Casper, WY ENTs
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 since 1975. Dr. Eugene Podrazik arrived in 2001 at the retirement of Dr. Christensen, and Dr. Cope Norcross joined the practice in 2006. Dr. Caleb Wilson joined the practice in 2017. Dr. Brittany Greenbaum joined the practice in July of 2023, and Dr. Ashton Ritchison joined the team in September of 2023.
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.
We won’t stop until you get the results you’re looking for. Schedule an appointment today and meet our team of ENTs. Call us at 307-337-9383.
Meet the ENT Team
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.
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.
Cope Norcross, M.D., 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.
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.
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Caleb Wilson, M.D.
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 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.
Brittany Greenbaum, D.O.
Dr. Greenbaum is originally from Casper, Wyoming. She graduated from the University of Wyoming. She received her medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015.
Meet the Audiology Team
Our audiology staff at Wyoming Otolaryngology are specially trained in the prevention, identification, assessment, and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. They are Board Certified by the American Academy of Audiology and are required by state and national governing boards to complete ongoing education in professional, technical, and ethical areas of their discipline. Our hearing specialists have a team of support staff who accompany them to provide unique and insightful care to the community.
Shannon Thomson, HIS
Hearing Instrument Specialist
Shannon Thomson, Hearing Instrument Specialist, has been part of the Wyoming Otolaryngology team for 11 years. She began as a hearing instrument technician, trained under Cheryl Drost, AuD, and in 2011 received her certification as a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist and earned her board certification as a Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) in 2015.
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Ashton Ritchison, AuD, CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Ashton Ritchison was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and she is extremely excited to
give back to the community she grew up in. Dr. Ritchison earned her Bachelor’s degree with
honors in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wyoming and went on
to complete her Doctorate of Audiology at the University of Utah.
When not in the office, Ashton loves cooking, traveling, and playing golf with her husband. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family and their two miniature schnauzers, Marvel and Lillian.
• Doctorate of Audiology- University of Utah
• Bachelor of Science- Communication Sciences and Disorders- University of Wyoming
• Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
• Licensed Dispensing Audiologist
o New York
o North Carolina
o Rhode Island
o South Carolina
o West Virginia
o Audiologic Evaluations for Compensation and Pension Disability Claims for the Department of Veterans Affairs
o Adult Audiometric Evaluations
o Amplification and Assistive Listening Technology
o Aural Rehabilitation