Laurie Hardin PA-C
Humble & Kingwood
Our ear, nose and throat doctors in Humble-Kingwood, TX are Dr. Robert Hoffman, Dr. Yamileth Nicolau and Physician Assistant Laurie Hardin are dedicated to providing you with the best possible medical care in the community where you live.
Our Humble-Kingwood ENT office is conveniently located on the campus of Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Medical Plaza 2.
18980 W Memorial Dr., Suite 300
Humble, Texas 77338
Monday – Thursday: 8:45am – 5pm
Friday: 8:45am – 4:30pm
Allergies can cause unwanted skin rashes, itchy and watery eyes, a runny nose, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. Allergies can come in several different forms, including food allergies, drug allergies, and allergies to environmental factors in the areas around you, such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander. Our Humble allergy specialists can help you find relief from your conditions.
- Environmental Allergy
- Immune Deficiency
- Asthma Management
- Hives and Eczema
The sinuses are hollow cavities found in areas of the upper face. Their walls are thinly lined with mucus that helps humidify the air we breathe and provide a drainage system for mucus. If the sinuses become clogged or backed up with mucus, they can cause pain. Sinus blockages can lead to infections, nasal congestion, and nasal drainage. The providers at our Woodlands location can also address nasal fractures and deviated nasal septum to help those experiencing further challenges with their sinuses.
- Sinus Infections
- Loss of Sense of Taste and Smell
- Nasal Fractures
- Deviated Nasal Septum
- Congestion (Nasal Blockage)
- Nasal Drainage
We all know the damage a bad night of sleep can cause. It can leave you feeling tired, groggy, and moodier than normally. Sleeping disorders can also affect one’s ability to get a good night of sleep. Snoring and sleep apnea are two of the more common sleep conditions treated at our Woodlands practice. Our staff can help patients with these conditions find long-term relief.
- Sleep Apnea
The ears play a vital role in helping us hear the sounds around us and ensuring we remain properly balanced. Frequent ear pain, dizziness, recurring infections of the ears can negatively impact the activities you enjoy most and cause you to often miss work and school or other activities you enjoy. Our Woodlands ENT specialists can help address these conditions and offer you personalized treatment plans.
- Ear Infections
- Complicated Ear Disorders
Hearing loss can be, at times, a challenging journey to overcome. Our Woodlands specialists help make the experience as seamless and comfortable as possible. Our audiologists can address all degrees of hearing loss, ranging from more minor to profound. Contact Texas ENT Specialists for more information on our hearing loss specialists.
- Hearing Loss
Head & Neck
The head and neck are home to glands and tissue that are responsible for several key bodily functions. These areas include the thyroid, salivary glands, and tonsils. Each of these can experience infections, abnormal growths, and even cancer. Our Woodlands office location can provide those experiencing neck masses, chronic tonsil infections, and thyroid masses with comprehensive treatment to help improve their quality of life.
- Thyroid Masses
- Neck Masses
- Salivary Glands Masses
- Head and Neck Cancers Evaluation and Treatment
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes
- Abnormal Parathyroid Glands
- Chronic Tonsils and Adenoid Infections
Voice & Swallowing
Vocal changes or challenges can often be a sign of an underlying vocal condition. This could include vocal tremors or spasms, trouble swallowing, vocal cord tumors, or acid reflux. The highly-trained providers at our Woodlands office can help patients experiencing these conditions find long-term relief.
- Vocal Cord Tumors
- Vocal Tremors and Spasms
- Acid Reflux
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps
Facial plastic surgery is able to help create both functional and cosmetic improvements within the face. This can be done to walk back the clock on aging, refresh areas of the face, or improve functionality, including breathing through the nose properly. Our Woodlands-based plastic surgeons are here to help discover and fulfill your surgical goals.
- Facial Skin Laxity
- Drooping or Sagging Eyelids
- Excess Facial Skin
- Wrinkles of the Face or Neck
- Uneven Nose
- Oversized Ears
- Undefined or Overdefined Chin
Allergy treatments offered at our Humble ENT clinic include allergy shots, Asensa allergy drops, and biologic therapy. We also offer a selection of allergy tests to ensure that patients have a clear understanding of the specific allergens causing reactions. These help ensure that you can avoid the allergens in the future, reducing or eliminating the side effects of allergic reactions.
