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December 7, 2021

Manuel’s Story: An Angel Cured My Twins’ Hearing

by Amelia Garrison

When Manuel's twins had not spoken at 20 months, he knew they needed a miracle. At Venice Family Clinic, he found an angel. He was referred to Pacific Head & Neck's Dr. Chester Griffiths, who performed a life-altering procedure to cure their hearing, allowing the boys to begin speaking.

Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh Voice swallow dysfunction
September 24, 2021

Professional Spotlight | Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh: Voice & Swallow Advocate

by Amelia Garrison

Did you know that some swallowing problems can be caused by a medical condition? PNI expert Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh treats both voice and swallowing dysfunction. When swallowing becomes a problem Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) can become a chronic issue that affects anyone, but is often experienced...

Hoarseness of the Voice
June 3, 2021

What is Hoarseness of the Voice?

by Omid Mehdizadeh

Hoarseness is a general term referring to changes in the voice. Synonyms or other words commonly used include raspy, rough, deep, weak, breathy, or strained. Occasionally, hoarseness can be uncomfortable or associated with other symptoms such as difficulty swallowing or sensation of a lump in...

Last updated: July 2nd, 2021