Our Team of Hearing Professionals
Dr. Jeffrey Rice
Dr. Jeffrey Rice has over 21 years of experience as a clinical audiologist. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Brigham Young University in Communication Sciences in 1988. He then obtained his Master of Science degree in Audiology, also at BYU, in 1990. Following graduation, Dr. Rice was employed by Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in the Rehabilitation Department for 4 years. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1994 and became the Director of Hearing Services at the Oregon Ear, Nose and Throat Center. He obtained his Doctorate of Audiology in 2002 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.
As a licensed and certified doctor of audiology, Dr. Rice has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing related conditions and in the diagnosis of balance disorders. He is well trained in the use of digital technologies for helping the hearing impaired.
Dr. Rice prefers a partnership with his patients instead of the usual doctor-patient relationship. He would rather counsel and educate his patients throughout the process than tell them what they should do. He also tries to emphasize the need to involve more than just the person with hearing loss, specifically the spouse or other family members. He feels when one member of the family has a hearing loss, the rest of the family does too.
Dr. Rice was raised in Santa Cruz, California. He has lived on the Wasatch front in Utah for 12 years and in the Rogue Valley for the past 17 years. Dr. Rice enjoys cycling, outdoor activities, theater and music. He is active in his church and sings with the church choir.
Robert Lee also known as “Bobby” to family, friends, and patients has been a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist since 2003. Robert has been employed with Oregon Ear Nose and Throat Clinic since March of 2002. Robert has been living in the Rogue Valley since 1972. Central Point is where he calls home.
Robert married his lovely wife Sandy in 1986. They are raising 3 great kids, Megan, Jeffrey, and Stephanie. Megan and Jeff are attending OIT college in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Stephanie is a freshman at Crater High School in Central Point.
Robert has been serving the public since 1984 working at Living Opportunities as a Program Manager, Rogue Valley Dialysis Services as a Certified Dialysis Technician, and currently Oregon Ear Nose and Throat Center.
Robert enjoys fishing, especially fly fishing, and coaching kids in a variety of sports and levels. Robert and his family enjoy attending church at Table Rock Fellowship.
Robert enjoys working with his patients and helping them understand their hearing needs and goals.
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Dr. Tammie LeBlanc
Dr. Tammie LeBlanc earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy. She went on to serve as a Logistics Readiness Officer on Active Duty in the Air Force for 6 years, to include a combat tour in Iraq with the Army doing convoy security missions. Dr. LeBlanc is proud to have served her country, but after her time in Iraq, she wished to continue serving people in a different capacity. Volunteer work as a Neonatal Hearing Screener at a local hospital while stationed in Colorado led her on the pursuit to become an audiologist.
Dr. LeBlanc earned her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from A.T. Still University. She joined Oregon Ear, Nose and Throat Center in 2012. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She specializes in diagnostic and habilitative treatments for adults and children with hearing impairments.
Dr. LeBlanc’s goal is to provide the best quality of care for each patient’s hearing health needs. Outside of the office, her goals include one day becoming fluent in Spanish and also American Sign Language. Her Spanish language skills have allowed her to participate as a hearing tester on two medical missions in Mexico. It puts a smile in her heart in helping others.