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Dr. Robert Knox

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

Locations

Office

Leitchfield, KY

Address

910 Wallace Avenue, Suite 207, Leitchfield, KY
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My office hours

Wednesday: 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Resistant strep : Fortunately, resistance to antibiotics is very rare with streptococcus progenies, the bacterium that causes strep throat. The antibiotic of choice is ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Eye Pressure at home: No, there is no way to check eye pressure at home. Go see an optometrist or ophthalmologist to get your eyes checked, if this is what you are concerne... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Strep Throat Symptom: Strep throat presents as severe sore throat, sudden fever, often with headache and swollen lymph nodes in the upper neck. If you suspect, go see your ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Mucus Coughing: Suction his nose with a bulb syringe, then flush with saline nose spray -- such as simply saline. Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough medicine contains gui... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Blurry Vision / Dizz: Many things are associated with blurry vision and with dizziness. If this happens with any frequency, best to start with an eye examination. If everyt... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Is CPAP working well: There are many reasons for low energy, but one is poor sleep quality. Your husband should have a sleep study performed with the CPAP mask attached to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Stuffy nose 1 month: Most infants have a stuffy nose. Unfortunately, they are only able to breathe through their noses, not their mouths, unless they are crying. Try sucti... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Trachoma: Trachoma is caused by a bacterium, chlamydia trachomatis, spread by contact with discharge from the eyes or nose of someone infected. If you suspect, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Ear Pop feels better: The pop was likely your ear canal opening up or may have been your eardrum moving rapidly. Try taking an oral decongestant for a few days, as this may... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Vocal Hemorrhage: A vocal hemorrhage is a very uncommon occurrence, even with frequent coughing or other vocal strain. If you are hoarse, and this does not clear with v... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe not : Most snorers do not have sleep apnea - they just make noise . Restless snorers who make noise, wake up feeling tired, toss and turn in their sleep, an... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Periods don't cause.: Generally, getting a nosebleed is about having an irritation inside the nasal cavities, where the blood supply is rich. During your period, hormone le... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Raw nose skin: Most likely an ingrown hair from inside the nostrils or a recent abrasion / cut in the skin inside the nostrils. Try applying moist heat to the area t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Debox May Hurt: Flushing your ears with debrox is about flushing your ears with dilute peroxide solution -- this may burn, if there is any break in the skin of your e... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Restless legs: If your husband's legs jerk all night long, he likely has restless leg syndrome or nocturnal myoclonus. If this affects your sleep, have him see his f... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Low Iron Dizziness: Low iron may be associated with a low red blood cell count -- iron-deficiency anemia. Anemia may present with dizziness. Go see your primary healthcar... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Sucking Chest Wound: A hole large enough in the chest may cause air to enter the pleural space during inspiration or expiration. Air will rush into the pleural space and m... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Tonsillectomy Rest: After tonsillectomy, most individuals experience a severe sore throat for five - ten days. Activity should be limited to decrease the risk of bleeding... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Blocked throat: If you're having a hard time breathing and feel your throat is clogged, go see a doctor very soon.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Laser for Tinnitus: A "laser" will not help tinnitus. Go see an ENT doctor and have your hearing checked, completion of a medical history and an ear exam.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Nasal Polyps: Nasal polyps are all about chronic stuffy nose. The best way to shrink polyps is to combine prescription medications, topically applied steroid nose s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Stop Snoring: There are many approaches to help lessen snoring. Sleeping with the head elevated, sleeping on the side, avoiding alcohol before bedtime, treating nas... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Expectorant: An expectorant should start to work within an hour, but the effects are going to be subtle. Add saline nasal spray for better effect in loosening mucu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Both ears Meniere's: Sectioning both vestibular nerves will remove the inners ears from balance detection, and may create an untreatable sense of instability or rocking ca... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Having A Seizure: Move things away from a person having a seizure to protect them from hitting something. Move the person to a lying position, better to keep the head t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Dysphagia foods: Soft, gooey foods are easier to swallow. Solid foods may be minced or blenderized or added to foods like pudding or jello to aid is swallowing. Go see... