You can trust that you’re in good hands at West River Ear, Nose & Throat, where we’re proud to serve residents of Rapid City, SD. Our physicians have completed extensive education and training to make sure you’re provided with the most state-of-the-art treatments and options for your health concerns. As one of the Rapid City area’s most prominent resources for quality healthcare, West River Ear, Nose & Throat specializes in a wide range of medical services to get you and your family feeling healthier than ever before. And while we work hard to offer top-of-the-line treatments that help you feel better and get better, we also focus on preventative strategies to ensure you stay better for longer. We work with patients who suffer from ear, nose, throat, and allergy conditions that prevent them from living each day to its fullest, and it’s our mission to offer personalized solutions to meet your individual needs. From sore throats and skin allergies to sleep apnea, the staff at West River ENT Care is honored to work with you on the path toward healthier living.
While we commonly refer to these physicians as ENTs, the staff at West River ENT are otolaryngologists. It’s a profession that requires an extensive amount of school and training, with some professionals fine-tuning their specialty for 15 years before starting to practice. Typically, an ENT completes their undergraduate degree, four years of medical school, and at least five years of training in their desired specialty.
After this education and hands-on experience, they must pass the American Board of Otolaryngology examination. Once they are licensed, they practice both the medical and surgical management and treatment of individuals who have disorders or diseases of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck. Many times, patients are referred to an ENT by their primary care physician if their needs are beyond the scope of general medicine.