Welcome to Central Tennessee Ear, Nose & Throat

We treat most ear, nose, and throat problems in both children and adults. Our goal is to provide the highest quality health care in a pleasant environment. Dr. Richards is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist accredited by the American Association of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. For the past 20 years, he has specialized in the medical and surgical treatment of pediatric and adult ear nose and throat, and allergic conditions.

It is important to Dr. Richards and his staff that you are provided friendly and personalized service on every visit. We assist with the coordination of care with other physicians, in scheduling diagnostic tests, and working with insurance companies. We understand that each patient is unique, and look forward to providing you the highest quality health care in a pleasant environment.

What is Otolaryngology?

An otolaryngologist, also known as an otorhinolaryngologist, is a physician that treats and performs surgery on the ears, the nose, the throat, and voice box, and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT Physicians. Otolaryngologists receive training in the diagnosis, medical management and surgical intervention specific to pediatric ear, nose, and throat issues.

For Patients

Please follow this link to view our hours of operation, locations, policies, and to download patient registration forms.

Pediatric Otolaryngology

National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the Number 1 reason for an appointment.

Hearing Center

Our mission is to improve hearing and the quality of life for the patients we are privileged to serve. At Central Tennessee Ear, Nose and Throat, our approach to help patients experiencing the symptoms of hearing loss is simple.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Richards is the primary provider at Central Tennessee Ear, Nose & Throat. He performs all surgeries. Central Tennessee Ear, Nose and Throat employs a staff that is ready to meet the needs of our patients in a friendly and professional manner.