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Kids on Drugs: Suspect drug use by your child? Get a hair sample first. You may find a drug screening kit online. Best is a urine sample to screen. Ask you son daugh... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Low Self Esteem: The best way to raise your self-esteem is to raise yourself up by helping someone else. A positive mindset requires exercise, both mentally and physic... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Tonsils Not Better: Most episodes of tonsillitis are viral in origin. If you are on an antibiotic, and the infection is not getting better, suspect another cause than bac... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Sinus Infection: Antibiotics are only part of the treatment solution for sinusitis. Generally, sinusitis develops seven to ten days after the nasal and sinus passages ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Ear Infection: Ear infections are generally due to viral upper respiratory infections or allergy flare ups. Sometimes, a few days after the onset of symptoms, a seco... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Sinus: I'm not a big fan of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for sinusitis. There are many other antibiotics that are a better choice, unless cultures have shown pseudo... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Ear Wax Removal: Debrox is the #1 branded peroxide eardrop used in america. It is also available in many non-branded peroxide irrigation wax removal kits. Give the dro... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Barking Hearing Loss: No, a barking dog will most definitely not cause a hearing loss. Noise greater than 90 decibels, and then over a prolonged time period, depending upon... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Tooth Pulled: A tooth socket should heal in two - three weeks after the tooth is pulled. Gargling with salt water should help keep the socket clean, until the hole ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Ear Popped: When an ear "pops" it has just opened up, with equalizing the pressure between the middle ear space and the environment. Unless, you are chewing or wi... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Getting Pregnant: Successfully becoming pregnant is about a man's sperm reaching a women's egg, with the fertilized egg attaching to the lining of the uterus. There are... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Ear Bleeding: A bleeding ear is most commonly seen after something is put in the ear, q-tip? Or a ruptured eardrum. Have you been putting something into your ear or... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Treat Tonsillitis: Depends upon the cause. If viral tonsillitis, treat the symptoms. If bacterial, a ten day course of antibiotics. If irritative tonsillitis, try to eli... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Laryngitis inflammat: When laryngitis occurs without pain, consider an irritation that comes and goes -- the most common are voice overuse and reflux of acid from the stoma... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Mucus Balls: These mucus balls are most likely thickened, dry mucus coming from your nose, down the back of your nose into your mouth. This time of the year, when ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Sinus Drainage: Sinus drainage is very common. The average nose makes two quarts of mucus per day. Perceiving sinus drainage usually mean the mucus is too thick, as o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Septum Surgery: Unfortunately, it is common to continue to have a stuffy nose after septum surgery. Breathing is about much more than a crooked septum. Swollen nasal ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Throat Being Cut: Swallowing should not hurt. Need to know more about "cut". I suspect you have had a recent viral throat infection. If symptom is more chronic, try pri... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Coughing at Night: Coughing is often worse at night or first thing in the morning when acute bronchitis is associated with mouth breathing from a stuffy nose or reflux o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Tonsillectomy Tonsil: Tonsillitis is an inflammation or infection of the tonsils. We have four sets of tonsils. Tonsillectomy only removes one of the four sets. While one c... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Sinus Infections: Generally, sinus infections are not contagious beyond the time period of one of the main causes, a recent viral infection. During the viral phase, the... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Migraines: Migraine headaches are blood vessel pain. A cycle of constriction, followed by dilation is the norm. Usually, the pain is one-sided, and located behin... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Sore Gums: Sore gums mean irritated or inflamed gums. This may happen briefly during the mid-cycle hormonal surge, but is uncommonly the cause of sore gums. Go s... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Missed Antibiotics: If you stopped taking the antibiotics more than a week ago, don't resume. Antibiotics should always be taken for the full course prescribed. Whatever ... Read More

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Aug 6, 2013
Very intelligent man and great technical surgeon
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Knox is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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.
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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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