Dr. Schwimmer is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (Head and Neck Surgeon). A 1991 graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his otolaryngology training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, studying under some of the leading clinicians and scientists in the field of snoring and sleep apnea. He has co-authored numerous articles on the subject, including pioneering work on the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux.After six years of residency training, he practiced in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was also a member of the teaching faculty at Johns Hopkins University and actively involved in training otolaryngology residents. Since 2001, he has practiced in Dallas, where he founded The Snoring Center.
Dr. Kayem is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist with over 20 years of experience, 13 of which have been spent in private practice in Southern California. Dr. Kayem has been involved in minimally invasive treatment of snoring and sleep apnea for several years and is a recognized leader in his field. A graduate of The University of Ottawa, he completed his otolaryngology training at The University of Montreal under the guidance of some of the leading clinicians in his field. Dr. Kayem is also a Fellow at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Canada.Dr. Kayem currently serves as a Team Physician for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.
A native of Abbeville, Dr. Noel grew up in a rice farming family. He is a graduate of Vermilion Catholic High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he was named the Outstanding Graduate of 1986. He attended LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, graduating with honors as well as attaining membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, awarded to the top ten percent of medical graduates. Dr. Noel completed his residency training in otolaryngology at Tulane University Medical Center following an internship in surgery and research fellowship at the LSU/Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory of the South in New Orleans. Dr. Noel returned home in 1997 after completing his training to found Noel ENT Clinic, with offices in Abbeville and Lafayette. Dr. Noel is board certified in Otolaryngology as well as Sleep Medicine, one of the few specialists in Louisiana with this distinction. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, entailing an extensive course of study, qualifying examinations, and experience in the management of allergic disease.Dr. Noel enjoys treating people of all ages for the full spectrum of ENT care and is ever mindful of the privilege he is afforded in being entrusted with your care. Dr. Noel and his wife, Michele McLachlan Noel, MD, are the parents of five children who keep them very busy.
Dr. Macdonald, having participated in clinical trials with snoring device manufacturers, is passionate about keeping up with the newest options for snoring relief. Dr. Macdonald knows that a complete cure is still elusive for most snoring sufferers. Dr. Macdonald is considered a pioneer of minor surgical procedures for snoring relief since and given his depth of experience in administering the Pillar® Procedure with high success rates, he has been asked to teach specialists in the USA and Canada to perform this procedure since 2005.As an ear, nose & throat (ENT) specialist, Dr. Macdonald has had highly-focused training in the following areas resolving both nasal and oral airway issues, remedying a wide range of nasal conditions negatively impacting breathing and/or smell, and reconstructing the nose from the inside out, to ensure optimum form and function.
Dr. Howard K. Herman is Board-Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine . He has provided ENT care and minimally invasive, office-based management of snoring and sleep apnea in the state of Georgia for nearly 20 years.Dr. Herman has performed more Pillar implants than any other physician in the state of Georgia, and he has extensive experience with other minimally invasive procedures such as in-office turbinate reduction, in-office tonsil reduction and palatal reduction procedures. Dr. Herman has also had special training and experience in the latest therapies to manage nasal obstruction and sinus problems.
Dr. Herman received his degree in Medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine. Postgraduate training included an internship in General Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
He is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the American Medical Association. Dr. Herman has published book chapters and research articles in his field.
Philip Rapport graduated from the University of Michigan and the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota where he also earned a Master’s degree in Otolaryngology. Dr. Rapport joined Minneapolis Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1980.Dr. Rapport is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Rapport is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and is an Associate in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota.
He has special interest in the treatment of sinus, ear and sleep problems and has extensive experience with special procedures such as Somnoplasty for nasal congestion, Balloon Sinuplasty for sinus infections and Pillar Palatal implants for snoring and sleep apnea.