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Are My Food Allergies Guaranteed to Be Severe?

Are you concerned that you may have food allergies? Whether you have food sensitivities or allergies, these differ from person to person. The symptoms of an allergic reaction to food won’t always be the same, and they may worsen over time. Even if two people have the same allergy to a food, that doesn’t mean… Read More


What Are The Most Common Rhinoplasty Questions?

Do you look in the mirror and wish your nose was smaller, more symmetric, or had a different shape? Do you feel uncomfortable when you see pictures of yourself because all you see is your nose? If so, you may be a good candidate for a procedure called rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that… Read More


8 Ways to Make Wearing a Mask Better If You’re Hard of Hearing

Due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s essential to wear a mask and keep a distance of six feet to protect yourself and others. Yet, these measures that mitigate the spread of COVID-19 also affect communication. It’s now commonplace to be told and say, “I can’t understand you.” Or “what did you say?” The reality is,… Read More


If My Kid Has the Sniffles, Is it COVID or a Cold?

Before COVID-19, many parents anticipated that their children would develop colds during the colder months. Typical symptoms include coughs, low-grade fever, stuffy noses, and sore throats. But amid the pandemic, the same symptoms could be a sign of COVID-19. So, how do you tell whether your child has a cold or COVID-19? What do you… Read More


Are My Allergies COVID-19 Symptoms?

The warmer weather in spring comes with allergens. As allergies begin to flare up, it’s essential to know the difference between allergies and COVID-19. While the symptoms of COVID-19 and allergies can appear quite similar and even have several overlapping symptoms, some are rarer than others. It’s not unusual with the ongoing pandemic to feel… Read More


Can Stress Make My Sleep Apnea Worse During the Pandemic?

The uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 has increased many people’s stress levels, which has impacted the quality of their sleep at night. For some people, this means it’s also exacerbated their sleep apnea. Almost every aspect of our day-to-day life has been affected by the ongoing pandemic. Daily routines have been upended, forcing people to… Read More


Is My Snoring Really A Problem?

Do you snore or know that your partner complains about your snoring? Snoring on its own is typically harmless. But it can be quite disruptive. However, for some people, it may be a sign of an underlying sleep disorder or a medical condition. Snoring is caused by restricted or blocked airflow to the upper airway… Read More


What Kind of Mask is Best If You Have Difficulty Breathing?

There’s no getting around the fact that wearing a mask is simply a necessary part of life right now. But what do you do if you have difficulty breathing?  Here’s the good news: masks don’t cause adequate extra resistance to your airways to considerably obstruct airflow. Yes, this is even true for people with lung… Read More


Are There Early Symptoms for Head and Neck Cancer?

Any kind of cancer can be scary. But when it comes to cancer with the head and neck, it can seem like there are no warning signs to watch out for.  The symptoms of head and neck cancer can affect certain parts of the nose, sinuses, larynx, throat, and mouth. Often, the malignant growths are… Read More


8 Lifestyle Changes to Consider If You Have Sleep Apnea

If you were diagnosed with sleep apnea, it’s likely that you may have already started a treatment plan. But part of what can make your treatment more successful is if you make lifestyle changes that adapt around your sleep apnea. Keep reading for 8 lifestyle changes to consider if you have sleep apnea! 1. If… Read More


Dr. Friedman: A True Leader in Sleep Medicine

Dr. Friedman

This month, Chicago ENT’s own Dr. Michael Friedman gave several presentations at the American Academy of Otolaryngology’s Head and Neck Surgery annual conference. As a respected member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Dr. Friedman is regularly asked to speak and present his research. As an expert lecturer, he discussed Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Therapy. He… Read More


6 Signs You Need A Hearing Test

Wearing a mask has become something that everyone has to do daily. But it may have made you realize that when you do need to wear one, you can’t hear. In fact, you may have now come to the conclusion that you have a hearing problem. What does wearing a mask have to do with… Read More


How To Know You Have Vertigo

Vertigo Chicago, IL Does it ever feel like you’re spinning even though you’re standing perfectly still? Do you suffer from unexplainable bouts of dizziness that leave you incapacitated? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may have vertigo, a condition that affects the balance centers of your inner ear and brain.


Make Wearing A Mask Easier With Allergies, Sinusitis, or Asthma

Living amongst the COVID-19 pandemic has meant adjusting to a new version of normal that requires the use of face masks to decrease viral spread. With this new normal, however, has come its own set of problems. For those with allergies, sinusitis, or asthma, breathing while wearing a mask may be a lot more difficult…. Read More


5 Signs You May Have A Sleep Disorder

For many people, getting a good night’s sleep can seem almost impossible to achieve. If you have a sleep disorder, your inability to sleep well through the night isn’t something you can control on your own. Not sure how you would know if you have a sleep disorder or not? Keep reading for 5 signs… Read More


6 Ways To Prepare For Allergy Season

Spring may feel like it’s still far away, but it’s a lot closer than you might think! In fact, before you know it, it will be allergy season once again. With allergies comes sniffling, red, itchy eyes, and general misery. Instead of letting allergy season take you by surprise this year, prepare for it! There… Read More


The Most Common Reasons Children See Their Doctor

Children may seem like they are always at the doctor for one reason or another. Did you know that ear infections are one of the common reasons children have to see their doctor? If it seems like children get more ear infections than adults, that’s because they do. An ear infection occurs when bacteria or… Read More


Why Does Insomnia Affect Your Hearing?

Tossing and turning all night? Suffering from insomnia won’t only cause you to wake up tired, but it could increase your risk of developing hearing loss. What’s more, if you already suffer from the symptoms of tinnitus (ringing in the ears), insomnia can worsen these symptoms as well. Keep reading to learn why insomnia affects… Read More


When To See Your Doctor During Cold Season

Sniffles? Check. Aching body and joints? Check. Sore throat and post-nasal drip? If this sounds a little too familiar, you may have a cold or the flu. But when should you see your doctor? The answer may surprise you, so keep reading to find out more! Is it the common cold or the flu? When… Read More


A brief history of snoring: from ghastly to gimmicky

Woman annoyed by partner's snoring

With all the news buzz and products that claim to stop snoring, you’d think it was a modern-age problem. But there is evidence that snoring and its ill effects have been plaguing people for millennia. There is evidence of snoring going back 3500 years to the ancient Egyptians, who were known to have treated snoring… Read More


Locations

Chicago ENT has five convenient locations throughout the greater Chicago area. For the exact location and/or directions, simply click on the map next to your desired location. To book an appointment, call 773-296-5500 to speak to a scheduler or conveniently online 24/7.

Advanced Center for Specialty Care
3000 N. Halsted Street, Suite #400
Chicago, IL  60657

Phone: 773-296-5500

Office hours:
Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Allergy Shot Clinic hours:
Monday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am –4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Map of the Chicago ENT Lincoln Park Location

St. Mary’s Hospital Professional Building
2222 W. Division Street, Suite #330
Chicago, IL  60622

Phone: 773-296-5500
Map of the Chicago ENT Bucktown Location

8930 Gross Point Road, Suite #700
Skokie, IL 60077

Phone: 773-296-5500
Map of the Chicago ENT Skokie Location

Swedish Covenant Hospital
5140 N. California Avenue, Suite #600
Chicago, IL  60625

Phone: 773-296-5500
Map of the Chicago ENT Chicago North Location

2522 W. Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Phone: 773-262-4110
Map of the Chicago ENT Peterson Location