Dr. Early and her staff recognize that your choice of physician is driven both by the doctor’s competency and personality. With ear, nose and throat problems, you need an otolaryngologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at our office every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues.  We look forward to getting to know you.

Susie Early, MD, PC
Elizabeth K. Susie Early, MD has been in private practice in Columbia MO since 2004.  She completed her residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Missouri – Columbia Hospital and Clinics.  Prior to her residency she completed her undergraduate and medical degrees with honors at the University of Missouri – Columbia.  She is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and maintains her maintenance of certification through the American Board of Otolaryngology.

She enjoys seeing adult and pediatric patients for a variety of ENT problems.  Specific areas of interest include tonsil and adenoid problems, eustachian tube dysfunction and ear infections, endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal airway problems, hearing loss, minor ear surgery and hearing aids.

Dr. Early is married to Dr. Matt Thornburg and they have 3 sons.  She loves living in Columbia and has been a tiger fan for decades.

Staff Information

Charlotte Strawn, MHS, CCC-A

Charlotte Strawn, MHS, CCC-A is our full time audiologist.  She earned her Master’s in Audiology in 1987 from the University of Missouri.  Since that time she has been in private practice in central Missouri.  She provides hearing exams, custom mold fittings, and hearing aid evaluations/fittings.  She has over 25 years of experience and we all feel lucky to have such a kind and competent individual on our staff. 

All of the office staff is here to help you have an efficient and pleasant office experience –please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.