A virtual learning JRMC-U will help parents and grandparents understand more about care for little ears.

Ear, Nose & Throat Physician Dr. C.P. Barton III is offering a Facebook Live at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 30, answering “Why does my child need ear tubes?”

Dr. Barton joined JRMC in 2022. He has decades of experience, serving babies, children and adults.

He hopes to address indications for ear tubes, treatments, recovery and what happens after surgery.

“One common question is ‘can my child still go swimming?’” Dr. Barton said. “Most of the time, the answer is ‘yes, they can.’”

Addressing ear pain and chronic ear infections is important, Dr. Barton said. Without treatment, a child could struggle with speech and hearing development.

“If we can offer care in the toddler years, children usually progress just fine,” he said.


Jamestown Regional Medical Center offers virtual and in-person learning opportunities throughout the year. Called JRMC-Us, these events help individuals make informed choices about their health.

“We care about this community. If we can offer learning opportunities like JRMC-Us, people can find a home-based solution for their needs. If home remedies don’t work, individuals can at least know what treatment options are available,” said JRMC President & CEO Mike Delfs. “Missing work and life to see a doctor can be a challenge, so we want to remove as many barriers as we can.”

The ENT JRMC-U is virtual because virtual is more convenient for young families, Delfs said. It’s available exclusively on the JRMC Moms Facebook group. After the event, parents and grandparents can find the full recording at jrmcnd.com. View the JRMC Facebook page.

“Parents can view the Facebook Live when it works with their schedules, whether that’s during a lunch break or after the little ones tuck in for the night,” he said.


Future JRMC-Us include Mention the Unmentionables for moms, on Oct. 6. Featuring JRMC OB/GYNs, Drs. Gregg McAdoo and Emily Stromquist, as well as Nurse Practitioner Makenzie Breitbach, the team hopes to offer women’s health education specific to moms.

“We know women of childbearing age have questions that are unique to them,” Dr. Stromquist said. “This event makes it easy for those women to learn about their health.”

Mention the Unmentionables is set for 5:30 pm, Thursday, Oct. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Snacks and complimentary childcare are available.

November’s JRMC-U features education regarding below-the-belt health, featuring Urologist Dr. Brent Williams. The event is set for noon, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Two Rivers Activity Center.

To learn more about Ear, Nose & Throat care or future JRMC-Us, visit jrmcnd.com.