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11/07/2017 in press release
Tarrytown, NY: November 7, 2017—Port Jefferson, NY is located on the North Shore of Long Island, in Suffolk County, 60 miles from New York City. It is home to a major ferry route, the Long Island Railroad and an extremely important state-of-the-art office of ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA), the largest ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology practice in the United States.
And today, ENTA announced it is soon to be the home of their newest otolaryngologist, Dr. Benjamin DaeSoon Acker, who will begin seeing adult and pediatric patients in Port Jefferson as of March, 2018.
Benjamin DaeSoon Acker, D.O. joins ENTA after spending three years serving patients at a respected practice in Northern New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree at Union College in Schenectady, NY, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He went on to earn his Master’s in Business Administration, Health Systems Administration from Union, then received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM).
Dr. Acker served his internship in Otolaryngology/Facial Plastics Surgery at UMDNJ-SOM’s Kennedy Health System, followed by his residency at that same institution. He is currently board certified in Otolaryngology/Facial Plastics Surgery. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Acker was the recipient of multiple awards during medical school for academic excellence and graduated at the top of his class. He won an award during internship for teaching students, and he was also the recipient of the Patrick Murray award at the end of his residency for achieving the highest In-Service exam score in the nation out of all Osteopathic residents. He has always found it important to have a strong foundation of medical knowledge in order to provide better and evidence based patient care.
Dr. Acker will be moving to Port Jefferson with his wife and starting with ENTA during the first quarter of 2018. He will care for both adult and pediatric patients with problems in all aspects of ENT. He has special interest in treating patients with chronic nasal and sinus problems, including procedures to treat chronic nasal airway obstruction and chronic sinusitis.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Acker enjoys fitness, the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and family.
At ENTA’s spacious Port Jefferson office, located at 1500 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776, offers patients multiple exam rooms, an allergy suite and the convenience of same day appointments. Dr. Acker will be joining a distinguished veteran team of superior physicians who currently serve the needs of that village and surrounding communities.
This includes otolaryngologists Ajay E. Chitkara, M.D., F.A.C.S., Craig Litman, M.D., F.A.C.S., Lee M. Shangold, M.D., F.A.C.S., William H. Sher, M.D., F.A.C.S., John P. Sugrue, M.D., F.A.C.S., Lauren S. Zaretsky, M.D., F.A.C.S. and allergist and allergist Jennifer Diaz, M.D.-Allergy. Dr. Richard S. Litman’s last day with ENTA will be December 31, 2017.
ENTA’s Port Jefferson office also offers the services of seven superb audiologists including Nicole Addeo, Au.D, F-AAA, Nancy Fontana, Au.D., CCC-A, Margaret Goldberg, Au.D., CCC-A, Danielle Peyman, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA, Caroline Schueren, Au.D., F-AAA, Amanda Stirpe, AuD, F-AAA and Carol Wesemann, Au.D., CCC-A.
Dr. Lauren Zaretsky, ENTA partner at Port Jefferson, commented, “We searched long and hard to identify the right physician to best serve the needs of our deserving patients. We are confident we have indeed found the perfect clinician in Dr. Acker, and we are extremely excited to have him join the team.”
Noted Dr. John Sugrue, fellow ENTA partner in Port Jefferson, “Our community is active, growing and filled with ears, noses and throats that need and deserve the best care possible. We are certain that Dr. Acker brings with him the expertise, experience and demeanor they deserve.”
Robert Glazer, CEO of ENTA, summed it up by stating, “DaeSoon Acker is a superb clinician who has the proven skills to provide both excellent patient outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction. We have made a substantial investment in Port Jefferson over the years, from state-of-the-art technology to offering unparalleled convenience and access, and his joinder will help ensure we continue to be the best at what we do. I’m delighted he will be a member of ENTA.”
To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, find the office nearest you or book an appointment, please download our app "ENT and Allergy Associates," visit www.entandallergy.com, or call 1-855-ENTA-DOC.
About ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP:
ENT and Allergy has over 195 physicians practicing in 40+ office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City and northern/central New Jersey. The practice sees over 80,000 patients per month. Each ENT and Allergy Associates clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT and Allergy, Voice and Swallowing, Advanced Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep and CT Services. ENTA has a clinical alliance with The Mount Sinai Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and esophageal cancer, a clinical alliance with the Montefiore Medical Center for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients in New York City and the Hudson Valley, a clinical alliance with the Northwell Health for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. The Practice has also expanded its clinical capabilities to include advanced Immunodeficiency trials. ENT and Allergy Associates Management and Marketing teams have been recognized numerous times with awards and accolades including Health Leaders Media Top Leadership Team in Healthcare, Top Doctor Awards, ACS recognition award, AHAA Audiologist awards, The Westchester County Association Big W Awards and the Healthcare Marketing Report Healthcare Advertising Awards.