Dr. Robert Knox

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Leitchfield, KY
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Leitchfield, KY

Address

910 Wallace Avenue, Suite 207, Leitchfield, KY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Bluegrass Family Health, Inc

Coventry Health Care

Tricare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am an ear, nose and throat surgeon with over 20 years of clinical practice experience. My special interests include treatments for snoring and nasal/sinus surgery for stuffy noses and blocked sinuses. Treatment of skin lesions, Botox and dermal fillers for wrinkles.

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Licenses

United States: Kentucky

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

303 Answers
251 Agrees
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Sinus Infection: Most patients get "better" by the 3rd - 5th day after starting avelox. But, if the sinuses are still clogged up, the pressure may persist. This assume... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Voice Cracking: Alterations in voice are due to changes in anatomy or altered use of the voice. Sudden vocal strain, reflux of stomach acid, an underactive may all co... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
OTC Snoring Products: Nope, there are no good otc solutions for snoring. Snoring equates to a blocked airway. Oral decongestants may help a bit. A number of mouth sprays cr... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Esophageal Manometry: Why drink before the test. Best to not complicate the test. If you were instructed not to eat or drink before the test, best to comply. The test will ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Coxsackie: Yep, you can get coxsackie virus more than once. This causes hand-foot-mouth disease, a common viral illness. Target lesions occur in the mouth and th... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Bacteria in Food: Letting food sit at room temperature promotes bacterial growth. Bacteria are always present in food, but in very low numbers unless the food has been ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Lockjaw: Lockjaw is a bacterial infection associated with the tetanus bacterium. Symptoms similar to lockjaw are seen with chronic teeth grinding. If you have ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tennis and Nosebleed: Would you enjoy volleying with a nosebleed? If so, move ahead. If not, why not take five days with no strenuous activity. Give the area cauterized a c... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsillitis Antibiot: If your cultures showed a bacterial infection, adding an antibiotic will prevent complications of the infection. Go see another doctor for antibiotics... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Stuck in Nose: You have what ents call a nasal crust stuck in your nose. Some people call these boogers. Rinse with saline mist, i often suggest simply saline. Stil... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Thyroid Problem: Thyroid problems may or may not involve too little or too much thyroid function. Too little - cold insensitivity, fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, consti... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
New Snoring: New snoring means new blockage of the airway. Snoring is about turbulent airflow through partially blocked airways. A stuffy nose, enlarged tonsils, r... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Throat Swollen: If you can't get food down, you must see a health provider. Try taking Acetaminophen / Ibuprofen for pain, and gargling with warm salt water (1/4 tsp ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Golf Ball in Throat: The golf ball sensation generally represent muscle spasm associated with acid reflux. Try a liquid antacid to coat your throat, and add otc Prilosec f... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Fell on Nose: Most likely, there is a cut in the skin inside the nose. An 11-month old has almost no bone in the external nose. A broken nose would be very unlikely... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Rotten Teeth: Rotten teeth can create many diseases, some of which can be serious. If you can't afford to see a dentist, try attending your closest dental school. D... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tired All Day: There are many reasons to feel tired during the day besides having sleep apnea. Go see your doctor. He or she will check common blood tests to exclude... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear Infections: Is the lump behind the ear growing? If so, this is either an inflamed lymph node or the beginning of a mastoid infection. Go back asap to see your doc... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Hepatitis B: Chronic hepatitis is commonly associated with hepatitis b virus. This means the virus is continually living or replicating the the liver. This usually... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Bug in Ear: Bug in ear = see primary care provider asap. If he or she is unable to remove, then see an ear, nose and throat doctor. Ents are expert in removing fo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Blocked Saliva Duct: A blocked saliva duct is caused by a mucus plug or a stone. Either occurs slowly, over time, and may lead to sudden blocking or plugging of the saliva... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsilltis - Primary: Tonsillitis is a common infection of the upper airway and digestive tract. It is caused most of the time by a viral or bacterial infection. Typically,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Helping Understandin: The best way to be understood is to understand others by listening. After practicing listening, you can seek to be understood. Share your concerns by ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Hoarse 3 weeks: If you have been hoarse for three weeks, go see an ent. He or she will provide a complete exam of your voice to exclude anything serious.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Big Tonsils: Enlarged tonsils may cause voice changes and blockage of airflow during sleep. Most of the time, the swelling goes down after an infection. If just on... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Sinusitis Antibiotic: There is no "best" antibiotic. Nearly all antibiotics have the same effectiveness in treatment of sinus infections. Most guidelines recommend Amoxicil... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsil Stones: Tonsil stones are actually not "stones", but instead are clusters of bacteria and often fungus. The surface of each tonsil is lined by hole or tonsill... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Untreated Cavities: Teeth destruction, also called dental caries (cavities) is due to chronic bacterial infection. Untreated dental decay may lead to loss of teeth, gum d... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
