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Dr. Anna Meyer

Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
San Francisco, CA
20 years experience female

Locations

UCSF Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)

San Francisco, CA

Address

2330 Post Street, Suite 310, San Francisco, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

(415) 885-3511

About

Bio

I trained at the University of Michigan for my Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) residency where I received excellent training in my field. I went on to do a fellowship for an additional year at the Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago where I gained further expertise in cochlear implants, complex airway problems, and pediatric head and neck masses. I treat all pediatric ENT diseases from the most common things such as tongue tie, snoring and ear infections, to complex problems of hearing and breathing. I treat any child from 1 day old to 18 years old. My focus is on developing a collaborative approach to your child's care which involves providing excellent education to parents so that they can make informed choices for their children.

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Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

104 Answers
61 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Insurance?: It depends on your insurance. If you have a PPO, you can just make your own appointment with an ENT. If you have an HMO, you need a referral, but you ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
yes: People can develop allergies to medication at any age. If you are concerned that your child has an allergy, speak with his/her doctor right away. The ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Can be: This is a very rare complication of adenoid removal. In some people, the adenoid pad at the back of the throat was needed for the palate to close off ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
no set number: There aren't really other treatments besides antibiotics, prevention by not exposing a child to cigarette smoke or limiting daycare attendance, or ear... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
needs evaluation: An infant with this high a white blood cell count and fever needs urgent evaluation by a doctor, especially when they have not been immunized. It's no... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Several things can: Sometimes the effects of anesthesia linger and cause nausea. If you are taking a narcotic pain medication or Ibuprofen this can upset the stomach (esp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
yes: Amoxicillin has no interaction with Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). It is safe to give him the age/weight appropriate dose.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Probably not: It is best not to drive when your balance or vision is compromised. People can have a hard time focusing on driving while acutely dizzy.
A male asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
ENT & hearing test: Any child with suspicion for hearing loss or evidence of hearing loss in a pediatric office screen should be sent to an ENT and also get a formal audi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Get evaluation: Nasal polyps can be caused by several different things, and depending on what, they respond differently. Some can shrink with medication and others re... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Very likely: If you have difficulty breathing through your nose and snoring, it is very likely that the two are related, though there can be additional causes of t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Not commonly: If you mean sudden hearing loss or dizziness that a doctor has diagnosed as vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis, usually you cannot see signs of thi... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
There is help: While there is no cure for tinnitus, there are helpful strategies that can help you notice it less. Start with a hearing test and ENT evaluation. Look... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Exam and scan: It depends how extensive it is. An ENT doctor should do a thorough history and exam and get a ct scan. If it is a small fracture without any impairmen... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Peroxide: The active ingredient in debrox is peroxide, which helps break up wax. You can actually make your own, cheaper version by just diluting hydrogen pero... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Only if close to ear: Very loud noises, such as an explosion, a gun being fired, etc can cause immediate damage in any person, young or old. A dog barking nearby to a child... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Hydration: The best way to treat it is to use saline spray several times during the day, use vaseline just inside the nostrils at night, drink lots of fluids, hu... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
With cold exposure?: I would ask first if your hands get cold and white, then blue and then when they get warm again, do they get red and tingling? Also i would need to kn... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
More information: Is this something that just happened. Sudden sore throat is most commonly from a viral infection and will get better on its own. Chronic sore throat c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
ENT/otolaryngologist: Any person with ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus, should have an audiogram (hearing test) and see an otolaryngologist (ent). Some clinics o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Saline: Saline sprays to the nostrils as many times in the day that you can think of it...4 to 6 times at least. A little vaseline to the inside of the nose a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Several causes: Another common cause of these symptoms is acid reflux at night. When you lie down acid can come up from your stomach and cause swelling in your nose a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Cough-related vomit: Often when children have a bad cough, coughing can make them vomit more easily. This is especially so if they have a full tummy, so it is not uncommon... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Allergy medicine: Post-nasal drip is most commonly from allergies, reflux, or left over after a cold. First line allergy treatment is a non-sedating antihistamine such ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Absolutely!: Myringitis bullosa is a form of acute ear infection in which blisters form in the eardrum. This is often very, very painful, more painful, in fact tha... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Possible, but rare: The cochlear implant is designed to work for a lifetime and not require revisions or reimplantations. However, there is always the chance of device fa... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Infection of sinuses: Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses. Typically a bacterial sinusitis can follow a cold and results in similar symptoms to a cold that last longer... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
