Environmental Medicine

Intro to Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is commonly known as "ENT." This specialty of medicine is both a surgical and medical practice confined to diseases of the facial skin, ears, nose, sinuses, throat, salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid glands, larynx, cervical esophagus, and the anterior neck. Approximately 35% of medical complaints are "ENT" related, resulting in a broad range of symptoms confined to a relatively small anatomic region of the body. Otolaryngologists treat patients of all age ranges, as these diseases are not specific for any age of life. Otolaryngic congenital anomalies are present at birth but may appear later in life. Otolaryngologists are trained in all the diseases affecting the head & neck region of the body. However, due to the increasing level of medical knowledge, some otolaryngologists "super-specialize" in sub-specialties of otolaryngology to manage highly specific clinical problems present in the patient population.

Gregg S. Govett, M.D., is a board certified otolaryngologist located at 1201 S. Post Road in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from The Citadel, graduated from medical school from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, and received his post-graduate training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at The Tulane University School of Medicine. He was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in 1993. Following his residency training, he served as a medical officer in the United States Air Force as an otolaryngologist with the 375th Medical Group at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He also served as the Otolaryngology Consultant to the Air Mobility Command of the United States Air Force and as a Department of Defense Combat Casualty Care Course Instructor during his military tour. Dr. Govett is also a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. (Otolaryngic Allergy deals specifically with allergic disease in the head and neck region.) As a result of managing several challenging clinical problems, Dr. Govett obtained education in environmental medicine, and completed the examination process in environmental medicine. He was certified by the American Board of Environmental Medicine in 2012.

This website is designed to inform the public about the professional services in otolaryngology, otolaryngic allergy, and environmental medicine provided by Dr. Govett. The information provided is designed for educational purposes and is not intended to diagnose or treat illness. If the reader of this website feels their symptoms may be related to otolaryngic or environmental disease, they are encouraged to obtain a consultation from Dr. Govett.