Otorhinolaryngology

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Appointments:

NEW HARTFORD LOCATION

1729 Burrstone Road,
New Hartford, NY 13413

Please arrive at Slocum-Dickson 15-30 minutes prior to your first appointment. Please bring any insurance cards, papers and all medications with you.

Wheelchairs are available for patient use while at Slocum-Dickson. They may be obtained at the building entrances at the Main and Lower Level.

Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists
Generations of Quality Care Under One Roof

Otorhinolaryngology is the medical specialty that focuses on medical and surgical treatment for patients who have disorders of the ears, nose, throat, or related structures of the head and neck. Physicians who specialize in ears, nose, and throat are called Otorhinolaryngologists. Sometimes they are referred to as ENT (ears, nose, throat) specialists.

What is an Otorhinolaryngologist?

An otorhinolaryngologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and head, and neck. Otorhinolaryngologists are specialists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of traditional ENT problems such as hoarseness, hearing loss, vertigo, nosebleeds and sinusitis. In addition, today’s head and neck surgeon is trained to deal with problems of the entire head and neck region, including trauma, benign or cancerous tumors, infections, congenital abnormalities and the aging process. The head and neck surgeon deals with virtually all diseases and lesions above the clavicle, except for visual, eyerelated disorder and lesions of the brain.

Audiology and Hearing Aids

Slocum-Dickson’s Audiology Department has been serving local families for over 30 years with a full range of clinical audiological diagnostic and treatment services. Full audiological testing is performed along with automated brainstem response testing. The Audiology Department also provides evaluations and fittings for hearing aids, as well as hearing aid checks and repairs. A complete hearing aid dispensary is offered on site. Patient services are provided by Clinical Audiologist Nancy Sirianni with a Master of Arts in Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. She is also an ASHA Certified and NY State Licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser.

Slocum-Dickson’s Otorhinolaryngologists

Bruno I. Aploks, M.D.

Bruno I. Aploks, M.D. is Board Certified in Otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He completed his Internship at The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC and his Residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York. Dr. Aploks received his Medical Degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine, in Washington, DC.

Jana Podzimek, D.O.

Jana Podzimek, D.O. is Board Certified in Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery. She completed her Otolaryngology, Head, Neck Surgical Residency at Flint Osteopathic Hospital in Flint, MI, and her General Surgical Residency and Rotating Internship at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital in Garden City, MI. She received her Medical Degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO.

Procedures & Services

  • General Otology
  • Laryngology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Dizziness
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Congenital Masses of the Head and Neck
  • Head and Neck Trauma
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms