Dr. McLeod and his staff at Southern Head & Neck Surgery are pleased to welcome you. We know our patients need to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That’s why we’ve created this information-rich website including education on common topics associated with ear, nose, throat, allergy, and sleep diagnostics and treatments.
Our website also provides you with information about Dr. McLeod and his staff, office hours and locations, services, insurance policies, appointment scheduling, and maps and directions to our offices, and more.
We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. Please feel confident that when you choose Southern Head & Neck Surgery, you’re working with healthcare professionals who are qualified, experienced, and caring. We invite you to contact us to request an appointment or to ask any questions. Thank you!
Dr. McLeod is board certified in both otolaryngology and sleep medicine.
What is a board-certified otolaryngologist?
An otoloaryngologist is a physician trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck; commonly referred to as an ENT physician. Otolaryngologists are ready to start practicing after completing up to 15 years of college and post-graduate training. To qualify for certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology, the applicant must first complete college (four years), medical school (four years), and at least five years of specialty training; and then must pass the American Board of Otolaryngology examination. An otolaryngologist differs from many physicians in that he is trained in both medicine and surgery, and so does not need to refer patients to other physicians when ear, nose, throat, or head/neck surgery is needed.
What is a board-certified sleep specialist?
A sleep specialist is a physician who has completed additional education and training in the field of sleep medicine. Sleep medicine focuses on sleep, sleep disorders, and sleep-related conditions including excessive snoring, sleep apnea (obstructive sleep apnea; OSA), insomnia (inability to sleep or sleep well), narcolepsy (chronic, uncontrollable daytime sleepiness), and abnormal sleep patterns. To achieve certification in sleep medicine, the candidate must prove satisfactory documentation of requisite practice experience or formal training requirements and pass the ABOto Sleep Medicine Certification Examination.
Meet the Team
At Southern Head & Neck Surgery we recognize that your choice of physician is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. With ear, nose and throat problems, you need an otolaryngologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Southern Head & Neck Surgery every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.