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Welcome

The Ear, Nose and Throat specialists (Otolaryngologists) at Ear, Nose, & Throat of Northwest Georgia are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a website loaded with valuable information about ear, nose and throat problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concerns related to ear, nose and throat health.

Our website also provides you with background about our Otolaryngologists, staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in Rome, GA and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose Ear, Nose, & Throat of Northwest Georgia, you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.

Please take a few moments to look through this website to get a better feel for Ear, Nose, & Throat of Northwest Georgia's capabilities and services. We also invite you to call our Rome office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.

Meet Our Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Raymond Howard, III

    Dr. Raymond Howard received his Medical Doctorate degree from the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine.  He is a graduate of Harvard University.  Dr. Howard completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the State University in New York.  He is a board certified Otolaryngologist and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

  • Debbie Garrett, M.C.D., CCC-A

    Debbie Garrett, M.C.D., CCC-A, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and her Masters degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University.  She is the Audiologist and Hearing Specialist.  Debbie is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the American board of Audiology.

  • Mary Dillard, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
    Specialty: Otolaryngology

    Mary Dillard is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. She is also a graduate of the University of West Georgia and Georgia Highlands. Mary is a member of the American Nurse Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She is originally from California, but relocated to Floyd County with her husband, Rodney and their 3 children over 20 years ago. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending church and traveling.

  • Breathing Problems

    OVERVIEW The nose serves three primary functions: to warm, humidify and filter air as it passes into the body. Breathing problems may impact one or multiple of these functions. Breathing problems can be temporary or chronic, mild or severe, but they usually increase with age. Breathing problems are assessed ...

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  • Chronic Sinusitis

    OVERVIEW Sinus infections (acute sinusitis) are a common problem that many people experience at some point. Chronic sinusitis is a different problem, defined by chronic inflammation in the sinuses. This article will discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for chronic sinusitis. We hope that ...

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  • Ear Infection

    OVERVIEW The ear is made up of three sections: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Each of these areas is susceptible to infections, which can be painful. Young children have a greater tendency to get earaches. While most ear pain resolves itself in a matter of days, you should get a physical examination ...

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  • Dizziness

    OVERVIEW The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance. There are mechanisms in the ear that inform the brain about your position, orientation in space and movement and all times – to keep you in balance. A false sensation of spinning or whirling, known as vertigo, can occur when the ...

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  • Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip

    OVERVIEW Cleft palate/cleft lip are the most common types of birth defects. About one baby in 2,000 is born with a cleft palate and one in 1,000 is born with a cleft lip. Cleft palate/cleft lips occur when the two sides of either the roof of the mouth (palate) or the lips fail to fuse together in the ...

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  • Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is a ringing or swishing noise in one or both ears that originates inside the ear or head. Most people will experience tinnitus at some juncture in their lives. While it is not harmful, the sound can be disturbing, particularly in chronic cases. Tinnitus is usually a symptom of some other ...

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  • Thyroid Problems

    The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that resides at the base of the neck and produces hormones that regulate metabolism (how the body converts food into energy). Abnormal production of thyroid hormones results in thyroid disease. Two main causes of thyroid problems are overproduction of thyroid hormones, ...

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  • Thyroid Cancer

    Thyroid cancer is usually recognized by thyroid nodules or swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter). A benign thyroid nodule is called an adenoma. Diagnostic techniques used to identify thyroid cancer are ultrasound, fine needle biopsy, nuclear medicine or CT scan. Other symptoms include hoarseness, difficulty ...

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  • Snoring/Sleep Apnea

    Snoring is a noise produced during sleep that originates in the back of the throat or nose. Snoring occurs when the muscles in the back of the mouth, tongue and throat relax while sleeping, which narrows or blocks the airway. Breathing causes your uvula (soft palate) to vibrate and knock against the ...

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  • Sore Throat

    Everyone experiences sore throats when they have a cold or flu. But there are other reasons for sore throats that may be symptomatic of more serious problems. Strep Throat Strep throat is caused by streptococcal bacteria (strep) in the throat and often the tonsils. Symptoms include sudden severe ...

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Office Location

107 John Maddox Dr. NW Rome, GA 30165

Hours Of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 am-11:30 am

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-11:30 am

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-11:30 am

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-11:30 am

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-11:30 am

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed