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. The practice changed names in 1999 after Dr. Harrill joined the staff. Dr. King died unexpectedly in a 2001 plane crash.

In 1968, Dr. Robert D. O'Connor began the practice that became known as Graystone Ear, Nose & Throat in the Medical Arts Building in downtown Hickory. Graystone continued to deliver top quality care to the community for the next 32 years.

In 2011, the Graystone joined Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center in order to provide more expansive, and more convenient, patient care.

Our practice has grown to include 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.

We are a physician owned practice with no legal affiliation with any hospital or university. 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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Dr Willard Harrill | Ear Nose & Throat Doctor Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

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

Dr Merritt Seshul | Ear Nose & Throat Doctor Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

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.

Dr Dawn Griesen | Ear Nose & Throat Doctor Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

Dawn E. Griesen, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr Bill Jarrett | Ear Nose & Throat Doctor Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

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.

Dr David Melon | Ear Nose & Throat Doctor Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

David E. Melon, M.D.

Marc Katz | Physician Assistant Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

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

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

Lisa Early, Oto Tech

Anita Slate | OTO Technician Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

Anita H. Slate, Oto-Tech and Hearing Aid Dispenser

Jacqueline Bowman | OTO Technician Hickory NC | Lincolnton NC | Morganton NC

Jacqueline Bowman, Oto Tech