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Dr. John McClay

Head and Neck Surgery
Frisco, TX
32 years experience male

Locations

Frisco ENT for Children

Frisco, TX

Address

11445 Dallas Parkway, Suite 240, Frisco, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

2144944159

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

About

Bio

John E. McClay, MD is an expert in Pediatric Otolaryngologist and taken care of children for over two decades. He has authored over 30 journal articles and has been voted best in his specialty at the local, state and national level. He has 10 internet articles tat receive 200,000 views a year

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.

Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Yes.: Once the swelling goes down, the pain should improve. Swelling in the nose often causes clogged sensation in the ears as well. Using medication to mak... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Surgery: I would see a local ENT in galveston or houston. There are ENT doctors who just specialize in just complex ear surgery called otologist or neuro-otolo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Herpes is a viral infection that can follow the nerves of the face (and lots of other nerves for that matter). The upper branch of the fifth cranial n... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
It can be associated: Congestion can be caused by allergies or nasal infection. That process could affect the vocal cords causing swelling and hoarseness at the same time. ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: If treatment for acid reflux does not help, see your family doctor and an ent.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
YES!!!: It can kill your ability to smell by damaging the nerves in your nose and decrease your ability to fight infection by damaging your cilia in your nose... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Pressure, see ENT : Nosebleeds can occur from any part of the nose. In children, 90% of nose bleeds occur in front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: Depends on what the reason is for snoring. Usually, flat on back is the worse and side and stomach are better. If nasal congestion is the cause of sno... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Teenage years: At birth, your tonsils and adenoids (t&a) are small and your immune system is immature. Your t&a are immunological structures and make antibodies to p... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: Depends why it is bleeding. Often nosebleeds occur from the nose drying out. Using saline spray o keep the nose moist may help prevent nose bleeds. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Clogged: You can have nasal congestion and trouble breathing through your nose. Sometimes your face will hurt over your cheeks and you could experience upper t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Nasal swelling: Anything that clogs the nose can block the sinuses. Common causes of nasal swelling include upper respiratory tract infections (colds) and allergies. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Complicated: Treatment for chronic sinusitis starts with maximum medical therapy. That is different for different doctors, but generally speaking, treatment with 3... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Occasionally: After your ear drum ruptures, the pain is usually resolved. With infection still present it could hurt. The ear drum could have also rehealed and pr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Infected tissue: Granulomas, wherever they occur, are infected tissue. On the ear drum area, they are often seen coming from ear tubes. It should be treated with a top... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Could be: Could be a foreign body, polyp, cholesteotoma, osteoma of the ear canal, other entity, ect. You should see an ent.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Several reasons: Depends what you mean by snotty. If you mean lots of dried snot, the nose is drying out. If you mean lots of secretions, could be responding to someth... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Our face is formed by the two haves fusing in the midline, so they are different from side to side. For fun, take a picture of your face and cut it in... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Both: Both. Maybe endocrinologist first t see if you really need any surgical intervention.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Yes. You can ask. They have the ability to prescribe antibiotics. They may defer to the general practitioner or the ENT or allergist who treats the co... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Sure: Sure, but if it considered plastic surgery, insurance will not cover it. If you also need septal reconstructive surgery, that portion will be covered ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Unusual: Tingling on the top of your head is an unusual symptom. Often times people who have a viral viral illness, have tingling on the top of the head. But t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
You should not be: Grapefruit juice can decrease the absorption of certain antihistamines. Cetirizine by most information seems okay. Other antihistamines are not, like ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Usually not: The most common "white spot" on the tonsil is a tonsil stone. Tonsil stones are plaques (like on your teeth) that form in the tonsillar crypts. They c... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
See an ENT: Asymmetric tonsils may just be that one is infected or enlarged worse than the other. Or it might mean something is growing in it. You should see an e... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
