Joe S. Chomchai

Joe S. Chomchai, M.D.

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  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Joe Chomchai, M.D., is an otolaryngologist with MidMichigan Physicians Group. He specializes in diseases of the ear, the nose and sinus, the neck and associated glandular structures of the head and neck (thyroid, parotid, parathyroid), associated cancers, and sleep disorders that are treated by surgery. Dr. Chomchai treats patients of all ages at his offices in Mt. Pleasant and Alma.

Dr. Chomchai chose to specialize in otolaryngology because of the balance it offers between medically treating patients and doing procedures, and because of the variety of conditions to be treated. “Otolaryngology is a broad field,” he explained. “It involves oncology with head and neck cancer, plastic surgery, dermatology with skin cancer, allergy as it involves sinuses, pediatrics and even orthopaedics for facial fractures.”

He said the development of fiberoptics and endoscopes have made sinus surgery much easier and safer for patients. “I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to learn sinus surgery without the endoscope,” Dr. Chomchai said. “It allows for dramatically increased visualization of several areas of the head and neck, such as the larynx and sinus cavities, which are normally quite small and hard to illuminate.”

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Chomchai said his goal is to improve his patients’ health and quality of life. “I strive to provide ethical, high quality, state-of-the-art care. I find my work is very satisfying because most people see their condition significantly improved,” he said. While some problems can’t be cured, many can be controlled he said. “Improving someone’s hearing or controlling their allergies can improve their quality of life.”

He believes it is important to educate his patients. “I feel I am a teacher in my field of expertise,” he said. “I want my patients to learn about the diagnosis and the treatment options available to them. I enjoy keeping abreast of the latest information and research to further educate my patients so that together we can make the best possible choice for their health care.”

Special Interests and Procedures

Dr. Chomchai’s special interests include endoscopic sinus surgery using image enhanced surgical navigation, surgery for snoring and sleep apnea, hearing aid evaluation and consultation, thyroid and parathyroid surgery and balloon sinuplasty.

Dr. Chomchai and his family have enjoyed living in the Mt. Pleasant area since 1999. As a family, they enjoy participating in a variety of sporting events including hockey, soccer, competitive cheer and softball. Dr. Chomchai also volunteers time every two weeks to work with Central Michigan University faculty and graduate students at a speech and swallow disorder clinic.


  • Male

Year Began Practicing

  • 1999

Board Certified

  • Otolaryngology


  • English


Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE


Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI


Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Audiograms
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery without Navigational System
  • Tympanometry
  • Surgery for Snoring & Sleep Apena
  • Skin Cancer Surgery with Reconstruction

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Michigan State Medical Society


"I strive to provide ethical, high quality, state-of-the-art care. I find my work is very satisfying because most people see their condition significantly improved."

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • Optum VA Choice
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • TriCare Humana
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • McLaren Health Plan - Commercial
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

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  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat)

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MyMichigan Physicians Group

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