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Dr. Brian Broker

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Phoenixville, PA
31 years experience male

Locations

ENT and Allergy Specialists

Phoenixville, PA

Address

826 Main St, Suite 201, Phoenixville, PA
Directions

Fax

6104151101

ENT and Allergy Specialists

Bryn Mawr, PA

About

Bio

Board certified adult and pediatric otolaryngologist. Repeatedly named Top Doctor by his peers since 2003.

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

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

Facial Plastic Surgery

Internal Medicine - Allergy

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

57 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
In: In most cases physical therapy will prevent the need for surgery in herniated disks.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Balloon: Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive way to eliminate sinusitis.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Some: Some allergy nose sprays are safe for use during pregnancy. Ask your doctor which ones.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Up: Up to one quarter of sinus infections will resolve without antibiotics. Use nasal saline irrigation.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
A: A chronic cough may be due to infected adenoids. See an ENT doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Allergies /dryness: There are many reasons you might have thick dry mucus for a while. The most common are allergies and dry air. The nose makes mucus as a filter to clea... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Change the meds: It's unusual to have to avoid pregnancy altogether because of medications that you take. However, commonly it's recommended to change the meds at leas... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: You might be able to treat those symptoms with simple over the counter cold medications. However, if you're not successful, visit your family doctor f... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Several causes: Any narrowing if the airway from the nose to the throat can cause snoring. In most people the cause is a combination of factors, not just one. These f... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Drooling: Drooling is the unintentional spillage of saliva from the mouth. Drooling can occur with any condition that impairs neuromuscular control of the muscl... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
More serious : Swelling and redness around your eye with a sinus infection suggests a more serious infection. You should see and ENT doctor as soon as possible as yo... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Antihistamine/NSAID: Claritin is an antihistamine. Aleve is a aspirin-like medicine classified as an "nsaid". Both are good to relive post nasal drip. If you're not sure ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
A: A decongestant nasal spray can relieve a headache if caused by nasal crowding syndrome.
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ear vs heart problem: Inflammation in the middle and inner ear could cause your symptoms, but certain heart conditions can mimic this. Only an examination by your physician... Read More
A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Muscle pain, hypoxia: There are many things that could be happening such as a pulled muscle or, depending on how hard and long you cough, a decrease in oxygen in the blood ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Combination problems: Congestion after lying down is due to dilation of nasal tissues related to gravity. That said, if your septum was straight you probably wouldn't feel ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Pinched nerve: Yes, most likely a pinched nerve although there are several possible causes. You should start be seeing your primary care doctor. You may only need ph... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Check: Check to be sure your infant had a hearing test at birth.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Flu or not the flu?: The flu has been difficult this year. If you don't have any other health problems like asthma or heart disease then most people do not have any compli... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Cold sensitivity: The ear is extraordinarily sensitive to pain. More so than other areas of the body. It's common for people to feel pain in their ear when exposed to a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Different directions: There are many different possible causes of the sensation that you feel, from infections to anxiety and many in between. I assume your physician perfo... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hole is normal : The best test to evaluate the sphenoid sinus is usually a ct scan. The natural drainage hole should be open and secretions should not build up. When t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Please go to ER: While the symptoms can be a bad sinus infection you need a ct scan of your head to rule out other serious problems.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Allergies: Allergies are the main underlying cause of sinus infections.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ear illness: The most common reason people get dizzy is a virus in the ear but other ear diseases, such as menier's disease, are common as well. These are typicall... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Allergic salute: If the line is horizontal and just above the tip it's called the "allergic salute" and it comes from frequently rubbing your nose with your hand, pus... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Inner vs middle ear: The area commonly described as having fluid and infection is the middle ear. Antbiotics (for infection) and decongestants will help remove fluid. Ofte... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Thrush: The most common cause of the symptoms you describe is thrush. This is a yeast infection that typically occurs after prolonged or frequent antibiotic u... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Asthma vs globus: The description of the blood clot throws things off a bit, but a tight sensation in that area with healthy heart and lungs in a young person typically... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hole is normal : The best test to evaluate the sphenoid sinus is usually a ct scan. The natural drainage hole should be open and secretions should not build up. When t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Fluid in ear: Ask your primary doctor before following any advice here. An over the counter nasal decongestant spray like afrin will usually help to drain te fluid... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Keep: Use an ayr gel instead of a humidifier. No cleaning needed, and it goes with you.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ulcer?: You may have a more serious result of reflux like an ulcer if the symptoms are severe. You should visit a gastroenterologist or an ENT doctor for an e... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Wrong meds: Those substances can actually make the nose more dry. There are over the counter saline gels made for noses to moisturize them. One brand is ayr gel. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
New asthma: Without examining you, it sounds like an asthmatic response to the smoke. You should see your primary physician for an exam and possibly treatment.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Loud noise: Is the cause the soap or is it the loud noise of the laundry machine that bothers you ear? It sounds like its probably the noise. A visit to an ENT do... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Pull muscle w cough?: If you've been coughing a lot with the sinus infection it's possible you pulled a rib muscle.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Many: Many headaches and migraines are triggered by sinus problems. See an ENT doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Talk to your obgyn: It depends on the medicines that you took but its probably worth talking to your obstetrician.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Needs exam: Most lumps or growths in the throat are nothing serious, but some can be dangerous cancers. An exam by an ENT doctor is necessary.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Something loose : Uneven airflow can cause the tissues of the nose to rattle and sound like buzzing. This would be the result of a deviated septum with or without swoll... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Many causes: There are many possible causes of your dry, cracked lips. Often, the lip balms themselves lead to dryness and stopping them allows the lips to heal. V... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Atypical pneumonia: Atypical pneumonia is an infection in the lungs caused my unusual bacteria like mycoplasma or legionella and where the symptoms differ from the classi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Saliva gland: Swelling or pain in the back or cheek while eating is typically due to a blocked saliva gland. A stone or simply thick secretions can be the cause. Of... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Not likely related: The symptoms you note are not likely related but only an exam by our physician can tell for sure. Given that you have chest pain which could indicated... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
See an ENT: A hard lump in the tonsil is usually a dried ball of mucous called a tonsillith. These can be painful and cause bad breath but are harmless. However, ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Bronchitis: A cough that persists after a cold is often bronchitis or inflammation of the bronchioles/small tubes in the lungs. The soreness you feel with coughin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Not related : It's unlikely that your dizziness has any relation to quitting smoking. Dizziness in the absence of other symptoms is usually a benign condition cause... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Biopsy: Any unusual growth the the throat, and particularly one that bleeds, needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. It is possible it needs a biopsy to rule ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Nasal: Nasal obstruction in pregnancy can be prevented by treating allergies before getting pregnant.

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Apr 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Oct 7, 2015
Very capable and experienced a local top.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Broker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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My neck pain came after I slept for several hours and I also noticed following the neck pain I also felt nausea and I was very tired.
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Thanks for your quick reply I will be visiting the ENT tomorrow thanks again
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Tq

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson UniversiJeffers
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor consistently since 2003
UCLA Medical Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Affiliations

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
The Bryn Mawr Hospital/ Main Line Health
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