Ear, Nose, & Throat of Northwest Georgia is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our otolaryngologists are all board certified with years of experience in the profession. They work in concert with nurses and office staff who work hard to understand your health issues quickly and apply the appropriate treatment to get you back to your optimal health.


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

Biography: 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.