Our Mission is to Keep You Safe

We are all tired of waiting this pandemic out. We’ve done our best to social distance, to don masks, to maintain a Covid-free zone while we on-line teach our children and Zoom call our friends and family. Bottom line, we have endured. But that doesn’t mean we let our guard down. The Covid-19 virus continues to ravage our community. With that in mind, we want all our patients to know the extra measures we take daily to safeguard their health. What to Expect When You Arrive Before you step inside our office, your temperature will be checked with a no-contact…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

Noisy Toys of 2020: Hearing Protection May Be Required!

Does your child own any of the toys on this year's Annual Noisy Toy List from the Sight & Hearing Association? If so, you may want to take some precautions in order to protect your child's hearing. Out of the 24 toys tested this year, 14 tested above 85 dB which is the level set by the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety for mandatory hearing protection and may pose a threat to your child's hearing. Earning the top spot as the loudest toy on the list is The Learning Journey Intl. Little Baby Bongo Drums which produced a…
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Topics: Audiology, Blog

ASC is Now Offering Treatment for Macadamia Nut Allergies

Advanced Specialty Care's Food Oral Immunotherapy Program is expanding once again! Our Allergists are excited to offer Macadamia nut oral immunotherapy (OIT); another addition to our growing list foods available for allergy desensitization. Macadamia nuts are a type of tree nut and while nut allergies are common, Macadamia nut allergy likely accounts for less than 5% of all tree nut allergies. The most common tree nut allergies are cashew, pistachio, walnut and pecan which is why our oral immunotherapy program started with cashew and walnut. Cashew immunotherapy usually also protects against pistachio allergy and walnut usually also protects against pecan…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

What to Expect During a Dermatology Telehealth Visit

Skin cancer doesn't wait so your skin checks shouldn't either! When it comes to diagnosing and treating skin cancer, early detection is key. which is why even throughout the pandemic, you should be conducting regular skin self exams as well as scheduling an annual skin check, or earlier visit if you notice anything suspicious, with your Dermatologist. At Advanced Specialty Care, we offer both in-office appointments as well as telehealth visits where appropriate with our Board-Certified Dermatologists. Though telehealth does have limitations in terms of not being able to view suspicious spots in-person, perform a biopsy or other treatment, it…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

October is National Audiology Awareness Month

October is National Audiology Awareness Month—The American Academy of Audiology Reminds the Public to Protect Their Hearing and Get it Checked Untreated hearing loss is a risk factor for falls and dementia October is National Audiology Awareness Month and the American Academy of Audiology is urging the public to be aware of the importance of good hearing health. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders states that approximately 28.8 million Americans could benefit from the use of hearing aids. While age is often cited as a factor, there are growing numbers of younger people…
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Topics: Audiology, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat

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…
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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
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