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Qualifications and Experience
I am an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon providing expert care for general ENT problems with a special interest in Sinus Disorders/Infections and Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease. I am Board Certified and have been practicing in New York for 15 years. My goal is to provide outstanding and complete care for each patient.
My practice covers the medical and surgical treatment of the respiratory tract and the head and neck, including:
- nasal congestion, sinus infections
- ear/hearing disorders, infections, tinnitus, vertigo
- voice, swallowing and throat disorders
- sleep apnea and upper airway obstruction
- thyroid and parathyroid disorders
- neck masses, head and neck cancer
There is a convenient location with extended hours to accommodate your needs. There is no wait for an appointment, and most insurances are accepted.
Verified Patient Reviews
Quick, straight and to the point, perfect for me
Knows her stuff. Very comfortable visit despite some slightly uncomfortable but needed procedures. Very down to earth. Office staff very nice.
Great and fast
Great doc. She addressed the issue I made the appointment for, as well as another issue that is not ENT related. She gave excellent advise on both issues.
Doc is awesome. Great bedside manner, very friendly....felt like I had known her for years.
She was thorough. I only came in for an ear thing but she checked nose and throat too - fixed something I didn't know was wrong in the end. Just wish the wait wasn't so long.
Blarg. Was really happy with my first visit. Today, not so much. Folks who arrived after me were roomed before me. Taken back well after my appointment time despite arriving before it. Not seen until 30 minutes after my appointment time and only seen for five minutes and dismissed. Super frustrating. Not sure that I will return.
Dr Kumra was professional, friendly and very helpful with my swollen throat issue. She was able to explain the problem I had and address it the best way possible. I was very grateful for her service.
I showed up almost 10 minutes early and was seen shortly after i arrived. Dr. Kumra listened attentively, asked questions, took notes and wasn't rushed at all. Her staff is incredibly pleasant and easy to work with. I was also able to get a same-day appointment with her. Highly recommend.
I really liked Vandana. She was patient, attentive and friendly. I was seen pretty quick as it was not crazy busy. The office is clean and spacious. The ladies who work here were also really nice which is important to me.
professional, answered my questions. office staff was great too. would recommend.
I was seen at my appt time, the girls are sweet and prompt. The Dr is very sweet, kind, and knows what she's talking about. I would totally recommend. Great visit!
Despite the doctor arriving a bit late, she quickly saw me and spent time to understand the problem and answer all of my questions. She did not make me feel rushed, was genuine and friendly, and attentively checked everything out. I left feeling confident that I understand the situation and what I need to do. One caveat, this was my first visit to an ENT. So I don't have any comparison.
This is my first visit to Dr. Kumra and the experience was wonderful. Her office staff was friendly and seemed genuinely caring. The wait was only a few minutes after paperwork. After a short review Dr. Kumra provided a knowledgeable and gentle approach to my concerns. Once the course of action was determined she provided treatment I needed for relief and I was on my way back to work. I absolutely return to her specialty care when needed.
Dr. Kumra is wonderful! She has now seen me twice in the past two weeks and has been extremely helpful and nice. She is honestly the best doctor I've seen in a long time.
Nice office with comfortable waiting area. Front office staff were courteous and professional. Initial documentation completed in about ten minutes, and I was admitted just a few minutes later. Dr. Kumra is business-like but open, and I felt heard and supported. My condition was not serious, but I was in need of immediate attention, and the office was open on a bank holiday and took me within one day's notice. My first visit, and I'm looking forward to building a professional relationship.
Dr. Kumra was great! Very thorough and answered all of my questions. I'll be back!
She was patient, and concerned. Her diagnosis was correct and certain.
Extremely friendly and knowledgeable Doctor!
Doctor Kumra was excellent. I appreciated her candor and clear way of explaining. Definitely recommended!
She was great! Asked a lot of questions. Differently from other doctors, I actually felt she cared. However, she was slightly impersonal and cold- some might like this in a doctor but I'd rather a bit more of a personal touch. I would still recommend her for anyone looking for a good ENT doctor!
Wonderful knowledgeable care from Dr Kumra who instantly diagnosed my ear infection. Only critique is that their office feels a little outdated, and none of the furniture is size friendly, which feels . The office chairs are very narrow with arms, which alienates any larger patient from being able to sit and the office (Dr Kumra and her lovely nursing assistant didnt know how to lift the arms from the very old exam chair-- which did have liftable arms). So it would be great to see at least 1 armless chair / couch option available. Otherwise recommend them fully.
