About

Dr. Beth McNulty grew up in Western Kentucky and moved to Louisville for her undergraduate education. She then went on to receive her medical degree at the University of Louisville and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Upon graduating from medical school, she completed her residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Louisville. It was during this time that she discovered her true passion in ENT, Otology & Neurotology. She went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Triological Society, and American Neurotology Society, among others. She is also board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

McNulty is excited to be back in her home state with her husband, Nathan, and their children, Reagan and Anthony.

Personal Statment

I specialize in pediatric and adult hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and imbalance, chronic ear infections and skull-based tumors. I see children and adults.

The reason I chose this specialty dates to medical school. I remember the first time I experienced the restoration of hearing, and the magic. It was a lady who had been basically deaf on one side for about 20 years because of scarring of the ear canal, and she was trying on a bone-anchored hearing aid.

When that device restored her hearing, tears immediately came to her eyes. It was really moving for everybody in the room, and I knew then that’s what I wanted to do.

I think one of my strengths as a physician is that I’m able to listen to and relate to my patients. Being a Kentucky native gives me a certain advantage with our patient population, for sure.

I try to step back when I’m counseling patients and think, ‘How would I treat my mother? How would I treat my child?’ I try to bring that to every patient encounter.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
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    Beth McNulty, MD - UK HealthCare

Training & Education

Degree

University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Residency

University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Fellowship

Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery, Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Otolaryngology

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.69 out of 5
39 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    May 17th 2022
    Excellent doctor. She listened and did a thorough exam. She explained the condition clearly and offered support. We were impressed.

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    April 26th 2022
    Dr. McNulty was very good about asking questions and telling me what she was going to do before doing it.

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    April 21st 2022
    It would have been nice to have had information on how to clean ears with baby oil, etc. In writing, it was difficult to internalize the information while being treated and listening at the same time. The care tender was very busy and did act like she did not have much time for me.

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    April 19th 2022
    Conversation about my issues was great on both ends.

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    April 19th 2022
    I love Dr Beth .
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      April 4th 2022
      She was great.
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      March 28th 2022
      The care providers listened to me and answered any questions that I had, however, the time spent with the primary doctor was short and some of the explanations were cut short and I was referred to do my own research or read handout materials. The care providers seemed receptive to my input. I understand that my condition is not a simple one which I am sure is just as frustrating and puzzling to the care providers as it is for me.
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      March 10th 2022
      They were all very thorough
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      March 10th 2022
      Dr. McNulty explained what she believed was occurring, used visuals for my understanding and explained everything so I understood.
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      March 4th 2022
      Very good answerd all my questions gave plenty of information about my medical condition. Nice person.
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      March 3rd 2022
      She was very professional. Explained things very well. Was nice and patient.
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      March 1st 2022
      *Dr. McNulty was great thru. several visits and two surgeries! One more visit to come in 6 months.
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      February 24th 2022
      Dr. McNulty was welcoming, very personable and highly knowledgeable. She provided a summary overview of my diagnosis and answered questions that I had regarding possible causes, treatments and likely progression of my condition. Overall a very good visit that provided options for future treatment.
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      February 10th 2022
      I feel very rushed as the doctor talked super fast and immediately went to see the next patient.
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      February 10th 2022
      Dr McNulty was fantastic. You can tell she really cares about her patients and focuses on evidenced based care. Highly recommend her!
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      February 8th 2022
      Dr McNulty was phenomenal. She was honest and transparent, which I completely value!!
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      February 1st 2022
      Were no bad experiences with their help I'm ready for life's next experience thanks.
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      January 26th 2022
      DR McNULTY WAS EXCELLENT. REALLY EXPLAINED THINGS WELL.
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      January 5th 2022
      My doctor seemed more interested in moving quickly and recommending weight loss than listening to my concerns and feedback. Her interest in my well-being didn't seem to go beyond words.
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      January 4th 2022
      Excellent care and gave me various options.
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      December 30th 2021
      Dr. McNulty was very kind and professional. She did a thorough exam on me and listened to my concerns.
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      December 30th 2021
      Dr. Shin was very good about explaining procedure for hearing test and Dr. McNulty was very good explaining about tinnitus and asking me about any hearing problems. Both doctors discussed possible hearing aids.
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      December 29th 2021
      DR. MCNUlLTY is a caring doctor that is try to help me.
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      December 9th 2021
      The doctors were very professional and put me at ease.
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      December 7th 2021
      Seem like had done all she could. Will get another opinion.
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      December 2nd 2021
      Dr. McNulty is, truly, a top-shelf health care provider. All all points, Dr. McNulty included compassion, kindness, and professionalism in delivering her time & talent in my care.
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      December 2nd 2021
      I would recommend her to anyone
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      November 30th 2021
      Excellent surgeon and caring MD.
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      November 18th 2021
      I came for follow up about an MRI of my ear and complaints of vestibular migraines, and somehow the appointment turned into a discussion of my diet and mental illness. I was very confused. If the MRI was normal and I don't have any ear problems, I am done with this specialist and will follow up with my GP and other doctors. It was rather degrading to have her constantly refer to nutrition and my bipolar diagnosis (which I've had for over 20 years and is extremely well-managed). It made me feel like what was happening was my fault.
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      November 16th 2021
      Dr. McNulty was excellent. She greeted me warmly, quickly removed the hearing aid dome in my ear canal and reminded me to make an appointment to get a hearing test which I had not done for 4 years (!). She also answered my questions clearly and helpfully. I couldn't have been happier with my visit. Great combination of kind and professional!
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      November 5th 2021
      She was kind and quick and thorough.
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      November 5th 2021
      My Internal medicine Doctor said I had fluid in my ears. They said they saw nothing wrong even though my ears have been a concern for months.
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      November 4th 2021
      I love Dr Beth because she's very sweet and caring she listens and does rush through the appointment
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      October 20th 2021
      I DON'T TRUST THIS DOCTOR. I WANT A DIFFERENT ONE THAT WILL TREAT ME WITH RESPECT AND CARE IF THEY ARE RUNNING LATE
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      October 20th 2021
      Dr McNulty, seeing me for a minor issue that nevertheless needed to be addressed promptly was very willing to discuss other issues that came up that might benefit from follow up. Very clear helpful and thorough
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      September 28th 2021
      Caring, informed, excellent treatment all the way around
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      September 22nd 2021
      Both Dr. McNulty and Dr. Pappel were fantastic! I was so grateful to finally get a treatment plan in place for my specific issue. They are both very knowledgeable Practitioners who pass that information to their patients in an easy to understand way. Very grateful.
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      September 21st 2021
      Dr McNulty inspires confidence. She is caring and careful and seems very knowledgable.
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      September 8th 2021
      Dr. McNulty is a very knowledgeable and caring physician. I feel very fortunate to be in her care!