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Diane G. Heatley, M.D., is the developer of the SinuCleanse nasal wash system and practices pediatric otolaryngology in Madison, Wisc., where she has served as associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin Medical School since 1993.
In 1995, a co-worker who was learning yoga introduced the neti-pot nasal wash to Dr. Heatley. Intrigued, she began using it in her ear, nose and throat practice and now recommends it nearly every day to both children and adults who suffer from uncomfortable sinus symptoms.
Traditionally, nasal washing pots are manufactured in ceramic or glass which tend to break. To correct this, Dr. Heatley developed the SinuCleanse system an unbreakable plastic version of the traditional yoga nasal washing pot, prepackaged with instructions for use and dry ingredient packets to mix a safe and comfortable irrigating solution. In 1997, Dr. Heatley and
Dave Gallo founded Madison, Wisc.-based Med-Systems, Inc., where she currently serves as
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