About Ocala ENT

Ocala ENT is the only practice in Ocala and Marion County providing the full range of services associated with Otolaryngology, including:

    • Surgery and medical treatment of the ears, nose, and throat
    • Nasal allergy
    • Hearing and balance testing and treatment
    • Facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery

Marion County’s Premier ENT Practice

Ocala ENT (originally Ocala Head & Neck) was founded by Christopher Bald in 1981. He was joined by William Thompson in 1985 and Scott Nadenik in 1998. In November of 2009, Christopher Schmidt joined the practice after the completing of his Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the Garcia Facial Plastic Institute in Jacksonville. Dr. Charles Grayson joined the practice in May of 2012, bringing many years of ENT experience from his previous practice in the panhandle.

We are dedicated to the highest quality of medical care under the direction of board certified physicians, nurses, audiologists, and speech pathologists. Our business staff strives to guide patients through the financial complexities of health insurance networks.

The physicians at Ocala ENT are independent practitioners who are managed by Medical Management of Ocala, Inc.

Transparency in Coverage file available here: transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com


Experienced Providers

All our physicians are board-certified or board-eligible in otolaryngology (i.e. they are Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists). Between them, our providers have more than 150 years of experience in this specialty!

Professional & Friendly Staff

We will treat you the way we would like to be treated if we were going to see a doctor. Insurance and the healthcare system can be confusing, we will do our best to help you navigate it to get the care you need.


On Call 24/7

Our physicians have partnered with all three of the local hospitals to provide 24/7/365 on-call coverage for acute ENT problems that arise in our community (Ocala Regional Medical Center, AdventHealth Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital)


Easily Access Your Records

Your records are easily accessible to you through our modern electronic medical record patient portal. You can also update your information, send a message to us, request a prescription refill, and more.