Physicians Hearing Center at ENTcare

4300 W Main St Ste 403 Dothan, AL 36305

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Julie Ann Rikard,


Dr. Rikard earned her doctorate in Audiology from the University of Arizona, and she has been employed with ENTcare for the past 20 years.  As director of Physicians Hearing Center, she has led her team to be awarded one of the largest practice in the US for the past ten years by the American Hearing Aid Association.  Julie Ann believes in making a difference in people's lives through building relationships with each person and providing the highest level of care.  She does this by focusing on each person's individual needs.  Following a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Rikard personalizes a care plan to meet each individual's specific hearing healthcare requirements and lifestyle.

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Blakely Ellis,


Dr. Ellis earned her degree from Auburn University in 2012.  She is our newest addition to the Physicians Hearing Center team.  She was born and raised in Troy, AL, and Physicians Hearing Center is excited to grow the practice with an audiologist who has a lot of experience and is thoroughly educated.  Dr. Ellis has eight years of clinical experience, including a background in an ENT setting and specialty work with Children's Hospital in Birmingham, AL.  As a new resident of the wiregrass area, she looks forward to serving the community by providing patients with the best hearing healthcare available. 

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Gracie Herndon,


Dr. Gracie Herndon holds a doctorate in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. She graduated with her bachelor of science from Columbus State University then earned her master's from Louisiana Tech. Dr. Herndon has been serving patients at ENTCare for over 30 years. Gracie is board certified in Audiology and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech & Hearing Association, American Hearing Aid Association, and the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, farming, and fishing with her husband.


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Read 44 verified patient reviews for Physicians Hearing Center at ENTcare! Their average review score is 5 () from 44 reviews.

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“The Doctors went above and beyond! I would definitely say they’re the best hearing aid providers in the WIREGRASS area!”

of Dothan, AL   
10/21/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I have been wearing hearing aids for 20 years. My most recent pair from Physicians Hearing Center are the best technology I have ever experienced. I can truly hear and understand. I highly recommend seeing one of their doctors. ”

of Dothan, AL   
09/01/2020    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Physicians Hearing Center has been a life changer for our family. Both my parents can hear now, and the grandkids enjoy visiting with them again. Thank you so much!”

of Dothan, AL   
07/14/2020    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Wonderful receptionist and great hearing doctors. ”

of Wing, AL   
03/16/2020    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“My experience was very nice, happy, wanting to help. ”

of Cottonwood, AL   
03/16/2020    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

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Clinic details

Specializing in Life-Changing Hearing Healthcare

Physicians Hearing Center, a division of ENTcare, is your healthy hearing resource. For over 35 years, our team of ENT physicians and doctors of audiology have been providing patients the best hearing health care possible. Our talented staff consists of three otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctors), three audiologists, a certified nurse practitioner, and a caring support team. Whenever we see that medical treatment is necessary, we immediately notify one of our physicians. This allows for the most comprehensive hearing healthcare care in the tri-state area.  Physicians Hearing Center has been locally awarded the Best Hearing Aid Provider for the past 20 years!

Hearing care services

Physicians Hearing Center provides the following services:

  • comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adults
  • newborn hearing screenings
  • tinnitus evaluations
  • earwax removal
  • hearing loss counseling
  • hearing aid evaluations
  • real-ear verification testing (REM)
  • hearing aid sales
  • assistive listening devices
  • custom hearing protection
  • ear molds and swim molds
  • custom musicians plugs


Hours of operation

Monday8 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Tuesday8 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Thursday8 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Friday8 am - 12 pm
by appointment

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Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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