After treatment: Nosebleeds occur for a variety of reasons. In children, 90% of nose bleeds occur in the front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Unlikely: Bump on the roof of your mouth, your hard palate, can be lots of things, depending on associated symptoms. If it is painful blister - probably viral i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
In what context: Ents usually will perform a more concentrated exam of the head and neck, if necessary. Ents have specially equipment , like flexible laryngoscope to ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: All surgeries have risks. Operations to improve sinusitis involve surgery near the eye and brain. Only experienced surgeons should perform the procedu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Possibly: Chronic sinusitis is a condition in which there is locked up sinus disease in some of the paranasal sinuses. The paranasal sinuses open into the nasal... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
See a doctor: A clogged nose can be anything from swelling for allergies to a mass growing in the nose.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
See an ENT: I recommend seeing an ent. These symptoms can indicate a multitude of diseases.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Nasal response: Fluid produced by the nose in reaction to a pathogen, allergen or foreign body. It is the bod's attempt to flush out the offending particle in the nos... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Have it removed: There are ents who specialize in head and neck cancer and also dermatologists who perform surgery for removal with microscopic borders.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Probably: Unless you have samters triad, which involves an allergy to Aspirin and anti-inflammatories. Afrin nasal spray can be addictive and short only be used... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
See an ENT: You may have chronic sinusitis.Treatment for chronic sinusitis starts with maximum medical therapy. That is different for different doctors, but gener... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Multiple options: "hay fever" often refers to allergic rhinitis or other forms of rhinitis or a runny nose. The runny nose and congestion are caused by chemical mediato... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: Success rate for tympanoplasty depends on size of perforation (ear drum hole), age at repair (for children), type of procedure used, and type of graft... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Get checked: Warfarin thins out the blood which could cause the nosebleeds. You should see you doctor and get your blood checked to make sure it is not too thin or... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Stop it, eval. why: Nosebleeds occur for a variety of reasons. In children, 90% of nose bleeds occur in the front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Various reasons: Often it is from the nose drying out. If it "always" bleed, s you should see an ENT doctor and get an nasal scope and possible blood work for evaluati... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: A viral infection can affect any of the area of the oral cavity (mouth) or oropharynx (back of throat).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: The bacteria or virus that affect your sinuses could affect your throat. Also, your nose produces a liter of post-nasal drainage a day in its attempts... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
By preteen/teenager: At birth, your tonsils and adenoids (t&a) are small and your immune system is immature. Your t&a are immunological structures and make antibodies to p... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Various things: Nosebleeds can occur from any part of the nose. In children, 90% of nose bleeds occur in front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Follow instructions on packaging. If you have a heart condition or high blood pressure, consult your doctor. If the nasal spray is afrin, you should o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Unlikely that quick: Tonsils are lymphoid tissue that make antibodies for immune response. If not removed completely, they can rehypertrophy. For 2000 years, the tonsil wa... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Keep it moist: Use saline spray several times a day. The nose filter hairs, the cilia, like to be moist to function properly. When working well, the cilia sweep back... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Dozing of after crying means she could be getting lethargic. I'd take her to the er.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Not always true: Snoring is the rumbling of turbulent airflow over offending structures in the nasal, oral and hypopharyngeal (throat) cavities. Whoever ( men or women... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. McClay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McClay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) My 2yrs son as chronic sinusitis. And your answer is very helpful.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Had kernel "skin" in lungs, set off asthma. Got meds & coughed up. Thx
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Well, I have learned so much from your expertise! Mac

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Holder of the John K and Rhonda Pate Professorship in Otolaryngology 2008-2013
Best Doctors in America, 2003 to 2013
Texas Super Doctors 2006 to 2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Executive committee of OTO/HNS for AAP
Fellow American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Publications

- “Endoscopic Cauterization of Congenital Pyriform Fossa Sinus Tracts: An 18-year experience. Sun, Joel, Berg, Eric MD and John E McClay,...
“Sutureless verses Sutured posterior costal cartilage grafting in Laryngotracheal Reconstruction in Children” John E. McClay, MD, Jacque...
Endoscopic management of subglottic stenosis” Sivi Bakthavachalam, M.D., John McClay M.D. Otolayngology Head and Neck Surgery, 139(4):551-9...
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