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Here come allergies. Fall is here in Long Beach and Garden City, NY

Labor Day is here and with it we bid goodbye to another wonderful summer and look toward Fall.  Autumn is allergy season and 75% of patients with Spring allergies also have Fall allergies.

The most common Fall allergies in Garden City and Long Beach, NY are ragweed and mold.  Did you know that ragweed can travel hundreds of miles?  So even though Long Beach is a beach community, ragweed counts are still off the charts in Autumn.

Mold spores can be trapped in between leaves.  So even casual walks in Garden City and Long Beach can lead to nasal congestion and post nasal drip.

We are here to help!  We provide complete ear, nose and throat diagnostics including in-office allergy testing in both our Long Island offices (Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY).

Let us help you enjoy the Fall!

Dementia and Reflux info for our Long Beach, Garden City and Inwood ENT patients

A recent study in the journal JAMA Neurology found that patient who are on certain long term antacid medications may have an increase in dementia.  The study looked at a certain class of antacids called proton pump inhibitors including medications such as prevacid and nexium.  Researchers found that seniors on these drugs long term had a 44% increase in dementia.

We have had many ear, nose and throat patients in our Long Beach, Garden City and Inwood offices ask us, “What do I do now for the my ENT issues?”  The first issue to decide if you still have silent or stomach reflux issues.  As ENT’s we would do a thorough ear, nose and throat exam and then decide if further testing is needed.  In our Long Beach, NY ENT office we have further specialized equipment to test for reflux.

If you are having phlegm, throat clearing, sinus infections in Long Beach, Garden City, Inwood or the surrounding areas, call us.  We would be happy to use our specialized knowledge to help get you off these medication safely.

Is it a cold or sinus disease? Ent thoughts for our Long Beach, Island Park, Garden City and Inwood patients.

As we enter winter in Long Beach, NY, I frequently have patients come to me unsure if they have a cold or a sinus infection.  Indeed, it can be hard to sometime tell the difference between sinus infections and a regular cold.  Here are a few key points for my Garden City, Long Beach, Island Park and Inwood patients to better understand sinus issues.

If you have a sinus infection you will likely also have

-pain in the forehead, behind the eyes or teeth

-have discolored nasal discharge

-nasal congestion

-dull headache

If you have any of these symptoms, it is time to see an ear, nose and throat specialist.  In all three of our ENT office locations (Garden City, Long Beach and Inwood) we have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to treat your sinuses.  We look forward to tackling even your worst sinus issue.

We moved to our NEW Long Beach office. Come see us at 728 East Park Ave.

We are thrilled with our new state of the art ear, nose and throat office in Long Beach, NY.  All of our ENT patient will now be seen at 728 East Park Ave, better known as “Doctor’s Row” in Long Beach.  Stop by and see our new space in Long Beach.

The office is located mid-block between Pacific and Roosevelt Blvds in Long Beach.  There is convenient street parking as well as ample parking on side streets.

We are ecstatic to continue to serve our wonderful Long Beach patients and all of our patients on Long Island.

Note that our other offices in Garden City and Inwood remain the same.  The only change is in Long Beach. Call us at 516-431-0700 to book you next appointment in Long Beach, Garden City or Inwood.  We look forward to caring for all of your ENT needs.

ENT treatment in Long Beach – We are moving to 728 East Park Ave. in September

To all of my Long Beach, NY ear, nose and throat patients, I am thrilled to announce that we will be moving our office location.  In September we will be moving to Long Beach’s “Doctors Row” and will be seeing our ENT patients at:

728 East Park Ave. in Long Beach

Our office number will remain the same 516-431-0700.

We are excited to move to our new ENT location and we look forward to serving  the Long Beach, NY community for many years to come.


Helping with Nasal Congestion and Allergies in Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY

There are so many signs of allergies.  From phlegm, nasal congestion, headache, facial pressure to post nasal drip, coughing fits and itchy eyes, all can be indicative of allergies.  In Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY, allergies are in full bloom right now.

