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…
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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

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

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, Hand 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…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

Now Offering Telehealth Appointments

Now Offering Telehealth Appointments at Advanced Specialty Care See a Specialist without leaving your home with Telehealth Appointments Your health and well being are our number one priority and in order to better serve you, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering Telehealth Appointments where appropriate at Advanced Specialty Care. Advanced Specialty Care is providing televisits, where appropriate, for routine and urgent appointments for both new and existing patients. Telehealth appointments are available for new and existing patients by video and by phone. Click here to schedule your telehealth appointment today! What is a Telehealth Appointment? A Telehealth…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

Hand Washing 101

Hand Washing 101 Hand washing is one of the most important and effective steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting sick and to reduce the spread of germs to others. Here's a brief refresher on proper hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers, courtesy of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Germs can get into the body through our eyes, nose, and mouth and make us sick. Hand washing with soap removes germs from hands and helps prevent sickness. Studies have shown that hand washing can prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

It's the start of a new year and a new cold and flu season. Here are some preventative measures you can take to reduce your chance of getting sick and reduce spreading germs: Get Your Flu Shot The best way to limit the spread of the flu is to get the flu vaccine. Although the vaccine will not cover every strain every year, it can prevent you from getting sick from the flu. It has been shown to reduce hospitalizations and deaths related to the flu. Even in those who get sick from the flu, the vaccine often reduces the…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat

Advanced Specialty Care Fall 2019 Newsletter

In this newsletter, get Fall allergy tips, RSVP for a free open house and complimentary cosmetic consultation, learn about treatments for thinning hair, take advantage of a spider vein treatment special and more! Free Cosmetic Open House $300 Spider Vein Treatment Special Fall Allergy Tips Hearing Loss & Developmental Delays in Children Does Your Child Suffer From Chronic Sore Throats? Treat Thinning Hair with PRP Same-Day Dermatology Appointments Accomplished Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Stacey June, Joins Advanced Specialty Care Free Cosmetic Open House: November 7th in Ridgefield | 4-8 pm Mix, Mingle & Experience the Latest in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Dermatology…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Skincare & Laser
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