About Us

About Us and Our ENT Practice

We appreciate and thank you for your interest in ENT For Kids, the Midlands premiere choice for pediatric ears, nose and throat care, sleep services, and hearing evaluation and treatment.  At ENT For Kids, our main focus is on caring for kids.  That is why our office provides a kid-friendly environment filled with books, stickers, as well as the newest kid movies to entertain their young minds and keep them focused on having fun.  We want your children to always enjoy their visits with us.

 

Our pediatric ENT doctor and medical staff are trained to provide young patients with a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of their ears, nose, and throat, as well as their head and neck.  After an evaluation and diagnosis, our ENT staff will provide appropriate, comprehensive, and caring treatment options for your child’s ears, nose, or throat.  If ever there is a need for additional or further treatment, we will schedule follow-up appointments at your family’s convenience.  We also provide child hearing and audiology services in partnership with the Columbia Hearing Center.  We are also very happy to have access to our own audiologist, Maria Hetlinger, AuD.

 

Our pediatric ENT care is driven by seeing a child’s smile.  In order to see their smiles, we want to do what we can to ensure you and your child always have a pleasant experience.  If there is ever anything we can do to make your visit better, please let us know.

 

Our pediatric ENT office is now located in Fontaine Business Center near Highway 277 in Columbia, SC.  We are right near the South Carolina Retirement System Building.  For driving directions to our office, please visit our office location page.

Our Mission Statement

To provide a caring and kid-friendly environment where little patient ears, noses, and throats matter most.

More About Us and Dr. Garner at ENT For Kids

 

To find out more about us, please visit ENT For Kids now in Fontaine Business Center in Columbia,SC.


Fred T. Garner, MD, FACS

At ENT For Kids, our practice is unique to offer the services of Dr. Frederick Tatum Garner, who has been fellowship trained in Pediatric Otolaryngology, and is board certified in both Otolaryngology as well as Sleep Medicine.  He is the only pediatric ENT specialist in Columbia, SC with these unique credentials.  Dr. Garner currently has 21 years of medical experience caring for children in the Midlands of South Carolina as a pediatric otolaryngologist.  He now specializes in the treatment of ear and sinus infections, hearing loss, and sleep disorders.  In 1992, Dr. Garner began treating young patients in Columbia after completing his fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis while attending Washington University.  He is now affiliated with and performs ENT surgical services for local hospitals in Columbia.  Dr. Garner’s current hospital affiliations include Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and the Palmetto Surgery Center.

Medical Education and Professional Training

Dr. Fred T. Garner earned his medical degree and received professional ENT training from the following educational institutions:

Board Certifications in Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Medicine

Fred Garner, MD, FACS is ENT Dual Board Certified in:

  • Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine
He also completed Fellowship training in Pediatric ENT surgery.

Awards and Professional Associations

Dr. Garner is a current member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  He has also received multiple Patients’ Choice Awards (in 2008, 2009, 2012) awarded through patient voting.

 

ENT For Kids and Dr. Garner are affiliated with the American Academy of Otolaryngology.Dr. Garner has received the Patients' Choice Award several times as selected through patient voting.