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

Russell Beckhardt, MD, FACS

Russell Beckhardt, MD, FACS

Dr. Russell Beckhardt, MD, FACS, who was born and raised in Fresh Meadows, NY, is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and a Fellowship trained Head and Neck Surgeon who has been practicing in the Queens/Nassau area for over 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton and his medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin and went on to complete his Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Dr. Beckhardt serves as Chief of Otolaryngology at Franklin Hospital Medical Center in Valley Stream, NY and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and the American Medical Association along with many other associations. He has published many academic research articles and scientific abstracts, has given presentations and has also received N.I.H. research grants for projects in Radiotherapy and Immunology.

Spanish translation available at our Garden City office. Greek, Spanish and Bengali translation available at our Astoria office.

 

Russell Beckhardt, MD, FACS accepts the following insurance plans:

Garden City 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
  • First Health
  • Hamaspik
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • HealthCare Partners IPA
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • HIP
  • HIP Medicaid or FHP or CHP
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Touchstone
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Family Health
  • VNSNY
  • Wellcare
Astoria 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
  • First Health
  • Hamaspik
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • HealthCare Partners IPA
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • HIP
  • HIP Medicaid or FHP or CHP
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Touchstone
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Family Health
  • VNSNY
  • Wellcare