John T. Parker, MD For an appointment call: 425.775.6651

Specialty:

  • Ear, Nose & Throat

Subspecialties:

  • Head & Neck
  • Pediatrics

Care Center:

Puget Sound Ear, Nose & Throat

Clinic Locations:

  • Edmonds
  • Swedish Mill Creek
Biography

John T. Parker is a board-certified otolaryngologist and believes in patient-centered care. 

He is the first physician in the state of Washington trained to offer Inspire therapy, an innovative new therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The Inspire® upper airway stimulation system is a fully implantable nerve stimulator, which works to keep your airway from collapsing during sleep. Inspire is indicated for treatment of patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea who are intolerant of CPAP therapy.

Dr. Parker practiced in Fort Collins, Colorado, before moving to Washington State. He volunteers with the Oregon and Western Washington Chapter of Healing the Children through mission trips to Guatemala, where he provides ear surgery and tonsillectomies to children in need.

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Education & Fellowship

Education
BA, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Residency
Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Affiliated Hospitals, Chicago, IL

Board certification
American Board of Otolaryngology

Professional Affiliations

Volunteer, Healing the Children, Oregon and Western Washington Chapter
Member, Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology


Awards

C.A.R.E. Award for exemplary patient care
University of Illinois Department of Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery — Resident Research Award

Surgical Facilities

Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery
Swedish Medical Center


The Inspire® upper airway stimulation system works by implanting a small device under your skin. The device is placed in an outpatient procedure at our ASC, with no overnight stay involved. Once implanted, the device works by delivering minute electrical impulses to selected nerves innervating the tongue musculature to keep the airway open during sleep. You receive a remote control to activate the device during sleep and inactivate it while awake. Studies have shown the treatment to be highly effective in preventing airway obstruction and to be well tolerated by users. Over 1,600 patients throughout the United States have received Inspire implants.

Dr. Parker, who is board certified in otolaryngology, is the first physician in the state of Washington trained to offer Inspire therapy. Proliance is proud to be among the first to offer this treatment.

To contact Dr. Parker for a consultation regarding Inspire therapy, please call Puget Sound Ear, Nose & Throat at (425) 775-6651. Click here for more information on Inspire therapy.

 

How Inspire Therapy Works

Inspire therapy is a breakthrough obstructive sleep apnea treatment option now offered at IMS. While you’re sleeping, Inspire monitors every breath you take. Based on your unique breathing patters, the system delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, allowing the airway to remain open during sleep.

 

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