Doctor was very good and professional, talked to me like a human and also gave sound medical advice. The complaint was taken seriously but also put in good perspective, and I had a very good sense of my options
I had trouble hearing and was in discomfort so I made an appointment with Dr. Kumra. She was able to quickly relieve my discomfort and improved my hearing by removing the wax (and even a piece of a qtip) in my ear that has been built up for years. She and her staff are very professional and friendly.
Awesome doctor. Had an ENT check up (excellent experience) and sleeping issues that she's working on with me (Very pleased). Loved her! Will be coming back again and again. Thanks.
Prompt, caring, and efficient.
She was a great listener and was not too quick to prescribe drugs for my sleeping problems. She saw me within 5 mins of my appointment and was extremely friendly!
She is amazing!
Excellent, I highly recommend Dr. Kumra
She is a marvelous doctor. Wonderful bedside manner and thoughtful diagnosis.
Very helpful and attentive to your health.
Dr. Kumra was great!! Extremely knowledgeable and thorough.
She is easy to talk to and listens well. She is efficient and treated me well. I was worried because I had to fly in a few days with a terrible infection. She cleared it up and recommended saline spray which helped a lot, in addition to the antibiotic I had to take. Plus she gave me a note for TSA that let me carry hot tea with me for my 6 hour flight -- this was a lifesaver!
Great doctor, thorough, attentive and answered all questions and took her time. Took care of two procedures right there and then. Highly recommend.
Dr. Kumra is excellent - knowledgeable, polite and very helpful!
Dr. Kumra was very nice and explained to me what to expect from my sleep apnea and treatment. I have since been using a CPAP and it is already showing signs of great improvement in my daily life. Highly Recommend.
One of the best and most professional physicians I have ever been to. Terrific bedside manner, open to questions and great ability to put patients at ease. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I finally found my ENT! She was perfect!!
shes really cool.
Excellent medical care with excellent 'patient interaction skills'. A truly professional experience. My issue was taken care of quickly. The overall visit was extremely efficient and well-organized. Highly recommended if this is the care you need.
Dr. Kumra is very knowledgable, competent, and provides excellent care. I wouldn't hesitate at all to recommend her.
She was very kind, caring and very professional. She made me feel at ease and took her time to Listened to me when I describe what was going on with me ...... Very patient, kind and gentle.
Dr. Kumra was nice and highly professional. I was surprised by the high price, so in case you don't have insurance I recommend to inquire about the price before booking an appointment.
Outstanding visit, excellent doctor.
Very prompt and professional office, friendly and informative bedside manner
Wonderful. Quick, efficient and knowledgeable. I feel very comfortable with her diagnosis.
Perfect. She was on time, very helpful and super nice. 10/10 will go back and recommend.
she was a very nice and smart doctor.made me feel comfortable..
I thought Dr. Kumra was very professional and straight forward with what needed to be done. I came an hour early and after filling out the paperwork I was seen almost immediately.
She was really pleasant to talk to as well as the fact that she was able to explain everything in a manner I was able to understand. I would highly recommend her to other people as well as my friends and family.
Very nice doctor and staff! My first time visiting an ENT. Will definitely visit again should the need arise.
Dr. Kumra was okay in terms of addressing my conditions as a doctor, but I got the impression that she didn't care much. My last appointment got canceled by the office (they left me a VM) and when I called back miltiple times to reschedule, no one picked up. Ended up finding another ENT, who thoroughly re-did all the tests all over. The office/reception staff were okay - not over friendly, but not rude either. Wait was 30+ minutes each time I went. The audiologist they referred me to (within the practice) was not pleasant to work with.
Dr. Kumra is highly recommended. This is honestly one of the only positive doctor experiences I have had in my five years in New York. I was seen promptly and needed to get a quick outpatient surgery. The doctor had great bedside manner and took care of the problem successfully. Everyone in the practice was very friendly.
My visit was not scheduled. It was an emergency, and the Dr. accommodated me! Very happy with both the service and the professionalism. Dr. Kumra brought my ears back to 100%! Will visit her again in the future....
