Granville ENT to Open on Granville Health System’s Oxford Campus

8/26/2016

OXFORD, NC (August 26, 2016) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it has partnered with UNC School of Medicine to open an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat, or ENT) practice on the health system’s main campus, near Granville Medical Center. Granville ENT will be led by Wade McClain, D.O., and is currently scheduling appointments. 

Based on past and ongoing community needs assessments performed, area residents identified ENT as a needed specialty within Granville County. GHS worked with UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery to establish the new practice in Oxford. 

“We are pleased to be able to open Granville ENT and ensure needed medical services continue to be available,” said L. Lee Isley, GHS Chief Executive Officer. “Our community relies on Granville Health System to provide access to quality health care. Building a successful partnership with an established provider is essential to increasing the depth of Otolaryngology services available in Granville County.”

Dr. McClain is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and received his medical degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery at Oklahoma State Medical Center.

Board Certified through the American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. McClain recently completed a Pediatric ENT fellowship through the UNC School of Medicine.

The services offered by Dr. McClain through the practice and Granville Medical Center are extensive; including both adult and pediatric care:

Adults:

  • Chronic or obstructive tonsillitis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Hearing loss
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Thyroid and parathyroid masses/neoplasm
  • Salivary diseases including sialadenitis, sialolithiasis, neoplasm
  • Laryngeal disease including hoarseness, globus, vocal cord paralysis
  • Allergic and chronic rhinitis and sinusitis
  • Nasal airway obstruction including septoplasty and turbinate reduction/resection
  • Maxillofacial and neck trauma
  • Skin cancers and large tumors
  • Cosmetic facial plastic surgery including rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy, resurfacing, fillers and injectables
  • Advanced head and neck cancer requiring potential free-flap reconstruction. 
  • Advanced chronic ear disease
  • Sinonasal and skull base malignancies

Pediatrics:
  • Diseases of tonsils and adenoids
  • Recurrent or chronic middle ear infections
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency
  • Hearing loss, speech and language delay
  • Chronic ear diseases 
  • Congenital and acquired neck masses
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease
  • Diseases of the salivary glands
  • Stridor and dyspnea
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Chronic rhinitis and sinusitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Congenital nasal masses
  • Hoarseness, vocal changes
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Microtia
  • Cochlear implantation

In addition, Granville ENT will provide a complete array of Audiology services including diagnostic audiological testing, digital hearing aid fittings / dispensing, tinnitus/hearing distortion evaluations and additional counseling services.

“Dr. McClain shares a common vision with Granville Health System in linking primary care to specialized medicine,” says Granville Health System Chief Operating Officer, Cristina R. Carroll. “He realizes the importance of continuity of care, supporting the relationship shared by the patient, otolaryngologists and family doctor. Our community will greatly benefit from this increased level of ENT care.”

Granville ENT is located at 102 Professional Park Drive on GHS’s Oxford campus. To schedule an appointment, please call 919.692.0003. For more practice information, please visit us online: www.ghsHospital.org/GranvilleENT.

About Granville Health System
For more than 96 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home.  To meet the growing needs of its community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where its citizens work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country four years running. GHS has also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at www.ghsHospital.org.

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