Tracey W. Childers, DO
Specialties: Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, & Throat)
Areas of Expertise Allergy Testing, Ear Tube Placement, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Facial Lesions, Immunotherapy, Nearly Bloodless Tonsillectomy, Skin Cancer
Medical Education University of North Texas (Fort Worth, TX)
Internship(s) Oklahoma State University (Tulsa, OK; 1994-1995)
Residency Otolaryngology - Oklahoma State University (Tulsa, OK; 1995-1999)
Fellowship(s) Otolaryngology - Oklahoma State University (Tulsa, OK; 2009-2011)
Board Certification(s) Otolaryngic Allergy - American Board of Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology
Philosophy of Care There is so much more involved in patient care than providing a prescription. Learning to listen, asking the right questions and considering the patient’s perspective is key. Above all, I treat my patients the same way I want my own family treated.
Dr. Childers grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth region in Texas. Before coming to OSF HealthCare, she practiced for about 20 years in a rural community east of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She has always been a bit of a science nerd with a heart to help others, and these traits drew her to a career in medicine. During medical school, she quickly discovered a passion for the field of ENT, and her appreciation grew from there.
“I love that I am able to treat patients of all ages, and the diversity within the specialty is broad for such a small anatomic area,” Dr. Childers said. “My motto is to treat my patients as I want my own family treated. Not only do I enjoy listening, but I also try to focus on education. Many of the conditions I treat are related to chronic underlying factors, and when patients are able to see that, they can reap significant benefits.”
Dr. Childers has two daughters, with whom she shares a love of photography, art, traveling and singing together. She has also been an active participant in community theater productions for several years.