Doctors

Kevin R. Rust, MD

Undergraduate: North Carolina State University

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Residency: University of Florida

Board Certifications: American Board of Otolaryngology 1997 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)

Dr. Rust began his practice in Otolaryngology here at Greenwood Ear, Nose, and Throat. He is a North Carolina native, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University, obtained the honor of Valedictorian and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Rust then earned his Medical Degree from The University of North Carolina School of Medicine- also graduating with Honors and Distinction in 1991. He completed his General Surgery Internship in 1992 and his Otolaryngology Residency in 1996 at the University of Florida. Dr. Rust brings to Greenwood the latest technology in endoscopic sinus treatment of snoring and sleep disorders, and head and neck cancer management. He and his wife, Lynn, make their home in Greenwood. They have 2 daughters. Dr. Rust enjoys golfing, gardening, fishing, and church related activities.

Gregory Tarasidis, MD

Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology

Medical School: Emory University

Residency: Washington University

Residency: Washington University – Head and Neck Oncology, Microvascular Flap Reconstruction

Board Certifications:  American Board of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery 1989 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)

A native of Radford, Virginia, Dr.   Tarasidis received a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from Georgia Tech,   graduating with highest honors. He received his Medical Degree, Magna Cum Laude,   from Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Tarasidis completed his general surgery   internship and otolaryngology residency training at Barnes-Jewish   Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, MO where he also completed a   fellowship in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction. Dr   Tarasidis has also served as the President of the South Carolina Medical   Association (SCMA). He brings to Greenwood ENT the full range of general   otolaryngology, including endoscopic sinus surgery, laser surgery, and surgery   for snoring and sleep disorders. Dr. Tarasidis is board certified in   otolaryngology-head and neck surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He and his wife, Jamie, have two children. He enjoys hunting, and water sports.

Kyle W. Scates, M.D.

Undergraduate: Lake Superior State College

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Residency: State University of New York, Syracuse

Board Certifications: American Board of Otolaryngology 1998
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)

Dr. Scates began his otolaryngology practice at the Greenwood Ear, Nose, and Throat. Born in Lansing, Michigan he comes to Greenwood from Okinawa, Japan where he was stationed while serving in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Scates earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Lake Superior State University and graduated Cum Laude. He then received his Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, graduating with High Distinction in 1992. Dr. Scates completed his General Surgery Internship in 1993 and his Otolaryngology Residency in 1997 at SUNY Health Science Center Syracuse, obtaining his board certification in Otolaryngology in 1998. Dr. Scates uses the latest technology in endoscopic sinus and otologic surgery and is experienced in pediatric and head & neck surgery. He also provides ENT Allergy expertise.

Doctors of Audiology

Heather H. Armstrong, Au.D.

HeatherDSC_0164Undergraduate: Columbia College

Graduate School: Louisiana Tech University

Clinical Training: San Francisco, California

Board Certifications: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

Heather H. Armstrong is a Doctor of Audiology at the Hearing and Balance Center of Newberry Ear, Nose, and Throat. She was born and raised in Newberry, SC and after graduating from Newberry High School, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia College. Heather then traveled to Ruston, Louisiana to attend graduate school at Louisiana Tech University. She completed her dissertation “A Communication Process Training Model for Use by Audiologists in Counseling” as well as her residency year in San Francisco, California in April of 2007. She worked in a private practice Audiology setting in the Bay area of California and at a non-profit hospital. Heather and her husband, Mickey have two beautiful daughters and currently reside in Newberry. She has received awards for research in the field of Audiology and really enjoys being able to improve patients overall quality of life. Heather is board certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). She looks forward to working with patients in and around her hometown.

Arlene Hicklin, Au.D.

DSC_0165Undergraduate: University of South Florida

Graduate School: University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida

Clinical Training: Bay Area Audiology in Webster, Texas

Board Certifications: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

Arlene Hicklin received her Doctorate of Audiology degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is board certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Arlene recently moved to South Carolina in 2013 and joined the Greenwood ENT staff in late November of the same year. When she is not with patients, she enjoys spending time working out at the gym or leisurely running outside at sunrise.