Doctors Backous, Anstead and Clinkscales are now seeing patients in the Seattle area at 515 Minor Ave, Suite 140, Seattle, WA 98104.

John T. Parker, M.D.

General ENT - Adult + Pediatric, Nasal + Sinus Surgery, Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Dr. John Parker earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 1983. He completed a one-year internship in general surgery at the University of Illinois in 1984 and his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois in 1988. Dr. Parker obtained board certification in otolaryngology in 1989.

Dr. Parker practiced in Fort Collins, Colorado for two years and then continued has westward migration and relocated his practice to the Seattle area in 1990. For nearly 30 years he has practiced general otolaryngology offering his patients high-quality, patient focused care, covering all aspects of otolaryngology. His areas of clinical focus include the treatment of nasal and sinus disease, diagnosis and treatment of head and neck masses, surgical treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, and treatment of ear disease and hearing loss.

In 2017, Dr. Parker became the first physician in Washington State to offer Inspire treatment to patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. The Inspire device is a fully implantable nerve stimulator which works to prevent airway obstruction during sleep. The device has proven to be a highly successful, well tolerated, elegant treatment for patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Parker is the most experienced Inspire surgeon in the Pacific Northwest. He is also a consulting physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital for Inspire implant surgery.

Recent Presentations

  • Seattle Science Foundation Otology and Advanced Rhinology Course, 03/13/2020
  • Inspire implant prosection demonstrating advanced techniques for Inspire implantation
  • 3 Year Experience with the Inspire Implant in the of Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Alaska Sleep Medicine Conference, 3/3/2019 – Five year follow up on obstructive sleep apnea patients treated with Inspire implant
  • Seattle Science Foundation, 3/7/2019 – Seattle Otology and Advanced Rhinology Course, Hypoglossal nerve stimulation in the treatment of sleep apnea

Professional Involvement

  • Volunteer Surgeon with the Oregon and Washington Chapter of Healing the Children Foundation
  • Member at American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Member at Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology


  • Resident Research Award, University of Illinois Department of Otolaryngology
  • C.A.R.E. Award for exemplary patient care from University of Illinois


  • Parker, JT, Lahmeyer N:Maprotiline Poisoning: A Case of Cardiotoxicity and Myclonic Seizures. J Chin Psych 45 (7): 312-314, 1984
  • Grybauskas V, Parker JT, Freidman M: Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. Oto Clin N AM Aug. 1986
  • Parker, JT, Hill, JH: Panendoscopy in Screening for Synchronous Primary Cancers. Accepted for publication by the Laryngoscope.
The best patient care is put into practice every day at Puget Sound ENT — we consider it a privilege to serve you.
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery (ECOS)

7320 216th St SW

Suite 140

Edmonds, WA 98026

425-673-3750 Directions

76th Professional Commons
21911 76th Ave W
Suite 211
Edmonds, WA 98026

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 775-6651 Directions
Mill Creek

Swedish Mill Creek Medical Center
13020 Meridian Ave S, 2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98208

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 337-4810 Directions

Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates
104 27th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
*Dr. Backous only

1 (253) 770-9000 Directions
Minor & James (Center for Specialty Surgery)

First Hill Medical Building

515 Minor Ave (on the corner of Minor & James)

Suite 130

Seattle, WA 98104