Phototherapy & Light Treatments at Advanced Specialty Care

Phototherapy and Light Treatments use special waves of light, some with UV and others without, to treat skin conditions as well as for anti-aging purposes. These treatments are best performed under the direction of a Dermatologist or Skincare specialist who use safe, medical grade devices and are able to make adjustments as needed based on your skin type, conditions and more. Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy, also known as photodynamic therapy, or PDT, is one of the most commonly used forms of phototherapy. It uses red or blue lights to target skin issues such as acne and signs of aging. LED…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

Meet the Provider: Olivia Mitchell, Audiologist

Get to know Audiologist, Olivia Mitchell, Au.D.! Dr. Mitchell, Audiology and Hearing Aid Specialist at Advanced Specialty Care, shares what inspired to her pursue a career as an Audiologist and the reward that comes from helping her patients. 1. How did you get into the field of audiology? Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to work in the medical field. I was introduced to audiology during my undergrad studies and instantly fell in love. Helping people communicate with their loved ones quickly became my passion and I am so excited to start my career doing this at…
Audiologist at Advanced Specialty Care in Connecticut: Olivia Mitchell, Au.D.
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Topics: Audiology, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, News & Events

COVID-19 and Loss of Smell

The COVID-19, or Corona Virus, Pandemic has had a devastating impact on the entire world population. This respiratory virus readily infects humans through droplets transmitted through the nose, mouth and conjunctiva of the eyes causing symptoms such as fever, headache, and cough and in some cases death due to severe lower respiratory compromise and multi-system failure. Unfortunately, because this is a new strain of Coronavirus previously not seen in humans and there is not enough history with the illness at this time to chart out results further than 6 months, the full scope of symptoms and potential long-term effects to…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat

Is Allergy Season Getting Worse?

It’s true, allergy season really is getting worse each year! Research has shown that since 2016, allergy season has gotten increasingly worse each year and the trend is continuing in 2020. But what’s behind the surge in pollen production? Many experts are pointing to climate change as the cause. As temperatures rise, allergy season increases in duration which means pollen producing plants stick around for much longer than in years’ past, especially Ragweed which is one of the biggest culprits of allergy symptoms. Additionally, scientists have discovered that when plants are exposed to increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), they…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

9 Things to Know When Buying Hearing Aids

Are you struggling with hearing loss or are you unsure of what to expect when using hearing aids for the first time? When you invest in hearing aids, you're also investing in yourself and your ability to connect, understand conversations and live life to the fullest. Here are 9 things to expect when buying and using hearing aids for the first time: A hearing problem is more noticeable than hearing aids. A hearing problem is more than just hearing loss; it impacts your ability to connect, communicate and understand conversations. Hearing problems usually develop slowly and subtly and may be…
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Topics: Audiology, Blog

Healthy Hearing Tips for Working & Learning From Home

Do you find yourself reaching for a pair of headphones for your Zoom meeting? Or maybe your kids are using headphones for their distance learning lessons? Even though you may be using headphones for work instead of listening to music, safe listening to protect your hearing still applies especially when using headphones for prolonged periods of time or listening at high volumes. In fact, many people are unaware that earbuds can reach 105 dB at full volume - the same as a running lawnmower! At this level, ears should not be exposed to this amount of sound without hearing protection…
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Topics: Audiology, Blog

Skin Cancer Facts and Prevention

May is skin cancer awareness month, a perfect time to speak about facts, prevention and the importance of regular self exams and annual skin checks with a Dermatologist. Read on to learn more about skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States, and how to prevent it! (The American Cancer Society) Skin Cancer Facts: Did you know? 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma The Melanoma early detection five-year survival rate in the United States is 99% More than 2 people die of skin cancer every hour 1…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

Managing Dry Skin from Frequent Hand Washing

Frequent hand washing and mask wearing can do a number on your skin. Dermatologist, Sarah Tullo, APRN, shares her recommendations for reducing dry skin and irritation caused by hand washing and gives some tips on caring for your skin while wearing a mask. Hand Washing and Skin Irritation Dry skin and rashes are the most common forms of skin irritation brought on by hand washing. For some, this is caused by the frequency of hand washing and for others, it may be causes by the type of soap, especially in the case of rashes. Some soaps are harsher and more…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Sarah Tullo, APRN, Skincare & Laser

ASC's COVID-19 Practice & Patient Safety Measures

Advanced Specialty Care's COVID-19 Practice & Patient Safety Measures The coronavirus crisis has touched upon most everyone in our world and at Advanced Specialty Care we have both been monitoring recommendations and proactively implementing protective measures for our patients and our staff. Your well being is our top priority and we are dedicated to ensuring you have access to specialty healthcare services including including ENT, Allergy, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Audiology care when you need them. We have remained open to continue to service our community and to help reduce the strain on hospitals and Emergency Rooms during this time…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

We're Open to Serve You

Advanced Specialty Care remains open to service our community as a multi-specialty healthcare practice and to help reduce the strain on hospitals. The physicians at Advanced Specialty Care want you to know that we are here for your ENT, Allergy, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology needs. We have remained open to continue to service our community and to help reduce the strain on hospitals and Emergency Rooms during this time of need. To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, we’ve implemented advanced protective measures including enforced social distancing, rigorous screening, disinfecting and masking protocols within our offices. Telehealth appointment…
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Topics: Blog, News & Events

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