT  | Category: ENT

Skin Health & COVID-19

July 15th, 2020

Hand washing and mask wearing are more necessary and common during this time. However, many people are reporting that these actions are having an effect on their skin. 

Is your mask causing breakouts on your face? Have your hands become dry with all of the extra hand washing and sanitizing? MMC Dermatology’s Ruchi Patel, PA-C answers these common skincare questions and more.

How can we take care of our skin and prevent breakouts when wearing masks?

To help reduce breakouts, I recommend continuing your daily skin care routine including washing your face with gentle cleansers twice daily. Wash your cloth masks often and change out disposable ones as well to decrease dirt and oil that can clog your pores. If you continue to have breakouts, we would be happy to see you in dermatology to determine if prescription treatment is needed.

With increased hand washing & sanitizing, how can we protect our hands from dry/cracked skin?

After washing your hands, apply a gentle hand cream. We typically recommend CeraVe, Cetaphil, or Aquaphor based on how dry your hands feel. The same can be done after hand sanitizing.  Try to avoid hand lotions with fragrances or dyes as this can cause more irritation on your skin. 

Do we still need to wear facial sunscreen when wearing a mask and why?

YES! I recommend applying sunscreen with SPF 30+ to your whole face before putting on a mask since the mask can move throughout the day. We still need to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. 

Ruchi Patel, PA-C - MMC Dermatology

Ruchi has been a Board Certified Physician Assistant since 2015. She has worked in family medicine and dermatology in Alabama and Tennessee. Ruchi joined MMC in January 2019, where she provides a variety of clinical services to patients of all ages for acute and chronic dermatologic diseases and concerns. In her free time, Ruchi likes to read, travel, and spend time with her family, friends, and dog.

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Learning to Hear Again

July 15th, 2020

Purchasing hearing aids for the first time starts you on a path of rehabilitation similar to other conditions that require someone to learn a new set of skills.

Very commonly, a person with hearing loss has forgotten everyday specific sounds such as the refrigerator hum, a clock ticking, the toilet flushing.  Or even sounds that connect them to their world such as their grandchild’s laughter, the pastor at church, or hearing their friends at the local Bridge Club. 

We’ve all been in a movie theater on a bright, sunny day.  When we leave the dark theater and into the sunlight, it can be overwhelmingly bright.  You reach for your sunglasses and shield your eyes, but this uncomfortable sensation only occurs for a few hours.

A similar sensation occurs when you wear hearing aids for the first time.  You may not have experienced the “brightness” of hearing in a long time, and can be“overwhelmed” with all the renewed sounds. This is where the experience and knowledge from one of our Audiologists come into play.  We can help you set appropriate expectations of your new hearing journey, allowing you to adapt and enjoy the experience.  Adapting to your new hearing aids is not an overnight process. With patience, guidance, and effort, appropriate expectations can be set and learning to hear again can become a life changing experience.

By MMC Audiologist Megan Shissler, Au.D., CCC-A

Megan is originally from the western suburbs of Chicago, but is very excited to relocate to middle Tennessee with her husband.  Megan earned her Doctorate of Audiology degree in 2013 from Illinois State University.  Since then, she has worked for one of the top hearing aid manufacturers performing research and development for upcoming hearing aid technology and various ENT clinical settings across the Chicago land area.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and stepson, cooking, shopping and cheering for the Chicago Cubs!

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: ENT  | Category: ENT

Protein Snacks

July 10th, 2020

Protein snacks are the perfect way to fill up just enough, and give us longer-lasting energy than the usual, carb-heavy options. Here are some suggestions for you from MMC Weight Loss & Wellness:

  1. Cottage-Style Fruit: Top ½ cup 1% cottage cheese with ½ cup of your favorite fruit.

  2. Protein Muffins:  Smash one small banana in a medium mixing bowl, add 1 egg, 3 Tablespoons of honey, ¼teaspoon of baking soda, 1/3 cup of berries, 1 scoop of protein powder, and ½cup of PB2 (take 8 Tablespoons of peanut powder and mix with 4 tablespoons of water to make ½ cup peanut butter). Place into muffin tin and bake in oven at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Yields 10-12.

  3. Blueberry Flax Microwave Muffin: Mix ¼ cup quick-cooking oats, ¼cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of ground flax, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 2 egg whites.Cook on high for 50-60 seconds, Let it cool, throw a top on it, and enjoy whenever the hunger pain hits.

