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. William C. Leliever retires from CCENT. Christine Lupienski and Rachel Lazaro have moved on to other jobs to be closer to their families.
Dr. William Leliever has retired in 2016 and leaves CCENT under the care of Dr. Doris Lin and Dr. Richard Alexander. CCENT looks forward to the next decade with tremendous potential and excitement!
Chronic sinusitis can affect one’s quality of life in many ways. Some of the symptoms of chronic sinusitis can include nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, decreased sense of smell, facial pressure, headaches, fatigue, pain in the upper teeth, and pain behind the eyes just to name a few. Once a thorough history and physical examination has taken place, your ENT doctor will determine what further testing you may need including nasal endoscopy (using a camera to evaluate the nasal passages) and/or CT imaging of the sinuses. Once the diagnosis of chronic sinusitis has been established, the treatment options can then be explored.
Central Carolina ENT would like to announce that Dr. Richard Alexander is now accepting new patients in the Sanford and Apex offices. Dr. Alexander operates at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, and at WakeMed and Rex outpatient surgery center in Cary. He is trained in all aspects of otlaryngology.
CCENT recently donated some ear tubes which Wake Med took to China on their Show Hope 2013 mission trip. Here is a picture of the kids who benefited from the ear tubes donated by CCENT.
Central Carolina ENT ( EAR, NOSE AND THROAT) Associates, Dr. William LeLiever, MD, Dr. Richard Alexander, MD, and Dr. Doris Lin, MD are pleased to announce that they have been granted accreditation of the practices.
CT facility by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Computed Tomography Laboratories (ICACTL).
By voluntarily seeking and acquiring accreditation, the Central Carolina ENT Associates has demonstrated their commitment to quality. We are delighted to recognize this facility as one of the first ICACTL ENT accredited labs," said ICACTL CEO Sandra Katanick.
ICACTL is comprised of nine sponsoring medical organizations including American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Otolaryngology, the society of computed tomography, American college of cardiology, American college of nuclear cardiology, Society of cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the society of Nuclear Medicine along with at-large board members representing radiology.
Central Carolina ENT associates has offices in Apex and Sanford.