Our Doctors

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Dr. Brian J. McCool

Dr. McCool was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He is a 1992 graduate of Vanderbilt University, and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. McCool completed his general surgery internship and the first year of his Otolaryngology (ENT) residency at the University of Texas-Houston. He completed his training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at West Virginia University in 2003.

Dr. McCool is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and is a fellow and member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

He has practiced medical and surgical ENT in Birmingham since 2003. His practice interests include pediatric ENT, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, facial reconstructive surgery, and sinus surgery.

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Dr. Tarika Bhuta

Dr. Bhuta graduated with Phi Beta Kappa Honors from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 1994 and received her medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honors from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1998. She then went on to complete her general surgery internship and first year of Otolaryngology (ENT) training at the University of Cincinnati. She completed her training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at West Virginia University in 2003.

Dr. Bhuta is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She is a fellow and member of the Amercian Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Bhuta has practiced medical and surgical ENT as well as allergy in Birmingham since 2003. She is one of two practicing female Otolaryngologists in the Birmingham area. She focuses her practice on snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, facial reconstruction/rejuvenation, pediatric ENT, and thyroid surgery.

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Jackie Battle, MS CCC-A

Jackie Battle, MS CCC-A, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and a Master of Science in Audiology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Jackie has been an audiologist in Birmingham for 32 years, and has accumulated vast knowledge and experience working with hearing disorders in both adults and children. She focuses on hearing aids and amplification devices for adults. Jackie uses different manufacturers to find the most effective hearing device for each patient’s hearing loss. By regularly attending continuing education seminars, she stays well informed on the latest technology in the hearing healthcare world.

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Rachel Lynch, Au.D CCC-A

Dr. Lynch was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her Doctorate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Alabama. Rachel completed her externship at the Memphis VA Medical Center. Upon recently returning to Birmingham, Dr. Lynch worked in the Manhattan area dispensing hearing aids for the adult population. Rachel has a special interest in adult amplification and aural rehabilitation. Rachel is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice audiology in the State of Alabama. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.