There are a number of remedies so that you can get back outside and enjoy the outdoors (and what can be better than a day at the beach in Long Beach or a stroll down Franklin Avenue in Garden City, NY?).  First, see an ENT specialist.  Using our special ear, nose and throat tools we will diagnose the specific nasal issue and target it.  Second, use nasal saline to rinse out the nasal allergens. Third, use air conditioning when driving.  Air conditioning filters the air and will decrease your allergy load.

We provide in-office diagnostics including nasal endoscopy and in-office allergy testing.  With this powerful combination of ENT tools, we will target your nasal allergies and get you back on the Long Beach, NY boardwalk or dining al fresco in Garden City, NY.

Long Beach ENT news – itchy eyes and sinus help

It’s allergy season and each day seems worse than the one before.  Here’s ENT news you use for Long Beach and Garden City sinus and allergy sufferers:

1. Carrier a nasal saline spray with you wherever you go.  Saline is not a medicine so you can use it multiple times a day.  By utilizing the saline, you will keep allergens and sinus issues at bay.

2. Ditto for artificial tears.  But be careful to read the ingredients to ensure that you are purchasing artificial tears only.  In many pharmacies it can be tricky to sort our which eye drops have saline only and which have decongestants.  Ask the pharmacist for help!

3. In Long Beach and Garden City you can see the allergens on your car.  Take this as a sign.  These allergens are sticking to your car and to your clothes.  Change your outer layer after you get home.

Follow these tips to a happier nose in Long Beach and Garden City, NY.  Remember, if you need ear, nose and throat help we are only a phone call away.  We would be happy to see you in Long Beach, Garden City or our Inwood locations.

Trees are in bloom in Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY. Are you congested?

Good morning Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY residents!  It finally feels like spring (part of me thought it would never get here).  But along with warmer temperatures comes pollen, grass and other allergens.  Are you congested?  Can you breathe?

I tell my Long Beach and Garden City, NY patients everyday that breathing is not optional.  As odd as this may sound, I am always amazed at how much nasal congestion, post nasal drip, ans sinus problems people are willing to tolerate before seeking medical/ear, nose and throat help.  We are supposed to be able to breathe freely from our nose without obstruction, congestion, sinus issues or nasal drip.

As ENT specialists we are here to help.  Many treatments for nasal congestion and allergies include natural and avoidance treatment options.  In both our Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY offices we provide the full compliment of ENT treatments including in-office allergy testing.

We are here to help you breathe.  Remember breathing is not optional so call us at Evergreen Ear, nose and throat and start living life and enjoying spring.

Hoarse? Have phlegm in Long Beach, NY or Garden City, NY? We have answers

For those throat clearers out there, this is for you.  Much to your chagrin, chronic throat clearing is not normal.  Phlegm or mucous in the throat leads to throat clearing.  But why does this occur?

I tell all of my ENT patients in Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY that if they clear their throat, the first step is to set up a complete exam by an ear, nose and throat physician.  I utilize a gentle approach as I insert a camera into the nose.  This special ENT instrument goes beyond the nose and then is passed into the throat area.  I can then see the voice box and evaluate the area for areas of irritation.

One of the more common ENT causes for throat clearing is silent reflux (see picture below).  We can determine if our Long Beach, NY or Garden City, NY patients have this problem on the spot and develop an ear, nose and throat plan to get you back on track.relux 2

Sinus infections? Breathe easier in Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY with balloon sinuplasty.

We are excited to share that we were selected as an Oasis site of clinical excellence in balloon sinuplasty.  Only a handful of ENT centers received such a distinction.

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive ENT sinus procedure to help cure patients who suffer from multiple sinus infections.  I perform the sinus procedure in my Long Beach, NY office.  However, I can examine, treat and consult with any patient with chronic sinus disease in any of my offices, including Garden City, NY and in Long Beach, NY

The ENT procedure takes 90 minutes, half of that time is spent numbing the nasal area.  No external cuts are made on the face and patients return home the same day.  They can resume normal activity (including work) the following day.

I am excited to bring this exciting ENT sinus procedure to you and help you breath better and feel more energetic.