If you’re searching for an ear, nose and throat specialist—who loves interacting with patients, you found one. Jonathan Mellema, MD, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon at Avera Medical Group Specialty Care in Brookings, SD. Inspired by his grandfather, a general surgeon, and his father, a family practice physician, Dr. Mellema has a strong lineage of medicine—although he original wanted to be an Air Force pilot.
Expert Care for Ear, Nose and Throat
Nothing can disrupt your life faster than issues with sinuses and allergies, ear infections or tonsil troubles. For the vast range of ear, nose and throat conditions, Dr. Mellema brings years of surgical experience in various patient situations, having practiced in rural settings. He specializes in providing expert and compassionate care for patients of all backgrounds and ages—from pediatric to geriatric.
His specialties include:
“Be your own health advocate,” says Dr. Mellema. “Seek a second opinion, and address issues right away before they become larger problems,” he adds as his advice to patients. His favorite thing about being a doctor is finding relief for his patients, and especially working with children.
In his free time, Dr. Mellema spends time with his family. He is an active sportsman and, depending on the season, can be found skiing, pheasant hunting, walleye fishing, watching football and hockey or playing video games with his children. He also enjoys reading, traveling and Crossfit exercising. His busy home includes many pets, such as dogs, cats, goats and chickens.
Hunting, fishing, reading, boating, water sports, movies, Crossfit, Minnesota Wild and Vikings