Oswego Health’s ENTs to Discuss Allergies at Ask The Doctor Program April 13

OSWEGO, NY – As winter turns to spring and it becomes allergy season, Oswego Health’s two board-certified otolaryngologists will offer an Ask The Doctor Program on allergies.

Melanie Pence, DO, and Nicholas Groch, DO, of Lakeshore ENT, will hold an Ask The Doctor program at 6 p.m. on April 13 in the lower level JPC conference room of the Oswego Health Services Center, which is adjacent to Oswego Hospital.

Melanie Pence and Nicholas Groch
Melanie Pence and Nicholas Groch

The program is free and open to the public.

“We will cover what allergies are, how they impacts an individual’s daily life and how they can lead to other conditions, such as ear and lung problems,” said Dr. Pence. “We will also talk about treatment improvements now available for medications and allergy shots. Community members may not realize that it’s just not antihistamines anymore and we will dispel some of the misconceptions about allergy shots.”

The two otolaryngologists have a joint practice providing a wide range of services including allergy testing, sinus surgery, pediatric ear infections, snoring and sleep apnea, thyroidectomies, skin cancer excisions and cosmetic procedures.

Both physicians are board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology head and neck/facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Groch earned his bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. His internship and residency in otolaryngology/facial plastic surgery were both completed at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital in Warren, Mich.

Dr. Pence earned her bachelor’s degree, as well as her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. The East Lansing based-college is where she also completed her internship. Dr. Pence fulfilled her residency in otolaryngology head and neck/facial plastic surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The new physicians can be contacted by calling 349-5828.

The Ask The Doctor Forum is a free presentation sponsored by the Oswego Health Community Development Office.

The Ask The Doctor Forum is designed to create an open dialogue between health care providers/professionals and interested members of the greater Oswego County community.

For more information on the forum, please call 349-5500.