OSF Healthcare welcomes new ENT & Audiology practice

Tracey Childers, D.O.

OTTAWA – OSF HealthCare is pleased to introduce the new OSF Medical Group – Ear, Nose & Throat and Audiology practice in Ottawa. Beginning in June, the office will feature Tracey Childers, D.O., Board Certified in Otolaryngology and Otolaryngic Allergy, as well as Anna Taravella, CCC-A, a licensed audiologist.

Together, they will care for patients, from children to adults, with ear, nose, and throat needs. Areas of expertise include ear tube placement, tonsillectomy, hoarseness and chronic cough, endoscopic sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty, allergy testing and immunotherapy, facial and skin lesion surgical management, hearing, balance and other auditory disorders, and comprehensive hearing evaluations.

Dr. Childers received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Dallas Baptist University and medical degree in Osteopathy from the University of North Texas – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, she is fellowship-trained in Otolaryngic Allergy, making her a specialist on allergy diagnoses and treatment.

Anna Taravella, CCC-A

Taravella is a graduate of Illinois State University and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. She is currently employed through an existing OSF Medical Group practice in Bloomington, but she is looking forward to expanding her services to LaSalle County patients through the new Ottawa office.

Having provided ENT services to the rural Oklahoma area for the past 20 years, Childers is excited to become a part of the Ottawa community. Outside of the office, Childers enjoys hiking, practicing photography, singing or performing with local community theater, and traveling with her family.

The Ottawa location will become the second local OSF HealthCare option for patients in need of ENT services, joining the OSF Medical Group - Ear, Nose and Throat office in Mendota that launched in early 2018. The Ottawa location is scheduled to open on June 20 at 1050 E. Norris Drive, Suite 3C. Appointments for ENT or audiology services may be scheduled in advance by calling (815) 434-7473.

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