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Dr. Monty Barker, M.D.

Dr. Monty Barker
Medical School:
University of Kansas School of Medicine
39th & Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66103
M.D., June 1985.
Internship:
Wesley Medical Center
550 N. Hillside
Wichita, KS 67204
July 1985 – June 1986, General Surgery.
Residency:
Kansas University Medical Center
39th & Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS, 66103
July 1986 – June 1990, Otorhinolaryngology.
Certifications:
The American Board of Otolaryngology, 04/01/1991
Specialties:
Otorhinolaryngology
Head & neck surgery
Otolaryngic allergy
Facial plastic surgery
Facial skin cancer
Professional Affiliations:
Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Arkansas Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Arkansas Medical Society
Baxter Regional PHO, Ltd.

Staff Memberships:

  • April 1987 – December 1988: Cass County Medical Center, 1800 E. Mechanic Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701; Emergency Room Physician.
  • January 1988 – June 1990: Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Leavenworth, KS, 66048; Fee basis physician, Emergency Room.
  • 1990 – present: Practice of Otolaryngology at Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of Mtn. Home, P.A. and membership on the active local medical staff of Baxter Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Paul Neis, M.D.

Dr. Paul Neis
Medical School:
University of Kansas School of Medicine
39th & Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66103
M.D., May 1982
Internship:
Kansas University Medical Center
39th & Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS, 66103
July 1983 – June 1984, General Surgery
Residency:
Kansas University Medical Center
39th & Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS, 66103
July 1984 – June 1988, Otorhinolaryngology
Certifications:
The American Board of Otolaryngology
Board Certified in Sleep Medicine
Specialties:
Otorhinolaryngology
Head & neck surgery
Otolaryngic allergy
Facial plastic surgery
Facial skin cancer
Sleep Medicine
Professional Affiliations:
Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Arkansas Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Arkansas Medical Society
Baxter Regional PHO, Ltd.

Staff Memberships:

    • July 1988 – May 1991: Practice of Otolaryngology at Central Kansas ENT Associates, 909 E. Wayne, Salina, KS 67401. Privileges on the combined medical staff of Asbury Hospital, P.O. Box 5201, Salina KS 67402 and St. John’s Hospital, P.O. Box 5080, Salina, KS 67402. Surgical service.
    • Hadley & St. Anthony’s Hospitals, P.O. Box 660, Hays, KS 67601
    • 1991 – present: Practice of Otolaryngology at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Mountain Home, P.A. and participation on the active local medical staff of Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
    • 2015 – present: Medical staff at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison.

Dr. John Neis, M.D.

Dr. John Neis
Residency:
Kansas University Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Kansas City, KS
Residency: July 2010 – June 2015
Medical School:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
M.D., May 15, 2010
Undergraduate:
Hendrix College
Conway, AR
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Graduated May 13, 2006
Certifications:
The American Board of Otolaryngology
Specialties:
Otolaryngology
Head & neck surgery
Otolaryngic allergy
Sinus surgery
Facial skin cancer
Professional Affiliations:
Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Arkansas Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Arkansas Medical Society
Baxter Regional PHO, Ltd.

Staff Memberships:

  • July 2015 – present: Medical staff at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home.
  • July 2015 – present: Medical staff at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison.

 

Our Audiologists

Julee Hodges, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology
Julee Hodges, Au.D.
Undergraduate:
Communicative Disorders and Sciences, 1995
Wichita State University
Graduate:
May, 1999
Gallaudet University
Doctorate:
April, 2015
University of Florida, Gainesville
Professional Certification:
Licensure: State of Arkansas, #414
Certificate of Clinical Competency for Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations:
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology

Professional Experience:

  • March 2016 – present: Clinical Audiologist for Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
  • January 2014 – May 2015: Audiologist (Volunteer) for the 87th Medical Group, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ.
  • February 2007 – May 2008: Audiologist for Northern Hearing Services, Anchorage, AK.
  • September 2000 – April 2003: Clinical Audiologist for Colorado Hearing & Balance Center, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • July 1999 – May 2000: Audiologist (Clinical Fellowship Year) for Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS.

Hayley Himstedt, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology
Hayley headshot
Undergraduate:
Communication, 2011
University of Central Arkansas
Graduate:
Communication, 2013
University of Arkansas
Doctorate:
Audiology, 2017
Louisiana Tech University
Professional Certification:
Licensure: State of Arkansas, #424
Certificate of Clinical Competency for Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Professional Memberships and Affiliations:
Girl Scouts of America Gold Award Recipient and Lifetime Member

Professional Experience:

  • April 2021 – present: Clinical Audiologist for Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
  • June 2017 – March 2021: Audiologist for Otolaryngology and Facial Surgery Centre, Jonesboro, AR.
  • May 2016 – May 2017: Audiologist (Clinical Fellowship Year) for Arkansas Otolaryngology Center, Little Rock, AR.

Melissa Hayes, APRN

Nurse Practitioner
Melissa Hayes Headshot
Graduate:
Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), Arkansas State University, 2021
Professional Certification:
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Board Certification #F06210617
Professional Memberships and Affiliations:
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Otolaryngology
Baxter Regional PHO, Ltd

Professional Experience:

  • April 2021 – present: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse for Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
  • September 2008-April 2021: Baxter Reginal Medical Center, Mountain Home, Arkansas
  • September 2004-March 2009: Cogburn Cancer Clinic, Mountain Home, Arkansas