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What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Dr. Lee Akst with patient

Each visit to our clinics begins with a thorough discussion about your medical history and current concerns. Please bring the completed new patient health history form, which you will receive by mail, when you arrive for your appointment.

Health History

When you visit the clinic, you’ll meet with members of our team who will start by asking you questions about what you’re experiencing, such as:

  • When and how did the problem start?
  • What makes your symptoms better or worse?
  • What have you tried?
  • Have you seen other doctors? Do you have test results or imaging?
  • How is the problem affecting your daily life, work, well-being and relationships?

Your honest answers to these questions help us determine a diagnosis and develop the best approach for helping you.

Physical Exam

After discussing your health history, we will carefully examine your ears, nose and throat. We will always work with you to make sure you are informed and as comfortable as possible throughout each stage of your exam.

Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders.

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