When Your Child Needs a Pediatric ENT

Hosted by Beth R. Duncan, MD

Sniffles, sneezes and a host of diseases find their way into our children's ears, nose and throat all the time. Children average eight to 10 colds a year, yet when they last two weeks or more it may be a sign of a more serious problem. Allergies, for example, can lead to long-term problems with swallowing, sleeping, hearing and breathing. Ear infections, the most common complaint for little kids, are also the most common cause of hearing loss in children.

Learn what you can do to help prevent common childhood illnesses from turning into something much more serious. Log on and chat with Beth R. Duncan, MD, MBA-HC, Interim Head, Division of Otolaryngology, to find out what you can do about your child's ear infections, sore throats, hearing and speech disorders, sinus problems and even those lumps and bumps that pop up on your little one's head and neck.

Dr. Duncan will answer your questions about the host of diseases, conditions and birth defects that affect a child's head and neck.

About Dr. Duncan

Dr. Duncan is board certified in otolaryngology and specializes in treating both adults and children. Her pediatric special interests include comprehensive care and consultation for chronic tonsillitis, chronic otitis (ear infections), pediatric sleep apnea, pediatric airway and reflux disease, chronic infections, speech and hearing issues, and congenital birth defects.

Dr. Duncan is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and completed her residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at McGill University Hospitals, Montreal, Canada. She completed her preceptorship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and laser medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to joining Cooper, Dr. Duncan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of a four-office medical practice specializing in pediatric and adult ENT medicine and surgery in Maryland.