About

About Us

Blue Water Ear Nose & Throat arose out of the vision of Dr. Marci Lait, a board certified Otolaryngologist, who has practiced for the last 16 years in Massachusetts and Eastern North Carolina.  Her passion is treating patients with the care and concern she would afford her closest family and friends.  Her goal, and the goal of our staff, is to provide you with the best understanding of what is causing your symptoms and to offer you the CHOICES that most closely align with your needs.  Your history will be carefully reviewed to avoid expensive and redundant tests and treatments.  Dr. Lait has been seeking a care paradigm that goes beyond slapping a label on your problem.  Along with a number of similar clinics springing up across the country, Dr. Lait wants to help change the status quo.

To this end, Blue Water Ear Nose & Throat has partnered with FYZICAL®, a leading provider of physical therapy services with a focus on balance treatment, dizziness and fall prevention.

Various disorders of the inner ear, central and peripheral nervous systems, eyes, spinal muscles, and feet (which all function together to maintain one’s sense of stability) may be individually involved or in combination.  The services we provide are difficult to come by and are unique in an ENT office where the treating physician can oversee your progress.  Treatment plans are designed by our Physical Therapist who has been trained at an advanced level in balance care.   Many of the tests can be performed in the office by various members of the team.  If necessary, one of the professionals may make additional recommendations to complement your personal plan.  Our desire is that you get back to work, to the beach, on a boat, or whatever it is that you most enjoy so you can Love Your Life!!!

Mission Statement

Blue Water Ear Nose & Throat with Balance and Therapy by FYZICAL® is committed to patient centered care.  To this end, Dr. Lait and her team want to provide competent, compassionate care that starts with listening to your needs, collaborating with your desires and managing your treatment in a manner that is best suited to your unique situation.  At the completion of your visit, we want you to like us and respect us, but ultimately, we want you to TRUST us.

That should mean that:

  • You will feel comfortable sharing your story with us.
  • You will allow us access to information from your other caregivers to prevent duplication of tests that could have financial impact in addition to health consequences.
  • You will know that we will always try to serve your needs close to home but will advise you when we feel it is best for you to see a different provider or get another opinion.
  • You will feel free to ask questions and expect honest answers; as a patient, it is your RIGHT to be informed.

Our Commitment

Customer Service is extremely important to us.   An outstanding experience should start with making your appointment.  For that reason, we have employed an online system that allows you to view available appointments and book them at your convenience—no more waiting on hold.  We know your time is valuable.  Whether you have to get to work, to family, or to the beach; whether you live here year-round, seasonally, or are here only briefly on vacation, we will do our best to be available to suit your needs.

We will also aim to make your waiting room experience as pleasant and calming as we can.  Our hope is that availability of online forms will simplify and expedite the check in process.  If you have access at home, you can fill them out in the comfort of your living room and return them securely online prior to your appointment.  This will allow us, in most situations, to have your information available when you walk in the door.  When this is not possible, you will be able to to fill them in our waiting area; if this is the case, we do encourage you to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

While it is our desire to see you in a timely manner, we treat each person individually.  This necessarily means that some appointments will run short and others long.  It is our desire to keep you informed of any delays and want you to know that we will never shorten your visit as a result of an earlier delay.

Blue Water ENT is proud to be a member of The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

Offering treatments for problems involving the ear nose and throat to clients of all ages.

FEATURING

  • Medical management
  • Surgical management
  • Hearing services including custom hearing aid fittings
  • Full service audiology testing
  • Medical management
  • Surgical management
  • Hearing services including custom hearing aid fittings
  • Full service audiology testing
  • Comprehensive diagnostic testing for inner ear and balance problems
  • Rehabilitative therapy for dizziness, imbalance and fall prevention
  • Licensed Physical Therapist with certification in Vestibular Therapy
  • Comprehensive diagnostic testing for inner ear and balance problems
  • Rehabilitative therapy for dizziness, imbalance and fall prevention
  • Licensed Physical Therapist with certification in Vestibular Therapy

Ear Nose & Throat

Our goal is to offer as many ear, nose, and throat and head and neck services as possible to make us your one stop shop.

Physical Therapy

Dizziness, balance and fall prevention involve many overlapping areas.  The reason we look at it here is because the inner ear is almost as important as the brain in controlling the functions that impact our sense of where we are in space.

Audiology

Now hear this!  Our audiologist will perform your hearing test which is necessary in the evaluation of your hearing as well as many other ear nose and throat complaints.

Surgery Information

Instructions and care to help provide you with the necessary information so you can heal sooner and ENJOY YOUR LIFE!

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING DIZZINESS?

Be sure to schedule your appointment today!