Community Health and Wellness

McLaren, Karmanos launch comprehensive ear, nose and throat service line in Genesee and Lapeer counties

McLaren and Karmanos are bringing ear, nose and throat (ENT) services to patients throughout Genesee and Lapeer Counties and beyond by launching a comprehensive ENT service line. The service line features four convenient locations, two in Genesee County and two in Lapeer County, for general ENT conditions and a head and neck cancer clinic at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint. Patients of all ages with common ear, nose or throat conditions and cancers of the head and neck can now receive integrated, personalized, and compassionate care from experts at McLaren and Karmanos.

“McLaren and Karmanos are pleased to be able to offer comprehensive ear, nose and throat services to the residents of Genesee and Lapeer Counties and further our capabilities to treat head and neck cancers through advanced surgical, radiation and proton therapy treatments,” said Chad Grant, executive vice president and chief operating officer of McLaren Health Care.

“We have been working diligently to meet the growing ENT needs of the communities we serve and know patients will benefit from access to these highly trained physicians,” Grant added.

The expert physician team is made up of otolaryngologists, who will care for patients at the
following convenient locations:

McLaren Ear, Nose and Throat – Flint
1314 S. Linden Road, Flint, MI 48532
Phone: (810) 230-6102

Jonathan Waxman, MD, PhD
McLaren Ear, Nose and Throat – Fenton
2420 Owen Road, Fenton, MI 48430
Phone: (810) 230-6102

Esmael Amjad, MD, FACS
McLaren Ear, Nose and Throat – Lapeer
951 S. Main Street, Lapeer, MI 48446
Phone: (810) 667-7318

Travis Walker, DO
McLaren Ear, Nose and Throat – Metamora
809 W. Dryden Road, Metamora, MI 48455
Phone: (810) 230-6102

Jonathan Waxman, MD, PhD and Esmael Amjad, MD, FACS
Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint
Head and Neck Cancer
4100 Beecher Road, Suite A, Flint, MI 48532
Phone (810) 342-4849

George Yoo, MD, FACS, Wayne State
University Faculty
Jonathan Waxman, MD, PhD

“McLaren Lapeer Region is proud to build upon our already strong ENT service line and adding
access points for common ENT ailments for residents of Lapeer County and the surrounding
communities,” said Chris Candela, president and chief executive officer of McLaren Lapeer Region.

“As Lapeer County’s only Level II Trauma center, we must remain prepared to meet the emergency ENT
needs of residents of all ages as well as routine ENT care,” Candela added.

The ENT specialists are trained to provide comprehensive care from young infants to the elderly
for diseases affecting the ears, nose and throat. Among the illnesses they treat are recurring ear
infections, tinnitus (ringing or noise in the ear), sinus infections-including chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis,
abnormal growths in the neck or vocal cords, swallowing disorders and dysphagia (difficulty
swallowing), chronic sore throats and Meniere’s Disease-a disease of the inner ear. Common surgical
procedures they perform include tonsillectomies, ear tube placement, sinus surgery, throat surgery and
head/neck surgery.

Prior to launching the head and neck cancer clinic at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren
Flint last year, patients were forced to travel for advanced care, according to Justin Klamerus, MD,
MMM, president of Karmanos Cancer Hospital & Network.

“Cancers of the head and neck can be particularly debilitating for patients especially when they
have to travel for advanced cancer care,” Dr. Klamerus said. “One of the advantages of Karmanos Cancer
Institute’s integrated clinics throughout the McLaren system is that we can bring world-class treatments to
the local communities we serve, evidenced by our commitment to a head and neck cancer clinic in
Genesee County.”

For more information, visit http://www.mclaren.org/flint and www.mclaren.org/lapeer

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