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

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: 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

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

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
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