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ENT and Allergy Associates® Further Strengthens the Breadth and Depth of its Long Island Expertise

01/20/2015 in press release

Tarrytown—January 20th, 2015: People throughout New York and New Jersey suffer from allergies.  Long Island is certainly no exception.

That’s why ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA), which counts 29 board certified allergists among its 160+ physicians serving patients in over 40 offices in both the Empire and Garden States, is continuously looking to supplement talent and expertise when the opportunity arises. And once again, it has.

The nation’s premier ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology practice today announced that Allergist/Immunologist Laura C. Helfner, MD will join ENTA as of August 1, 2015 at its brand new, 16,000 Sq. ft. state-of-the-art clinical facility in Hauppauge, New York, located at 2929 Expressway Drive North.

In the Hauppauge office, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2015, Dr. Helfner will join otolaryngologists Eric Bergson, MD; Joseph Bonafede, MD; Todd Campbell, MD; Robert Gargano, MD; Rob Gottlieb, MD; Edward Lipinsky, MD; Thomas O’Donnell, MD; and Anna Stern, MD.  Each of these highly trained physicians is board-certified in Otolaryngology and skilled in all aspects of ENT including Otology, Head and Neck Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Laryngology, and Sleep Medicine.

Laura C. Helfner, M.D. graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine, and is American Board of Internal Medicine certified.

Dr. Helfner is currently finishing a fellowship in pediatric and adult Allergy and Immunology at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York. She has conducted research in numerous aspects of the field, including drug allergy, metal hypersensitivity, asthma, and immune deficiencies, and has published and presented her research at numerous national meetings. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), the Long Island Allergy and Asthma Society, the New York Allergy and Asthma Society, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Helfner treats both pediatric and adult patients for all types of allergic and immunologic conditions, including allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic eye conditions, asthma and pulmonary function testing, sinus disease, food allergy, medication allergy, hives, eczema, contact dermatitis and patch testing, insect allergy and recurrent infections.

“Having a skilled and superbly trained physician like Laura Helfner become part of our team in Hauppauge will be of huge value to our patients,” noted Dr. Robert Gargano, an ENTA partner in that office. “She will be the perfect complement to the vast array of services we offer our patients.  We welcome her aboard with open arms.”

“Adding Laura Helfner to our clinical team is a win for us, and more importantly, a win for the folks of Suffolk County,” noted Dr. Edward Lipinsky. “Her expertise will most certainly allow us to provide our patients with even more access to specialized allergy and immunology care.”

Added Peter Logalbo, MD, Director of Allergy at ENTA, “We are delighted to add Dr. Helfner to the roster of Board Certified allergists here at ENT and Allergy Associates.  Her clinical acumen allows us to provide the highest level of care to our patients, and her skills enable us to provide services to an even greater number of folks who deserve the finest care.” 

Robert Glazer, ENTA Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Every time we add an office or a physician to our overall clinical team, we are making a promise to our patients that we will continue to deliver the finest care possible.  Thanks to Dr. Helfner’s training and skills, I am confident we will deliver on that promise.”

To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, or to conveniently find an ENT doctor or Allergy Doctor and then easily book an appointment at the nearest New York (NY) or New Jersey (NJ) location, please visit or call 1-855-ENTA-DOC.

About ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

ENT and Allergy has over 160 physicians in 40+ office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City, Long Island and northern/central New Jersey. Each ENT and Allergy Associates clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT, Voice and Swallowing, 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 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.

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