Cape ENT Group

Outstanding ENT Care in Cape Girardeau

Cape ENT Group is an established ear, nose, and throat practice that serves adult and pediatric patients in the southeast Missouri and southern Illinois regions, as well as patients in western Kentucky.

Contact us at 573-335-4448.

Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Cape ENT Group is offering FREE head and neck cancer screenings on Tuesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 18.

Symptoms of head and neck cancers may include:

  • Neck masses/lumps
  • Jaw swelling
  • Chronic sore areas
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing
  • Ear pain
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • And more

If you are experiencing symptoms, register for a FREE screening by calling 573-335-4448.

Cape ENT Group specializes in all medical and surgical aspects of the ears, nose and throat, including:

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Hearing difficulties
  • Ear surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Voice and swallowing problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Allergy testing
  • Allergy immunotherapy
  • Endocrine diseases
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Other head and neck cancers


Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

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Saint Francis audiologists are licensed medical professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in children and adults. They also assess and treat other ear-related problems such as ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or positional vertigo (BPPV). Audiologists have comprehensive knowledge of the auditory and vestibular systems (inner ear) and specialized training in how to accurately prescribe, fit and adjust hearing aids.

At Saint Francis, our audiologists and ear, nose and throat (ENT) physicians work together to make sure you are receiving the best care possible. Our audiologists use a wide range of diagnostic procedures to evaluate your hearing loss and determine if a referral to an ENT physician is needed.

Treatment options for hearing loss vary depending on the type and severity of loss. If amplification is recommended, our audiologists will work with you to determine the hearing aid or other hearing assistive device that will best fit your needs.

Allergy Testing

Cape ENT Group is dedicated to helping patients identify their allergens and improve their quality of life related to allergy in various ways. Cape ENT Group has over 15 years experience diagnosing and treating skin allergies.

What is Allergy?

Allergy is a condition, often inherited, in which the immune system of the affected person reacts to something that is either eaten, touched or inhaled.

  • Fifty million people in the U.S. experience various types of allergies each year
  • Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.
  • Nearly one in three U.S. adults and more than one in four U.S. children reported having seasonal allergies
Cape ENT Group allergists
Cape ENT Group allergists Cassie Svehla and Darlene Daniel

Allergy Symptoms

Some common allergy symptoms:

Watering Eyes

Allergy Triggers

The most common triggers for allergies:

  • Animal Dander
  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Trees

Allergy Testing

Patients 5 years of age and older are eligible for allergy skin testing. These tests screen for 37 individual allergens in the form of prick testing and intradermal testing to determine precisely what allergens are affecting the patient’s immune system.

Allergy Treatment

Treatment is individualized based on the patient’s response during testing and discussed with our ENT provider. Treatments may include medications or allergy immunotherapy in the form of injections or sublingual therapy.

Call the Allergy Clinic Line at 573-331-5686 to schedule a screening with the Allergy Coordinator. A referral is not required. Cape ENT Group does not administer food, medication or venom allergy testing.

Reviews for Cape ENT Group

Karolyn Graff

Dr Sachs very thorough addressing diagnosis and treatment options. He mad sure to answer all my questions.

Don Jones

Dr. Sachs took care of my problem efficently and promptly. I was well pleased with all aspects of the care provided by Dr. Sachs. However, after six days I continued to have a lot of pain where the growth was removed inside my mouth. I called and talked to a nurse about the possibility of there being some kind of prescription mouth wash that would relieve the pain. She said she would check and get back to me. At present I am going into the 8th day, still in pain with no relief.

Deborah Clifton

Ms. Jaing is the audiologist at Cape ENT Group and recently I have had an issue with dizziness, and after Ms. Jaing performed the Epley maneuver, I am no longer dizzy. Thank you so much!!

Bob Lewis

Loved my interaction with Dr. COONCE. Very honest and caring! His staff was excellent too!

Bryan Bridges

Erica was excellent. She listened to what my problem was, she ran multiple tests until she figured out the solution and made a plan for me going forward. So many in the medical field just push you out the door wether they've helped or not, and she took the time necessary to help me.

Marilyn Schmidt

Excellent care, explains everything so it's easy to understand. Easy to get along with and he has a great sense of humor. Highly recommend!!

Twani Norton

He is very thorough with a wonderful down to earth personality.