Very professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Dr. Kumra interpreted my symptoms, conducted diagnostic tests and prescribed pharmaceutical treatment. I am feeling better already and hope all will be well.
Thorough, efficient, personable and competent... caring and helpful... pleased to find her
I like Dr. Kumra she is very attentive and listens to her patients questons and concerns. I will definitely be seeing her again!
FANTASTIC! Dr Kumra was great and her staff was very helpful & knowledgable. One of the Best Dr visits of my life. Highly recommend this dr & this office.
She was excellent; going through details for you to understand fully
She treated me for ear infection and her diagnosis was accurate . She made me feel very comfortable.
She was fantastic and a pleasure.
Doctor was great. The visit did take longer than expected. The woman conducting hearing testing was not the friendliest. I would do this portion elsewhere.
She was great. She was concerned and smart about what was ailing me and gave me a clear plan as to how to get better.
Dr. Kumra was very nice and direct - exactly what I'd look for in a doctor.
She's one of my favorite doctors. She takes time to listen and has an engaging personal style. And her office seems better organized than most.
Prompt, professional, friendly
Delightful, knowledgable, smart and practical. I felt both heard and helped by her.
Thorough and spoke with compassion. Professional demeanor and helped me understand what my issue may be and what options to consider moving forward.
Dr. Kumra was very skilled, had a gentle and deft touch during my exam and tests, and a warm pleasant manner. I will go to her again.
Dr. Kumra saw me immediately and was very friendly and professional. She made me feel very comfortable and was great with explaining my condition. She was able to fix my wax related hearing issue on the spot. Would definitely recommend her.
Put my mind at rest with a quick but thoughough examination. Walked me through what she was going to examine. Found a deviated septum on top of everything else, go figure. Great Doctor.
The entire process was swift and concise, just how I like it. Special thanks to the front desk staff for being patient with me! I highly recommend this practice.
Very warm, polite, informative, and professional. Overall an extremely positive experience.
Excellent treatment for a very worrisome situation - barotrauma.
Dr. Kumra was very personable and patient. She listed to my long list of concerns and provided relief and knowledge on my situation.
She was very helpful and answered all of my questions. She is an inviting demeanor and is knowledgeable. The visit was very brief, especially in comparison to my wait time. As she engaged in her examination, however, I wish I was lead through more of the process, and told what step by step she was doing. She did reveal all of the information when I asked.
I really liked this doctor! She was fast and personable. Very pleasant experience.
Very knowledgeable and courteous. The exam was not rushed and she was more than willing to answer any and all questions. Also, since I over - worry about everything, she was able to allay any concerns I had coming into the appointment.
Dr. Kumra saw me on time and was both clear and concise in her exam. She reviewed my medical information in a sensitive, considerate manner and gently probed for more information when necessary. Her approach is down to earth and I was impressed with her collaborative approach to her treatment plan. Dr. Kumra's staff was efficient, warm and accomodating. I highly recommend Dr. Kumra and her practice, and will continue to see her for all of my ENT needs.
Dr Kumra was fabulous, I would definitely recommend her. Her staff is also very courteous and quick.
Very efficient, clear and professional. Highly recommended in all aspects.
I am loving ZocDocs and the whole experience I had with Dr. Kumra. I made the appointment earlier on the same day. I was able to find a convenient doctor who took my insurance. I got there, and the office atmosphere was very nice, calm, clean, and everyone on her staff was welcoming and kind. I was taken to an examination room within a few minutes of arriving. She had read the notes I had sent when I got the appointment online and was aware that I was anxious, and she worked to set me at ease. Her manner was kind, professional and warm. I really appreciate finding a doctor who was available and able to treat me, hear my concerns and help me manage my anxiety. This was a great experience!
Dr. Kumra was very knowledgeable and professional. She recommended a course of action that I'm hopeful will work, and I'm looking forward to being treated by her.
Dr. Kumra has a pleasent personality and she is very efficient.
She's always great, listens, is compassionate.
Dr. Kumra was timely and answered all of my questions. She made me comfortable in her office and thoroughly explained what she would be doing. Will definitely visit her again!
Great! Finally found a doctor who doesn't "over-treat" you in America (although I'm sure she could go Dr. House on you if she thought it was necessary). Smart and efficient.
