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More Than Just Treatment

Collectively serving patients in Charlotte and its surrounding areas with over 50 years of experience, our physicians diagnose and treat a wide variety of ear, nose, and throat conditions.

Now Offering Telemedicine

Queen City Ear, Nose and Throat is now offering appointments through telemedicine; virtual appointments using video conference technology for patient / doctor healthcare appointments.

Highest Quality Care

At Queen City Ear, Nose, and Throat we provide a personalized experience in the setting of a small private practice. This enables us to offer the highest quality medical care to each of our patients.

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Big enough to serve you, small enough to care.

What is ENT Medicine?

ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) physians are medical specialists who are concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the head and neck, including particularly the ears, nose, and throat. ENT doctors are also called otolaryngologists.

Physicians

ENT
Daron J. Smith

Daron J. Smith
MD

Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed an internship in general surgery and residency in otolaryngology at the University of Louisville.

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ENT
Richard Gillespie, Jr.

Richard Gillespie, Jr.
MD

Dr. Gillespie earned his medical degree at the Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency in otolaryngology and surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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ENT
Nicholas D. Lukacs

Nicholas D. Lukacs
DO, FAOCO, FAAOA

Dr. Lukacs completed his Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery residency at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State Univ., earning the Carnegie Medal for Academic Excellence.

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Audiologists

AuD
Tressa Jennings

Tressa Jennings
AuD, CCC-A

Tressa is an ASHA-certified audiologist who has been practicing since 2017. She specializes in adult and pediatric diagnostics as well as adult amplification. Tressa earned her undergraduate...

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AuD
Shannon MacDonald

Shannon MacDonald
AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA

Shannon earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology with minors in Gerontology and Psychology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania...

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Appointments

Open M-F from 8am - 5pm

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New Patients

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Getting Here

Getting Here

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Summary of Services

Some, but not all, of the conditions our physicians are known to treat.

Allergies

Allergies

Dizziness & Vertigo

Dizziness & Vertigo

Ear Infections

Ear Infections

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

Nasal Blockage

Nasal Blockage

Neck Issues

Neck Issues

Pediatric ENT

Pediatric ENT

Sinus Problems

Sinus Problems

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Thyroid Problems

Thyroid Problems

Tonsil Infections

Tonsil Infections

Voice Problems

Voice Problems

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Client Praise

  • Jack P

    Jack P

    Dr. Smith recently performed sinuplasty along with a few other procedures on me and it has definitely changed my life. I’m looking forward to feeling the benefits and continue to heal. As of now I’m able to breathe 10 X better!!! I was skeptical and hoping the outcome would be beneficial and it definitely has been so far. Thank you so much!!

  • Heather W

    Heather W

    Dr Lukacs is incredible. He was so kind and thorough with our daughter and her ear infections. I HIGHLY recommend this practice. Office was clean and the rest of the staff was so kind!

  • The Garcias

    The Garcias

    Dr Lukacs was very straight up and honest when it came to my husbands health issues. He spoke to both of us and pretty much explained the procedures my husband would be going through in his upcoming surgery. This dr was our "second" opinion and I must say that we are very happy we decided on getting a second opinion.

  • Jon S

    Jon S

    After suffering from what presented as allergies for months, Dr. Smith properly diagnosed me with LPR which even my Gastroenterologist failed to do. I now have a correct diagnosis and can take the proper steps to gain the relief I have been seeking. Thank you, Dr. Smith!

  • Jennifer M

    Jennifer M

    After sinus sugery my worst pain was headace. Dr. Smith was gentle and very caring through each visit before and after surgery. I got calls every few days after sugery to ensure I was doing ok. He also did not look over any of my breathing and sinus issues. I wish I knew of him years ago...it would have saved me a lot of suffering!

  • Beth T

    Beth T

    I had sinus surgery with Dr. Smith and he did an amazing job. I am finally able to breathe out of my nose after years of struggling. He was very thorough and always took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns. He and his staff were so kind and put my mind at ease during this process. I highly recommend!

  • Mason T

    Mason T

    My father came to Dr. Gillespie for an issue with his ear. While at the appointment, Dr. Gillespie discovered an area near his ear that was skin cancer. He took care of my father and we will be forever grateful for his attention to detail.

  • Chloe K

    Chloe K

    Dr. Gillespie is a 'fun' kind of doctor with the children. He puts the kids at ease when examining them, joking around & playing with them. He's intent to make sure your needs are met so you better fast.


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NEWS: Now Offering Telemedicine & Curbside Appointments

Queen City ENT has changed our weekdays open, during Stay-at-Home.
We are excited to offer Telemedicine appointments, and Curbside Hearing Aid Repairs!

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU: OUR OFFICES ARE OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS. We are taking both screening and cleaning measures to keep you safe at your visit.  

Use our Appointment Request form, or call us today at (704) 703-1080 to schedule an appointment.

Note: if you have a greater risk profile (over the age of 65 and or have existing health conditions like heart disease or over weight and trouble breathing, we ask you let us know when requesting an appointment). For information about COVID-19 symptoms and risks,  Click Here.