Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Otolaryngologists, also known as ENT physicians, have been trained in the treatment, both medical and surgical, of patients with disorders of the ear, nose and throat and related problems of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists also diagnose and treat diseases of the sinuses, larynx or voice box, and mouth. Otolaryngologists must complete 13 years of training before they can qualify for board certification. Their training includes four years of college, four years of medical school and at least five years of specialty training.
Dr. Jeffrey S. Weingarten, M.D., is an otolaryngologist at Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants. Dr. Weingarten was raised in Chicago area. He was Board Certified in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery in 1987. He has been the Section Chairman of Otolaryngology at Providence Hospital. He has also been the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology at Providence Hospital. He has been the Medical Director of the Providence Hospital Voice and Communications Center. He is actively involved in teaching his colleagues and students. Dr. Weingarten was awarded “Teacher of the Year” from a residency program. Dr. Weingarten has published in the medical literature. He has been a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, the Michigan State Medical Society, and the Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County Medical Societies. He has received leadership awards from the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. He has been an appointed member of the Medicare Advisory Committee. Dr. Weingarten has been an Executive Board member and was President of the Michigan ENT Society.
Dr. Weingarten practices all aspects of otolaryngology (ENT). He has a special interest in nose and sinus disorders, pediatrics disorders, snoring and sleep apnea surgery and voice disorders. Dr. Weingarten welcomes all inquiries about his training, skills, and areas of special interest.
Dr C. Bart Dickson, MD Dr. Dickson was born and raised in southeast Michigan. He was Board Certified in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery in 1987. He has been the Section Chairman of Otolaryngology at Providence Hospital. He has also been the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology at Providence Hospital. He is actively involved in teaching his colleagues and students. Dr. Dickson has published in the medical literature. He has been a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the Michigan ENT Society the Michigan State Medical Society, and the Oakland County Medical Society. Dr. Dickson practices all aspects of otolaryngology (ENT). He has a special interest in nose and sinus disorders, pediatrics disorders, ear surgery and ENT cancer disorders. Dr. Dickson welcomes all inquiries about his training, skills, and areas of special interest.
Dr. Standring was raised in Chicago area and did his training in Detroit at Henry Ford Hospital. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He is actively involved in teaching his colleagues and students, is on staff at Oakland University and Michigan State University School of Medicine. He is a site director of the Ascension Otolaryngology residency program. He is the current President of the Michigan Otolaryngology society. He is a consultant for Stryker and gives national and international lectures on sinus and ear related topics. Dr. Standring has published multiple articles and book chapters in the medical literature. He is currently on the national Board of Govevnors Society Engagement Committee. Dr. Standring has participated in multiple foreign surgical/medical mission trips including Kenya and Vietnam.
Dr. Standring practices all aspects of otolaryngology (ENT). He has a special interest in ear and hearing disorders and surgery, hearing and hearing aids, nose and sinus disorders, pediatrics disorders (ear infections, tonsils and tubes), snoring and sleep apnea surgery, and voice disorders. Dr. Standring welcomes all inquiries about his training, skills, and areas of special interest.
Dr. Lauren Murrill, MD was born and raised in southeast Michigan. She completed her Otolaryngology (ENT) residency training at Chicago's Loyola University Medical Center in June 2017. She is actively involved in teaching her colleagues and students. Dr. Murrill has published in the medical literature. She has been a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Murrill practices all aspects of adult and pediatric otolaryngology. She has a special interest in allergy disorders, nose and sinus disorders, pediatric disorders, and reconstruction of facial skin cancers. Dr. Murrill welcomes all inquiries about her training, skills, and areas of special interest.
Taha Meraj M.D. grew up in southeast Michigan and is a graduate of Northville High School. He majored in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where he received his Bachelor of Science degree with High Distinction. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Meraj completed his residency training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Meraj has authored multiple peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters and has presented his work at local and national research conferences. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy, the Michigan Otolaryngologic Society, the Michigan State Medical Society, and the Wayne County Medical Society. Dr. Meraj practices all aspects of adult and pediatric otolaryngology (ENT) including ear and hearing disorders, nose and sinus disorders, swallowing and speech disorders, and sleep disorders. He treats both medical and surgical disorders. He has a special interest in thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary gland surgery as well as reconstructing facial skin cancer defects. Dr. Meraj is an automobile enthusiast. He, when not caring for patients, enjoys visiting state parks and traveling with his family.
Dr. Miles Neumann, D.O. is a board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon. He provides comprehensive care in the diagnosis and treatment of ears, nose and throat conditions of all ages. Dr. Neumann earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and obtained his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Beaumont Health in Farmington Hills, Michigan where he also served as Chief resident. Dr. Neumann is an active member in numerous professional societies including the Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy. He has advanced the field of otolaryngology with multiple peer-reviewed publications and presentations at regional and national meetings. Dr. Neumann practices all aspects of adult and pediatric of otolaryngology (ENT) including medical, surgical, and cosmetic patients. He has experience in the treatment of complex nasal and sinus disorders, and offers minimally invasive procedures such as balloon sinuplasty. Additionally, Dr. Neumann has special interests in facial plastic surgery including rhinoplasty and facial reconstruction for skin cancer defects after Mohs procedures. When he is not caring for patients or spending time with his wife and puppy, Dr. Neumann enjoys golfing, running, snowboarding, and traveling.
