At Wyoming Otolaryngology we believe the patient should be the focus of our attention and efforts.
About Wyoming Otolaryngology:
Your partner, in your healthcare.
We take the time to listen to you and perform examinations with consideration to your comfort and dignity. We educate you about your condition and give you options for possible treatments. We work to help you to overcome your condition and regain your health. We strive to be partners in your healthcare.
Wyoming Otolaryngology was founded in 1967 and is one of the oldest medical practices in the state of Wyoming. Initially founded by Dr. Kent Christensen, Dr. Joseph Vigneri joined the practice in 1974. In that same year the practice became the first medical partnership in Central Wyoming and the next year became the first medical corporation. We started, and have had uninterrupted audiology services 1975. Dr. Eugene Podrazik arrived in 2001 at the retirement of Dr. Christensen, and Dr. Cope Norcross joined the practice in 2006. Dr. Cheryl Drost joined to provide audiology services in 2009. Colby Butler joined the practice in 2013. Dr. Caleb Wilson joined the practice in 2017. Dr. Chere Fourie joined the practice in 2018.
Always seeking to advance patient care with new techniques and technology, in 1990 Wyoming Otolaryngology became the first ear, nose, and throat practice in the state to perform endoscopic sinus surgery. Since the 1980’s the practice has been one of the largest allergy practices in the state and the first to employ sublingual immunotherapy in 2007. Wyoming Otolaryngology continues to honor this heritage of advanced medical and surgical care to this day.
Cope Norcross, MD, FACS, FAAOA
Cope Norcross is from Cody, WY and graduated with honors from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX.
He completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Norcross has been practicing in Casper since 2006.
He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is an active participant in their maintenance of certification program. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (FAAOA), and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Eugene Podrazik, M.D.
Dr. Podrazik grew up in Chicago. Following graduation from Northwestern University with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1980, he earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College in 1984 and completed his otolaryngology residency at Northwestern University in 1989.
Following training, Dr. Podrazik served for three in the U.S. Navy as department head of otolaryngology at Naval Hospital Orlando and a deployment to Operation Desert Storm.
In 1993, he moved to Houston, Texas to work for the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. He then moved to Casper in January 2001 to join Wyoming Otolaryngology.
Caleb Wilson, MD
Dr. Wilson is originally from Kaysville, Utah. He graduated summa cum laude from Weber State University. In 2012 he received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Wilson completed residency training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in 2017 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
Dr Wilson is a board certified member of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He enjoys treating patients of all ages. He spends his free time playing volleyball or outdoors with his family and he is excited to call Casper, Wyoming his new home.
Cheryl Drost, AUD, F-AAA, ASHA-CCC-A
Cheryl Drost, Doctor of Audiology, has been in practice for over 23 years. She is experienced in diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing instrument counseling, and the fitting and verification of adult and pediatric populations. Additionally, her experience extends from private practice, hospital and educational settings to private auditory training as well as hearing instrument and cochlear implant recipients.
Cheryl enjoys hunting and shooting, archery, fly fishing, cross county skiing, the cold winters, and new culinary experiences. She is happy to call Wyoming home. “I love what I do and I love where I live.”
Colby Butler, APRN, NP-C
Colby grew up in Sheridan, Wyoming and recently moved to Casper from Saratoga, Wyoming. She is a graduate from the University of Wyoming Family Nurse Practitioner program, graduating with honors in 2012.
She is a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Colby spent one year practicing in Family Practice and Urgent Care before joining the Wyoming Otolaryngology team, where she has received extensive training with our onsite Otolaryngologists.
Colby enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, cooking, and being outdoors.
Chere Fourie, AU.D, CCC-A, F-AAA
Chere earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology and Deaf Studies in 2014 and her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology in 2018 from Towson University, Maryland.
She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
She is Board Certified through the American Board of Audiology. Her special interests include adult and pediatric diagnostics, hearing instrument services, electrophysiologic testing, tinnitus, and sign language.
In her spare time, Chere enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and exploring new places in Wyoming.
Let us answer your questions.
What is Audiology?
Audiology is the study of hearing and hearing related disorders. An audiologist is the professional who specializes in evaluating and treating people with hearing loss. Audiologists have extensive training and skills to evaluate the hearing of adults, infants and children of all ages. Audiologists conduct a wide variety of tests to determine the exact nature of an individual’s hearing problem. Audiologists present a variety of treatment options to patients with hearing impairment. Audiologists dispense and fit hearing aids, administer tests of balance to evaluate dizziness, and provide hearing rehabilitation training. Audiologists work closely with physicians when the hearing problem needs medical or surgical evaluation.