Meet Our Team

Mark Covington, MD


Mark O. Covington, MD

Professional Biography


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Bachelor of Science

Wright State University, Dayton, OH: General Surgery

University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Doctor of Medicine

Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX:
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Work History

  • 1996-1999: Flight Surgeon for the Airborne Weapons Controlling Systems (AWACS) Tinker AFB
  • 2003-2009: Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
  • 2003-2009: ENT Consultant to the United States Air Forces in Europe
  • 2009-Present: ENT Associates of Greater Kansas City


  • Pan America Allergy Society

Honors & Awards

  • 1987: University of Utah Presidential Scholarship
  • 1994: Salt Lake County Medical Alliance Scholarship
  • 1995: Top 20% of his Medical School Graduating Class


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“Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and professional. I was extremely early to my appointment, and they were able to get me in sooner, which was unexpected and lovely. The building itself was very swanky.”
Emeline F., Merriam, KS
Emeline F.
Merriam, KS
“Loved this place for our 3 year old!! We did originally have her tubes done elsewhere and will not be going back due to loving Ascentist so much!”
Jessica M., Kansas City, MO
Jessica M.
Kansas City, MO
"People with allergies and or anything that deals with your sniffer, should come to this place. Our daughter had surgery here but its relatively quick and not too painful. Staff was very nice. If it helps your loved ones, check into it."
C., Lee’s Summit, MO
Lee’s Summit, MO
"The care, compassion, professionalism, and friendliness from the doctors and staff are hard to beat. I enjoy each visit and a piece of me will be saddened that I will no longer need to go into the office much longer (because he listens and is great at his job), Dr. Foster listens, cares, and is ready to tackle my concerns. I am grateful to be referred to Dr. Foster and hope others are receiving the same experience!"
Sharon R., Ascentist Healthcare patient
Sharon R
Merriam, KS

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