Claire Nicholson, M.S., PA-C was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. She completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy in August 2017. Claire is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in otolaryngology. She is also actively involved in the new Allergy Center at our Southfield location.
She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Society of Physician Assistants in Otolaryngic Allergy, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants. Claire takes special interest in educating patients on the impact that ENT and allergy conditions have on quality of life and providing solutions tailored to their individual needs. Outside of the office, she enjoys home improvement projects, going to the gym, and spending time with her dog, Stella.
Dan O'Hara received a Masters Degree in Audiology in 1980 from Wayne State University, Detroit ,MI. Prior to that, he received his Bachelors Degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Michigan State University East Lansing, MI. Postgraduate, O'Hara served a postgraduate clinical Fellowship at the University of Oregon at Eugene, OR. Once returning to Michigan in 1982, and for the next 30 years, he has been working as a Clinical Audiologist in three different Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinics southeastern Michigan. O'Hara has served two terms on the Michigan Academy of Audiology Board of Directors. Also, he was one of the first Audiologists in Michigan, Licensed as a Hearing Aid Dispenser (1988), prior to the State of Michigan's Audiology Licensure law for Audiologists.
O'Hara holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency through the American Speech - Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology ( AAA). Also, he is a long-time member of the Michigan Academy of Audiology (MAA).
Today, O'Hara's clinical and rehabilitative interests and work is focused on obtaining the correct hearing instrumentation for his patients. Helping and leading his patients back into the hearing world. Understanding that hearing rehabilitation is a process. Counseling, guidance, understanding and patience from all parties involved is what makes a successful hearing aid fitting.
Patricia Wilson, M.A., CCC-A, earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University in 1982 and her Masters degree in Audiology from Western Michigan University in 1984. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, holds her certificate of clinical competence in Audiology, and licensed in the state of Michigan.
Patricia has 15 years of clinical diagnostic testing experience as well as advanced knowledge and training in the selection and fitting of digital hearing instruments. Since April of 2006 she has been employed by ENT Consultants/ Quality Hearing Aid Center working out of the Livonia office. Patricia specializes in the fitting of hearing instruments and is dedicated to helping individuals overcome their hearing difficulties through amplification. Patricia also believes that an informed and educated patient is best and works to get patients to understand their hearing disability as well as their hearing aids.
Adrienne Johnson received her Bachelors of Art in Hearing and Speech Science from the University of Maryland College Park and her Doctorate of Audiology from Central Michigan University. She holds her license in Audiology from the State of Michigan, her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Johnson specializes in hearing aid technology as well as vestibular and electrophysiology testing. She takes a special interest in educating her patients on how the whole body can be influenced by hearing ability.
Lisa Simon received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Wayne State University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University. Dr. Simon completed her Audiology Externship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds her license in Audiology from the State of Michigan.
She has experience in a variety of clinical settings including diagnostic testing for adults and children, comprehensive hearing aid services, and vestibular testing. She has a special interest in electrophysiology and advanced hearing aid technology. Dr. Simon enjoys the constantly evolving field of audiology and the relationships she develops with her patients. Outside of work Dr. Simon enjoys spending time with her husband and dog named Louie, playing soccer, cooking and gardening.
April Crovak received a Doctor of Audiology degree in 2016 and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2012 from Wayne State University. Dr. Crovak completed a doctoral externship at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, PA where she practiced electrophysiology, cochlear implants, pediatrics, and auditory rehabilitation. Her passion lies within educating patients about hearing loss and bringing them through the auditory rehabilitation process. In her free time, Dr. Crovak enjoys playing guitar, going to concerts, and watching documentaries.
Dr. Seker earned her Doctorate in Audiology in 2008 from Purdue University. She graduated from the Ohio State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science; Linguistics; and French. Dr. Seker is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is licensed in both Michigan and Ohio. Dr. Seker is the current Treasurer of the Michigan Audiology Coalition. She has a special interest in age-related hearing loss, tinnitus, decreased sound tolerance, and assistive listening devices.
She also has extensive experience in testing and treating the pediatric population. Dr. Seker believes in patient education and advocacy, and strives to provide the best care to her patients. In her spare, time she enjoys keeping up with her two energetic boys, gardening, reading, kayaking, and hiking.
Dr. Dadich received her Doctorate of Audiology from Rush University and her Bachelor of Arts from the Ohio State University. She completed her Audiology Externship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds her license in Audiology from the State of Michigan. Dr. Dadich enjoys working with patients with hearing loss and their families to determine the best solution for their unique needs. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her two dogs, Dobby and Sophia.
Dr. Chaffee received her Doctorate in Audiology from Wayne State University and her Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds her license in Audiology from the State of Michigan. Dr. Chaffee completed her Audiology Externship at Ear, Nose, & Throat Consultants prior to being hired as a full-time member of the audiology team. Her clinical interests include adult and pediatric diagnostic testing, hearing aid technology, and vestibular and electrophysiology testing. Dr. Chaffee strives to educate her patients on their hearing loss and create an individualized plan for their hearing healthcare needs.
Alex Matta received her Doctorate of Audiology, as well as her Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida. She completed her doctoral externship here at Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants/Quality Hearing Aid Center. She holds her license in Audiology from the State of Michigan. Dr. Matta is passionate for offering care to patients with disorders of both hearing and balance. She strives to provide an individualized approach when evaluating and treating her patients. In her spare time, Dr. Matta enjoys spending time with friends and family, and participating in outdoor activities such as swimming and bike riding.