  4. Overnight oats: In a container with a secure lid, mix ½ cup oats, 1 cup non-dairy milk, 3 Tablespoons chocolate protein powder, 1 Tablespoon of peanut powder-optional, and ½ oz. of walnuts until combined. Let sit in fridge overnight.

  5. Protein chips: Our MMC brand has 10-12 grams of protein for only 130 calories per bag.

  6. Thanksgiving leftovers: Slice one piece of whole-grain bread inhalf (or use Healthy Life brand bread in order to have 2 slices of bread instead of one). Top bread with 2 slices of turkey, 1 slice of reduced-fat cheese, 1 lettuce leaf, 1 slice of tomato, 1 teaspoon of mustard,  and 1 teaspoon of reduced-sugar cranberries.This comforting combination packs about 14 grams of protein.

  7. Mini Black-Bean Mash Taco: Heat ½ cup black beans in the microwave with 1 Tablespoon of salsa. Mash with a fork and fold inside a small (4-6 inch)soft tortilla. Store in a small container for easy transport.

  8. A Little Lentil: Lentils are great protein-packed legumes that are easy to turn into super, shelf-stable salads. One Cup has 22 grams of protein in just 300 calories.

  9. “Get Greek” Berry Parfait: Top ½ cup plain Greek yogurt with ½ cup fresh berries and 1 Tablespoon sliced roasted almonds(optional).

  10. Silver Dollar Protein Pancakes: Mix 4 egg whites, ½ cup rolled oats, ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese, 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder, and ½teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Cook on preheated griddle (medium low heat) until mixture bubbles, flip and cook for another 60 seconds. Top with fresh berries,sugar-free marmalade, or sugar-free syrup.

  11. Banana Nutter: Top a rice cake with natural nut butter (use 1 Tablespoon of peanut powder mixed with ½ Tablespoon of water for even less calories) and half a banana, sliced.

  12. Portable Cheese Platter: Make yourself a portable protein 3 pack with either 1 reduced-fat cheese stick, laughing cow cheese wedge, or 2 slices of reduced-fat cheese with 2-4 whole grain crackers and 7 almonds. Add fresh fruit and make it a meal, if desired.

  13. Soy Milk Smoothie: Try blending 1 cup of unsweetened, vanilla,chocolate, or plain soy milk with 1 cup of frozen blueberries or raspberries.

  14. Hummus Dippers: Put 2 Tablespoons of a favorite hummus in the bottom of a container. Then, place a handful of vegetable sticks (carrots,celery, or snow peas) vertically in hummus, put the lid on the container and go.

  15. Edamame Poppers: One cup of the pods offers about 17g of protein.Try fresh pods and steam for about 6 minutes, or use the frozen steamer bags in the microwave.

  16. Chunky Monkey Shake: Blend ½ a small banana, 1 T. peanut powder (PB2 brand is located in the health food or organic section of the grocery store) and 1 cup of low-fat chocolate milk with 1 cup of ice. 

  17. Tofu sticks: When sliced into sticks and baked, firm and smoked tofu can make great snack food, especially if served with a side of low-sodium teriyaki dipping sauce.

  18. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: In a microwave-safe bowl (or mug) mix ¼ cup oats, 1 tablespoon protein powder, 1 egg white, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon natural honey, and 1 Tablespoon raisins. Flatten mixture into bottom of bowl and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Cool, pop it out of the bowl, and enjoy.

  19. Protein Bar: A great source of protein with a wide variety of flavors. (Bars should be under  200 calories and have at least 10+ grams of protein)

  20. Shake It Up: One scoop of protein powder can go a long way. The“Protein Creamsicle”= 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, 1 cup of Tropicana Trop50 orange juice, and 1 cup of ice blended until smooth. (170 Calories, 21g Protein, 17g Carbs, 2g Fat- Numbers will vary depending on protein powder)

  21. Mini Bean and Cheese Quesadilla: Fold ½ cup black beans, 1 Tablespoon salsa, and 1 slice of low-fat cheddar cheese in a small low-carb,whole grain tortilla. Cook in a dry nonstick pan until cheese is melted and tortilla is lightly brown. Wrap in foil and stick in a plastic bag for easy transport. (Around 270 calories, 18g Protein, 34g Carbs, 14g Fiber, and 7g fat.)

  22. Nut Butter Boat: Try loading a few celery sticks with 1 Tablespoon of natural nut butter topped with 3-4 whole almonds or raisins. If you’re not a celery fan, try scooping out the middle an apple and use as a boat for the nut butter. (Using peanut powder mixed with water, to make your own peanut butter, will save you even more calories and fat grams.)

