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Managing Heartburn

Heartburn, also referred to as acid reflux, occurs when the esophagus muscle opens at the wrong time, allowing food and stomach acid to flow back up into the esophagus. A burning sensation and other bothersome symptoms can occur. If you experience heartburn, there are some things you can do to try and manage your symptoms. …

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Treatment for Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing can range from a minor annoyance, to a serious condition that impacts your health. Prolonged difficulty swallowing could lead to malnutrition if you are not able to swallow food properly. There are many treatment options available depending on the cause of your difficulty swallowing and your ENT specialist’s recommendation. Exercises Difficulty swallowing that …

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Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging

James E (Ed) Shotts, M.D. Tuscaloosa Ear Nose & Throat FYZICAL Balance and Fall Prevention Center The physical, cognitive, psychological, and psychosocial consequences of hearing loss are vast. In this article, we would like to address some of the consequences of untreated hearing loss. We would also like to emphasize the linkage of hearing loss to accelerated brain tissue loss …

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Important Announcement

Dr. James E. Shotts, Jr, MD
Dr. Gary M. Lake, III, MD
Dr. Carlisle R Stephenson, III, MD
Dr. David B. Rosenstiel, MD
Dr. Lee H. Loftin, MD

1300 McFarland Blvd NE, Ste 150
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(205) 758-9041

Dear TENT Patients:
As you may already be aware, the COVID-19-virus (Coronavirus) has now been considered a
world-wide pandemic as of 3/11/2020. Tuscaloosa ENT is committed, as always, to the highest
standards of patient care and treatment. As medical professionals, we will always take every
precaution to protect the health and safety of our patients.

We are asking for your assistance to help reduce the spread of this virus in our clinic and our
community by also using proper hygiene methods, including:

1. We ask that if you should notice any onset of symptoms such as:
 Unusual shortness of breath
 Recent onset of Cough, Fever and flu-like symptoms or
 Stomach virus symptoms

to please reschedule your scheduled appointment until your symptoms have resolved and/or
your primary care physician has cleared you to be around others.

2. To keep you healthy, we also ask you to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
before and after your appointments, as well as avoid touching your face to help
further, reduce transmission of this virus.

3. Please review and read our posted informational guidelines from the CDC website
throughout our facility regarding proper handwashing/cleaning and ways to prevent
transmission of this virus.

We take great pride in serving each and every one of you. We thank you in advance for your
cooperation with tackling this problem together with our team.

Sincerely,
Tuscaloosa Ear, Nose & Throat Center