TMJ Pain -Heat /Cold: Generally, heat helps tmj, as heat helps soothe tired muscles, the root caused of most TMJ symptoms. Applying ice / cold does little to help most suff... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
TMJ at Night: Tmj is really about alteration of the bite during sleep or nighttime teeth grinding or clenching. Tmj pain is really not about a problem in the joint,... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Pregnant Nose Bleed: Bleeding the nose is common after congestion, especially during pregnancy. Start using saline nose sprays, like simply saline or ocean nasal spray. An... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Sinus Migraine: Most sinus headaches are actually migraine headaches. The "headache" associated with sinus problems is more of a pressure sensation, dull-achy. Throbb... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Bone in Mouth: If bone is working its way out, this mean the bone is not fully healed, and likely infected, especially if the trauma occurred 8 years ago. Go see an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Sinus Drainage: Colored sinus and nasal drainage means plugged up sinus passages. If this pressure and drainage has been going on for longer than ten days, yes, you h... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Cause of Sinus: Anything that irritates the nasal and sinus membranes for longer than a few days is what causes sinus infections. A common cold, smoke, acid reflux, a... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Insurance Wait Time: All health and dental insurance specify a wait time. Otherwise, why would anyone sign up in advance? We would all buy the insurance one day before the... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
PANDAS tonsillectomy: If recurrent strep throat has been part of the problem or anti-streptolysis antibody levels are high, yes, tonsillecotmy is often performed.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Heat helps gout: Gout is about chronic joint inflammation. Heat helps chronic inflammation best.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Nose Bleed Clots: It is normal to have clots come out of the nose after a nose bleed. This means you form clots, a healthy part of stopping active bleeding. What is i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Spreading Mono: Mono is spread by sharing oral secretions. Sharing beverage containers or oral to oral contact is the way mono is spread most commonly.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Cause of cough: Many issues are associated with cough of three week's duration. Try an expectorant such as Guaifenesin (mucinex). Any fever? Any shortness of breath? ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Pregnant Mucus: You should discuss taking any medications during pregnancy with your obstetrician first. Best way to treat mucus is to drink plenty of fluids to loo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Causes of Dizziness: There are many causes of dizziness - low blood pressure, irregular pulse, many chemical blood abnormalities, medication side effects, sudden change in... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Snoring Remedies: Most snorers do not need surgery, but many surgical procedures may help lessen the severity of snoring. Any surgery that relieves upper airway obstruc... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Health Foods: The best way to get kids to eat healthier is to put healthy food on their plate. Don't keep junk food in the house. Kids eat what their parents model.... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tetanus: Tetanus occurs in susceptible individuals (those not vaccinated) after exposure to the bacterium clostridium tetani, commonly found in soil. The most ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Swelling Tonsils: Very likely, sleeping under a ceiling fan is not contributing to your tonsils swelling. If you are mouth breathing or having frequent acid reflux, eac... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
OTC Antihistamine: I prefer zyrtec d, but Allegra d and Claritin (loratadine) d are both acceptable.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Sensitive People: Depends upon what you mean by more sensitive. There are many reasons for individual sensitivity. Sensitive to touch, sight, hearing, change in positio... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Snoring Loudly: Men and women snore equally, the condition does not discriminate based upon gender. The bigger we get, the more we snore. Anything that leads to stuff... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Aug 6, 2013
Very intelligent man and great technical surgeon
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Knox is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Knox is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you again. Was given an injection for uri today. Failed to ask for how long I needed to stay clear of others. I appreciate your time.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Been putting off my shot because I'm always between surgeries and I don't want more hurt.
HealthTap member
There is no fever, and there is a slight shortness of breath. Nothing to be too cconcerned about. When I do cough I can feel the mucous

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Medical University of South Carolina

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Louisville, KY - Winter
2013
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Kentucky - Winter
2013
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Kentucky - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Twin Lakes Medical Foundation
Twin Lakes ENT Associates
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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