Dr. James J. Slater DO, FAOCO - Board Certified in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Slater studied his undergrad at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1990-1993. He then graduated with honors earning his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1998 from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. From 1998 to 1999 Dr Slater Did a General Surgery Internship at Doctor’s Hospital of Stark County through Ohio University. 1999-2002 He did his Residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Facial Plastic Surgery at Doctor’s Hospital of Stark County through Ohio University. From 2002-2003 Dr Slater was a Chief Resident in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Facial Plastic Surgery at Doctor’s Hospital of Stark County through Ohio University. Dr. Slater then moved to Cheboygan, Michigan in August 2003 to work for Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. In 2005 Dr. Slater became board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Slater established Northwoods Ear, Nose & Throat, PC in 2006.

Northwoods ENT office was primarily in Cheboygan, Michigan from 2006-2012. We moved when Cheboygan Memorial Hospital closed their doors in 2012. Our primary office is now in Petoskey. We also see patients in Cheboygan 2-3 times per month.

Today, Dr. Slater lives with his wife Christi and their 6 beautiful children in Petoskey, Michigan.

Maria Thompson, MA, CCC-A - Audiologist

Maria was raised in Swartz Creek, MI. She received her first BA in English Literature from the University of Michigan and second BA in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Michigan State University. She earned her Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Connecticut.
Maria has worked in the medical setting throughout her career, first with the University of Massachusetts, then a ten-year faculty position at the University Of Connecticut Medical Center. Most recently she was instrumental in developing a cochlear implant program through ProHealth Physicians Hearing & Balance. Her specialties are diagnostic audiology, Cochlear Implants and implantable hearing devices, Vestibular evaluation, and amplification in adults. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She currently holds licensing in Audiology both in Michigan and Connecticut.
Maria is pleased to have returned to her home state and enjoys hiking, kayaking and exploring the beauty of Michigan with her husband and three children. And we at Northwoods ENT believe that Maria is an asset to our practice as well as our patients.

Christi Slater, COPM - Practice Administrator

Christi has been with Northwoods ENT since the opening in 2006. Christi is a part of the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators and holds Certification in Otolaryngology Practice Management.
Christi is a native of Cheboygan and moved to Petoskey with her family and the practice in 2012.


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Northwoods Ear, Nose & Throat, PC

Dr. James J. Slater DO, FAOCO

Maria Thompson MA, CCC-A

(231) 348-5900

Petoskey Location:

2611 Charlevoix Ave.
Petoskey, MI 49770


Cheboygan Location:

125 N. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

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