U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Atlanta, GA
24 years experience female

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA, where she also completed her General Surgery Internship. She completed her Residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery as chief resident at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Witter Hewitt joined ENT of Georgia in May 2006 and is board certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. She recently passed the American Board of Otolaryngology recertification examination 2 years ahead of the scheduled 10 year recertification deadline. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and the Caribbean Association of Otolaryngology.Her areas of interest are pediatric disorders of the ear, nose and throat, sinus and allergy disorders, sleep disorders, thyroid, salivary glands, disorders of hearing and diagnostic neck surgery. Dr Witter Hewitt utilizes state of the art technology on all of her surgical cases. She performs almost exclusively computer image-guided surgery using the STEALTH navigational system. Her instrument of choice for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy is the Coblator because of the dramatic reduction in postoperative pain. All of her thyroid and parotid surgeries are performed with the use of the NIM nerve monitoring device. Dr. Witter Hewitt was recently selected as on of America's top physicians by the 2008 Consumer's Research Council of America.  She is accepting new patients in the St. Joseph, Decatur and John's Creek offices of ENT of Georgia and welcomes most major insurance plans. Medical School: Stanford University Residency: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science in Los Angeles, CA (formerly associated with UCLA School of Medicine) Internship: Stanford University Medical Center ENTG Locations: St. Joseph's Hospital DecaturEmory John's Creek

