For Better Ear, Nose, Throat, and Hearing Health, Trust The Lancaster ENT Center

Do you need help improving your ear, nose, throat, and hearing health? You deserve help from our team of experienced specialists at The ENT Center, right here in Lancaster, PA. You’ll experience excellent healthcare thanks to advanced diagnostic tools and innovative treatment methods to provide comprehensive care tailored to your unique needs. Trust us for exceptional service and patient-focused care in a welcoming environment that prioritizes your health and well-being.

“People who really care”

People who really care about who you are and how you’re feeling. The only thing [they] want to do is help you. To them, I say thank you.

Dennis M.
“More than just five stars”

Phenomenal staff. They were just amazing with my daughter. Wish I could give more than just 5 stars. My baby girl is now hearing like never before. Thank you, thank you.

Amanda S.
“More than grateful”

The best service a doctor has given me and my children. More than grateful. God continue to bless you so that you can continue to help more people.

Coral R.
“I love this place!”

I love this place! They are friendly, understanding and personable.

Doreen B.
“Thanks OPL!”

I had sudden hearing loss with no known reason. I went to urgent care and my pcp first. I should have made an appointment here first. They are amazing! Did a full exam and hearing test. The doctor talked with me about the options and course of action. Everyone in the office was incredibly nice and helpful. I will definitely be going there first from now on! Thanks OPL!

Barbara L.
“Would recommend highly”

Dr. Dorf and his staff were very professional and down to earth at the same time. They were very thorough, friendly … to the point of diagnosis. I was pleased on the teamwork and care the doctor had given to my son. I would recommend highly.

Helen M.
“Life changing difference”

Dr. Miller delivers what he promised. Life changing difference for my husband.

Sue M.

Do You Need Quality Healthcare For Your Ears, Nose, Or Throat?

Any healthcare issues can feel nerve-wracking or overwhelming, especially when dealing with your ears, nose, and throat. These areas require specialized medical attention. If you’re experiencing issues with hearing, balance, breathing, swallowing, or your voice, you may need the expertise of an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. These professionals are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting your ears, nose, and throat, as well as related structures in your head and neck. Whether you’re dealing with a persistent ear infection, chronic sinusitis, a voice disorder, or more complex issues such as cancer, seeking quality healthcare from an ENT is crucial.

ENT specialists utilize a variety of treatment approaches, tailoring each care plan to the individual’s specific needs. They might prescribe medication, recommend physical therapy, or suggest lifestyle changes to help manage your condition. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary. These interventions could range from minimally invasive procedures, such as placing ear tubes to help with chronic ear infections, to more complex surgeries involving the head and neck. Regardless of the treatment approach, the goal of an ENT specialist is to provide the highest quality of care to ensure your well-being and improve your quality of life.

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Who We Are

From hearing trouble, chronic sore throats, and facial sports injuries to allergy and sinus issues, sleep disorders, and thyroid, head, and neck tumors, wouldn’t it be convenient if there was one medical practice that could help you and your family with these issues, and more? Actually, there is! We are The ENT Center, formerly Otolaryngology Physicians of Lancaster in Lancaster, PA. We are greater Lancaster’s leading team of physicians and physician assistants in otolaryngology—specializing in the care of the ears, nose, and throat. Combined with the expertise of our audiologists and hearing care professionals and backed by the resources of our full-service hearing center offering hearing aids and accessories, The ENT Center is the singular choice in Lancaster County and the surrounding areas for healthcare “from the neck up,” for patients of all ages.

  • Steven N. Dorf, D.O.
  • John W. Miller III, M.D.
  • Victor M. Da Costa, M.D.
  • Peter “Ben” Kinglsey, PA-C
  • Jeffrey Lewis, PA-C
Meet Our Physicians and Providers
  • Tami Shea, Au.D.
  • Ellie Blackburn, Au.D., PASC
  • Jessica Jackson, Au.D.
  • Marie Yunqué, Au.D.
  • Amanda Arnold, Au.D.
  • Taylor Parker, Au.D.
  • Cindy Lipman, H.I.S.
Meet Our Audiologists & Hearing Care Professionals

Diagnosis & Treatment
For these conditions and more

Do you need help from an ENT specialist? Our healthcare facility specializes in diagnosing and treating various conditions related to the ear, nose, throat, and other head and neck disorders. These services encompass a broad spectrum of conditions, which include but are not limited to:

