Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

New doctor in town


Minden Medical Center has announced that Keitha R. Smith, M.D. has joined its medical staff. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and brings a vital and growing specialty to the community, Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat).

Dr. Smith is from Houston, Texas where she has been in private practice since 1995. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas and completed her internship and otolaryngology residency at the University of Texas – Houston.

Dr. Keitha Smith chose to locate her practice in Minden to be closer to her family, but also for the community's rich cultural heritage and exceptionally friendly people.

"I'm looking forward to becoming fully integrated into the Minden community – both personally and professionally," said Dr. Smith.

Dr. Smith is a certified Dive Medical Officer and is an avid scuba diver. She enjoys traveling as well as riding her motorcycle. She is personally committed to improving her patients' quality of life and strives to encourage their participation in achieving these goals.

Louisiana ENT Associates, LLC will offer a wide variety of ENT services including:

n Adult ear disorders including, outer and inner ear infections, swimmer's ear, hearing loss, ear, face, or neck pain; dizziness, tinnitus, injuries to the ear, cancer, and nerve pathway disorders, which affect hearing and balance.

n Cancerous and noncancerous tumors in the head and neck, including the thyroid and parathyroid and cancer of the voice box.

n Pediatric disorders including otitis media, tonsil and adenoid infection, airway problems, children with Down's syndrome, asthma and allergy/ sinus disease. Birth defects in the head and neck and developmental delays.

n Cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive surgical treatment of abnormalities of the face and neck including deviated septum, rhinoplasty (nose), face left, cleft palate, cutting edge endoscopic sinus surgery and drooping eyelids.

n Disorders of the nose and sinuses, including sinus disorder, nose bleed, stuffy nose, loss of smell.

n Disorders of the throat, including sore throat, hoarseness, swallowing disorder; and GERD.

n Allergies including, hay fever; seasonal and perennial rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, laryngitis, sore throat, otitis media, dizziness.

Dr. Smith is accepting new patients (ages six months and older) at her new practice located at 101 Murrell Street, Suite 3 in Minden.

Appointments may be made by contacting Louisiana ENT Associates at 382-4777.

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 4 p.m.






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