Clinic Evaluations

At the Clinic: Patient Evaluations

Physical Examination

The Ear
Accomplished with an otoscope, and sometimes a microscope, which allows an enlarged view of the ear drum.

The Nose
Performed by looking into the nose with a nasal speculum. Sometimes a nasal endoscope - a straight rod with a lighted end - is used for a better look into the nose.

The Throat
Accomplished with a tongue blade and mirrors, and sometimes a very thin lighted tube - inserted through the nose or mouth, which allows the vocal cords to be seen.

The Head and Neck
Determines the likelihood of growths, thyroid nodules or salivary gland tumors.