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04/14/2014 in press release
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ENT and Allergy Associates® Brings Another Breath of Fresh Air to Monmouth County
Adds Allergist/Immunologist Katherine F. Szema, MD to its New Shrewsbury, NJ Clinical Office
Tarrytown—April 149th, 2014: ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA)—the ear, nose, throat, allergy, and audiology practice whose 150+ physicians, 80+ licensed audiologists and 40+ locations offer the communities and neighborhoods it serves throughout New York and New Jersey the broadest and deepest range of expertise and superior medical services—has been pursuing a growth strategy for many years, as a means of ensuring that as many patients as possible receive its superb care.
Recently, it announced that the Shrewsbury, NJ based Central Jersey Otolaryngology group (at 1131 Broad Street) had agreed to become ENTA’s newest office, in a joinder scheduled for September 1st, 2014.
Today, ENTA further enhanced the breadth of that location’s services by announcing that Allergist/Immunologist Katherine F. Szema, MD will become part of the Shrewsbury, NJ office. Dr. Szema begins seeing patients on September 15th, 2014.
Dr. Szema is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
Dr. Szema received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate of medicine from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at The New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center where she received concurrent training in Pediatric Pulmonology.
Prior to joining ENT and Allergy Associates, Dr. Szema was Chief of Pediatric Ambulatory Care and Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, NY and practiced adult and pediatric Allergy/Immunology and general Pediatrics. She has an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics of Weill Cornell Medical College and has received multiple honors in recognition of her work related to clinical care, research, and teaching.
Dr. Szema treats both adult and pediatric patients for a wide variety of allergic and immunologic conditions including allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, sinusitis, atopic dermatitis, drug and food allergies, and urticaria. She is a board-certified Asthma Educator (AE-C) and her areas of expertise include management of adult and pediatric patients with seasonal and perennial allergies and persistent asthma. She speaks Spanish and Mandarin.
Dr. Szema will be joining fellow clinicians including Otolaryngologists Vin Prabhat, MD, FACS; Darsit Shah, MD; Michael Tavill, MD, FACS; and Philip Passalaqua, MD. Each of these superbly trained physicians are 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.
“We joined ENT and Allergy for one simple reason:it was the right decision for our patients,” commented Dr. Vin Prabhat, Otolaryngologist in the Shrewsbury office. “The breadth of services, the availability of peer expertise, the state-of-the-art technology, and the support services at ENTA are, quite frankly, unmatched in any other medical practice that I am aware of. And now, being able to offer expert Allergy/Immunology care to the deserving patients of Monmouth County is precisely the kind of added value we envisioned when we decided to join. Dr. Szema is exactly who we were looking for, and we are delighted to welcome her to our Shrewsbury office.”
Wayne Eisman, MD, President of ENT and Allergy Associates, remarked, “When an office becomes part of ENTA, our primary goal is to populate it with a full range of medical expertise so the patients who rely on it for their care get every consideration possible. We are extremely pleased that in Dr. Szema, we have found the allergist we wanted. She is a perfect example of the best and the brightest physicians our practice seeks.”
In addition to Dr. Szema, ENTA plans to bring on an otolaryngology associate—servicing adult and pediatric patients—in the near future.
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 www.entandallergy.com or call 1-855-ENTA-DOC.
About ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP
ENT and Allergy has over 150 physicians in over 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, Allergy and 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 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. Visit www.entandallergy.com for more information.