Brien W. Tonkinson, MD, Otolaryngologist with Central California Ear, Nose & Throat

Get to know Otolaryngologist Dr. Brien W. Tonkinson, who serves the population of Fresno, California.

Dr. Brien W. Tonkinson is an established Otolaryngologist who continues to provide exceptional care and support to his patients within Central California Ear, Nose & Throat in Fresno, California. He is also affiliated with Fresno Community Medical Center and St. Agnes Medical Center. Featuring over two decades of experience in his field, he has a special expertise in the treatment of conditions relating to the ears, nose, and throat, trauma reconstruction, and head and neck surgery.

Dr. Tonkinson’s career in medicine began in 1995, when he graduated with his Medical Degree from the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. After medical school, he completed his internship with the William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Driven to further his knowledge and expertise, Dr. Tonkinson undertook his residency training with Brooke Army Medical Center.

Dr. Tonkinson is board certified in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and he has dedicated his life to providing the highest standard of quality care to his patients. Moreover, he served the in United States Army as an underwater medicine doctor in Key West, Florida. Dr. Tonkinson is committed to keeping current with the new developments, guidelines, and procedures in his field, and he strives to provide the best outcomes for his patients. He attributes his success to his faith in God, and when he is not assisting patients, Dr. Tonkinson enjoys scuba diving.

Otolaryngology is a medical specialty which is focused on the ears, nose, and throat. It is also called otolaryngology-head and neck surgery because specialists are trained in both medicine and surgery.  An otolaryngologist is often called an ear, nose, and throat doctor, or an ENT for short. This medical specialty dates back to the 19th century, when doctors recognized that the head and neck contained a series of interconnected systems. Doctors developed techniques and tools for examining and treating problems of the head and neck, eventually forming a medical specialty.

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