Sore Throat

The throat is a tube that carries food to the esophagus and air to the windpipe and larynx. A sore throat can happen for many reasons. Often flus and colds cause sore throats. Other causes include allergies, mononucleosis, smoking, strep throat, and tonsillitis.

Programs + Services


Ear, Nose + Throat (ENT) - Head + Neck Surgery

Tufts Medical Center's Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) in Boston treats a variety of conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat and sinuses.
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Voice + Swallowing Center

Tufts Medical Center’s Voice and Swallowing Center in downtown Boston offers a range of cutting-edge treatments for disorders of the larynx.
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Doctors + Care Team

Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS

Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Interim Chair, Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery; Otolaryngologist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3030
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Head and neck cancer, management of thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism, head and neck reconstruction including microvascular techniques, management of radiation-related complications

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Richard O. Wein, MD, FACS

Richard O. Wein, MD, FACS

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8711
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Head and neck surgical oncology, head and neck reconstruction, management of salivary and thyroid disorders, management of radiation-related complications, maxillofacial trauma, sleep apnea and sleep endoscopy

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