Q. What is ENT?

A : Otolaryngology is the medical specialty relating to the Ears, Nose, and Throat (also referred to as ENT).

A Board Certified Otolaryngologist (ENT Doctor) must hold a M.D. from an approved medical school, and have completed a 5 year accredited specialty residency-training program. Also, the doctor must demonstrate high moral, ethical and professional qualifications, as well as hold a valid medical license. Lastly, the doctor must pass both a written and an oral examination (given on separate dates) covering knowledge, skill, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of all aspects of Otolaryngology. The American Board of Otolaryngology, founded in 1924, is the second oldest medical certifying body in the United States.

Q. Do you accept all types of insurance?

A : We accept most types of insurance.

Q. How do I schedule an appointment?

A : It's easy to schedule an appointment as we have a large staff and three convenient office locations. Please visit our contact page for phone numbers and addresses of our locations.

Q. Do you have night hours?

A : All of our office locations have night hours on designated nights. Please refer to our schedule page for specific hours. We are open six days a week and our latest appointments usually run until 7:45PM.

Q. What hospitals is the practice affiliated with?

A : The practice is affiliated with a variety of hospitals in both Nassau county and Manhattan including Mercy Medical Center - Rockville Centre, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary - Manhattan, North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove, St. Joseph's Hospital - Bethpage, North Shore University Hospital - Plainview, and Winthrop University Hospital - Mineola.

Q. Do you treat allergies?

A : Our practice has trained staff and specialists to treat environmental allergies as well as administration of allergy injections in the office. Allergy shots require no appointment in contrast with regular patients. For office visits, please refer to our allergy link for all information regarding allergy investigation and treatment.

Q. What is the difference between Botox and Restylan and do you administer those in your practice?

A : For complete information on Botox and Restylan please refer to our cosmetic and facial plastic services. Botox is a toxin that is used to treat the aging lines in our skin. The drug actually causes paralysis of the muscles it is injected into. The localized paralysis is used to improve the cosmetic appearance of lines that appear in the forehead, over the bridge of the nose, the "crow's feet" lines that appear on the sides of the eyes and the lines that appear over the lips both the upper and lower lips. Proper administration of Botox will lead to nice cosmetic results that do not look as if the face is frozen.

Restylan is a material from the family of facial fillers. This material is used to inject and fill facial lines that are not a result of underlying muscles but more as a result of the reduced tension of skin as we age.

Q. Do you provide Family Practice type treatments such as Flu shots, Blood pressure control or other general blood tests?

A : The Ear Nose and Throat Associates of Nassau County Practice is associated with a very large network of Family Practice Physicians and will easily refer patients for the source of general or family practice issues. We do not administer flu shots, however we do take measurements of blood pressure, temperature and heart rate in the office.

Q. Do you test for sleep apnea or snoring in the office?

A : The Ear Nose and Throat Associates of Nassau County have a fully equipped 5 bed Sleep Laboratory with state of the art computerized equipment to measure the severity of sleep apnea in patients who suffer from loud snoring, interruption of sleep breathing at night, daytime fatigue or sleepiness, restless legs, seizures, night terrors, sleep walking, sleep talking. For further information regarding the sleep lab please refer to the sleep lab link.

Q. Are your physicians Board Certified?

A : All the physicians in our practice are Board Certified in Ear Nose and Throat Head and Neck Surgery and are active members in the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery as well as the American Medical Association. Additional associations include the Nassau County Medical Society, The Long Island Society of Otolaryngology, the North American Skull Base Society, the American Society of Cosmetic Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.