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  Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck. Their special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, upper pharynx (mouth and throat) and structures of the face and neck 
   
   Thomas J. Tegt is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Prior to completing his residency training at UNMC, he completed an internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Tegt is actively involved in the Lincoln community. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and aviation.
   
    Michael Ferris, M.D. earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed a residency in general surgery at Michigan State University's Butterworth Hospital. Dr. Ferris completed a residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the University of California at San Francisco, where he gained extensive training and experience using medical lasers. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
   
     Michael Rapp, M.D., FACS, a Lincoln native, earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Rapp completed a residency in general surgery and otolaryngology at Southern Illinois University Affiliated Hospitals. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is Board Certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
   
     Timothy Tesmer, M.D., a Nebraska native, earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and completed residencies in general surgery and otolaryngology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
   
    An audiologist is a professional who specializes in evaluating and treating people with hearing loss. A clinical audiologist conducts a wide variety of tests to determine the exact nature of the patient’s hearing problem.
   
  Jean Baumeister, MS, CCC-A, is an audiologist since 1983 and is Board Certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association.
   
    Kathy Christensen is a licensed Hearing Aid Instrument Dispenser and Fitter with 20 years of experience. She assists our audiologists in the Hearing Aid Division