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Western Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists & Center for Hearing - Front Office Building

About our Clinic

Welcome to Western Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat, where we firmly believe that our patients are our most valued asset. Our practice is dedicated to providing exceptional care, and at our office, you will encounter a dedicated team of highly skilled professionals ready to serve you with compassion and expertise.

Our commitment to your well-being extends from the moment of diagnosis to the completion of your treatment journey. Our team is fully engaged in this process, ensuring you receive the best care at every step.

Our Board Certified physicians are not only highly experienced but also stay at the forefront of medical advancements by actively participating in several professional societies. This continuous education ensures that we offer you the most up-to-date and effective treatment options available.

In addition to our knowledgeable and caring staff, our practice is equipped with modern medical facilities and state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the highest standard of care. At Western Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat, you can expect the personalized attention and treatment you deserve, as we are committed to your health and well-being.

Our ENT Physicians

At Western Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat, our team of otolaryngologists is dedicated to providing the highest standard of patient care. Our ENT specialists share a common vision, rooted in trust and mutual respect, which serves as the foundation for every decision we make.

This collective approach enables us to harness our combined expertise, facilitating seamless collaboration to ensure that each patient receives the most effective and tailored treatment options available. Our otolaryngologists are all committed to delivering specialized care for conditions related to the ear, nose, and throat, collectively striving to improve the health and well-being of our patients.


Dr. Christopher Wenzel


Dr. Christopher Wenzel, a native of western North Carolina, has been dedicated to delivering healthcare services to the region for a combined total of 45 years, spanning across generations. Dr. Wenzel's journey in the medical field began in 1991 when he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Davidson College, and he furthered his education by attending Duke University Medical School, where he completed his studies in 1995.

His commitment to excellence continued with a comprehensive 5-year residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. During his residency, Dr. Wenzel also pursued additional training in the specialized field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, enhancing his expertise and skill set.

In 2001, Dr. Wenzel achieved board certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and he holds the distinction of being double board certified, having earned recognition from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. With a remarkable 19 years of experience in private practice, Dr. Wenzel has consistently upheld the highest standards of patient care and medical excellence.

He is an esteemed member of the Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, as well as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Wenzel's dedication is further exemplified by his completion of over 1,500 facial plastic and reconstructive procedures, complemented by his ongoing commitment to maintaining a comprehensive general ENT practice. Dr. Wenzel's vast experience, board certifications, and dedication to his patients make him a trusted and respected medical professional in western North Carolina.


Dr. Seth Rosenberg


Dr. Seth I. Rosenberg, MD, FACS, is a distinguished otologist with a primary focus on ear surgery and the comprehensive treatment of ear-related conditions. Dr. Rosenberg's expertise extends to his practice at the Florida Ear & Sinus Center in Sarasota, Florida, where he continues to provide exceptional care.

Board Certified in Otolaryngology and recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Rosenberg is deeply involved in various medical organizations, with membership in the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. In the year 2000, he achieved the esteemed status of becoming a member of the prestigious Triological Society and became one of the youngest members to be admitted into the exclusive American Otological Society.

A native of Poughkeepsie, New York, Dr. Rosenberg earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. His commitment to the field is underscored by the successful completion of his otolaryngology residency at the same institution. Subsequently, he pursued a specialized fellowship in otology and neurotology at the Ear Research Foundation, where he played a pivotal role in the forefront of the discipline.

Upon the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Rosenberg was invited to join the distinguished staff of the University of Pennsylvania. His dedication to advancing the field is further exemplified by his collaboration with renowned otologist Dr. Silverstein and his service as Vice President and Education Director for the Ear Research Foundation. Over the course of his career, Dr. Rosenberg has co-authored over 70 scientific publications, further solidifying his position as a leading figure in the field of otology and neurotology.

Dr. Rosenberg's rich background, extensive experience, and profound contributions make him a trusted and respected figure in the realm of ear-related disorders and surgery.


Jacob Jennings


Jacob Jennings, PA-C, has been an integral part of the Western Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists team for over 6 years, contributing to our commitment to delivering exceptional patient care. The addition of a physician assistant has been a pivotal step in making specialized medical services more accessible to the local community, addressing the high demand for specialty care in the area. This has not only reduced waiting times but has also ensured that patients receive specialized care under the direct supervision of Dr. Wenzel.

With a wealth of experience spanning more than 10 years, Jacob brings a diverse background to our practice, having worked in various healthcare settings, including Emergency Service facilities and Urgent Care Centers. His extensive experience and dedication to patient care make him a valuable asset to our team, allowing us to provide comprehensive and accessible medical services to our community.

Western Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, PLLC complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. 

Western Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, PLLC respecte les lois fédérales en vigueur relatives aux droits civiques et ne pratique aucune discrimination basée sur la race, la couleur de peau, l'origine nationale, l'âge, le sexe ou un handicap. 

Western Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, PLLC cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo. 

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