Ear, Nose & Throat

Lake Regional ENT & Audiology is located at 1029 Nichols Road, Suite 301, in Osage Beach. ENT services are also available at outreach locations in Eldon and Versailles.To schedule an appointment, call 573-302-2864. UPDATE: Nichols Road is now open from Osage Beach Parkway to Amory Road. Click here for an updated route map. 

You can access the Lake Regional campus from Osage Beach Parkway (Bus. 54) using Nichols Road but not from the Osage Beach Expressway; signs directing traffic to use the Case and KK exits will remain in place on the expressway. Watch traffic devices and signage for directions.

Otolaryngologist Edward Barns, M.D., FACS is board-certified in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions that include ear infections, throat conditions such as enlarged tonsils and adenoids, sinusitis, and diseases and disorders affecting structures of the neck and face.

Dr. Barns also provides outreach services in Lebanon and Versailles. Click here for information on days, times and contact information to book an appointment with Dr. Barns at an outreach location.

 Meet Lake Regional’s Otolaryngologist, Edward Barns, M.D., FACS  

ENT Services

Areas of Expertise


Disorders of the nose and sinuses such as sinusitis, nose bleeds, stuffy nose, loss of smell, polyps, tumors and deviated septum


Treatment by medication includes allergy shots and sublingual allergy drops (under the tongue), as well as  avoidance of  environmental factors such as pollen, dust, mold, food, and other sensitivities that affect the ear, nose and throat. Symptoms can include hay fever, seasonal and perennial rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, laryngitis, sore throat and otitis media.


Lake Regional Audiologist Jonathan Wilson, Au.D., CCC-A, evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, and balance disorders in patients of all ages. Dr. Wilson works in close collaboration with Dr. Barns to treat patients whose hearing loss requires medical or surgical treatment. This collaboration allows Lake Regional to provide comprehensive hearing health care in one convenient location at the Lake Regional ENT & Audiology. Learn more about audiology services at Lake Regional.


Disorders of the throat that include voice, sore throat, hoarseness, swallowing disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), infections and tumors

Head and neck

Cancerous and noncancerous tumors in the head and neck (nose/sinuses, mouth, throat, voice box, and upper esophagus), including the thyroid and parathyroid.

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Diseases in children with ear, nose and throat problems including ear infections, tonsil and adenoid infections/enlargement/surgeries, airway problems, and allergy/sinus disease and head/neck tumors.

Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20)

The Sino-Nasal Outcome Test is a questionnaire designed to help define your symptoms and provide relevant information to your physician. Answer the questions, ranking the symptoms you've experienced over the past two weeks. After completing the survey, please print and bring it to your appointment.

Click here to download the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test.