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

144 Answers
57 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Concerning: At your age, there is reason to be concerned about cancerous lesions forming that are mostly caused by aggressive strains of human papilloma virus (hp... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Infection: Swelling and redness in the face is concerning for an infection. Facial infections can be particularly dangerous because of the potential for spread ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
No: If you have tinnitus, you need an audiogram and an ENT examination.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Need more: You need a topical antihistamine to act locally at the sit of the allergic reaction. Apply topical benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and consider taking a B... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Usually acid reflux: Most often it is due to acid reflux. The lingual tonsils can become swollen due to reaction to infection as well as allergic reactions.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Could be: You need a chest x ray and a lung examination. Yes it could be asthma, but there ar other possibilities which could be more serious.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Worrisome: This is frontal sinus tenderness, and it signals that you likely have a severe sinus infection in that area. You are in need of an urgent visit to an ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Needs to be seen: A cough that is less than a week old is nothing to be too worried about, as long as there is no fever or shortness of breath. A persistent cough shou... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Lymphadenitis: Enlarged lymph nodes in anyone over the age of 40 must be taken seriously. I would recommend a ct scan of the neck and a fine needle aspiration bioosy... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Not typically: Tonsil stones, or tonsilliths, are concretions of saliva, food debris, and often actinomycetes which are sulfur-producing organisms. These bacteria ar... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
No: The immune system builds more memory of prior exposure over time, so the likelihood of food allergies decreasing or resolving is very low.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Not typically: If the tympanic membrane (eardrum) is intact, it serves as a barrier that protects the middle ear from organisms which may enter the external ear cana... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Rare but possible: An abscess of the tonsils is actually an abscess in the space around the tonsils, hence the correct name "peritonsillar abscess." the peritonsillar sp... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Yes : What you perceive as a stone may in fact be something more serious like lymphoma or carcinoma. It is much better to have it evaluated by an ear, nose ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Sun burn: You are expelling excess heat from your body via the pores in your cheeks and ears. If you were overexposed to the ultraviolet radiation of the sun, a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Try various things: There are ingestible substances which ahve an unpleasant odor or taste. You can try using a sock or mitten to cover the thumb at night. You can also h... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
No: The influenza vaccine is specific for the influenza virus and its strains. The common cold is usually due to rhinovirus, and often other viruses. If o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Not usually: Rhinovirus is one of the most common viruses associated with the common cold. Healthy individuals can clear this virus with their immune responses. Ch... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Medulla oblongata: A cervical or neck fracture at the highest level will crush or compress the medulla oblongata, where the center for respiratory drive is housed. This ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Possibly: If you are happy with your appearance, then don't worry about high school ridicule. However, you may want to see a facial plastic surgeon who special... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Pain disorder: It means that your symptoms of pain are notable but no abnormal exam findings or test results can be found.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Antihistamine : Topical antihistamines generally work well with the intranasal steroids, but can be used alone if necessary. Astelin, (azelastine) astepro, and patana... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Hearing device: A cochlear implant, or bionic ear, is a surgically implantable device that helps the cochlea to transmit sound to the cochlear nerve in severe to prof... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Laryngospasm : Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) may occur with or without gastroesophageal reflux ( the kind which produces heartburn). Lpr can lead to spasmic closur... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Enlarged thyroid: The word goiter means enlarged thyroid gland. It can be enlarged and uniformly smooth, or it may have cysts or nodules. An enlarged thyroid gland is w... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Need a chest X ray: The chest pain should be evaluated with a minimum of a chest x ray. There are many causes, ranging from simple muscle strain and referred neck pain, t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
No: Usher syndrome is a condition characterized by severe to profound hearing loss and progressive vision loss. The genetic mutations cause deterioration ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Globus: This is called a globus sensation. Globus hystericus is the kind which is associated with anxiety. Globus can also be due to laryngopharyngeal reflux(... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Saline rinses: Buffered saline nasal rinses have been shown to be as good, if not almost as good, as medicated intranasal steroids in relieving the subjective degree... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Need to be seen: You should be seen by a sleep specialist for a thorough evaluation of your sleep. This can be an ENT (otolaryngologist), a neurologist, or a pulmonolo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Saline rinses: Buffered saline nasal rinses have been shown to be as good, if not almost as good, as medicated intranasal steroids in relieving the subjective degree... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Hearing/vision loss: Progressive hearing loss to deafness, and progressive vision loss to partial blindness, with some tunnel vision and blind spots, which can be worsened... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Pollen allergy: You ar likely displaying allergic hypersensitivity to something in the flowers, such as the pollen.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Salivary stone: A minor salivary gland may have become blocked from bite trauma, or another cause. The saliva then becomes trapped within the tiny gland and can solid... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Heat or chemicals: Temperature-hot or spicy-hot foods usually cause tingling. Other causes are infection, bacterial vs fungal vs viral.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Stone vs. tumor : Under the tongue on each side, there is a major salivary gland called the sublingual gland. If a mass arises in this gland, it could be a stone, or a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Maybe: If a woman who has frequent nosebleeds also has heavy mentrual periods, then itis worthwhile to go in and have some tests done to evaluate her clottin... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Glossitis: Chemical irritation of the tongue from the salt in the jerky and possibly from the ingredients in the candy.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Yes, but..: A 35 mm tumor is actually a stage 2 lesion of the tonsil, based on the t2 stage. T2 tumors are curable by tonsillectomy, provided there is no spread ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Allergies: The most likely explanation is edema or swelling under the eyes, associated with environmental allergies which are chronic. You should be seen and ex... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Laryngeal spasm: Epiglottitis occurs when an infection by a bacteria called hemophilus influenza , type b, causes severe swelling of the epiglottis, with the potential... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: The three conditions all share a common underlying mechanism, that of autoimmune inflammation. Each condition manifests this mechanism in a specific o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Treat the cause: If you have allergic conjunctivitis, then a topical antihistamine eyedrop such as Pataday or Optivar can alleviate the itching. Avoidance is also h... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
No relation: There is no association with a febrile illness and menstruation.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Mucosal bleeding: You may be experiencing the effects of platelet inhibition, most often caused by aspirin, but also by other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (nsaids)... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
No: Holding in a sneeze does not lead to infection. The increased intracranial pressure can cause injury to the skull base, eardrums, and even the chest c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Saline rinsing in several different forms is considered quite beneficial in removing debris and allergens from the nose. Neti pots are among the metho... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Triple antibiotic: Any over the counter topical antibiotic ointment is fine. Polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) neosporin, and others are all fine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
It is possible.: Prolonged throat pain or hoarseness require a thorough head and neck examination, inclusive of a direct visualization of the vocal cords and all of th... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Severe ear infection: This could be a simple outer ear infection (otitis externa) with extension to the auricle, or an acute mastoiditis (severe middle ear infection with s... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
368
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Witter Hewitt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Witter Hewitt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll check out Afrin and see if it helps. My left nostril usually blocks up due to allergies.
HealthTap member
I appreciate the advice I will try this as I feel at this point my ear ache is due to sinus drip & allergies it may correct itself
HealthTap member
Had a bleeding hemmarhoid and blood test was normal, they think heat caused nose bleeds. Had not ingested aspirin.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

America's Top Physicians
Patient's Choice Award, vitals.com
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less