Conditions & Diseases

Everything you need to know

Trusted Sources

Information on the Internet varies radically in its reliability. You can’t trust everything you read online, and that’s especially true when it comes to medical information. In order to help you sort out the sound from the suspicious, Dr. Colby has a list of links below that you can safely consult.

We do need to emphasize that medical information you read online should only be used to inform yourself about conditions and diseases. This information should not be used to self-diagnose what’s ailing you. We want to underscore how important it is to get a diagnosis from a qualified ENT specialist because too many conditions share symptoms in common.

If, after reading about a condition, you believe that you have that condition or disease, by all means contact our office and schedule an appointment. Our staff will listen to you and conduct an examination. We want to make an accurate diagnosis so we can begin treating your condition appropriately.

Still have questions?

Even with a correct diagnosis, you may still have questions. Our staff is ready to answer them! The beauty of talking to a real doctor is that we can answer your specific concerns. Information online might not address your unique question. Best of all, you can rest assured that the medical advice and treatment you receive from Dr. Colby is trustworthy and well-informed.

Here are some websites that are reliable:

ENT Health (American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery):

Mayo Clinic:

Johns Hopkins: