AMORY - The local medical community is welcoming Samuel Sprehe, M.D., FACS, to Amory. His office is located in the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center Clinic in Suite 1.
Dr. Sprehe's qualifications are: (1) Board certified in Otolaryngology amp& ENT Allergy (2) Undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, in zoology and microbiology (3) Medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City (4) Residency at Washington University, St. Louis, MO (5) Previously served on staff at Martinsville Memorial Hospital, Martinsville, VA; Eden Memorial, Eden, N.C.; Murray-Calloway County Hospital, Murray, KY (6) Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma Medical Scholarship Award (7) Outstanding Resident Teacher,Washington University (8) FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (9) Twenty years as a Virginia and North Carolina Medical Examiner.
A large portion of Dr. Sprehe's practice is devoted to allergy and asthma management. His wife, Pam, is a full-time allergy nurse.
"There are now new antibiotics for people with asthma that enables them to be taken off their inhalers," Dr. Sprehe said. "That makes a huge difference in their lifestyle."
He also stated that blood tests for allergies are now available.
Some of the treatments for allergies and asthma can be taught so the people can do it at home.
"We have discovered that a lot of disruptive behavior in children is related to food allergies," he said. "We see lots of kids in our practice and we like to keep them happy and healthy."
Dr. Sprehe offers the latest in hearing tests--a totally computerized hearing test in 14 languages.
His practice covers the routine of ear tubes and tonsils; tests for loss of smell and taste; thyroid problems; skin rashes, especially hives; and the usual ENT illnesses.
All medical records are electronic at Dr. Sprehe's office.
He has gained quite a reputation in working with head and neck cancers. He did his residency and was an Outstanding Residency Teacher at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, which is one of the top five medical facilities in the country involved with head and neck cancers.
The Sprehes have two sons in the Washington, D. C. area. They are hoping to entice their daughter to come to Ole Miss so she will be close by.
Dr. Sprehe is also an auditor and advocate for the Marriage Tribunal in the Catholic church. He also plays jazz and ragtime music on the piano and used to sing in church. He is also a home brewer.