Fall 2020 Newsletter
First and foremost, the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center welcomes Dr. Richard Tilton to the practice. Dr. Tilton is a family-friendly Otolaryngologist, experienced in treating simple and complex ear, nose, and throat issues.
Dr. Tilton earned his BS in biology at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI, where he also studied biochemistry and Spanish and graduated with honors. He earned his Medical Doctorate from Temple University. Dr. Tilton joins us after completing his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he was elected by the faculty to serve as a chief resident in his final year of training. In addition to his dedication to Otolaryngology, Dr. Tilton is a devoted husband and father. He enjoys spending time with his wife Lydia and two young boys and is also an avid tennis player and spectator.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Richard Tilton to the Ear, Nose,
and Throat family. We are lucky to have him and hope you get to meet him soon.
Secondly, the definite certainty in these uncertain times is that fall allergies are here! At the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center, we continue to offer allergy testing and personalized allergy immunotherapy.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made it harder for many patients to continue with allergy therapy, resulting in interruptions and discontinuation of their immunotherapy. This can be especially challenging during the coming fall season.
We wanted to remind you that The Ear, Nose, and Throat Center offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). We are one of the few practices in Fairfield country that provides allergy drops. SLIT requires no shots and no clinic visits. SLIT is administered via drops that are placed under your tongue at home. SLIT drops are personalized and target the same allergens as allergy shots. Because of the improved safety of SLIT compared to allergy shots, doses are given at home and can be escalated to maintenance more quickly. In fact, even patients who have experienced anaphylaxis with allergy shots may undergo treatment with allergy drops.
Call the office if you would like to explore this at-home option for immunotherapy.
Stay safe. We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Ear, Nose, and Throat Center Team