James J. Knackstedt, M.D.
Born and raised in Western Nebraska, Dr. Knackstedt began
practicing medicine in Eugene, Oregon in 1986 at the Eugene
Hospital and Clinic, where he also served as Chairman of the
Board of Directors for 5 years.
He practices all phases of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and enjoys a mix of adult and pediatric patients. He has a special interest and emphasis in sinus disease and minimally invasive sinus surgery, including Balloon Sinuplasty. Besides his main office in Eugene, he also has an outreach office in Florence, OR.
Dr. Knackstedt endeavors to help his patients understand the cause of the problems they are facing as well as the available treatment options, and facilitates their participation in the decision making for their care.
Since moving to Eugene, he has enjoyed raising his three
sons, participating in community activities, sponsoring events
at the SHEDD Institute for the Arts, attending U of O athletic
events, and hiking the trails
Areas of Specialization
Internship & Residency
Special Procedures & Techniques
Susan L. Detels, Au.D., is our Audiologist. She is certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). She received her M.S. from California State University, Northridge, in 1992 and her Au.D. from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences, in 2006. She has been an audiologist in Eugene since 1992.
Susan is in the office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We schedule hearing tests and hearing aid consultations during those times. We provide comprehensive hearing tests along with a wide range of hearing aids, as well as ear plugs for noise control and water protection.