Welcome to the Central Carolina Ear, Nose and Throat. Our board certified physicians are here to provide Central North Carolina with expert care in all aspects of Otolaryngology.
Nasal obstruction can be caused by many factors including a deviated septum (the wall on the inside of your nose that separates the right and left nasal passages), inferior turbinate hypertrophy (structures within your nose that help warm and humidify the air that enters your nose), or weakened cartilage on the outside of your nose to name a few. If the septum is crooked or the inferior turbinates are large, this problem can be corrected with a septoplasty that straightens the septum or an inferior turbinate reduction. These are relatively easy procedures to perform and typically do not lead to any cosmetic deformity of the nose because the surgery is performed inside your nose.
By Richard Alexander, MD, PhD, MBA
Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the U.S., afflicting an estimated 37 million Americans each year. Patients suffer from facial pain and pressure, congestion, nasal discharge, and fatigue, among other symptoms. Sinusitis has a significant effect on these patients’ physical, functional, and emotional quality of life.
Dr. Balsley is licensed by the NC Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologist and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is also fluent in American Sign Language. Her interests include pediatrics, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, diagnostics and early identification of hearing loss.Meet Heather Balsley, AuD
Beth was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area. She attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate education, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise in 2009. She then pursued graduate education at Wake Forest University, where she completed a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies in 2012. She worked in gastroenterology prior to joining CCENT.
Beth is licensed by the NC Medical Board and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.