  23. Hard-Boiled Eggs: Try hard boiling and pre-peeling a dozen eggs at the start of the week and put one in a small container each day for an easy on-the-go snack. (If you’re trying to save fat grams, just eat the egg white and not the yolk.)

  24. Pumpkin Seeds: washed, dried, and roasted. Just ½ cup of pumpkin seeds has about 14 grams of protein.

  25. Turkey Jerky: Be careful to avoid sodium- and sugar filled brands,but low-sodium, natural, or lightly-flavored options are a great source of protein. Contains about 9g of protein per serving.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: News  | Category: WLW

Vocal Cord Hemorrhages

July 8th, 2020

There are very few emergencies that can occur regarding the voice. We will focus on one of these today – vocal cord hemorrhage. A vocal cord hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel within the vocal cord ruptures causing blood to collect within the layers of the vocal cord. This can occur when a voice is used in an extreme manner such as with screaming, singing, or prolonged talking engagement. Knowledge of this topic is particularly important for professional voice users such as singers, lecturers, and teachers. Not knowing the signs and symptoms of a vocal cord hemorrhage can lead to permanent voice changes.

In general, a vocal cord hemorrhage can occur when the voice is being abused such as screaming or a prolonged singing session. Symptoms generally involve a sudden voice change or a total loss of voice. Often patients will experience a sudden onset of pain on one side of their neck.Prompt diagnosis of vocal cord hemorrhage is important. If you experience a sudden change in voice, it is advised that you not try to “push through” the performance. It is advised that you rest your voice and contact your voice physician for evaluation. Patients who are taking blood thinners such as aspirin, clopidogrel, enoxaparin, or warfarin are at a higher risk for vocal cord hemorrhage.

Prompt diagnosis of a vocal cord hemorrhage is important. If you continue to sing or speak, this can lead to scarring or even permanent voice changes. Treatment often involves total rest of the voice until the blood can be reabsorbed. Patient's will often be treated by their voice specialist byway of repeated endoscopies. With proper voice rest and treatment, patients are able to resume normal voice function without ill effect.

As always, we encourage you to speak with your ENT or Voice Specialist if you have any questions or concerns about vocal cord hemorrhage.

By Andrew Celmer, M.D. - MMC Comprehensive ENT Specialists

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: ENT  | Category: ENT

Summertime & Sunscreen

July 7th, 2020

Summertime means spending more time in the sun! Next time you head out for your fun summer activities, remember to take steps to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. In this article, Ruchi Patel, PA-C of MMC Dermatology answers some commonly asked questions about sunscreen, so you and your family can take on the summer with confidence!

What types of sunscreen do you recommend?

The best type of sunscreen is the type you will be consistent with using. We recommend using broad-spectrum, mineral-based sunscreens containing zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide with an SPF of 30 or higher. 

Are there any sunscreens to avoid?

Ones to avoid may be those with oxybenzone, as it may cause harm to coral reefs, as well as ones with vitamin A, or retinyl palmite, as it can cause skin irritation when exposed to sunlight.

How often should one reapply sunscreen? Do reapplication times differ when in water?

You should reapply broad spectrum 30+ SPF sunscreen every 2 hours when you are outdoors or if you sweat/get wet. Water proof or water resistant does not mean you do not have to reapply it whether you are the lake,pool, or ocean.

Do you treat skin health or sunscreen application differently for children vs. adults?

I typically treat adults and children the same regarding sunscreen application and sun protection. Even if sunscreen is marketed toward children, the active ingredients are usually the same as ones for adults. Both adults and children who are going to have sun exposure should wear a wide-brimmed hat, long sleeves, and use broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Ruchi Patel, PA-C - MMC Dermatology

Ruchi has been a Board Certified Physician Assistant since 2015. She has worked in family medicine and dermatology in Alabama and Tennessee. Ruchi joined MMC in January 2019, where she provides a variety of clinical services to patients of all ages for acute and chronic dermatologic diseases and concerns. In her free time, Ruchi likes to read, travel, and spend time with her family, friends, and dog.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: News  | Category: News

Sudden Hearing Loss

July 1st, 2020

Approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. While it is fairly common, that doesn’t lessen the difficulty.We’re here to answer any questions you may have and give our words of advice.

I woke up this morning and could not hear. What should I do?

Sudden hearing loss can be a very scary thing.  If your hearing returns to normal in a few seconds to minutes, continuing to monitor and observe for additional or worsening symptoms is reasonable. However, if symptoms last 24 hours or more, further evaluation from an ENT provider is recommended. Dizziness and tinnitus (ringing in ears) may also accompany the hearing loss.