Listened, easy to speak with. Addressed concerns.
This was my first visit with Dr. Kumra and it will definitely not be my last. She is very friendly and patient, and you can tell that she is truly listening. Great doctor!
She proved exactly the kind of doctor you'd hope for: smart, good questions, thoughtful responses, and very human. Highly recommend!
Excellent doctor. Explained things very clearly.
Dr. Kumra was great - she took time to talk with me and provided detailed feedback. She also has a nice gentle manner
I was thoroughly satisfied by the way I was attended and Dr. Kumra's professional attitude. I will definitely recommend her.
She was great!
Excellent experience in a clean, professional office.
Thought she was very good and knowledgeable.
I was treated professionally and courteously and am very satisfied with my choice.
She is competent, friendly, courteous -- exactly what you would want from a physician.
My visit was great. They were able to take me on short notice, the front desk was efficient, wait time was short, and Dr. Kumra was very nice and patient.
She is amazing and so efficient and professional.
Office staff was nice, professional and quick! Dr. Vandana Kumra was efficient, knowledgeable and thorough.
Very professional, knowledgeable and doctorly. All my information entered online successfully transferred to the office computers. Spent about a minute in the waiting room, and another minute in the patient office. AND my prescription was at the pharmacy before I was. I didn't realize doctors were capable of this much efficiency. Highly recommended on all counts.
Dr. Kumra is terrific. She has a very calm demeanor and she explains things well. I wish she could be my primary care doctor.
I was very pleased with my visit with Dr. Kumara. She was professional, efficient and politely friendly. Of course, I only had a minor thing to deal with so I have no opinion of her medical abilities but I wouldn't have any hesitation about seeing her for something more serious.
Her office is very well run and efficient (a great find in nyc!) and she was very kind and worked with me to figure out my sleeping problems!
Always makes you feel comfortable and very professional.
She was thorough - send a scope up my nose to check for blockages resulting from earache.
Dr Kumra was both attentive and responsive: she took the time required to understand my specific condition and was able to suggest a personalized course of treatment. She explained clearly what to expect during her examination and sought to minimize my discomfort. My entire visit inspired confidence and I will return to this practitioner without hesitation.
Dr. Kumra is prompt, personable, and practices good medicine. I have come to her for years in both the practice office and for one hospital/surgery experience . . . she is a pro, and I highly recommend her.
She's pretty much my favorite doctor, because of the mix of her personality, approachability, knowledge and her staff. The office seems more organized than most.
Great staff and Dr. Kumra was very kind and thorough in her explanations with me.
She was so competent, professional, and compassionate. I'd definitely recommend her to all!
I like Dr. Kumra a lot. She is friendly and very personable. I would recommend her.
A true professional and very sweet.
A professional and honest doctor. I recommend her services. Clean practice and a happy staff.
She made me feel comfortable. The staff are professional.
She was to the point but thorough.
Dr. Kumra is professional but warm, and her office runs in a better-than-average manner. She's pretty much the best doc I have.
Dr. Kumra is always attentive and professional. She communicates well and takes good care of her patients.
Today it was my second time with Dr. Kumra and I highly recommend her. She is super nice and her staff is very efficient.
I was impressed with the kindness and professionalism of her staff. Dr. Kumra is really great. She made me feel very comfortable, addressed my questions and concerns openly, was engaged and didn't rush our appointment. Ideal visit!
I wish she was my primary care doc...
loved her bedside manner. Not too quick to jump to surgery, which is what I liked best about her. Overall, she was great!
Dr. Kumra is lovely and takes time to listen to your concerns. I did take issue with a few things. 1. When my blood pressure was taken at the office it was high. The nurse told me not to worry about it. I followed up on my own and it turns out that I have high blood pressure. On a follow-up visit I mentioned this to Dr. Kumra and she was very receptive. 2. After the initial prescription didn't work DR. Kumra suggested a specific surgery and said her office would follow-up. I never heard from them. I think Dr. Kumra is a very good Dr. her staff leaves something to be desired When her assistant took my blood pressure it was pretty high but she told me not to worry about it as most peoples pressure goes up at a Drs visit. Which is no doubt true, how mine was considerably high. Fortunately I followed up with another Dr. and I am now beigntreat for high blood pressureBandish
She was very friendly and listened to my concerns. I was seen right away at my appointment time and did not have to wait.
