Specializing in adult and childhood allergies, asthma, and immunologic disorders in Abilene and the Big Country Area.    Click here for shot schedule changes.

Dr. Gary Goodnight

Effective April 1, 2023 Dr. Gary Goodnight moved his medical practice from ENT specialist of Abilene located at 1233 N. 18th to Abilene Allergy – ENT located at 3 Hospital Dr., near Hendrick hospital south. At the new location, the practice will be offering a complete range of allergy, asthma and immunology as well as in office management of common ear, nose and throat problems.

Dr. Goodnight will be in practice at 3 Hospital Dr. with his daughter, Dr. Ashley Hall, who specializes in allergy, asthma and immunology. Dr. Hall and Dr. Goodnight are excited about this new opportunity to serve their patients and we think you’ll like this new Southside location.

Dr. Hall and Dr. Goodnight look forward to working with you and your primary care physician to help maximize your health and quality of life.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Goodnight, or for more information, please contact Abilene allergy and ENT at 325-437-3600. Fax 325-437-2395.

More About Dr. Goodnight

I graduated from Meade High School in Kansas in 1971 and then attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) on a track and field scholarship, where I earned a degree in Pharmacy. I owned and operated a pharmacy in Shawnee, Oklahoma, from 1976-1981, and during this time, I became a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) in Oklahoma. I then attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Health Science Center-College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 1985, and completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surgery at various hospitals in Detroit. I began practicing as an Otolaryngologist at Palm Beach ENT in Florida in 1990 before relocating to Abilene, Texas, in 1996, where I have served as Chief of Otolaryngology, Chief of Surgery, and Chief of Staff at Hendrick Medical Center.

I currently serve as the Health Authority for Abilene Taylor County Public Health District and am a member of various professional medical associations, including the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, and the American Osteopathic Association. In April 2023, I will be starting a private practice in Medical Otolaryngology with my daughter, Dr. Ashley Hall, who is a Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist as well as a Board Certified Pediatrician. Alongside my professional career, I have also maintained an active interest in aviation, holding various flight certificates and remaining current as a Commercial Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, and Instrument Rated Pilot.

West Texas Allergies

Millions of people are affected by allergies, from pollen to dust. Allergies can cause long-term problems with the ear, nose and throat and need to be dealt with by an allergist. ENT problems caused by allergies often look like headaches, coughing, runny nose and sneezing. DR. GOODNIGHT works along with DR. ASHLEY HALL (BOARD CERTIFIED ALLERGIST) to diagnose and treat WEST TEXAS ALLERGENS.

Ear Infections

An ear infection is often the result of the cold and flu virus but can also result .from AN EFFUSION in the MIDDLE EAR. It’s essential to know the difference between ear pain that is the result of an INFECTION (which could require antibiotics) and ear pain caused by ALLERGIES. An ear infection will also make you feel irritable, could stop you from sleeping and cause HEARING LOSS AND DIZZINESS.


When you suffer from VERTIGO it feels like the room is turning or spinning. This is often caused by an inner ear problem, such as acute labyrinthitis or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

Sleep Apnea And Snoring

This happens when only a limited amount of air can get to your lungs at night. It can stop you breathing in your sleep which is both dangerous and very debilitating as we all need sleep to recover and recharge. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include choking sounds, morning headaches, memory loss, snoring and pauses in breathing.

Hearing Loss

Many people experience a degree of hearing loss as they get older and this can be a common ENT problem. Loud noises tend to age the ears faster. Working with DR. GOODNIGHT (BOARD CERTIFIED ENT SPECIALIST) will lead to the DIAGNOSIS AND CAUSE of the hearing loss and will give you access to tools such as hearing aids.

Impacted Ear Cerumen

Ear wax can cause hearing loss and office treatment to remove and clean the ear canal with evaluation of the ear drum can result in significant hearing improvement.

Sinus Infections

This often presents as similar to the common cold, as allergy nasal symptoms or a chronic cough but is caused by bacteria and will often require antibiotic treatment. A sinus infection usually comes with other symptoms, such as teeth pain, a headache, coughing, fever, congestion and discoloured nasal discharge.

Acid Reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux)

This occurs when stomach acid rises up into the esophagus and irritates the throat and voice box. It can be very uncomfortable as it causes heartburn and a HOARSE VOICE. Treatment is often simple and may involve medication and/or changes to diet.

Voice Hoarsness (Dysphonia)

Changes in one’s vocal quality can occur from allergies, laryngopharyngeal reflux, vocal cord polyps, or tumors. Office evaluation with VOCAL CORD VISUALIZATION is of utmost importance in the DIAGNOSIS AND CARE of all voice concerns.

Thyroid Diseases

Evaluation and medical management of thyroid nodules or abnormal thyroid labs which lead to metabolic and heart concerns.

Neck Mass Evaluation

A neck mass can represent a benign change like infection or a concern of cancer.

Head And Neck Cancer Screening

Some ENT problems may be caused by cancer, such as tumors in the ear canal, nose, mouth, tongue base, voice box. HEAD AND NECK CANCERS are often associated with ALCOHOL, SMOKING, SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCTS OR OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS

About Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle medicine is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes the use of lifestyle interventions to prevent and treat chronic diseases. The six pillars of lifestyle medicine are:

  • Nutrition: A healthy diet that emphasizes whole, plant-based foods and limits processed and animal-based foods can help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
  • Regular physical activity: Regular exercise is important for maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, and improving mental health.
  • Adequate sleep: Getting enough sleep is important for overall health and well-being. Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to an increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
  • Stress management: Chronic stress can have negative effects on physical and mental health. Techniques such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can help manage stress and promote relaxation.
  • Avoidance of risky substances: Avoiding substances such as tobacco and excessive alcohol can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and liver disease.
  • Mental Health And Positive social connections: Maintaining positive social connections with friends, family, and community can have a positive impact on mental health and well-being.

By incorporating these six pillars into their lifestyle, individuals can improve their overall health and reduce their risk of chronic diseases.