Dr. Thomas Higgins attended the 2015 Kentucky Medical Association meeting in Louisville, KY this weekend. He hopes to help patients have the voice to receive proper medical care throughout the Commonwealth. As the President of the Kentucky Society of Otolaryngology, Dr. Higgins wants to promote awareness of the needs for treatment of diseases like chronic sinusitis, recurrent ear infections, and head and neck cancer. Some of these medical issues are rare (head and neck cancer) or not immediately life-threatening (chronic sinusitis), so they are not always considered as important as other diseases. But we know they are! The people who live with these problems know all-to-well how debilitating they can be!
Along with Dr. Higgins, Dr. Bruce Scott and Dr. Sean Miller attended the meeting and represented Kentuckiana Ear, Nose & Throat, PSC proudly! Congratulations are in order to Dr. Scott (pictured with Dr. Higgins) for serving as Speaker of the House of Delegates for the KMA.
The Ragweed Problem
Ragweed pollen is starting to reach high levels in Kentuckiana. Feel like you are getting a "Summer Cold"? Itchy eyes, stuffy nose? Just plain tired? You may be one of many people in this area afflicted allergies to ragweed. It is time to get some treatment before it just gets worse!
What Can I Do?
1. Be proactive. Start some treatment before the symptoms get bad, particularly if you have had major symptoms at this time of year in the past!
2. Over-the-Counter. There are many options at your local pharmacy. Below are some good options!
3. Visit your primary care physician or even a specialist allergist or ENT. Your doctor can assist you in get you on a regimen that can keep your symptoms down. Dr. Thomas Higgins specializes in nose and sinus issues. He is accepting new patients and would be happy to help. Call (502) 894-8441 for an appointment or click the link below:
Good luck this season!
By Thomas S. Higgins, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H.
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