Great bedside manner!
I think she is great...maybe overbooked?
Fantastic bedside manner. Really listened and immediately resolved my issue. Would highly recommend Dr. Kumra!
She was interested and knew just what to do.
Excellent. Very helpful with frustrating insurance issues. Would be highly recommended.
She is an excellent professional.
Really attentive to your needs
Dr. Kumra was wonderful. She was very kind and knowledgeable. I will definitely go back if I'm ever again in need of an ENT specialist. The reception staff was also a pleasure.
Quick, thorough, and excellent insights into health issues. I like Dr Kumra very much.
Very attentive. Listened to off of the details regarding my visit. Not overbearing in her instructions and advice for treatment. Friendly and approachable.
My wait was a little too long, probably cause I was there at the end of the day. And cause there was at least one problem patient. But that's unusual in my experience. And Dr. Kumra is fantastic, professional and easy to talk to.
I haven't finished the treatment so I'm not sure I'll be cured. But my visit was quite reassuring.
She is lovely and gives conservative and practical advice.
Very nice and thorough - although I had a deviated septum, she didn't rush to recommend surgery but suggested I try a nasal spray for a few weeks.
She seemed knowledgeable and caring.
Very personable, very knowledgeable, swift and to the point.
Dr. Kumra was thorough in her evaluation and quick to diagnose what was wrong and get me on my way with the right medication to make me feel better. I'd go back to see her again.
Amazingly pleasant experience.
Thorough,professional and very nice
She was very dismissive of my symptoms even though I was clearly worried. Upon having a second opinion from a different doctor, I realized that her diagnosis was not comprehensive at all. Would not go back.
I had a great experience with Dr. Kumra. She is kind and patient -- taking the time to listen to my lengthy description of my symptoms. I would go back to her in a heartbeat.
Dr.Kumra is great! I saw her once a few years ago for a quick issue and made the trip to her new office today just to see her. She is very personable and put me at ease!
I think Dr. Kumra is a good doctor, she told me things other doctors did not. I think I might actually get some real help with her.
I've been to Dr. Kumar previously and she is excellent in every way and her staff is very nice and professional as well.
Dr. Kumra is an example of the kind of perfection that every professional should constantly strive to acheive. I felt reassured, my questions were answered, and I had absolutely no doubt that I was in good hands.
She is so nice and thorough!
very helpful, she's terrific
Very pleasant bedside manner. Took time to explain things. Recommended.
she is great and explained things wonderfully. I will have the rest of my family seen by her soon.
Her front desk office staff were very helpful.
Professional & helpful, good bedside, pleasant, takes her time with patient
I had a very nice visit with Dr. Kumra. She answered my questions and I felt that she listened to my concerns. I didn't feel rushed.
Dr. Kumra was thorough and polite. I'd definitely recommend her.
I really admire this doctor. She is so easy to talk to, so professional and runs an office where people seem to know what they are doing.
I was very pleased with Dr. Kumra and would have no reservations on recommending her to others.
Very kind, actually gives her patients time to talk, offers perspective, calming. Thank you!
Great positive experience!
She is a good listener and is friendly and easy to discuss conditions with.
I thought Dr. Kumra was great. She was very thorough and very friendly. I would definitely recommend her.
I've been to a number of ENTs in NYC, and Dr. Kumra is the best - period.
She seemed to be very knowledgable in her field, and I would highly recommend her.
Good contact but a little bit too fast
Very good MD and practice.
Dr. Kumra is an excellent doc! She spent as much time as needed to answer all my questions and provide her medical advice.
She is an outstanding doctor, very competent and genuinely caring, absolutely first rate
Dr. Kumra is about as good as a doctor can be -- professional, kind, patient, punctual and most importantly, she keeps my problem-prone ear healthy. If you need an ENT, don't hesitate to see her.
She was very professional and I felt confident in her medical knowledge. Without insurance, though, the office visit was very expensive.
Fast, easy, reliable
Very punctual, caring, and highly recommended.
Great doctor - spent plenty of time explaining my condition and answering all my questions. Never felt rushed and left feeling extremely satisfied. Booked my appointment the night before and didn't have to wait, she was right on time. Definitely recommend!
Very professional, caring, and kind. Explained my situation in great detail and provided care advice for the future.
