After years of diagnosing and treating patients with many disorders of the Head & Neck, I find that most times patients can be effectively diagnosed simply by listening to them. That is not to say that modern diagnostic tools are unnecessary, but they actually function mainly to confirm a diagnosis, while the patient actually tells me the diagnosis. Experience has allowed me to develop a long list of treatment options that permits me to select the most effective option for each individual. There are many ways to treat, most of which are quite simple, reserving the most complex invasive options for those few patients that truly need the most help. Physicians are not simply healers. We are also teachers, showing our patients the way toward years of predictable wellness. These are the tools that, in tandem, with our learned ongoing technical skills have the most lasting impact on our patients for years to come.