Figure: Quick reference to a comprehensive evaluation by a voice doctor.
It is often very difficult for a voice user to find a qualified physician. This is because there are many physicians who call themselves “voice doctors” without the expertise and training to support this. This has resulted in patients having different experiences with each doctor, which produces uncertainty and a diminishing confidence in voice medicine. Up until recently, voice professionals have had to rely on word of mouth or their own impressions to validate their physician.
Los Angeles laryngologist, Reena Gupta, MD, discusses the components of a comprehensive voice evaluation, including stroboscopy and voice therapy.