WRHS adds ENT Specialist to medical staff


Gary L. Bebow, CEO of White River Health System (WRHS) has announced the addition of Dr. Douglas Gottschalk, Otolaryngology/ENT to the medical staff. Dr. Gottschalk will be seeing patients at the WRMC ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) Clinic in Batesville.

Dr. Gottschalk received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Gottschalk served in the Air Force as a Flight Surgeon at Whiteman AFB in Missouri prior to ENT training. He completed a General Surgery Internship and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Tex. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

Dr. Gottschalk specializes in pediatric ENT. He is skilled in head and neck surgery, including sinus surgery, ear surgery, tonsillectomy, and facial plastic surgery to correct congenital deformities. He also specializes in the medical treatment of allergies, sinusitis, tonsillitis, and other disorders of the ears, nose, sleep apnea and throat.

“Recruiting a second ENT physician allows WRHS to serve patients throughout our service area,” said Bebow. “We are eager to welcome an ENT specialist with Dr. Gottschalk’s experience and skill to White River Health System.”

Dr. Gottschalk and his wife of 29 years love the outdoors and time spent together. They have two daughters. Their oldest is a graduate of Brigham Young University, Idaho and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Their youngest is an online teacher. She teaches English to Chinese students in the Chinese public school system. Dr. Gottschalk and his family moved to Batesville to be closer to their extended family.

“I look forward to being in a small town and getting to know the people of the community I serve,” said Dr. Gottschalk. “My goal is to treat every patient I see as if they were my own family member.”

The WRMC ENT Clinic is located at 1500 Lawrence St. in Batesville. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Appointments can be made beginning July 23 by calling (870) 262-4700.

Gottschalk.jpgDr. Douglas Gottschalk / Image via WRHS



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