About Our Staff

Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center was originally founded as Viewmont Ear, Nose & Throat by Dr. Harry. L. King in 1979. In 1998, with the addition of Dr. Harrill, the practice began a transformation to a regional provider of ENT care and became Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat. Dr. Seshul joined the practice in 2001 and lead the expansion of Allergy services.

In 2011, the Graystone Ear Nose and Throat joined Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center and with the addition of Dr. Mauldin the practice has grown to its current staff of seven physicians and one physician assistant. This has allowed us  to provide more expansive, and more convenient, patient care.

Our practice includes physicians who have trained at some of the best medical schools and ENT programs in the country. The combination of physicians and healthcare professionals provides the best resources and strengths in the field of otolaryngology in the Catawba Valley area. Our physicians are dedicated to making this region a leader in both medical advances and health care cost containment.

Our involvement in teaching and clinical outcomes research have been made possible through our clinical affiliation with Wake Forest University Medical Center with Drs. Harrill and Seshul serving a Clinical Associate Professors in the Department of Otolaryngology and Marc Katz, PA serving an active role as a Clinical Instructor within the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

We are a physician owned practice with no legal affiliation with any hospital. We feel this is an advantage to our patients, as it allows us to select the best and most cost effective services for our patients, rather than limiting them to certain facilities based on contractual or ownership arrangements.

We physicians at Carolina ENT love working with our office staff and our patients. In spite of our size and our state-of-the-art facilities and expertise, we have maintained a personal family-like working atmosphere. We actively seek out ideas from our patients and staff on how to improve the service we provide. If you think of a suggestion or criticism, we hope you will share it with us!

- The Physicians of Carolina ENT

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Willard C. Harrill, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Merritt J. Seshul, M.D., F.A.C.S., FAAOA

Dr Frank Mauldin | Ear Nose & Throat Doctor Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

Frank W. Mauldin, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dawn E. de Neef , M.D., F.A.C.S.

Bill A. Jarrett, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr Jamey Cost | Ear Nose & Throat Doctor Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

Jamey L. Cost, M.D., F.A.C.S.

David E. Melon, M.D.

Marc S. Katz, P.A.-C.

Julie Lohrman | Audiologist Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

Julie Lohrman, Au.D., CCC-A

Julie Palazzolo | Audiologist Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

Julie A. Palazzolo, M.A., CCC-A

Sara Mooney, Au.D.

Sara Mooney, Au.D.

Lisa Early | OTO Technician Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

Lisa Early, Oto Tech

Jacqueline Bowman, Oto Tech