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Ocean Otolaryngology Has Earned the Trust and Respect of Their Patients If you are in need of treatment for conditions involving the ear, nose, and throat or if you are considering facial rejuvenation, then a visit to Ocean Otolaryngology is a must. Doctors Peters, Gillespie and Kupferberg all maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends. “We are committed to exceeding the expectations of our patients and providing the highest quality of care,” adds Dr. Peters. The professionals at this office are all about earning the trust and respect of their patients and ensuring a compassionate environment. They all have extensive knowledge in the field and will take the time to listen and give you the individualized attention you deserve. Dr. Gillespie adds, “We believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. Our website includes information on an array of relevant topics and we encourage our patients to peruse these pages when they have a concern.” Lastly, Dr. Kupferberg would like to add that, “As Otolaryngologists, we treat a great variety of conditions with both medical and surgical intervention. From allergies to hearing problems to sinus surgery, Ocean Standing L-R: Jaclyn Torres, Office Manager, Dr. Kupferberg, Dr. Gillespie, Dr. Peters, & Otolaryngology is equipped to handle all your needs for Carolyn Peters, Practice Manager. Sitting L-R: Katie Samhammer, Front Desk Supervisor, yourself or your child.” Stefanie Wagenhoffer, Administrative Assistant, & Jade Dalbo, Surgical Coordinator.
Dr. Peters OCW: What do you find most satisfying about your profession? Dr. Peters: Being a physician and in particular, an Otolaryngologist, continues to be a very gratifying profession. Helping my patients conquer simple, to sometimes life-threatening situations is truly compelling and satisfying. Beyond anything else, a patient’s heartfelt gratitude strengthens my lifelong commitment to this profession. OCW: What attracted you to the field of Otolaryngology? Dr. Peters: As a third year medical student we had the privilege of starting our clinical rotations. My second rotation was in otolaryngology where I participated in complicated head and neck surgeries. The intricate anatomy of the head and neck was most intriguing to me. I quickly began to develop a passion for this area of sub-specialization and went on to do an otolaryngology residency. OCW: What is the most challenging aspect of your job? Dr. Peters: The most challenging aspect of otolaryngology is without question the difficult airway. There have been many occasions in which lifethreatening emergency measures are necessary in order to reestablish a patient’s upper airway patency. OCW: What are the most common conditions that you treat? Dr. Peters: Our practice treats a broad spectrum of ear, nose, and throat disorders, anywhere from nasal and sinus disorders, chronic ear conditions, and throat tumors, to the dizzy patient. Personally, I have a special interest in skin cancer reconstruction and thyroid surgery.
OCW: How do you stay current with new developments made in your field? Dr. Peters: In order to maintain high quality of care for our patients, I must keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques in our field. I have found in my personal career the most beneficial means in which to achieve this is by attending the American Academy of Otolaryngology orchestrated meetings and conferences throughout the country. Additionally, I participate regularly in our American Academy of Otholaryngology Head and Neck Surgery’s Home Study Course. OCW: Please share one of your most memorable success stories. Dr. Peters: Although it’s very difficult to pick just one particular case or patient, the situations in which an emergency tracheostomy is necessary in order to save the patient’s life from an airway obstruction is always memorable. Although infrequent, these intense situations are extremely gratifying. Just a few weeks ago, I was involved with an unfortunate 65-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer to the brain and she developed paralysis of both vocal cords. She was suffering tremendously in the emergency room and required insertion of the tracheostomy tube while awake under local anesthesia. She did amazingly well and couldn’t be more grateful. I wish her all the best.
Dr. Kupferberg OCW: What do you find most satisfying about your profession? Dr. Kupferberg: I love that this specialty allows me to help patients with many different types of diseases involving the ear, nose, and throat. OCW: What attracted you to the field of Otolaryngology? Dr. Kupferberg: I was initially attracted to the field when I was in Medical School. I realized then that it allowed physicians to treat a large variety of diseases
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Published on Sep 14, 2017
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