Ensuring the safety of our patients is our utmost priority. We want you to know that we are closely monitoring the COVID- 19 situation and taking steps to keep everyone as safe as possible. At this time, in order to protect the safety of our patients and preserve our ability to staff our sites with our talented specialty doctors and teams, ENTA will be limiting patient access at several clinical locations. For a complete list, click here.

Many of our locations will be open for allergy shots and biologic therapies during this time, but also on a limited schedule. Please contact your office for the availability of these hours. For complete information on the latest restrictions and screening process, please click here.

In response to the current emergency situation all our locations will be offering Virtual Office Visits with your local ENTA doctors. For more information, please click here.

Our Physicians

Lauren S. Zaretsky, MD, FACS

Lauren S. Zaretsky, MD, FACS

Dr. Lauren Zaretsky, is Board-Certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery as well as a partner at ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA).  She is also a member of the American college of surgeons. Dr. Zaretsky has dedicated over 20 years of her career caring for the health and well-being of thousands of patients.

After completing medical school at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed 2 years of general surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and then her Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Southern California, in 1994.

Dr. Zaretsky recently finished a 6-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. She is also the Immediate Past Chair of the Ethics Committee for AAO-HNS as well as the past Chair of the Women in Otolaryngology Section/AAO-HNS Program's Committee. In addition, she is the Immediate Past President of the Long Island Society of Otolaryngology and still serves on that organization’s Executive committee. She holds a position of Assistant Clinical Professor at Stony Brook University.

Dr. Zaretsky sees patients covering all aspects of Otolaryngology including Pediatrics, Rhinology, Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngology, Otology, Sinus Disease, Allergy, and Sleep Disorders. Surgical procedures are currently performed by Dr. Zaretsky at John T. Mather Hospital and St. Charles Hospital.

Dr. Zaretsky sees patients at both ENTA’s Port Jefferson and Patchogue clinical locations on Long Island. She performs a multitude of office surgical procedures that include 3D Computed Tomography image guidance office-based sinus surgery as well as balloon sinuplasty.

Lauren S. Zaretsky, MD, FACS accepts the following insurance plans:

Port Jefferson Office:
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Agewell
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • BC/BS HealthPlus
  • Bright Health
  • Cigna
  • Clover
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • HealthCare Partners IPA
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • HIP
  • Humana Medicare
  • Island Group
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • United Healthcare Northwell Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Family Health
  • VNSNY
  • Wellcare
East Patchogue Office:
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Agewell
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • BC/BS HealthPlus
  • Bright Health
  • Cigna
  • Clover
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • HealthCare Partners IPA
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • HIP
  • Humana Medicare
  • Island Group
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • United Healthcare Northwell Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Family Health
  • VNSNY
  • Wellcare