How hearing loss is diagnosed:

A prompt initial assessment and audiogram are the first steps in evaluating hearing loss. AAO-HNSF guidelines advise getting audiometric testing as soon as possible after symptom onset but for certain within the first 2 weeks. There are 3 types of hearing loss, sensorineural, conductive, and mix of these two.

  • Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is an issue transporting sound waves through the outer or middle ear. This would include the ear canal, tympanic membrane, or ossicles. Examples include ear infection, cerumen impaction, and eustachian tube dysfunction.
  • Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when the origin of the problem occurs in the inner ear or the vestibulocochlear nerve. Common causes of sensorineural loss include aging, noise exposure, viral infection, medications or even tumors.
  • Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both conductive and sensorineural loss.

Further Evaluation and Treatment

Distinction your type of hearing loss is very important in determining treatment. Treatment of conductive hearing loss can usually be cured by treating the source of the problem. These treatments can range from removing ear wax from the ear canal to prescribing antibiotics for ear infection.

However, treatment for sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) can be more complex. Most SSNHL are idiopathic (arising spontaneously from unknown cause) and diagnosis of this type of loss can only be made through an audiometric testing. After obtaining the audiogram, with results showing a sensorineural hearing loss of ≥30 dB affecting at least 3 different frequencies and MRI is recommended. The MRI will be focusing on retrocochlear pathology such as vestibular schwannoma. AAO-HNSF guidelines state the recommended treatment for SSNHL is oral steroids or intratympanic steroids(injection of steroids into the ear). Prompt evaluation is needed because oral steroids need to be started within the first 2-3 weeks of onset of symptoms. If oral steroids fail to completely resolve symptoms or a person cannot tolerate oral steroids then the use of intratympanic steroids within the 2-6 weeks is also encouraged.

Without appropriate care permanent hearing loss,tinnitus or decreased quality of life can occur from sudden hearing loss. Timely evaluation from an ENT provider and audiogram are extremely important for proper diagnosis and obtaining positive outcomes after sudden hearing loss.Schedule an appointment with us you have concerns about your hearing. Give us a call today.

By Chad Richardson, FNP-C, MMC Comprehensive ENT Specialist

Chad Richardson moved to Rutherford County to attend college at Middle Tennessee State University in 1999. He currently lives in Murfreesboro with his family, including his daughter and son. His interests include hiking, baseball, hunting, fishing, and golf. 

Chad studied nursing, and received his bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 2004.  While completing his bachelors he began his MMC journey by working in the Pediatric department. After graduation he then left the clinic to work in Vanderbilt Pediatric Emergency Room.  After 3 years away from the clinic he then returned to work at MMC in 2007 and worked both in the PACU and OR in the SurgiCenter.  While working in the SurgiCenter, he then completed his master's degree studies from Tennessee State University, and became a board certified nurse practitioner in 2018. 

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: ENT  | Category: ENT

You may be familiar with scheduling an annual physical, eye exam or even a dental visit for teeth cleaning twice a year. Your hearing deserves the same care! Hearing is an important part of your everyday life. That’s why we believe that hearing preventative care should be an important part of your routine annual screenings.

According to MMC Audiologist Megan Shissler, Au.D., CCC-A, hearing tests evaluate the entire auditory system including the balance system in our ears as well as hearing.

“We recommend obtaining a baseline of hearing ability, so if symptoms arise at a later date we have an audiogram to compare. If medical intervention is needed, we can monitor the progress of treatment. It is especially important to monitor any changes in hearing, movement of the ear drum, and evaluate the auditory system.”

Hearing tests are simple and easy, as demonstrated by the video below. They are necessary to ensure the health of your hearing, no matter your age. If you would like to schedule a hearing test for you or your child, please call MMC Otolaryngology (Comprehensive ENT Specialists) at 615-867-8110 or visit today.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: ENT  | Category: ENT

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As of July 1, 2020, face coverings (covering the wearer’s nose and mouth) will be required at all MMC locations for all patients and visitors ages 2 and above. Due to an increase in COVID-19 positive cases locally, across our state and around the country, MMC believes that it is in the best interests of our community, patients and staff. While this may not be convenient, our goal is to protect our community. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own face coverings to enter the building. If patients or visitors do not have a face covering they will be given one. Any person who chooses not to comply with this policy will have their appointment rescheduled. Thank you for understanding. 

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