Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
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 Julia Bramley, MA, F-AAA, a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and NY State Licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser.
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. is Board Certified in Otorhinolaryngology and Board Certified in 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.
Working in collaboration with Dr. Podzimek
Paige Perry, RPA-C earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY where she graduated Cum Laude. She earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She was a member of the TriBeta National Honor Society from 2011 – 2013 and the recipient of the LeMoyne Leadership Scholarship. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Neonatal Resuscitation.
Procedures & Services
- General Otology
- Pediatric Otolaryngology
- Sleep Disorders
- Congenital Masses of the Head and Neck
- Head and Neck Trauma
- Head and Neck Neoplasms including thyroid and parathyroid tumors