Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates, LLC has a dynamic team of exceptional physicians who
are leaders in the community of knowledge in the field of ear, nose and throat medical
conditions; they represent the premier Oklahoma ear, nose and throat clinic.
In recognition of our incredible physicians, one physician will be featured each month in our
ENT blog as a way to help you to get to know our physicians and perhaps be better able to
decide which physician is right for you. For May, 2016, we are featuring J. Mark Gilchrist, M.D.
Dr. Gilchrist is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology since 1993 and is a
current member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and
Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology. The facilities he is credentialed with include Oklahoma
City’s Deaconess Hospital, Integris-Baptist and Integris Health Edmond, Mercy Health Center,
Surgery Center of Oklahoma and Summit Medical Center.
Dr. Gilchrist joined Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates in 1993 and has served as President
since 1998. He currently sees patients in our new Edmond clinic, 3824 S. Boulevard, Suite 160,
which opened in January, 2016! If you are interested in making an appointment with Dr.
Gilchrist or would like additional information about our practice, please contact his office in
Edmond at 405.562.1810.
Dr. Gilchrist enjoys spending time with his wife and children, snow skiing and golf are his
favorite sports and has a hobby of playing the acoustic guitar, he performs weekly in his
church’s worship band. He attributes his passion as a physician to his grandfather, Dr. Horace
Wood, an orthodontist in Dallas, as well as his uncle, Dr. Trevor Mabery, an otolaryngologist in
Dr. Gilchrist’s areas of expertise include:
Pediatric and Adult General Ear, Nose, and Throat conditions
Snoring and Sleep Disorders
Chronic Nasal and Sinus Disease
Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Dr. Gilchrist’s Education:
Wheaton College, Bachelor of Science, 1982
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1986
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Otolaryngology Residency, 1991
Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates strives to serve the residents of Oklahoma with excellent
medical care by offering seven Oklahoma City metro locations and three satellite locations in
Clinton, Chickasha and Lawton.
Heavy snoring can be caused by a variety of factors, but generally it happens when the muscles of your throat relax and the walls begin to vibrate when you breathe. The vibration increases as the airway becomes narrower, causing your snoring to become louder. If the throat collapses, you could have a cessation of breathing…
Ears are naturally self-cleaning, but sometimes ear wax can build up and become uncomfortable. In these cases, you may need professional ear wax removal. How do you know when it’s become bad enough to seek out professional ear care? Here are some symptoms to watch for and some advice on why some DIY methods should…
Something an Otolaryngologist can treat for you are Oral Lesions, or mouth sores, which may make it painful to eat and talk. Two common and recurrent oral lesions you may be familiar with are fever blisters (also known as cold sores) and canker sores. Canker sores and fever blisters are somewhat similarbut there are important…