Melissa Sikes, FNP-C—Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Sikes, FNP-C—Nurse Practitioner

Alexiou Hearing & Sinus Center would like to welcome to our team, Melissa Sikes, FNP-C. Melissa will be specializing in dermatologic oncology (skin cancer evaluation, diagnosis and treatment) and will be welcoming new patients while assisting Dr. Michael Alexiou in taking care of our existing patients. The team at AHSC are thrilled to work with […]

HPV vaccination: Girls AND Boys need it!

Currently in the state of Virginia, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination is required for all girls entering school. Immunizing boys is not required. Whether a parent opts to immunize their son for HPV is between them and their pediatrician, and many adopt not to. Let me share with you why this is a serious mistake. […]

Sleep improved after sinus surgery

Are you not sleeping well?  Perhaps you should consider the health of your sinuses!  A new study in JAMA (141:873-881) reports that individuals with chronic sinus disease have a higher chance of having sleep disruption than healthy individuals.  The reasons for this association are currently not understood.  Certainly, most would acknowledge that breathing through your […]

Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancer a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find THURSDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) — About 340,000 cancer cases in the United States could be prevented each year if more Americans ate a healthy diet, got regular exercise and limited their alcohol intake, according to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). (more…)

Can you hear me now? More teens can’t

One in every five teens has at least a slight hearing loss. Many experts suspect the primary cause is the use of headphones to listen to portable music. August 18, 2010|By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times Teenagers aren’t necessarily tuning out adults; they simply might not be able to hear them. (more…)

Kristin Sewall, Ph.D.—Audiologist

Dr. Sewall is the in-house audiologist at Alexiou Hearing and Sinus Center. She earned her doctorate at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia in Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing. (more…)

Michael Alexiou, M.D.—Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Alexiou is a head and neck surgeon certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. He has worked in his field since 1997 and in 2001, he began private practice in Harrisonburg, Virginia, focusing on endoscopic sinus surgery, skin cancer […]