Ear, nose and throat specialist joins Bothwell medical team

Peter Gochee, MD

Dr. Peter Gochee, a board-certified otolaryngologist, has joined Bothwell Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT).

Dr. Gochee is in private practice in Kansas City and will see and treat patients on Mondays at Bothwell ENT. He will diagnose and treat most ear, nose and throat conditions including hearing and balance disorders, ear infections, nose and sinus problems including allergies and throat problems such as tonsillitis, difficult swallowing, salivary gland disorders, facial skin cancer and many other conditions.

Prior to opening his own practice, Dr. Gochee worked for Ascentist Healthcare in Lakewood, Missouri, serving patients in Lakewood, Belton, Lee’s Summit, Carrollton and Butler. He has also worked for Saint Luke’s Health System, University of Kansas City Medical Center and several hospitals in Australia.

Dr. Gochee earned his medical degree at University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York, and a doctorate in Philosophy at University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and a fellowship in advanced ear surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Australia. He said he chose the ear, nose and throat specialty because of the wide age range of patients he can treat.

“I enjoy the ability to work with babies, children, teens and adults, men and women alike,” Dr. Gochee said. “I especially enjoy outreach services and helping patients in high-need communities.”

Marvin Smoot, Bothwell Clinic Operations vice president, said Dr. Gochee’s experience managing patients in a variety of settings will be beneficial to the health center.

“Dr. Gochee will care for patients in the clinic and perform surgeries in the hospital,” he said. “He has years of experience treating general and specialty ear, nose and throat conditions. Having him here will allow people who need this care to stay in Sedalia and not travel long distances.”

Dr. Gochee said he is joining Bothwell because he wants to make an impact and provide full-scope ENT services for all ages.

“I believe in combined decision making,” he said. “Patients need to know the why and how of their treatment plan, as well as the underlying physiology and pathology to better understand the reasoning for the treatment. My patients appreciate this aspect of my patient care model, and I hope to incorporate that in my services here at Bothwell.”

To schedule an appointment to see Dr. Gochee, call Bothwell ENT at 660.826.5226 or Centralized Scheduling at 660.829.8888. The clinic is located on the third floor of the Bothwell Healing Arts Center at 3700 W. 10th Street.