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re considering visiting an ENT specialist or are simply curious about what our specialists do, you likely have a few questions. To help clarify, here’s a list of frequently asked questions that people often have about ENT specialists and their care. These cover many topics, from the conditions our specialists treat to the treatments we offer. Remember, it’s always essential to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns about your health. Here are the FAQs:

1. What conditions do ENT specialists treat?

ENT specialists treat a wide range of conditions related to the ears, nose, and throat, as well as related structures in the head and neck. These conditions include hearing loss, ear infections, balance disorders, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), sinusitis, allergies, smell disorders, polyps, voice and swallowing disorders, sleep apnea, and certain types of cancers.

2. When should I see an ENT specialist?

You should see an ENT specialist if you have persistent symptoms involving your ears, nose, or throat that are not improving or are getting worse. Common symptoms include persistent ear pain, frequent ear infections, nasal congestion, sinus pain, throat pain, voice changes, difficulty swallowing, snoring, or sleep disturbances.

3. What does an ENT examination involve?

An ENT examination typically involves a physical inspection of the ears, nose, throat, neck, and sometimes the upper respiratory tract. Your ENT specialist may use a special lighted scope to get a better look at these areas. Additional tests, such as hearing tests or imaging studies, may also be ordered, depending on your symptoms and your particular healthcare needs.

4. What is the difference between an ENT and an audiologist?

An ENT is a medical doctor who can diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures. Some can perform surgery if needed. An audiologist is a healthcare professional who can identify, diagnose, and manage disorders of auditory and vestibular systems but does not perform surgery. Audiologists specialize in treating hearing loss and balance disorders and are experts in fitting hearing aids and other assistive devices.

5. What types of treatments do ENT specialists offer?

Treatment options depend on the specific condition but can range from medication to manage symptoms to surgical procedures. Some common ENT procedures include tonsillectomies, placing ear tubes, sinus surgeries, removal of head and neck tumors, and corrective surgeries for sleep apnea.

6. Do ENT specialists treat children?

Many ENT specialists treat adults and children; some have had additional training to become pediatric ENTs. At The ENT Center in Lancaster, PA, we serve patients of all ages! So, if you or your child have ear, nose, or throat issues, we can help.

7. Do I need a referral to see an ENT specialist?

Whether you need a referral or not depends on your specific insurance plan. Some plans require a referral from a primary care physician before seeing a specialist, while others do not. It’s best to check with your insurance company to understand your coverage before scheduling an appointment with a Lancaster ENT specialist.

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News & Events

Stay up to date on the latest developments at The ENT Center and our integrated hearing center. Read about recent advances in the realm of ear, nose, throat, and hearing health. Learn about our upcoming activities in the community. You’ll find information on these topics and more on our News and Announcements page. Or follow the links below to directly access the full text of selected articles and announcements.

Understanding the Hidden Health Impacts of Seasonal and Perennial Allergies

By Victor M. Da Costa, M.D. If you deal with relatively mild seasonal allergy symptoms, like sneezing, congestion an itchy throat, or watery eyes, you might not give much thought to how they affect your overall health and quality of life. Perhaps you see these symptoms as more of an inconvenience, and think to yourself, […]

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Have you heard…about our NEW Osia System

Have you heard about our NEW Osia System? Designed for people with single-sided deafness, conductive or mixed hearing loss, this new system delivers power and performance, even in noise. To learn more, visit the Cochlear website, or CLICK HERE to request an appointment! […]

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Notice anything different?

We’re changing our name, but not our tradition of supporting our community’s ear, nose, throat and hearing health. Have you heard the exciting news? Otolaryngology Physicians of Lancaster (OPL) is now The ENT Center—with a new name and revitalized look and feel for our brand. With this new public face for the area’s leading ear, […]

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Lancaster Location

810 Plaza Blvd.
Lancaster, PA 17601-2762
Phone: (717) 394-5088
Fax: (717) 394-5590

Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Open bi-weekly Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Ephrata Location

561 W. Trout Run Rd.
Ephrata, PA 17522-1647
Phone: (717) 733-4891
Fax: (717) 394-5590

Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Open bi-weekly Tuesday and Thursday evenings