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Dr. Philip Scolaro

Dr Philip ScolaroDr. Philip Scolaro is a board-certified otolaryngologist servicing the South Plains area. He has been practicing in Lubbock since 1990. In his current practice, Dr. Scolaro focuses on ear, nose and throat-related illnesses, as well as head and neck surgeries. He treats a broad range of patients across all age groups for problems such as ear infections, chronic tonsillitis, septal deviations, sinus disease, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid disease, and cancers of the head, neck and mouth, and is adept at assisting in neurosurgery for the resection of transphenoidal tumors. He also has a strong interest in office based sinus balloon dilation surgeries.

Prior to practicing in Lubbock, Dr. Scolaro received his degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin before completing his medical degree and residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Dr. Scolaro is licensed to practice in the state of Texas and is a board certified member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery.

Doctorate of Medicine

staffThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Bachelor of Science

The University of Texas at Austin
Mechanical Engineering major
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Outside of the office, Dr. Scolaro enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Margaret, and 6 children- Mark, Kevin, Jack, Ella, Sophie & Presley. »

Dr. David Cuthbertson

Cathy Thackrey, AuD., CCC-ADr. Cuthbertson completed his undergraduate Education at the University of Texas at Austin, in Computer Science and Spanish. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency in Houston, where he was chief resident of the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association and American Academy of Otolaryngology. Dr. Cuthbertson treats all manner of ear, nose and throat related illnesses, but especially enjoys treating pediatric and sinus cases.

Doctorate of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at The University of Texas at Austin

Outside of the office, Dr. Cuthbertson enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling, and participating in volunteer and outreach programs

Cathy Thackrey, Au.D., CCC-A

- Audiologist

Cathy Thackrey, AuD., CCC-ADr. Thackrey has been providing audiology services to West Texas residents since 2006. The audiology services Dr. Thackrey specializes in include hearing evaluations for all ages, vestibular (dizzy) evaluations, and selecting, fitting and servicing hearing aids.

As a graduate student assistant, Dr. Thackrey worked on the Parent Support group portion of the Look, Listen and Learn project, which was a program for children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. At the 2005 Texas Speech and Hearing Associations annual convention, she presented a summary of the Parent Support Group data. For her graduate research project, Age and Gender Effects on a Temporal Gap Detection Task Utilizing Different Temporal Compression Rates, she evaluated the temporal gap detection abilities of normal hearing adult subjects from two different age groups and gender groups.

Dr. Thackrey is licensed to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Doctor of Audiology - 2006

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Allied Health

Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders - 2002

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Allied Health

Outside of the office, Dr. Thackrey enjoys cooking/baking and spending time with her family, including her two dogs, Winnie and Mattie.


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(22nd Street campus - formerly High Plains Surgery Center)
3610 22nd Street
Lubbock, Texas 79410
(806) 776-4772

(Quaker Avenue campus - formerly Covenant Surgi Center)
2301 Quaker Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79410
(806) 725-8801

Covenant Medical Center
3610 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79410
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4640 North Loop 289
Lubbock, Texas 79416
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