This year marks ENT and Allergy Associates LLP’s (ENTA) 20-year milestone since its inception. The practice, which was founded in 1998 when several independent physician groups merged and has a location in Lake Success, has become the nation’s largest full-service otolaryngology and allergy practice, with more than 200 otolaryngologists and allergists and 115 licensed audiologists.
Every month, ENTA strives to exceed the needs of more than 80,000 patients in 42 tri-state locations. As business continues to grow, the company looks to expand its geographical footprint and expects to serve one million patients in 2019.
In 2019, several ENTA locations are slated to open in central New Jersey and the practice is considering expansion into western Connecticut and northern New York, bolstering physician recruitment efforts. From a leadership perspective, ENTA most recently implemented a new senior management structure that will align company business operations with core growth strategies. CEO Robert Glazer, who has been with the practice since inception, also has plans for continued growth in existing regions.
“The last five years has been a period of time where the practice has made significant financial investments in clinical and business technology and analytics,” said Glazer. “By the same token, we have invested in upgrading personnel and developing training programs for the continued education of our physicians and staff. These investments have truly helped to throttle our growth, as physicians and patients recognize the commitment we have to quality health care and patient access. ENTA is now well-positioned for further expansion in the region. I’m proud of the brand we have developed and the accomplishments we have made in all of our 20 years.”
Robert Green, M.D., president of ENTA, said more improvements were on the way.
“As we move forward, our strategic vision and our growth will continue to enhance our ability to provide our patients with the finest ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology care possible,” he said.
ENTA boasts the largest pool of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians in the country, many of whom have been voted “Top Doctor” by leading publications. In the last three years alone, ENTA has added more than 30 doctors to its roster of clinicians – a mix of residents, fellows and seasoned practitioners. Beyond work in clinical locations, its medical experts make local community and global contributions, including support of local events, causes and organizations, as well as promoting health awareness initiatives and participating in medical missions abroad.
State-of-the-art technology drives efficiencies and delivers unmatched care to patients at ENTA. From an advanced Electronic Medical Records system to a user-friendly patient web portal and Phreesia digital check-in system, the practice embraces healthcare’s digital transformation. Additionally, to provide convenient, on-demand access to patients, ENTA offers same-day appointments, which patients are able to schedule 24/7 via its online booking platform. Clinical locations also accommodate evening and weekend hours for added convenience.