Doc Talk: On too-frequent ear infections


hill.jpgDoc Talk is a weekly series of short video podcasts that allow you to go on a virtual visit to a doctor’s office. We’ve asked many of the questions moms want answers to, so all you have to do is click, watch and listen to get the info you need from an expert at Mercy Health System. For more information about the doctor’s background and training, simply click on her photo to see a bio video podcast.

Got a great question for a Mercy doc? Send us an e-mail with your question and we may include it on an upcoming installment of Doc Talk.

Q: My child has frequent ear infections. How would ear tubes help resolve this problem?

video13.jpgA: Click on the video podcast icon at right to see and hear the answer to this question. A window will pop up prompting you to click the “play” arrow to begin the video.

Dr. Joy Hill is a pediatrician at Mercy Health Center Pediatrics of Northwest Arkansas. Her practice is located at 3101 SE 14th St. in Rogers off Interstate 540. For more info on Dr. Hill, click on her photo to watch her bio podcast or call her office at 479-986-6120. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is for informational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have questions about a medical condition. Don’t delay getting professional medical advice because of something you read online. This website doesn’t necessarily recommend or endorse any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures or opinions discussed on the site.

1 Comment

  1. My sons both suffered chronic ear infections when they were younger (they are now 14 and 9) and were prescribed multiple courses of antibiotics, which seemed to be addressing the symptoms, but not the cause. After hearing Dr. Hill talk about the tubes, I have a better understanding for how seeing a chiropractor helped. It seemed strange at the time to me also, however, I was so frustrated that my sons had so much pain and we weren’t doing anything to really help them, that I was willing to take my oldest to the chiropractor (I had heard it would help with ear infections). Imagine my surprise and his relief when they cleared up and I don’t remember him having another one afterward. When my youngest started having the same problem, I was able to switch him earlier over to the chiropractor. I felt good about working with the body instead of against it. I’d really like to see more pediatricians and chiropractors work together to help kids with these chronic problems.

Comments are closed.