Welcome To Southwest Ear, Nose and Throat
Serving Our Community for Over 20 Years
At Southwest Ear, Nose and Throat, we recognize that you have a choice when it comes to your healthcare provider. This website contains information about our doctors, locations, hours, emergency practices and more. The more you know, the more comfortable we hope you will be.
We believe our website is the best way for you to stay connected to our practice and get the highest quality of care possible. We also provide 24/7 access to an array of information on many common healthcare topics including chronic ear infection, hearing loss treatment, sleep apnea treatment, in-home sleep study, allergy testing & treatment, sinus infection treatment, and more!
On behalf of all our professionals and staff, we welcome you to our practice, and look forward to helping you preserve a lifetime of good health.
Getting an allergy test can help you find out what you’re allergic to, whether it’s through eating, touching, or breathing in. Allergy tests are usually skin or blood tests and can help you avoid risky situations that you may not want to find yourself in.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the front of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone, which controls your metabolism, temperature regulation, and keeps your muscles and organs working properly.
Nearly half of adults snore, and over 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring and sleeping disorders are more frequent in males and people who are overweight, and usually worsens with age.
Head and Neck Cancer
Michael E. Prater, MD
Dr. Michael E. Prater graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Organic Chemistry, before attaining a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry from CSU-Hayward, where he graduated first in his class. He then graduated Valedictorian in medical school at the University of Colorado. While at the University of Colorado, Dr. Prater was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national academic honor society given only to the top students. He further received the Medicine Student of the Year for the University two years in a row. After medical school. Dr. Prater trained at the University of Texas Medical Branch under internationally renowned head and neck surgeon Dr. Byron J. Bailey, where Dr. Prater spent the second of two Chief Residency Years specializing in head and neck cancer. Dr. Prater moved to Lake Havasu City in 2000 and has been in private practice serving the tri-state area.Meet Michael E. Prater, MD