Ear, Nose & Throat

Did you know that Otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States? With more than 150 years of combined experience, the Ear, Nose and Throat team at Little River Healthcare treats and diagnoses a wide variety of illnesses, symptoms, and disorders.

Because of the variety and large number of both common and uncommon ear, nose and throat conditions, it is very likely that, at some point in your life, you will visit an ear, nose and throat specialist. Our ENT providers not only diagnose these conditions, but they also treat them through a number of both invasive and non-invasive outpatient methods. The Little River ENT specialists are dedicated to finding the best solution for your individual needs and strive to make your experience as comfortable, successful, and personal as possible.

If you’re looking to receive treatment from world-class ENT physicians, browse the tabs to the left and schedule an appointment online at any of our locations in Temple or Rockdale.


Book Your Appointment

ENT Locations
Temple ENT

King’s Daughters Clinic – ENT
1905 SW H.K. Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX 76520
Phone: (254) 298-2400
Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors for Belton, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Killeen, and Temple.

Rockdale Medical Clinic
602 N Main St
Rockdale, TX 76567
Phone: (512) 446-4555
ENT Doctors for Rockdale, Taylor, Milano, Hearne, Gause, Lexington, and all of Milam County.


Our Ear, Nose and Throat Departments see and treat patients for the following illnesses, symptoms and disorders at our local Central Texas offices:

• Acid Reflux
• Allergies
• Aphasia
• Bell’s Palsy
• Bleeding from Ear
• Common Cold
• Deviated Septum
• Drainage
• Dry Cough
• Ear Ache
• Ear Infection
• Ear Wax
• Middle Ear Infection
• Swimmer’s Ear
• Hearing Loss
• Meniere’s Disease
• Nasal Fracture
• Neck Tumors
• Nosebleeds
• Obstructions
• Oral Thrush
• Otitis Externa
• Persistent Cough
• Polyps
• Postnasal Drip
• Sinusitis
• Sleep Apnea
• Sneezing
• Snoring
• Sore Throat
• Strep Throat
• Tonsilitis
• Vertigo


Disorders of the ear, nose or throat are commonly caused by viral or bacterial infections, genetics, allergies, trauma, and other environmental factors. Common symptoms of Ear, Nose and Throat disorders or illnesses include:

• Smell and/or Taste loss
• Sudden Hearing Loss
• Pain in the Ears
• Difficulty Swallowing
• Ringing in the Ears
• Excessive Thirst
• Breathing Problems
• Loss of Balance
• Discharge from Ears
• White Patches on Tonsils
• Persistent Heartburn
• Morning Headaches
• Swollen Glands
• Dry Skin
• Persistent, Dry Coughs
• Dry Mouth
• Drowsiness


The following factors may create a high risk of developing disorders of the ear, nose and throat:

• Occupational Noises
• Some Medications
• Meningitis
• Head Injuries
• Smoking Cigarettes
• Alcohol or Sedatives
• Untreated Allergies
• Autoimmune Disorders
• Living in Close Quarters
• Skipping Immunizations
• Frequent Airplane Travel
• Chemotherapy or Radiation
• Diabetes
• Wearing Dentures
• Dyslexia
• Contact Sports


By practicing the following actions, some types of ENT disorders or diseases may be prevented:

• Avoid Cigarette Smoke
• Identify and Treat Allergies
• Keep Immunizations up-to-date
• Don’t Remove Earwax
• Get Plenty of Rest
• Maintain a Healthy Weight
• Avoid Alcohol at Bedtime
• Don’t Fly with a Cold