Hey there,

Welcome back. It’s Dr. Kurt here, ready to deliver some more wisdom to keep your ears, nose, and throat health in top condition. 

And, of course, no November newsletter would be complete without the mention of a certain holiday that’s coming up, too! 

Happy Thanksgiving one and all 

The sight of a beautifully made table. The smell of roasted turkey. The taste of sweet pecan pie, and, of course, the sound of families coming together to give thanks to one another. 

Thanksgiving really is a wonderful holiday, however, if you’re experiencing difficulties with your ears, nose, or throat, it can be quite a tough time, as we rely on all three to fully enjoy our day. 

If you or a loved one is struggling with an ear, nose, or throat annoyances, or you just feel like something’s not quite right,  schedule an appointment and let us take care of it for you before the big day. 

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November’s Hearing Health Tip

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this month we’re encouraging you to stay as hydrated as possible throughout the day. 

With all those rich foods (and wine, no doubt), it can play havoc on your throat, so keep hydrated and enjoy your day!

Provider Spotlight:


Dr. Cheryl A. MacKechnie is board certified in otolaryngology and treats a broad range of ear, nose, and throat conditions. 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. We’re delighted to have her on our team!

Patient Feedback

We’re always so happy when a patient tells us they’ve had a great experience with us.

Take a look at this recent review from one of our patients, Chase Lybbert:

“Dr. Heiland was incredibly knowledgeable and acted quick to get my issue solved. Kami, one of the staff, also followed up to make sure everything was fine after the fact. Definitely recommend.”

If you’ve recently had a positive experience with us, then we’d love it if you could pop over to our website and leave us a review – you might encourage someone else to get their hearing checked, too!

And That’s All For Now

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter – we hope it’s been useful to you.

As a reminder, Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat specialists are on your side. If you have any concerns about your family’s ear, nose & throat health, book an appointment by calling us at (480) 684-1080.

Until next month,

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Scottsdale ENT team

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

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

Debra Hamila received her master’s degree in audiology from Cleveland State University and her Au.D. from Arizona School of Health Sciences and has been a practicing audiologist for more than 33 years. She has worked in a variety of ENT offices, hospital and clinical settings.