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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.


Sleep apnea treatment that doesn’t require CPAP

Frustrated with CPAP? Inspire can help. Inspire is a new sleep apnea treatment that does not require the tubes and breathing apparatus involved in using CPAP. Instead, during a small outpatient procedure, a small device is implanted that then works to open the airway whenever you sleep. You control the device using a remote, turning… Read More


Woman Loses Sound of Men’s Voices: A Closer Look at Hearing Loss

You may have heard the recent story of a woman from Xiamen, China, who woke up one morning recently to find that she could not hear her boyfriend’s voice. In fact, she couldn’t hear any male voice—her ears suddenly could only register frequencies that were at a woman’s average pitch or higher. “Talk about selective… Read More


Chicago ENT Closing Michigan Ave Office, Expanding Other Locations

Chicago ENT is pleased to announce that we are expanding services at our Chicago – Halsted and Skokie locations in order to better serve our patients. We are also closing the Michigan Avenue office beginning January 1, 2019. The change will allow Chicago ENT to bring more expert doctors in the field of ENT to… Read More


Trying CPAP for the First Time? Tips to Understanding Machine Use and Insurance

Treat snoring and sleep apnea with a number of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment options.


Who Snores? Not me! New Wearables Help Patients Become Aware of Potential Sleep Apnea

One of the biggest barriers in the treatment of sleep apnea is patients never taking the first step to be treated: acknowledging they might have a problem. “Sleep apnea is a disease complicated by denial,” says Michael Friedman, MD, Medical Director at Chicago ENT. “Since patients are asleep, they are often in denial about snoring… Read More


The Peanut Problem: Potential New Therapies for Food Allergies May Be Released in 2019

If your child suffer from food allergies, you are not alone. The prevalence of the “peanut table” in school cafeterias is not a new phenomenon simply because we are suddenly more sensitive to the problem—it’s a result of allergies becoming a problem more than ever before. According to one study, peanut allergies have risen more… Read More


Driving Under the Influence…of a Sleep Disorder: How Sleep Disorder Assessment Could Save Your Life

Most people wouldn’t risk driving under the influence of alcohol—however, they may be driving under the influence of something else that is life-threatening: not getting enough restful sleep. Every year, nearly 1,500 people die in traffic accidents that are linked to sleep disorders. According to research done by The National Commission on Sleep Disorders, over… Read More


FDA announces voluntary recall of Montelukast tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals

FDA announces voluntary recall of Montelukast tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals

Note that this is for 10 mg tablets in a 30-day supply pill bottle.  The lot number for the recalled product is MON17384, the expiration date is 12/31/2019, and the national drug code is 31722-726-30.  You can read the full release from the FDA at this link.  


Can A CPAP Machine Boost Your Sex Life?

When a patient is diagnosed with sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that causes snoring and disrupted sleep, the doctor may recommend treatment with a CPAP machine, a nasal mask that provides more airflow and keeps the airways open during sleep. But many patients who are diagnosed wonder, If I wear this machine, what will happen… Read More


New Kids on the Block: Could Your 2nd “Hidden” Tonsils Be Causing Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

Most people are aware of tonsils that are present in the back of the throat. Tonsils are often the cause of sore throat and sometimes strep throat, which is painful and requires antibiotic treatment. Sometimes tonsils also accumulate debris and form little pockets that fill with white or yellow cheesy material, known as tonsiliths or… Read More


Many People Learned About Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea At Our Free Event.

Many People Learned About Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea At Our Free Event.

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Dr. Michael Friedman,  Dr. T.K. Venkatesan, and  Dr. Claire Kenneally held a free community education event at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Olson Auditorium to to discuss Inspire Therapy, a groundbreaking treatment for people who struggle with Sleep Apnea. 


Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray by Apotex Corp: Recall

Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray by Apotex Corp: Recall

We want to alert our patients to an important recall worth checking on if you have used nasal spray or have some in your medicine cabinet for future use: Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray by Apotex Corp has been recalled due to the potential for small glass particles in the spray. Exact specifications for which sprays… Read More


Trouble Sleeping? Your Sleep Tracking Wearable Might Not Be Helping

At Chicago ENT, we see a lot of patients who have trouble sleeping, and it’s no wonder. Insomnia is a serious disability for over 50 million Americans and requires definitive assessment and treatment. With wearable technology becoming more common, a lot of people are more aware of their sleep patterns. And knowledge is power, right?… Read More


On June 14, 2018, Learn About Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea at our Free Community Information Event

On June 14, 2018, Learn About Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea at our Free Community Information Event

If you or a loved one is struggling with Sleep Apnea, this is the informative discussion that may change your world. You may have heard about Inspire Therapy on the radio, and perhaps even read about it. Now, Chicago ENT and Dr. Michael Friedman are hosting a free Community Education Event on Thursday, June 14,… Read More


Dr. Patel Writes About Winter Eczema for Chicago’s Neighborhood Parents Network.

Dr. Patel Writes About Winter Eczema for Chicago’s Neighborhood Parents Network.

Chicago ENT’s very own Dr. Payal Patel was featured in Chicago’s Neighborhood Parents Network’s “Ask An Expert” column about treating Winter Eczema. Her advice is spot on. We’re proud that our doctors share their knowledge with those in need. If you have a question for our experts, just ask us. (click image to enlarge)


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 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

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

2522 W. Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Phone: 773-262-4110