Karen S. Smith, PA-C
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University of Nebraska - Master of Physician Assistant Studies
As an otology and neurotology physician assistant, Karen works with patients suffering from hearing loss (conductive, sensorineural, sudden), vertigo, imbalance and inner ear disorders, tinnitus, in addition to acute/chronic ear disease. She will assist with cerumen, or ear wax, removal as well.
Karen’s goal is to think outside the “otology box” on what will help the patient most with his or her care. She recognizes that the ear may be the smallest organ of the body, but it can be a source of concern if not treated properly.
Karen has been working with ENT and audiology patients for nearly 25 years. She first began during her active and national guard duties in the US Air Force, where she performed audiograms for our noise-exposed troops. She has her Master of Physician Assistant Studies, with an emphasis in Neurotology and her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. In addition, she holds an Associate of Public Health from Sinclair College/Wright State University.
Karen is married to Jamie and together they have two teenagers who are active in sports. When she is outside of the practice, she loves to spend family time together and enjoys scrapbooking each precious memory of life.