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Allergy Drops (Sublingual Immunotherapy) Placed Under the Tongue are an Effective Alternative to Shots

Allergy drops and allergy shots (Allergen immunotherapy) are a preventative treatment for an allergic response to allergens such as pollen, mold, dust mites, and animal dander. Allergen immunotherapy fundamentally treats the underlying cause of the allergic reaction, while medications such as antihistamines and nasal sprays only temporarily treat the symptoms. Immunotherapy involves administering gradually increasing doses of the “causative allergen” to the allergic patient. The gradually increasing amount of the allergen induces a natural immunity or tolerance to the allergen. … Continued

We are Very Pleased to Welcome Vanessa Betancourt, AuD, to the CornerStone Family!

We are pleased to welcome Vanessa Betancourt, AuD, to our staff. Dr. Betancourt joins Meghan Jensen, AuD, in the Audiology Department, along with four board-certified otolaryngologists. She takes special interest in caring for the hearing needs of patients of all ages from infants to seniors and finds it especially rewarding to identify hearing deficiencies early, so that she can help children get access to resources that will allow them to communicate as effectively as other children their age. “My favorite … Continued

Dr. McClelland recognized as Clinical Associate Professor at Wingate University

Wingate University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies has recognized Dr. William A. McClelland as a Clinical Associate Professor for the Harris Department of PA Studies. The physicians at Cornerstone, Ear, Nose & Throat, P.A. have always provided their time and expertise to help in the education of future clinicians in the Union County area. For many years resident physicians in the CMC Union Family Practice Residency Program have rotated through the offices of Cornerstone Ear, Nose & Throat, P.A. to … Continued

Vocal Cords In Motion: More Accurate Diagnosis Of Voice Disorders Possible With Digital Videostroboscopy

CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat recently became the only practice in Union County, and one of only two practices in Charlotte, to offer digital videostroboscopy. This diagnostic technique is available at the practice’s office at The Park in Monroe. Vocal cord vibrations are too fast to see with the naked eye. Videostroboscopy is a state-of-the-art technique that provides a magnified, slow motion view of the vocal cords in action. This makes it possible to detect subtle masses, scarring, and deficiencies … Continued

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CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat Earns Accreditation For CT Imaging From The ICACTL

CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat has earned accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Computed Tomography Laboratories (ICACTL), in the areas of Sinus and Temporal Bone, for its on-site Computed Tomography (CT) imaging services. The practice is the only lab in this region, and one of only eight labs in North Carolina, to receive this designation. “The addition of on-site CT imaging at our practice has made it much more convenient for patients who require diagnostic imaging” said … Continued