ENT Associates

What is an ENT?

An ENT is an ear, nose, and throat specialist. ENT’s have a certification in Otorhinolaryngology.

Otolaryngology is the study of the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, throat, and related areas of the head and neck. This specialty encompasses cosmetic-facial reconstruction, surgery of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, management of patient’s hearing loss and balance, endoscopic examination of air and food passages, and treatment of allergic, sinus, laryngeal, thyroid, and esophageal disorders. To qualify for the American Board of Otolaryngology certification examination, a physician must complete five or more years of post-MD (or DO) specialty training.

Welcome to ENT Associates. We hope you find our web site to be helpful. If you need to contact us directly, please call or e-mail us and we will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

About Us

Dr. Kenneth Walker

Dr. Walker is affiliated with Houston Medical Center and the Perry Hospital. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology undergraduate school, medical school at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his Ear, Nose & Throat residency at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. He is certified by the American Board of Otorhinolaryngology.

Valarie Ford

Valarie is here to assist Dr. Walker in your evaluation and care. She is certified in Ear, Nose & Throat nursing (CORLN) by the Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Nursing.

Mara Moncrief

Mara is our on-staff audiologist and brings to our practice over 25 years of experience. She attended Purdue University where she received a Master’s degree in Audiology, the study of hearing and hearing disorders. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the state of Georgia to administer hearing evaluations and to fit hearing instruments.