Doctors

D. Spencer Darley, MD

image_riddleDr. Darley attended medical school at George Washington University and then completed an ENT residency at State University of New York, Upstate. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in Otology/Neurotology at the Silverstein Institute in Sarasota, Florida. Being Utah County’s only fellowship-trained otologist, Dr. Darley brings specialized training and experience to treating ear, hearing, and balance disorders for both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Darley is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and is a member of the American Neurotology Society and the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Born in Utah, Dr. Darley is an avid outdoorsman.  You can frequently find him, his wife, and four kids in the mountains skiing, camping, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and fishing.

Phillip Chaffin Jr, MD

image_riddleDr. Chaffin brings specialized training and experience to Utah County’s growing population of children and adolescents. He provides treatment for all ear, nose, and throat issues, from tonsils and ear infections to advanced issues like cochlear implants and congenital neck masses. Dr. Chaffin attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, completed an ENT residency at the University of Minnesota, and then finished a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Ohio State University. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Jen Coy, NP

image_riddleJen graduated from the University of Utah with a Doctorate Degree in Nursing. She is also certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Jen works with Dr. Shipley at Peak ENT and Dr. Darley at the Hearing & Balance Institute. Prior to joining the practice, Jen worked at Intermountain hospitals in same day surgery and post-operative care.

Curtis Thomas, AuD, CCC-A/SLP

image_riddleAlthough a farmer at heart, Dr. Thomas has dedicated his career to helping others with ear and hearing conditions. Dr. Thomas received a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders from Utah State University, a master’s degree in communicative disorders from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Utah State University, and finally a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida. He is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Joseph Dansie, AuD, CCC-A

image_riddleDr. Dansie received a degree in communicative disorders from Brigham Young University and then obtained a Doctor of Audiology degree at Utah State University. He is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Dansie has specialized training and experience in assisting patients with cochlear implants.

Douglas Worthington, AuD

image_riddleDr. Worthington received a degree in audiology/speech language pathology from Brigham Young University and then obtained a Doctor of Audiology degree at Utah State University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Prior to joining the Hearing & Balance Institute, Dr. Worthington worked at the nationally acclaimed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where his responsibilities included the assessment of vestibular and balance disorders.

Steven Forsey, AuD

image_riddleDr. Forsey received a degree in communicative disorders from Brigham Young University and then obtained a Doctor of Audiology degree at Idaho State University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Forsey assesses hearing, performs diagnostic audiology and vestibular testing, and fits hearing aids on patients of all ages.

Sarah Cordingley, AuD, CCC-A

sarahDr. Cordingley completed her degree in communicative disorders and deaf education at Utah State University. She also received a Doctor of Audiology degree at Utah State University. Dr. Cordingley is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and a member of the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Dr. Cordingley has detailed and specialized experience working with children. She holds the Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC) from the American Board of Audiology.  Currently at the Hearing & Balance Institute of Utah and previously at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Missouri, Dr. Cordingley performs audiologic diagnostics, hearing aid fittings, auditory brainstem response testing (ABR), and cochlear implant programming.