About our Physician Practice
What began as a one physician practice in 1975 has now expanded to become a full service Ear, Nose and Throat, and Audiology practice.
For 8 years, Dr. Calhoun Cunningham was the sole ENT physician in the area and saw patients from near and far.
Dr. Calhoun Cunningham began with a staff of 2 and the physician practice now employs over 15 staff members in two locations on the Grand Strand. With the addition of Dr. Daniel Rosner and Dr. Richard Osman, over the years, CCOA has grown immensely in order to meet the needs of the growing population.
With the addition of the Audiology department in 1999 we are now able to provide all ages with comprehensive audiological services. Allergy testing was a welcomed addition in 2015.
Dr. Cunningham states everything has changed dramatically after almost 40 years of practice.
“When I began, there were no CT scans and sinus surgery was done by feel. Hearing aids were very rudimentary. This was before the age of digital products”, he says.
All three physicians treat sinus, throat, and ear issues as well as doing facial cosmetic surgeries, cosmetic fillers, and skin lesion removals on the head and neck.
Our physicians are on staff at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and perform surgery at Grande Dunes Surgery Center as well.
The practice provides a full range of audiological services including hearing testing, balance assessments and evoked potentials as well as fitting the latest in hearing aid and wireless technology.
Dana Stephenson, AuD, who has 30 years experience and been with us since 2006, has seen a drastic change in hearing aid technology. “I started fitting hearing aids when you adjusted with a screw driver, and now hearing aids are adjusted using computers and computer software,” she states.
Current hearing aid technology includes many wireless options for connecting directly with television, telephones, cell phones, and microphones or other Bluetooth devices.
Some of the newest products are designed to coordinate specifically with the iPhone using an app.
Coastal Carolina Otolaryngology is a very well balanced & comprehensive physician directed hearing health care practice.
With almost 40 years in business, our longevity and commitment to the area is unmatched.