- Allergy Drops
- Allergy Shots
- Allergy Testing
- Biologic Testing
- Food Allergy Testing
- Drug Allergy Testing
- Asthma Management
Sinus treatment at our Woodlands location can help patients find a long-term solution to their chronic sinus concerns. The highly-trained staff at our offices can help patients by providing treatments that include balloon sinuplasty, surgery for nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis, and nasal turbinate reduction. Visit our Woodlands office today for comprehensive sinus treatment and lasting relief.
- Balloon Sinuplasty
- Surgery for Nasal Polyps and Chronic Sinusitis (Sinusitis Treatment)
- Septoplasty Deviated Septum Surgery
- Sinus Surgery
- Nasal Turbinate Reduction
- In-Office CT Imaging
Sleep conditions treatments can help both you and your partner finally achieve a good night of sleep. Our Woodlands ENT office provides CPAP machine prescription and monitoring services, as well as a range of surgeries to help stop the effects of sleep apnea and allow your airways to remain open while you are asleep. This helps you breathe easier and more quietly.
- Evaluation of Sleep Apnea and Snoring
- Airlift Procedure for Sleep Apnea
- Prescribe and Monitor CPAP
- Sleep Apnea Testing
- Inspire Procedure
- Sleep Apnea Surgery
When you develop ear pain or an infection that has become chronic, you may no longer find relief through at-home treatments and over-the-counter medication. This requires the care of a medical professional to help reduce or stop symptoms. Our Woodlands specialists provide treatments, including ear tubes, repair of eardrum perforation, and ear surgeries to help you improve your ears and reduce symptoms.
- Ear Tubes
- Ear Hygiene and Wax Removal
- Repair of Eardrum Perforation
- Balance Testing
- Surgery for Chronic Ear Infections
Hearing loss is a unique experience and requires tailor-made solutions. While many people experience hearing loss, it affects each individual differently. The hearing providers at our Woodlands location offer customized hearing loss treatments which include hearing aids, cochlear implants, and surgeries designed to improve your hearing abilities.
- Surgery to Repair Hearing
- Hearing Aids Dispensing
- Hearing Aids Programming and Maintenance
- Hearing Testing
- Cochlear Implants
Head & Neck
Our board-certified ENT specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating head and neck conditions. This is achieved through a range of surgeries that remove pieces or the entirety of the gland or tissue. This includes thyroid surgery, parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, head and neck cancer evaluation and surgery, tonsillectomy, and adenoidectomy. Contact our Woodlands office for more information on our available treatments.
- Thyroid Surgery
- Parathyroid Surgery
- Endoscopic Inspection of the Throat and Voice Box
- Salivary Gland Surgery
- Head and Neck Cancer Evaluation and Surgery
Voice & Swallowing
Changes in your vocal or swallowing abilities can be concerning, but our Woodlands staff can help patients find lasting relief for each of their symptoms. This can include treatments such as swallowing therapy, speech therapy, and acid reflux testing. Our staff are standing by and ready to help.
- Vocal Cord and Voice Examination
- Swallowing Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Acid Reflux Testing
Texas ENT Specialists is proud to offer a range of facial plastic surgery procedures that address the eyes, nose, ears, excess skin, and lips. This includes facelift, rhinoplasty, neck lift, and a range of non-surgical treatments such as injectables and fillers. If you are interested in one of these procedures, contact our office for information.
- Mini Facelift
- Fat Transfer
- Brow Lift
- Cheek Augmentation
- Chin Augmentation
- Neck Lift
- Lip Lift
Providers at this location
Dr. Hoffman is great.
Very friendly and caring Doctor, who spends time with you, getting to know you, and your problems. Judging by all my experiences with other doctors over the years, Dr. Hoffman is a rare find. I highly recommend this ENT Doc.
Dr. Nicolau is a warm and friendly doctor that is extremely thorough.
In my opinion, she is the best ENT in Houston and the surrounding areas. The medical staff is also very efficient and friendly.