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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


Not your father’s CPAP

Small CPAP device

We’ve come a long way with this life-saving device. CPAP machines have been steadily improving since the first commercialized CPAP was introduced in the 1980s. The devices have become much smaller, quieter, much more comfortable, and more effective in treating sleep apnea. To see just how far CPAP technology has come, let’s peek back in… Read More


Dr. Friedman answers frequently asked questions about thyroid cancer

Doctor checking thyroid of a young patient

Dr. Michael Friedman is one of the worlds’s leading thyroid and parathyroid experts and surgeons. He has authored and published numerous articles and textbooks, and has lectured on thyroid and parathyroid surgery all around the world. Dr. Friedman has performed more than 5200 thyroid procedures. Here are some of the questions patients often ask. Does… Read More


What that pesky itch may really mean

Scratching itchy hand

Fast Facts: Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion. In A U.S. survey, more than half (54.6 percent) of the people reported indicated that that they had positive reactions to one or more allergens. Q&A with Dr. Ayesha Siddiqi, Allergist at… Read More


Custom earplugs = protection + comfort

Woman plugging ears

Ahhh …. summer. The great outdoors. Picnics, swimming, sports, festivals, fireworks! It’s a fantastic time of the year, especially for us Midwesterners. But with all the fun and fanfare, it can be easy to forget the “hidden dangers,” that is, the sounds of summer. Lawn mowers, concerts, cheering crowds – prolonged exposure to all of… Read More


Under pressure: Tiny tubes can cause big discomfort

The eustachian tube (named after Italian physician Bartolomeo Eustachio) is a small passage extending from the back of the nose to the middle ear. You have one for each ear. Its function is to regulate pressure between your ear and the external environment. Ideally, the pressure is balanced. The eustachian tube opens when you swallow… Read More


This is the Voice!

The voice performer

Season 16 of The Voice has a winner, and her story might surprise you. Marlyn Jarmon, 26 of Frisco, TX blew everyone away with her performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the season finale. But her heavenly voice and pitch is even more spectacular when you consider that Marlyn is hearing impaired. Chronic ear infections… Read More


oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee

Otolaryngology

Let’s just say “ENT” Think about your routine interactions with the environment. Could you breathe easily today? Were you able to walk a straight line? Was it no trouble to talk with and listen to your friends? We usually don’t think about such things unless there’s a problem. Issues with our ears, nose and throat,… Read More


I did WHAT last night?

Sleepwalking man with clock and pillow

Parasomnias can pose a real danger. A teenager is found sleeping in a tower crane 130 feet above the ground, having walked across a narrow metal beam to get there. A man gives his roommate a nightly play-by-play of his dreams as they occur. A sleeping man drives across town, chokes his stepfather and stabs… Read More


Inspire | CPAP alternative for sleep apnea

Romeo Shoshoo, a Chicago ENT patient, suffered through daily episodes of falling asleep suddenly, even while walking


Research leads to new surgical guidelines for parathyroidectomy.

Research leads to new surgical guidelines for parathyroidectomy.

Tertiary hyperparathyroidism occurs more than primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism but it is rare and is seen in patients with renal disease and post kidney transplant. Because it is a rare problem, guidelines for surgical treatment and prognosis have not been well repeated in the past. This study establishes guidelines for parathyroid surgical intervention. In a… Read More


Man vs. Machine

Man vs. Machine

Can an algorithm outperform an experienced physician? The answer might be, “yes,” but with a caveat. Findings from a recent study (Zhang, B, et al.) published in Thyroid suggest that a machine learning algorithm could be superior in specificity and accuracy than an experienced radiologist using ultrasound technology in diagnosing thyroid nodules in patients. Machine… Read More


Immunotherapy for Allergies? It’s a thing.

Immunotherapy for Allergies? It’s a thing.

When you suffer from allergies, the symptoms you experience are the result of your body’s immune system reacting to allergens in the environment. When you breathe in these allergens, your immune system forms antibodies that trigger a chemical response causing symptoms like stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, or itchy eyes. These familiar allergy symptoms are… Read More


Dr. Friedman co-editor of new textbook

Dr. Friedman co-editor of new textbook

The second edition of the textbook, Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy, edited by Chicago ENT medical director Dr. Michael Friedman and Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz is scheduled for release May 16, 2019.


Study Finds CPAP Can Increase Chance for a Longer Life in Obese Patients

Study Finds CPAP Can Increase Chance for a Longer Life in Obese Patients

Sleep apnea is more than just snoring and restless sleep. It has been tied to increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, weight gain, impotence, and more. Despite these health complications, many people are reluctant to take steps to treat it. First, denial that they have the disease interferes. And next, they are… Read More


Could that pain in your mouth be a salivary stone?

While most everyone is familiar with kidney stones and gallstones, salivary stones (also called) sialoliths are also a real disorder. They are caused by a buildup of calcium in the salivary gland or duct Salivary stones may remain in the gland, unnoticed. They become problematic when they partially or totally block the natural flow of… Read More


Dude, where’s my parathyroid?

Dude, where’s my parathyroid?

The parathyroid glands are a small but mighty part of the endocrine system that are very important to your health. Typical people have four parathyroid glands, a pair on each side of the neck located behind the thyroid. The glands produce a substance called PTH, or parathyroid hormone. PTH is the most important regulator of… Read More


Inspire | CPAP Alternative for Sleep Apnea

Romeo Shoshoo, a Chicago ENT patient, suffered through daily episodes of falling asleep suddenly, even while walking


Dr. Friedman Named 2019 Top Doctor By Castle Connolly

Dr. Friedman Named 2019 Top Doctor By Castle Connolly

Dr. Friedman Receives the Eminent Honor Dr. Michael Friedman, medical director for Chicago ENT has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a “Top Doctor” for 2019. Dr. Friedman has the eminent honor to be recognized as one of the best otolaryngologists.


Locations

Chicago ENT has four 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 11 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am –4:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 am

St. Mary’s Hospital Professional Building
2222 W. Division Street, Suite #250
Chicago, IL  60622

Phone: 773-296-5500

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

Phone: 773-296-5500

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

Phone: 773-296-5500