I am a terrible patient. I don't like people touching me or poking and prodding me and I fussed for at least 10 minutes before letting her stick a light up my nose. She was professional and humored my psychotic behavior. She also took an interest in figuring out why I am getting sick constantly, rather than just curing me now. Short wait due to some guy who missed his appointment date by 20 mins. She seemed busy but I didn't feel particularly rushed. Who wants to hang out at a doctors office longer than required anyway?
She is prompt, warm, and very knowledgeable!
I just moved to the UWS and I never used ZocDoc to find a doctor before but I was in so much pain I needed to find a Doctor...fast! I made the appointment online (the office was closed) for the next day and had no problems seeing the doctor at the scheduled time. She was amazingly nice, smart and direct. She also has alot of what many other doctors are lacking and that is the ability to listen intently about your issue and respond with kindness and respect. I would recommend Dr. Kumra to anyone!
Dr Kumra is very knowlegeable and listen to her patient. i left her office very satisfied
Very nice, very professional and a very clean and friendly staff and office.
Dr. Kumra was very helpful. She took her time and clearly explained the inner workings of the nose and ear.
Doctor Kumra is great! Very professional!
Always very kind and thorough. Would definitely recommend.
She was a very nice doctor. She has a great bedside manner, explaining to you your diagnosis and answering any of your questions. She also showed a genuine concern for my condition at my age, as well as attentiveness to insurance and recommended treatments and tests.
she's great , answered all my questions I recommend her to my friends.
It went very smoothly. Doctor was a good listener.
The visit was really pleasant. I highly recommend this doctor to anyone.
Dr. Kumra was very friendly and took her time. Walked in the office with severe ear pain that previous Dr.'s were unable to help with. Walked out feeling much relief and a good diagnosis. Would recommend her to anyone looking for a good ENT Dr.
Dr. Kumra is great. I really like her a lot. Very professional, punctual and caring.
Dr. Kumra was really nice and helpful and thorough. I would highly recommend her.
The office was extremely clean and the staff very helpful, professional and polite. Dr.Kumra is excellent and I would highly recommend her to anyone that needed an ENT.
I have seen Dr. Kumra for a few years now. (She fixed my deviated septum, which alleviated a lot of sinus pressure/pain for me.) She is extremely focused and dedicated to helping her patients in whatever ways she can, and she has a wonderful manner. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Kumra is awesome!
this site is great/easy to use and my ear doctor was fantastic
My visit was brief, but I was impressed.
The doctor arrived 30 minutes later to the office and during consultation answered her cell phone three times. Two weeks later I am still waiting for a referral to see a doctor for a sleep study that her secretary (which is not a courteous person) supposed to setup.
Dr. Kumra is a competent doctor. I have complete confidence in her.
very professional, very good experience.
very helpful and knowledgeable. my sinuses are clear and followup was great
Excellent visit. Dr. Kumra was very personable, attentive & professional. The exam was thorough and quick. Her recommendations were thoughtful and concise. Office staff was very pleasant. Overall a great experience.
Easy to get to...I didn't have to wait and she listened to everything I said and then fixed my problem immediately. She has a great way with patients. Probably one of the best specialized doctors I have ever visited!
I liked her but was annoyed that I had to wait about 50 minutes for my appointment. she is a good a thorough doctor and will go back!
Pleasant, friendly, gave me time to speak and really listened to what I was saying, was respectful and professional. I was very happy I had her for my doctor.
Nice lady - very considerate
She is an excellent professional yet kind doctor
Dr Kumra was very competent and careful to cause as little discomfort as possible . Very nice , very warm and unhurried , despite a very busy practice .
Dr. Kumra was efficient, knowledgeable, gentle, and kind. I would absolutely recommend her.
Overall excellent experience, Dr. Kumra was thorough, knowledgeable and helpful, I felt immediately in good hands. She asked all the right questions and listened thoughtfully to the answers. The office environment is lovely and all the people at the reception desk were also very nice, professional and helpful.
The doctor was warm and personable, I will definitely recommend to my friends and family! Great find in NYC!
super friendly. very professional. I felt Very comfortable in her office and in her presence. She took the time to answer ALL my questions. She's a great Doctor, I'll be visiting her from now on when I have any ENT issues.