Christopher Prichard | Texas ENT Specialists

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Christopher Prichard MD, FACS

Dr. Prichard is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, the Houston Society of Otolaryngology, the Harris County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Prichard began with Rosewood ENT in 2007 and joined Texas Ear, Nose & Throat in 2017.

Specialties:

General ENT, Allergy, Sinus and Head & Neck

Languages:

English & Spanish

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Ear & Hearing

The ears help us hear the sounds around us, as well as maintain our balance when we stand and walk. When pieces of the ear are infected or begin not to work properly, your hearing and balance can be impacted.

  • Hearing Aids Dispensing
  • Hearing Aids Programming & Maintenance
  • Balance Testing
  • Ear Hygiene and Wax Removal
  • Ear Tubes
  • Repair of Eardrum Perforation
  • Surgery to Repair Hearing
  • Surgical Treatment of Chronic Ear Infections
  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear Infections
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing Testing
  • Ears (Earlobe Contouring, Otoplasty)

Allergy

Allergies are the immune system’s abnormal response to a foreign substance around you. These are items that don’t cause a reaction in all patients, but your immune system has found them to be harmful and reacted. Allergies can include environmental allergens such as dust and pollen, as well as food or medications.

  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Drops
  • Environmental Allergy
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Asthma Management
  • Hives and Eczema
  • Allergy Testing

Sinus

Your sinuses are hollow cavities that help found around the noses and eyes. Their walls are lined with mucus that helps filter and humidify our air. If this mucus does not drain properly, the sinuses can become blocked. This leads to problems such as sinus infections or other conditions.

  • Surgery for Nasal Polyps and Chronic Sinusitism
  • Septoplasty Deviated Septum Surgery
  • Nasal Turbinate Reduction
  • In-Office CT Imaging
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congestion (Nasal Blockage)
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Sinus Infections
  • Loss of Sense of Taste and Smell
  • Balloon Sinuplasty

Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of preparing yourself for the day ahead. We’ve all experienced the difficulties that a lousy night of sleep can cause. For those with sleep disorders, achieving a good night of sleep can be even more challenging and even require medical intervention to be achieved.

  • Prescribe and Monitor CPAP
  • Sleep Apnea Testing
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Evaluation of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Head & Neck

The head and neck are hosts to different types of glands that help us maintain our health. Much like other areas of the body, the head and neck and the glands within can experience infection, swelling, and cancer. This can affect the overall balance of our health and the systems that maintain it.

  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Evaluation & Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • 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
  • Endoscopic Inspection of the Throat and Voice Box (Flexible Laryngoscopy)

Voice & Swallowing

Our voices can help us connect and communicate with the world around us. While speaking can seem easily achieved, it is really the work of several muscles and organs working together to achieve sound. If one of these muscles is strained or infected, the voice or swallowing can be impacted.

  • Complicated Voice Disorders
  • Vocal Cord Tumors
  • Acid Reflux
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps
  • Vocal Cord and Voice Examination

Provider Biography

Dr. Prichard earned his BS in Chemistry and in Biology with summa cum laude honors at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. At Southwestern, he attained the honors of Phi Beta Kappa, Outstanding Graduate in Biology, and President of Alpha Chi Honorary Society. In medical school he was awarded a scholarship for study abroad at Oxford Medical School. He earned his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Prichard completed both his internship in General Surgery followed by a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. His chief resident year included fellowship rotation in Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. At Baylor, he was awarded the J. Charles Dickson Award for Outstanding Resident Research in Otolaryngology in 2005 for basic science research for his research on thyroid cancer, and in 2006 for clinical research.

After residency, Dr. Prichard completed the Fellowship program of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He also has training in endoscopic and minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid surgery. He has authored multiple scholarly articles, as well as textbook chapters, in addition to local and national presentations.

He has published several articles investigating novel treatments for thyroid cancer. Dr. Prichard has served in numerous leadership roles within organized medicine. He served as Chairman of the Harris County Medical Society Council of Young Physicians in 2011 and is the President of the Western Branch of the Society for 2013. Dr. Prichard has a special interest in thyroid surgery and minimally invasive parathyroid surgery and has training in the minimally invasive and endoscopic removal of tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

Dr. Prichard is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, the Houston Society of Otolaryngology, the Harris County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Prichard began with Rosewood ENT in 2007 and joined Texas Ear, Nose & Throat in 2017.

Dr. Prichard sees patients at Katy Methodist and Memorial Villages.

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Education

Dr. Prichard earned his BS in Chemistry and in Biology with summa cum laude honors at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He earned his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School.

Doctor of Medicine

  • Harvard Medical School

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow- American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy 
  • Diplomate-American Board of Otolaryngology 
  • Fellow- American College of Surgeons
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • H Texas Magazine Top Doctors
  • Houstonia Magazine Top Doctors
  • Texas Monthly Top Doctors
  • Castle Connelly America’s Top Doctors
  • Past President- Western Branch- Harris County Medical Society
  • Past President- Houston Society of Otolaryngology

Bachelor of Science

  • Southwestern University 

Professional Memberships

  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Houston Society of Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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