Missouri Ear, Nose and Throat Center, LLC is a full-service Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery practice with offices in Columbia, Missouri and Mexico, Missouri. Our mission is to provide the highest level of service possible in the treatment of disorders of the ears, nose and throat. We strive to treat our patients as if they are members of our own family, and we recognize that the greatest compliment a patient can give is the referral of a family member or friend to our providers.
As a growing, thriving practice, we are happy to accommodate new patients, and we accept most insurance plans. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Missouri Ear, Nose and Throat Center was started in June 2008 by Dr. William Kinney and Dr. Troy Scheidt. Both physicians bring extensive experience as faculty members in the Department of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery at the University of Missouri. Drs. Kinney and Scheidt were joined by audiologist Michelle Scheidt-Hopkins to provide comprehensive evaluation and management of all aspects of ear, nose, and throat conditions.
Dr. Mahlon Van Delden joined Missouri Ear, Nose and Throat Center in September 2009, bringing 10 years of Otolaryngic Allergy experience. With the addition of Dr. Van Delden, Missouri Ear, Nose and Throat Center became the only allergy service in Central Missouri to have a fellowship-trained allergist who can manage both medical and surgical sinus and allergy problems.
In 2008, Drs. Kinney and Scheidt were joined by audiologist Michelle Scheidt-Hopkins to provide comprehensive evaluation and management for all aspects of ear disease, hearing and balance disorders, and cochlear implantation. Amanda Bracken joined our audiology department in 2011.
Areas of Interest
While Missouri Ear, Nose and Throat Center provides extensive expertise in all aspects of ear, nose and throat care, we do have two areas of interest that further set us apart in our community.
- Cochlear implants. A Cochlear implant is a device used to restore the ability to communicate via spoken word to those individuals either born without hearing or who have acquired profound hearing loss due to disease. Cochlear implants are a wonderfully successful way to manage hearing loss.
We work closely with area educators and therapists in Columbia and surrounding communities, coordinating care for children with hearing disorders.
- Allergy management. Allergy medical management is the mainstay of treatment for most patients suffering from seasonal and perennial allergies. However, sometimes medicine along is not enough and surgery is required. We are proud to offer a higher level of sinus and allergy care through Dr. Van Delden’s fellowship experience.