About

Dr. Beth McNulty grew up in Western Kentucky and moved to Louisville for her undergraduate education. She then went on to receive her medical degree at the University of Louisville and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Upon graduating from medical school, she completed her residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Louisville. It was during this time that she discovered her true passion in ENT, Otology & Neurotology. She went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Triological Society, and American Neurotology Society, among others. She is also board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

McNulty is excited to be back in her home state with her husband, Nathan, and their children, Reagan and Anthony.

Personal Statement

I specialize in pediatric and adult hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and imbalance, chronic ear infections and skull-based tumors. I see children and adults.

The reason I chose this specialty dates to medical school. I remember the first time I experienced the restoration of hearing, and the magic. It was a lady who had been basically deaf on one side for about 20 years because of scarring of the ear canal, and she was trying on a bone-anchored hearing aid.

When that device restored her hearing, tears immediately came to her eyes. It was really moving for everybody in the room, and I knew then that’s what I wanted to do.

I think one of my strengths as a physician is that I’m able to listen to and relate to my patients. Being a Kentucky native gives me a certain advantage with our patient population, for sure.

I try to step back when I’m counseling patients and think, ‘How would I treat my mother? How would I treat my child?’ I try to bring that to every patient encounter.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
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    Beth McNulty, MD - UK HealthCare

Training & Education

Degree

University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Residency

University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Fellowship

Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery, Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Otolaryngology

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.7 out of 5
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The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Happy as a hog in fresh slop!

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    Dr McNulty was great!

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    I saw Dr. Thiel first he was very caring and listened to my concerns, he did a great job. I then saw Dr. McNulty and she is always the best.

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    Kind. Compassionate. Understanding. Knowledgeable. We have to keep her on board. She is amazing. I have been to Family Practice and UTC with essentially a 'it's okay, just point ointment on it' response for MONTHS. Dr McNulty took a look and KNEW the answer and issues. She didn't write me and my pain off. She is the only one who has and she was so caring in the process of Dx and treatment discussions.

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      She gave me an example of what she meant which was very helpful. Also answered my questions. Very kind
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      Very good
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      Dr. McNulty is Great!!! I strongly feel she will figure out what's causing my symptoms.
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      She seems rushed / frazzled during my appointment. I felt a little brushed off
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      Greatly appreciated how very thorough and informative the doctor was in our appointment.
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      Dr. McNulty was very kind and explained my symptoms and each check she did. She helped reassure my main concerns. I appreciate her kindness and taking the time to explain everything to me.
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      She had her mind made up before she came in the room that it couldn't possibly be ENT or ear related. Asked why I kept the appt. She did look in my ears and check my jaw, but really provided no treatment suggestions or things try. Said if it happens again to contact them again. Felt very rushed through.
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      Very good medical attention.
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      She is a wonderful provider who listens, and makes you feel comfortable.
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      I have recommended this practice.
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      The finest attention I have ever received.
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      Dr McNulty was outstanding in every possible way. This was a much better experience than I had 30 years prior with another physician. The physician resident was also very good.
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      I was impressed with the information I received which helped me to understand the decisions I would need to make.
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      Doctor Beth McNulty was excellent in all ways. In addition to immediately fixing my initial concern she made certain she scheduled me to be tested for a health problem I had forgotten. She is outstanding in her concern to fix patients. And, of course, professional and personable.
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      Dr. McNulty listened to my questions and gave me good information.
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      Amazing
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      Provider was fantastic
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      She was very nice bur wasn't helpful at all
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      Not bad
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      Good
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      Love Dr. McNulty. She answered all my questions
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      Again, Dr. McNulty is at the top of her game. We tell everyone about how she is the best ENT in Lex. In our eyes. She is so thorough and friendly.
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      I'm grateful.
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      I believe this diagnosis or exam would be something I would call a process of elimination to get to the real issue. She did a great job with that and answered all of my questions in an easy to understand and caring
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      Excellent visit with resident and doctor in charge. Both deserve recognition for genuine care and compassion. I did ask a question thru MyChart after the appointment and do hope to receive a response soon
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      I'm assuming wait times may not always be long. I'm very pleased with Dr. McNulty.
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      Horrible experience. She was condescending, rude, and unprofessional.
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      Feel very secure in my care from my dr and staff and uk is great
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      Dr McNulty is EXCELLENT
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      I was seen by a different physician due to being fit in as urgent. The physician I saw explained the differences in approach to treatment and was very appropriate in doing so.
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      Dr. McNulty is an excellent dr.
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      Very good experience, thank you
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      The doctor was very kind.
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      Everyone was great
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      My visit was a very good experience and I think Dr. Beth McNulty is the very best. I would recommend her to friends and family!!!
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      I felt like she just rushed through my care. Although she explained what she thought was happening and some possible treatments, she spent very little time hearing from me. She practically ran out the door and I had to actually stop her in order to ask the questions I had.
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      Dr was excellent, very knowledgeable, kind.
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      Dr Beth McNulty is excellent. Explains everything. Listens answers all your questions and gives advice
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      It was a very good experience all around.
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      Doctor was more concerned about her own agenda than my ideas and concerns. Audiologist and resident were very attentive and caring. McNulty was not very understanding or attentive. Prioritized treatments I wasn't interested in and didn't help me with the plan I set for myself.
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      Good.
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      Very professional experience
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      Very nice, professional and efficient.