Your Team Of Specialists
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Dr. Cheryl Mackechnie is excellent to work with.
She Performed my surgery this month and was very resposive and available to me afterwards when I had question/concerns. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mackechnie!
They are wonderful to work with
I have been here as a patient for nearly 5 years, and they are wonderful to work with. The staff is very careful these days with all patients to ensure there is minimal contact and patients are treated with professionalism and respect. I highly recommend this office!
Dr. Heiland was full of good advice
I was there pre covid and everyone was very nice especially the office manager. The testing lady was excellent too and Dr Heiland was full of good advice and very easy to talk to.
They listened to my issues and concerns
Unfortunately - I'm a lifetime award winner for allergy/sinus issues, which in many cases, requires short-term assistance from experienced professionals. I called Dr. Heiland's office and secured an appointment within 48 hours. Bridget (PA) and the audiologist were both superb.
Debbie is the best audiologist I have met in my 40 years of nursing
Very caring physicians and staff and when you have Meniere's Disease that is so important. It is very easy to get an appointment or phone call when you are having an issue. Plus Debbie is the best audiologist I have met in my 40 years of nursing.
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