ENT Physician Moves His Practice to the South Suburbs


(July, 2015) South suburban residents will now have the benefit of the skill, experience and expertise of noted board-certified otolaryngologist and head & neck surgeon Francis L. Hobson, M.D., as he moves his practice from the Kankakee area and joins the medical staff at Ingalls Hospital. He is accepting new patients at Ingalls Family Care Center in Flossmoor and Ingalls Family Care Center in Tinley Park. In addition to full-service ear, nose and throat care, Dr. Hobson performs cochlear hearing implants.

Dr. Hobson has special training in diseases of the ear and has been in practice since 2004. He has expertise in all ear, nose and throat disorders; traditional and minimally invasive sinus surgery; balloon sinuplasty; various sinus implants; head and neck surgery; allergies and rhinitis; dizziness and hearing loss; and cochlear hearing implants.

Dr. Hobson earned his medical degree at UCLA School of Medicine and completed his surgical internship at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He performed his head & neck surgery residency at Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles and completed an otolaryngology-neurotology and skull-base fellowship at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology; is an associate of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy; and a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Hobson has joined the practice of Primary Healthcare Associates, S.C., and will see patients at Ingalls Family Care Centers in Flossmoor and Tinley Park. In addition, his Flossmoor office location will feature a full-service audiology and hearing aid clinic. Formerly located at the main hospital campus in Harvey, the Audiology Clinic is staffed by licensed and certified audiologist Mary Lou Dovantzis, M.S., CCC-A and offers comprehensive hearing and balance evaluations, hearing aid fitting and services, consultations, and a full line of assistive listening equipment.

For more information or a consultation, call 708.798.0200.