Award-Winning Specialists, Providing Scottsdale & Arizona With Outstanding Care Since 1997

If you’re looking for ENT specialists capable of delivering the highest level of ENT healthcare, then Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat is the place to be.

Delivering the world’s best specialized care for all ear, nose, and throat problems using the talent of Arizona’s most prestigious doctors and the most advanced technology available is the primary mission of Scottsdale ENT.

Our patients enjoy a welcoming atmosphere the minute they walk through the door. Their confidence and peace of mind continues to grow as they experience the professional care of the state’s leading doctors.

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Your Team Of Specialists

Dr. Kurt Heiland

Dr. Kurt E. Heiland, MD

Dr. Heiland specializes in the treatment of ear, nose, and throat issues, applying comprehensive medical and surgical procedures for both pediatric and adult patients. His specialization also includes head and neck surgery. Dr. Heiland is a member of VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association) and is also qualified to treat balance problems.

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Dr. Cheryl Mackechnie

Dr. Cheryl A. MacKechnie, MD

Dr. Cheryl A. MacKechnie is board certified in otolaryngology. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Her unique qualifications equip her to treat a broad range of ear, nose, and throat conditions using both therapeutic and surgical approaches.

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Dr. Cheryl Mackechnie

Dr. Anthony Veglia, DPT

After falling in love with Flagstaff during his schooling for a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Anthony stayed at Northern Arizona University for his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. After seeing his own father live with a severe vertigo disorder for several years, Anthony has both special interest in and an appreciation for the area of vestibular rehabilitation.

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Bridget Albright

Bridget Albright, PA-C

Bridget was born in the suburbs of Chicago and completed her undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary health sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. She moved to Phoenix and completed her masters of physician assistant studies at Midwestern University in 2019. She has a passion for treating ear, nose, and throat conditions in patients of all ages.

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Dr. Debra Hamila

Dr. Debra L. Hamila, AU.D., CCC/A

Debra Hamila received her master’s degree in audiology from Cleveland State University, but she came to the Valley of the Sun to complete her Au.D. from Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Hamila has honed her skills as an audiologist by practicing audiology for over 33 years in various ENT offices, hospital, and clinical settings.

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Dr. Natacia Howard

Dr. Natacia N. Howard, AU.D.

Natacia N. Howard obtained her doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) from Arizona School of Health Sciences in August 2013. She is one of the recent additions to our team, joining Scottsdale Ear, Nose, & Throat after specializing in balance and vestibular testing at a private practice. She continues to add her balance and vestibular testing expertise as well as diagnostic audiology to the Scottsdale ENT team.

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Julie C. Kramer

Julie Kramer, PA-C

Julie is our certified physician assistant. Originally from Michigan, Julie attended Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. In 2010, she earned her Master of Medical Science degree in physician assistant studies. As an undergraduate, she studied biology and business at Arizona State University.

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Shea Green

Shea Green, PA-C

Shea was born and raised in Safford, Arizona. She graduated from Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, AZ in 2014 with an associate of general studies. While attending EAC, she was selected for the All-Arizona Academic Team Scholarship awarding her a full-tuition scholarship to Arizona State University.

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Kami King

Kami King, Practice Manager

Kami King has been with Scottsdale Ear Nose and Throat, currently for 10 years. She has been working in ENT for a total of 25 years. Helping patients understand their insurance benefits and getting quality medical care are her highest priorities.

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Featured In Top Doctors

Together, Dr. Kurt E. Heiland and Dr. Deb Hamila have been consistently featured in the Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor edition since 2016, with Dr. Heiland being recognized by the publication for the past 13 years.

Dr. Heiland specializes in head and neck surgical procedures, utilizing the most innovative technology and techniques available, while Dr. Hamila specializes in hearing evaluation. Their 19 years of practicing together has enhanced the development of the team approach to providing optimal care for patients.

Dr. MacKechnie has also made the Phoenix Top Doctor’s list in 2020, Dr. MacKechnie is board certified in otolaryngology and treats a broad range of ear, nose, and throat conditions and is the first female otolaryngologist to make the top doctor’s list in over 12 years.

Scottsdale ENT patients boast that their professionalism and warmth are among their most valuable attributes. Whether you are dealing with hearing issues, persistent sinus problems, or have been referred for surgery of the head and neck, you can expect the highest level of care from the Top Doctors in the Valley.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Scottsdale Ear, Nose, and Throat has served thousands of patients over the years,
providing professional, cutting edge health care with positive results. Here are comments
about us from a number of our patients.

You don’t realise you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again – Regina’s Story

Regina has suffered from hearing problems since she was an infant, recognized as regular chronic ear infections. And, as with unfortunate events, she has experienced a multitude of audiology catastrophes.

It was many years before Regina crossed paths with Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat; where her lifetime of hearing problems was addressed effectively and treated with the delicate care that she desperately required.

Regina’s journey began when she was taken to a regular paediatrician by her mother from a young age. Her ears were, what we describe as an audiologists recipe for disaster, ‘flushed out’.

This dangerous procedure caused a nasty infection, which spread to her mastoid bone and, at the age of 15, she underwent a tympanoplasty mastoidectomy to stop the infection spreading. This only forbade her future struggles with hearing loss. 

As with poor diagnosis, Regina was faced with another canaloplasty which didn’t work. Soon after, she received a BAHA, which is a cochlear implant in her skull that acts as a sound processor that detects sound and transforms it into vibrations. 

However, suffering from a history of poor hearing care, she was unaware of the former issues her ear presented.

By now, this would be described as any audiologists nightmare. But, we’re proud to have helped Regina on her road to optimum hearing and reconnect her to her loved ones.

When she arrived at Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat it was evident that she was losing hearing on her right side. At this point, she was fitted with a ReSound hearing device, which provided the catalyst to a new and improved hearing.

The first thing Regina noticed was the indefinite sound she had been making whilst emptying the dishwasher, completely unaware of the noise she was making!

“I mean, the detail that I can hear now it’s like, Whoa, I didn’t realize I was making that much noise. I need to be quieter!”

Treated with professional care, Regina received a comprehensive hearing assessment with Dr. Debra Hamila.

“I just love, love, love Dr. Hamila, she is such a professional and loving person. I was so impressed with the office and what she did with the ReSound, I just love her.”

Like many others, it takes years for people to realize they have a hearing problem. Regina described this moment as life-changing.

“You don’t realise you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again. Especially now I’m a full-time Grammy Nanny, I can hear so much more and it has enriched my life incredibly.”

What advice would you give to someone who is deliberating on taking the first step towards better hearing?

“My advice to them would be to have a hearing test. Especially as we age our hearing goes down. It’s really unfortunate that people carry their pride and are not willing to learn to walk with the rock in their shoe. You don’t realise you’re waking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again.”

Regina is one of many patients who has been impacted by our audiological services and we are proud to have been able to provide the tool towards better hearing and a lifetime of many more memories.