Physician Assistant Spotlight: Michelle Grosso, Plastic Surgery

October 6-12 marks National PA Week; a week devoted to honoring, thanking and recognizing Physician Assistants, their contributions to the nation’s health and the profession as a whole. In honor of National PA Week, we’ll be honoring and featuring the Physician Assistants at Advanced Specialty Care throughout the entire month of October. This week’s PA spotlight features Plastic Surgery Physician Assistant Michelle Grosso. I became a Physician Assistant because I've always loved science and had an interest in medicine. For my undergraduate studies, I attended Salisbury University in Maryland where I received my Bachelor of Science. From there, I attended Cornell…
Michelle Grosso, PAC
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Topics: Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Michelle Grosso, PA-C, News & Events, Plastic Surgery

Physician Assistant Spotlight: Naomi Steinfeld, ENT Specialist

October 6-12 marks National PA Week; a week devoted to honoring, thanking and recognizing Physician Assistants, their contributions to the nation’s health and the profession as a whole. In honor of National PA Week, we’ll be honoring and featuring the Physician Assistants at Advanced Specialty Care throughout the entire month of October. This week's PA spotlight features ENT Physician Assistant Naomi Steinfeld who was inspired to pursue medicine after the loss of her father. I attended Syracuse University where I received my my undergraduate degree in Communications. It wasn't until after I graduated that I decided to attend the University…
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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, News & Events

Physician Assistant Spotlight: Donna Haupt, ENT Specialist

October 6-12 marks National PA Week; a week devoted to honoring, thanking and recognizing Physician Assistants, their contributions to the nation’s health and the profession as a whole. In honor of National PA Week, we'll be honoring and featuring the Physician Assistants at Advanced Specialty Care throughout the entire month of October. In this PA spotlight, we feature ENT Physician Assistant, Donna Haupt. Donna Haupt, PA-C, shares what inspired her to change her career and pursue practicing medicine as a Physician Assistant. I came to become a Physician Assistant as a second career. I had worked for a decade as…
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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, News & Events

Immunologist Dr. Yogen Dave Shares Tips on Boosting Your Immune System

Allergist and Immunologist, Dr. Yogen Dave, and other Connecticut healthcare professionals, recently discussed "Tried-and-true principles are the best defense against sickness" for Connecticut Magazine's October 2020 edition. With flu and cold season knocking on our door, the medical experts shared everything from exercise and diet to supplements and meditation as ways to improve your immune system and ward off illness. Dr. Dave, who also specializes in asthma care, advocated regular exercise as one of the most effective lifestyle practices to promote your immune system health. According to an extensive exercise study, the participants that exercised during the study had 43%…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Yogen Dave, News & Events

Maskne: Is your mask making you break out?

Mask + Acne = Maskne Is wearing a mask making you breakout? You're likely experiencing "Maskne", AKA- acne caused by wearing a face mask. Now that face masks are a regular extension of our everyday attire and it seems we spend more time wearing them than not, it's no surprise that even people with typically clear skin are seeing pesky pimples and stubborn blackheads pop up around their chin, jawline, nose and mouth. What Causes Maskne? Let's dive into some of the reasons why your mask may be causing acne. Your mask is dirty. Cloth / re-usable face masks should…
Maskne / Mascne Causes and Treatments. Acne and break outs from wearing a mask. Advanced Specialty Care Dermatologist Connecticut.
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

Top 7 Food Allergy Questions

A reaction to food, whether due to a food allergy or food intolerance, can be scary and confusing. Dr. Neetu Godhwani, an allergist and immunologist at Advanced Specialty Care, shares and answers some of the most common food allergy questions she receives from patients. Follow along as Dr. Godhwani explains food allergy vs food intolerance, child vs adult food allergies, common reactions, treatments and more! What is the difference between a food allergy vs a food intolerance? A food allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a specific food with an abnormal response. The symptoms for an immediate type…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Neetu Godhwani, Dr. Neetu Godhwani

Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands: Functions and Disorders

The thyroid gland and parathyroid glands make certain hormones that help regulate your metabolism and calcium levels. The thyroid gland is responsible for producing thyroid hormones which regulate the metabolism and the parathyroid glands produce parathryoid hormones to regulate calcium level within the body. Thyroid disorders, though extremely common, require special care due to their location within the neck. What is the Thyroid Gland? Your thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones which regulates your metabolism. The thyroid gland is located in the middle of the lower portion of your neck, just below the larynx (voice box). It is shaped like a…
Doctor Examining Patients Neck
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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat

How long will it take to get used to new hearing aids?

One thing that we often hear from our audiology and hearing aid patients is, "How long will it take to get used to my new hearing aids?" The short answer is between 30 and 45 days. The state of Connecticut actually requires that we give patients at least 30 days to "trial" their hearing aids before you keep them and at Advanced Specialty Care, we actually go beyond that. Our policy is a 45-day trial period and the reason we give you that additional two weeks is because it can really take a month and half to acclimate to the…
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Topics: Audiology, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hearing Aid, Jocelyn Dore, Au.D.

Meet the Provider: Donna Haupt, PA-C, ENT Specialist

Get to know ENT provider, Donna Haupt, PA-C, at Advanced Specialty Care in Connecticut. Donna Haupt has over 10 years of experience as an ENT Physician Assistant as well as prior specialty care and family medicine practice experience. Donna shares what ultimately lead her to ear, nose and throat care and what she strives to accomplish as a healthcare provider. 1. How did you get into the field? What lead you to otolaryngology? As a Physician Assistant, I was trained in all areas of medicine which allowed me, during my first ten years in practice, to develop an wide-ranging background…
Donna Haupt, PA: ENT provider at Advanced Specialty Care in Connecticut
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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, News & Events

Dr. Jocelyn Dore: Audiologist and Neighbor

As an audiologist at Advanced Specialty Care for the past 16 years, I have seen thousands of patients; I also live in the same city as our primary Danbury location. I love living where I work. When there is a big storm, my patients and I experience similar problems. When we have a week-long power outage, I worry about how my patients with rechargeable hearing aids are getting along. I also love living where I work because I recognize so many street names. Hearing aid patients came in several times a year for check-ups so I tend to associate patients…
Dr. Jocelyn Dore: Audiology & Hearing Aid Specialist at Advanced Specialty Care
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Topics: Audiology, Blog

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