Otolaryngology (ENT)

 
Watson Clinic’s otolaryngologists (ENT) diagnose and treat disorders of the ear, nose, throat and head and neck regions. Our board-certified physicians are among the most respected and experienced in the area, treating many of the most common medical afflictions.
 
Our team of ENT physicians work closely with our Speech - Language Pathology department on a wide variety of throat disorders as well, including:
  • Tonsillitis
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngitis
  • Vocal cord nodules and polyps
  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Voice disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Sleep apnea and snoring
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

They also collaborate with our Hearing Center audiologists to treat ear disorders, such as:

We are proud to partner with the American Institute of Balance (AIB) to provide comprehensive evaluation and management for patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. Today's new technologies allow for easy and comfortable evaluation for children and adults in less than 90 minutes.  

Services related to nose/nasal disorders include:

Additional treatments include:
  • Complex head and neck cancer removal procedures
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Skull base
  • Salivary glands disorders
  • Evaluation of neck masses
Call today for a personal, confidential consultation!

Otolaryngology Physicians & Providers:

 
Dr. Jean Serge
Serge Jean, MD, PhD
Dr. Jean's Brochure
  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, MD, PhD
  • Internship: John Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, General Surgery
  • Residency: John Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Otolaryngology
  • Board-certified: Otolaryngology
  • Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • Member: American Medical Association, American Society for Head and Neck Surgery

    Dr. Raam Lakhani
    Raam S. Lakhani, MD
    Dr. Lakhani's Brochure
    • Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, MD
    • Internship: Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, General Surgery
    • Residency: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Otolaryngology
    • Fellowship: State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Board-certified: Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery
    • Fellow: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Member: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Association for Research in Otolaryngology

      Dr. Jeffrey Paffrath
      Jeffrey A. Paffrath, MD
      • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, MD
      • Internship: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, General Surgery
      • Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
      • Board-certified: Otolaryngology
      • Member: American Academy of Otolaryngology, Polk County Medical Association

          Dr. Pranay Patel
          Pranay C. Patel, MD
          • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, MD
          • Internship: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, General Surgery
          • Residency: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, Otolaryngology
          • Research Fellowship: Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, Surgical Endocrinology
          • Board-certified: Otolaryngology
          • Fellow: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons
          • Member: American Medical Association

              Stephanie Bassler
              Stephanie K. Bassler, APRN
              • Undergraduate Degree: Polk Community College, Polk State College, Winter Haven, FL, ADN
              • Masters Program: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, MS

                  Joseph J. Columbus
                  Joseph J. Columbus, DNP, APRN 
                  • Undergraduate Degree: Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA, ADN
                  • Nursing School: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, BSN
                  • Masters Program: Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, MSN
                  • Doctors Program: Rush University, Chicago, IL, DNP
                  • Member: American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult Nurse Practitioner Board Certification; Aesthetic Certifications from Esthetic Skin Institute

                  Olga M. Medina
                  Olga M. Medina, APRN
                  Olga Medina's Brochure
                  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey & Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, ADN
                  • Nursing School: Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, BSN
                  • Masters Program: Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, MSN
                  • Member: Nurse Practitioner Association of Florida, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 

                      Heather M. Wilson
                      Heather M. Wilson, APRN
                      Heather Wilson's Brochure
                      • Undergraduate Degree: Polk Community College, Winter Haven, FL, ADN
                      • Nursing School: Chamberlain University, Addison, IL, BSN
                      • Masters Program: Chamberlain University, Addison, IL, MSN
                      • Member: Polk County Advanced Practice Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

                          Chris B. Reifenstein
                          Chris B. Reifenstein, PA
                          • Undergraduate Degree: Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, AS, Physician Assistant
                          • Physician Assistant School: St. Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs, FL, Program Pre-requisites, BA
                          • Technical Certification: Erwin Technical Center, Tampa, FL, Surgical Technology
                          • Member: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), National Certification for Surgical Technology



                               
                               
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