Audiologist moving her practice from Baker City to La Grande

By Mark Bogart for WesCom News Service October 16, 2013 09:15 am

Dr. Robin Maxon will be moving her practice, Eastern Oregon Audiology, from Baker City to La Grande. 

The current office at 1832 Main St. will close on Oct. 24 in order to open the new clinic on Nov. 5, Maxon said in a letter to patients.

The new location will be at 1613 Fifth St. (the former Med Spa building) in La Grande.

Maxon said that La Grande will be more centrally located for patients and will allow her to more effectively use new cutting-edge technology. She also said she will be able to work more closely with associated medical resources, such as pediatricians, a neurologist, and ear, nose and throat specialists.

Maxon, who lives in La Grande, also says the elimination of her daily commute will allow her to spend more time meeting patients’ needs. She plans to add Friday office hours to her schedule after the move.

New equipment will allow evaluation of problems deep in the cochlea, enabling Maxon to more effectively select therapy that matches patients’ needs, she said.

As an audiologist, Maxon said she always wants to understand the causes behind patient symptoms in order to determine the right treatments and access the right resources. 

She said people mistakenly think her role is primarily to provide hearing aids, but some conditions can be treated in other ways.

Dizziness is a major element in her field since it is often the result of inner ear problems. In fact, Maxon believes that people experiencing dizziness and vertigo should begin by seeing an audiologist, who can then refer them to the right resources.

“It has been a pleasure to serve patients in Baker City for 15 years,” Maxon said.

An open house is planned at the new La Grande clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20.

The clinic’s phone number is 541-605-0550.