Ear, Nose and Throat / Allergy / Audiology

The WWMG Department of Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology) / Allergy / Audiology provides state-of-the-art medical and surgical care of the ears, nose, and throat, as well as an allergy testing and treatment program, comprehensive hearing evaluations, and a complete hearing aid dispensing program.

Recipient of 2016 Herald Readers’ Choice Awards for:

Ear, Nose & Throat



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About Our ENT Practice

Our highly trained Otolaryngologist, Dr. Matthew Ashbach, has special expertise in managing complex problems pertaining to the head and neck region. Dr. Ashbach uses the latest treatments and techniques, and is committed to providing the highest-quality medical/surgical care to patients of all ages. This includes problems involving:

  • Conditions of the ear
    • Hearing loss, ear infections, ear drainage, disorders that affect balance, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or pain in your ear
    • Congenital disorders of the ear (disorders you were born with)
  • Conditions of the nose
    • Allergies
    • Congestion or nasal obstruction
    • Recurrent sinusitis and nasal polyps
    • Problems with sense of smell
    • Nose bleeds
  • Conditions of the throat
    • Problems with speech, singing, eating and swallowing
    • Tonsillitis problems
  • ENT-related conditions of the head and neck
    • ENT specialists are trained to manage diseases, tumors, trauma and deformities of the head, neck and face.
    • ENT specialists can perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in these areas; they can also manage problems with the nerves in the head and neck that control sight, smelling, hearing and facial movements.
  • And also:
    • Sleep and snoring
    • Voice disorders
    • Hearing loss and balance disturbance

In addition, Dr. Ashbach also enjoys helping people look their best, and offers a full spectrum of facial plastic surgical procedures to reverse the effects of aging, such as face lift and brow lift.

You can learn more about Facial Plastic & Aesthetic Services on its webpage.


Dr. Becky Epperson, DNP, ARNP, our family nurse practitioner, has over 20 years of nursing experience and specializes in Allergy Care. As a Northwest native, she is intimately acquainted with the abundance of allergens that affect many of the people living in this area. Her goal is to maximize the quality of life for every one of her patients struggling with management of their allergies.

Learn more about Allergy here.


Erin Robinson, MA, FAAA, our highly experienced, licensed audiologist, provides complete hearing testing and hearing-aid dispensing in our Everett location for children and adults.

Learn more about Audiology here.