About Us

Meet our team of Board-Certified Otolaryngology physicians and Doctors of Audiology. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck disorders including ear, nose, throat and sinus conditions, as well as hearing and balance disorders. Our Doctors of Audiology provide a full spectrum of Audiology services including hearing aid assessment and fitting. Our mission is to provide the highest quality care in a timely manner with excellent patient satisfaction.

Meet our Physicians

Cynthia Chrosniak, M.D.

Dr ChrosniakDr. Chrosniak completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University and went on to the University of Virginia Medical School for her internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  From there, she served in the United States Navy as a medical officer.  She has been in private practice since 1997 and provides care in all aspects of ear, nose and throat medicine.  Dr. Chrosniak is a fellow in the American academy of Otolaryngology and is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.  She has been honored in the Washingtonian Magazine as a “Top Doc.”

Heather Schwartzbauer, M.D.

IMG_2226Dr. Schwartzbauer is a native Marylander who returned to the area to practice medicine in 2003.  She attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. She enjoys all aspects of Ear Nose and Throat medicine, but especially enjoys pediatrics.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Nicholas Mehta, M.D.

146_Dr_MehtaDr Mehta’s interests encompass all aspects of otolaryngology with special interests in medical and surgical management of nasal obstruction as well as utilizing the newest techniques in Balloon Sinuplasty and Coblation tonsillectomy.  He was voted a “Top Doctor” in the Washington area by the Washington Consumers’ Checkbook for 2015.  He is board certified by the Academy of Otolaryngology.

Meet our Doctors of Audiology (Au.D.)

Kathryn Balestino-Estes Au.D.

IMG_2224Dr. Kathryn Balestino-Estes received her Doctorate in Audiology from Gallaudet University in May 2002. She completed her Master of Science degree in 1996 from Gallaudet University and her Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 from Radford University in Virginia. She is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and has been licensed in the State of Maryland since 2003.

Dr. Balestino-Estes is highly qualified to perform diagnostic testing for balance disorders and impaired hearing.  She especially enjoys the satisfaction of improving the quality of her patients’ lives by allowing them to hear better.

Allyson D. Bull Au.D.

IMG_2229 (3)Dr. Allyson D. Bull obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University. From there, she traveled to St. Louis to attend Washington University School of Medicine and graduated with a Doctorate of Audiology. She holds an audiology license in Maryland.
Dr. Bull is skilled in the full array of diagnostic testing for balance disorders, as well as hearing evaluation, consultation and fitting of hearing aids.

Cynthia Chrosniak Top Doctor Award

Physician's Choice Hearing Services

Hearing Services

Hearing & Vestibular Testing

Hearing Aid Sales and Service


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