The Quail Creek Ear, Nose and Throat Center began in 2007 with one simple idea – to provide the finest care for disorders of the ear, nose and throat in a comfortable, friendly environment.
"Finally, a REAL doctor with integrity!!There's not another ENT in between Amarillo and Dallas that I would even suggest seeing. I spent 6 years with another group of "doctors" that just kept blowing off my symptoms, saying "it's just allergies". It took Dr. Cunningham 15 minutes to diagnose what could've cost me my life! He's smart, funny, caring & will tell you the way it is, even if it's hard. I ended up having surgery that I had to go to Dallas for & the doctor he referred me to was just as awesome! As far as wait time, there was only 1 time that I had to wait about 30 minutes but, the way I look at it is that he spends all the time necessary to answer EVERY question I have & doesn't rush"
"We asked our pediatrician to refer us here, because it was the first available appointment & we were concerned that our daughter (18 mo) had hearing issues that was affecting her development. Our son had tubes in his ears from a Lubbock facility, so we had a little experience with this previously. The wait time was quick, within 15 min. We loved Kassidy (audiologist). She is great with kids & very calming for a concerned mother. Then, we were able to visit with Dr Fichandler. He was very kind, informative, and also great with kids. The overall appt was within an hour (with hearing exam, audiologist, and ENT). Highly recommend Quail Creek ENT. Thank you for taking great care of us!!"
"He came highly recommended from friends. I've had difficulty with my sinuses for years, and he has finally gotten things under control. Bless him! He is pretty funny, and has a wonderful bedside manner. He has always explained things very well so that my family and I understood things. A gem!
Dr. Samuel J. Cunningham
Dr. Cunningham was born in Panhandle, Texas. After graduating from Panhandle High School, he attended Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Dr. Cunningham attended the University of Texas Medical Branch Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences where he received a Master’s of Science and Doctorate in molecular biology. After completing medical school at UTMB, Dr. Cunningham completed a one year research fellowship where he studied gene expression in laryngeal cancer. Following this he completed a residency training in otolaryngology/ head & neck surgery in Galveston.
Dr. Cunningham enjoys hunting and fishing and is a life member of Texas Bighorn Society, Wild Sheep Foundation and several other conservation organizations. He holds an advisory position on the Texas Bighorn Society Board of Directors. Dr. Cunningham is the president of the Potter-Randall Medical Society for 2013 and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Cunningham’s practice includes all areas of otolaryngology but his primary interests include pediatric ENT and allergy treatment.
Dr. Robert H. Stroud
Dr. Stroud was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. At age 16, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated from Crowley High School. He then attended Texas A&M University graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry. In August 1992, he enrolled at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and graduated with high honors in May 1996. He was accepted into the residency program in otolaryngology/ head & neck surgery in Galveston, completing this in 2001. He then moved to Amarillo where he has been in private practice.
He and his wife Kristin were married in 1995. They have four sons, Will, Jack, Bear and Charlie. Aside from spending time with his family, Dr. Stroud enjoys hunting, fishing, running and weight training.
Dr. Stroud’s practice includes all areas of otolaryngology but his primary interests include sinus and nasal diseases and surgery, allergy treatment and pediatric ENT. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. He has completed fellowship training with the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Dr. Craig E. Fichandler
Craig Fichandler, M.D., joins us in practice at Quail Creek after practicing for several years in Louisville, KY. Prior to that practice, he completed a Rhinology Fellowship at the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Center under the guidance of one of the pioneers of functional sinus surgery, Dr. Frederick Kuhn. He is the only fellowship-trained rhinologist in the region and specializes in complex adult and pediatric nasal and sinus disorders, including the medical and surgical treatment of chronic sinusitis, allergic fungal sinusitis, revision sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, skullbase and sinonasal tumors, computer guided surgery, and other nasal disorders. Dr. Fichandler remains committed to treating the full spectrum of adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, including the diagnosis and treatment of allergies. Dr. Fichandler earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at James Madison University in Virginia, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and with distinction. He was a member of multiple honor societies at James Madison University, including the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity. He remained in Virginia to continue his medical education at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Fichandler completed his surgical internship at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago prior to arriving at the University of Louisville for his Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) residency. During his residency he conducted research and presented his findings at national conferences. His dedication to otolaryngology was recognized during his chief resident year, when he received the Serge A. Martinez Award – awarded to the resident who has contributed the most in maintaining a standard of excellence in the University of Louisville Otolaryngology program.
He is board certified and is a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Fichandler’s active community involvement led him to volunteer for medical missions to Morocco and the Philippines. Additionally, he spent time working for the American Cancer Society, which sparked his interest in ear, nose and throat surgery. Dr. Fichandler’s wife Anne is an Amarillo native, and a practicing surgical oncologist in the area. They enjoy being back in the panhandle, and spend their free time enjoying cooking, home improvement projects and spending time chasing after their sons. He also enjoys bicycling, the visual arts and is an admitted technology addict.
Dr. Wyatt J. Weinheimer
Wyatt Weinheimer, MD, was born and raised in Groom, Texas. He graduated from Groom High School and then attended West Texas A&M College of Business, where he graduated Magna cum Laude.
He helped manage and establish a local roofing company before he realized his true calling was in medicine. He was accepted into medical school at Texas Tech Health Science Center in Lubbock, where he graduated with honors in 2012.
He then completed an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio in June 2017.
Dr. Weinheimer is board certified and is a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
He and his wife Jessica and their four children are happy to be back home to serve the Texas Panhandle and the surrounding area.
Dr. Weinheimer’s enjoys all aspects of otolaryngology with special interests in thyroid and parathyroid disease, head and neck cancers, pediatrics, sinus and nasal disorders, and voice disorders.
Marlee DeMots, Au.D., CCC-A
Marlee was born and raised in Dalhart, Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from West Texas A&M University in May of 2014. She completed her Doctorate of Audiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in May of 2018. Marlee is licensed to practice audiology in the state of Texas and a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her passion in audiology is pediatric testing and adult hearing aids. She enjoys spending time with her family and Yorkie and Corgi.