several factors: Young children have less developed immune systems and the eustachian tube that allows fluid to drain from the middle ears is smaller and more horizont... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
ENT: An otolaryngologist is what is more commonly known to the public as an ent. Otolaryngologists are head and neck surgeons and are specialized in medica... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Possibly: Sometimes small pieces of food, for example the covering of the popcorn seed, can get stuck between the gum and the tooth and cause irritation.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
very rare: Permanent hearing loss is a very, very rare complication from an ear infection and not related to the length of the infection. Hearing loss from ear i... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Smell test!: If you take your daughter to an ent, they can do smell testing to get a measure of just how limited her sense of smell is. They can then do a thorough... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
perforation: If fluid is coming out of the ear canal, this usually means that the ear drum has perforated from the ear infection. This does not mean the infection ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Absolutely!: Many people with deviated septums have normal noses on the outside. This can be something someone is born with or trauma.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Drooling is normal: The salivary glands kick into full gear around this age, so a sometimes dramatic increase in drooling is not uncommon and is normal. You should see he... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
no data on this: Sleep apnea in children has been linked to adhd-like behavior and other behavioral problems, problems with school performance, and poor concentration,... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Possibly: If your child has an ear infection and a high fever and is sweating a lot or if he is not drinking very much because he feels unwell, this can lead to... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Allergy: These symptoms are most consistent with allergic rhinitis also known as hay fever. Symptoms include itchy ears, eyes, and nose, runny or congested nos... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Various: Sudden husky voice can be from many factors, the most common of which are viral infections, acid reflux, and trauma from yelling. If you smoke then a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
see an ENT: All children with cleft palate should see an ent. Typically ear tubes are inserted at the time of the cleft palate repair. Hearing loss is very common... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Not likely, but risk: It is very unlikely that chewing on a pacifier will hurt the teeth, however, it is a big risk for choking. Chewed pacifiers can have small pieces tha... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
No: Noise exposure can lead to hearing loss. Work-related chronic noise exposure is a major risk factor for developing hearing loss. Hearing damage is dep... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Throat swab: To confirm strep throat, they need to have a throat swab by a doctor. A sore throat without other symptoms is not likely to be strep. High fever (abov... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Vertigo evaluation: Vertigo is one of the most complex problems to evaluate and can be causes by a variety of problems. The best thing is to see an otolaryngologist for a... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Usually just drops: An uncomplicated external ear infection that does not extend outside the canal to the outer ear should initially be treated with just antibiotic drops... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Probably normal: I would have to know more about the sound., but I am guessing that it is crackling or popping which is usually air getting in to your ears as the flui... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
yes: Approximately 80% of ear infections resolve on their own.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Pain?: We often get fluid behind our eardrums when we get a cold or have bad allergies. This doesn't always mean the fluid is infected. If you have not pain ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Acid reflux: Most people think of reflux being heartburn, but if the acid comes up even higher, especially when you sleep, it can cause extra mucus, throat-clearin... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Topical analgesic: You can buy over-the-counter topical pain medicines for the mouth like anbesol or zylactin and this should help.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Meyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Meyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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What if you don't have gushing blood or anything? I have a few spots that look like pin pricks. Today is day six and I'm nauseous, dizzy, vomiting and tired all at the same time.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks kindly Dr. Meyer I have never heard of a otolaryngologist so this was quite helpful, mine are severe.
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Thanks. I'm on antibiotics for seven days. They told me i had inner ear infection. Just wondering when will it go away.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, CA,2002
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM
Completed 2007

Awards

Marin Best Doctors
415 Best Doctors
Commpassionate Doctor Award, Vitals.com

Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Society of University Otolaryngologists
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
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