OXFORD — Granville Health System will open Granville ENT, a full-time otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) practice on the health system’s main campus, near Granville Medical Center.

Granville ENT will be led by Dr. Richard Alexander, is slated to open Dec. 1 and will serve patients every weekday, Monday through Friday.

“We are pleased to be able to open Granville ENT and ensure needed medical services continue to be available on a full-time basis,” said John Snow, Granville Health’s CEO. “Bringing complete ENT care to the area is what our community requested, and we responded because it fulfills our mission to promote well-being; accelerate healing; and inspire hope.”

Alexander is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and received his medical degree from Wake Forest University. He completed his residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at Wake Forest University.

“I look forward to joining Granville Health System and helping expand the community’s access to care,” Alexander said.

The services offered by Alexander through the practice and Granville Medical Center are extensive; including both adult and pediatric care:

For adults, treatment is available for: chronic or obstructive tonsillitis, obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, hearing loss, chronic ear disease, thyroid and parathyroid masses, salivary gland diseases/neoplasm, laryngeal disease including hoarseness, globus and vocal cord paralysis, chronic sinus disease with or without polyps, allergic and chronic rhinitis, nasal airway obstruction, small skin cancers with local repair, and neck masses.

For children, there’s treatment for: diseases of tonsils and adenoids, including hypertrophy or chronic infections, recurrent or chronic otitis media, hearing loss, speech and language delay, chronic ear disease including cholesteatoma and tympanic membrane perforation, neck masses, diseases of the salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid disease, chronic rhinitis and sinusitis, and allergic rhinitis.

In addition, Granville ENT will provide a complete array of audiology services including diagnostic audiological testing, digital hearing-aid fittings and dispensing, tinnitus-hearing distortion evaluations, and additional counseling services.

Granville ENT will be at 102 Professional Park Drive on the campus of Granville Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, please call 919-692-0003. For more practice information, please visit us online: www.ghsHospital.org/GranvilleENT.