Aerodigestive CARe Clinic

Massoud Building - First Floor
910 Blackford Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Clinic Information
Referral Requests
423-778-5437 (Phone)
423-778-7507 (Fax)

ENT – Gastroenterology – Pulmonology – Therapy Services

CARe stands for Comprehensive Aerodigestive Resources at Erlanger. This multidisciplinary clinic specializes in evaluating and treating children with complex airway, respiratory, feeding, and GI disorders in a team setting. It is located within Children’s Hospital Multidisciplinary Clinic.

Areas of Treatment

  • Aspiration/Dysphagia
  • Craniofacial Syndromes
  • Difficult Airway/Airway Reconstruction
  • Down Syndrome
  • Esophageal Atresia/TEF
  • Feeding Difficulties/Oral Aversion
  • Achalasia
  • Reflux with Asthma/Chronic Cough
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction

The Aerodigestive Team

Alicia Andrews, DO
Alicia Andrews, DO


Matthew Kreth, MD
Matthew Kreth, MD

Joel Ledbetter, MD
Joel Ledbetter, MD
 - Pulmonology

Chris St. Charles, MD
Chris St. Charles, MD - Ear, Nose, & Throat

Ashley Ewton, BSN, RN-C
Ashley Ewton, BSN, RN-C - Clinic Coordinator

Audrey Smith, MS, CCC-SLP
Audrey Smith, MS
, CCC-SLP - Speech Therapy

Mary Jane Thomas, MCD/CCC-SLP
Mary Jane Thomas, MCD/CCC-SLP - Speech Therapy

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