Dr. Mehta receives award

Dr. Mehta recieving the California Medical Association Solo & Small Group Practice Forum Doctor of the Year Award Accomplished head and neck specialist brings unique skills to people locally and around the world Dr. Ritvik Mehta brings smiles to people’s faces, whether it’s because he is donating his time helping others or performing facial reanimation
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California Head & Neck Featured on KUSI News

Our own Dr. Chang was recently featured on KUSI News, Good Morning San Diego. She was there to discusses the difference between seasonal allergies and sinusitis. She shared tips for seasonal allergy sufferers as well as innovative treatment options for more serious sufferers. See the video

Vocal Cords Say What?

Have you ever thought about how you are able to read this sentence out loud? Your vocal cords, also called vocal folds, play an important role in the process of producing sound. How the Vocal Cords Function First there must be air in your lungs, which occurs through the act of inhaling. The air is
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Understanding Hearing Aid Batteries

Mercury or zinc? Understanding Hearing Aid Batteries A battery is a battery, right? Turns out, the batteries you use in your brand new pair of hearing aids are not the same as the ones you put in your remote controls or kids’ toys. But don’t worry. You don’t have to figure a whole new set
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Should you bring your child to the ENT?

While there are any number of reasons to bring your kids to the doctors, ear, nose and throat concerns are on the top of the list. It turns out, children are especially sensitive to issues like ear infections and food allergies. Your child’s Carlsbad ENT specialist treats a wide variety of conditions. Because of this,
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Got a Frog in Your Throat?

A Voice Disorder Called Dysphonia Have you ever had a breathy, raspy, scratchy or strained-sounded voice? Chances are, your friendly and supportive Murrieta coworkers probably mentioned how weird your voice sounded every time you spoke, some even asking the ol’ cliché “got a frog in your throat?” What Causes Hoarseness in Your Voice This change
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Smell Ya Later

The Loss of Smell The world is full of smells, both good and bad. Sure, the paper mill may omit a questionable sulfur smell but that is counteracted by the freshly baked bread from your local La Jolla bakery. Most of us would not be too devastated if we could suddenly no longer smell our
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Dating with Food Allergies

Dating in Carlsbad is hard enough. Adding food allergies into the mix only complicates the process. You could spend the whole date on high alert, constantly worrying about your food allergy. Or, you could go in prepared. The first thing you will need to do is visit your Carlsbad ear, nose and throat doctor to
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Vocal Hygiene

Keep Your Voice in Top Shape Much like personal hygiene, vocal hygiene helps ensure you stay in tip top shape. If you have ever stopped showering, you will know that lack of proper hygiene makes communication with others very difficult. While an intense body odor will prevent people from ever getting close enough to hear
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Can You Say Voice Disorder?

Having a healthy voice is important. For some it may be an important part of how they make a living; think singers, teachers and lawyers. For the rest of us in the Murrieta area, it is important not to strain or injure our vocal cords. And while we may not all be professional opera singers,
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