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Dr. Lonnie Smith

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tulare, CA
39 years experience male

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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

Sleep Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

578 Answers
1.2K Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Probably will : The steroids will only handle the acute and minimal swelling. It won't last for very long. The only real treatment for chronic enlarged tonsils is removal.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
See physician : It is possibly something neurological. You should be checked. That is the prudent thing to do. It is hard to give you an answer without an examination.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Throat pain after tonsillectomies can last unto weeks or more. It is not to unusual. If you are having to severe pain see your ENT.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dec 30, 2014
Dr. Smith is really knows his field and provides clear and caring answers. A great and trustworthy resource!
Nov 11, 2014
Experienced, respected specialist in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery. Highly recommend.
Sep 27, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the reassurance. I've seen a GP who diagnosed perforation but still feels like water in there. Your answer makes sense of that feeling
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thanks so much! I was freaking out since I have a couple hyperpigmented spots on my face and I was worried it was going to take months to heal.
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Glad to hear. My mom has diabetes and it freaked me out. Already been managing anemia - wasn't sure if that was a symptom. Thanks! I feel much better!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

King/Drew UCLA Hospital
Completed 1987
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