September 22, 2017

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Educating Medical Students about Hearing and Balance at ACMC

ACMC Team Member Tami Kobienia, P.T., M.A., and 3rd year medical students Kelsey Redland, Libby Miller and Neil Johnson

ACMC Team Member Tami Kobienia, P.T., M.A., and 3rd year medical students Kelsey Redland, Libby Miller and Neil Johnson

Our weekly medical student education program took Kelsey, Libby and Neil to ACMC’s Hearing and Balance Center in Willmar on May 9th. They each remarked on the value this session provided them. They appreciated Tami’s time to educate them on this health care avenue that is not always available to them as medical students. Patients presenting to their Family Medicine provider with dizziness, nausea, and imbalance can receive evaluation at the Hearing and Balance Center to determine the cause and contributing factors and the appropriate treatment for recovery.

Some of the most common diagnoses evaluated at the Hearing & Balance Center include positional vertigo, inner ear viral infections, migraine-related vertigo, difficulty walking with imbalance and/or falls. The evaluation results are then relayed to the patient’s provider for a proper diagnosis, and vestibular rehabilitation can be initiated to resolve dizziness and restore patient’s balance abilities. Doctors can monitor the patients response to therapy and, in some cases, may chose to adjust the patient’s medications based on treatment recommendations.