Professional Staff

Dr. Robert L. Daniels

Dr Robert L. Daniels | ENT Doctors | Grand Rapids MIDr. Robert L. Daniels is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He served his surgical internship and residency at the University of Utah College of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has also completed a fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Daniels has a practice limited to Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery since 1999.

Dr. Daniels is a member of the American Neurologic Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and the Michigan Otolaryngological Society.

Dr. Daniels specializes in the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear and skull base, including acoustic tumors, otosclerosis and cholesteatomas. He is the only board certified Neurotologist in western Michigan.

Dr. Darryl J. Elzinga

Dr Darryl J. Elzinga | ENT Doctors | Grand Rapids MIDr. Darryl J. Elzinga is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He served his internship at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He was board certified in 1993 and has practiced his specialty in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 1992.

Dr. Elzinga is a member of the Michigan State Medical Society, American Medical Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Elzinga specializes in the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. This includes the treatment of the sinuses, larynx, oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. He also specializes in the treatment of cancer involving the ears, nose, throat, head and neck.

Dr. Candice Colby

Dr Candice Colby | ENT Doctors | Grand Rapids MIDr. Candice Colby received her medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine after graduating from Ferris State University with a BS in biotechnology. She completed her residency training in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and went on to complete more specialized training in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Dr. Colby is a Board certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon and specializes in the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear and skull base.  Her interests include evaluation and treatment of hearing loss, chronic ear diseases, dizziness and balance disorders, tinnitus, facial nerve conditions, and skull base tumors such as acoustic neuromas.

Dr. Colby is originally from Bay City, Michigan and is a member of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians.


Jessie Bruinius, MS, FAAA obtained her Master’s degree from Wayne State University in 1994. Jessie holds an audiology license for the State of Michigan. She holds a Fellowship with the American Academy of Audiology. In her spare time, Jessie enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

Tammy Thelen, AuD, CCC-A obtained her Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University in 2007. Tammy holds an audiology license for the State of Michigan. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and is an active member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends.

Nora Lignell, MA, CCC-A obtained her Master’s degree from the Michigan State University in 1991. Nora holds an audiology license for the State of Michigan. She also holds a certificate of clinical competence in Audiology and she is an active member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. In her spare time, Nora enjoys spending time with her three children, skiing and running.

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