Our Providers

The pediatric healthcare team at PENTA is comprised of highly educated and skilled physicians, head and neck surgeons, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants), audiologists, and medical support staff providing you with specialized pediatric care.

Our physicians are board-certified and have completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology, with over 100 years of combined experience in managing in a compassionate manner with appropriate pediatric standards for common and uncommon problems in otolaryngology head and neck surgery.

Advanced practice providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) have extensive training in pediatric otolaryngology to provide comprehensive care for initial examinations, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.  Advanced practice providers work as a team with an assigned physician and medical personnel to provide collaborative care to each patient.

Our pediatric audiologists staff the Pediatric Hearing Center and evaluate and treat children of all ages with hearing loss.  A variety of behavioral and electronic devices, including Auditory Brainstem Response testing in the office and operating room setting, are utilized to determine hearing loss.  Audiologists work closely with our cochlear implant surgeons to provide auditory rehabilitation for infants, children, and teens with profound hearing loss.  Audiologists match patients with conventional hearing aids and provide ongoing counseling, support, and calibration of patient hearing devices.

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Physicians / Head and Neck Surgeons

James Thomsen, M.D.

Erik Bauer, M.D.

Sivi Bakthavachalam, M.D.

Paula Harmon, M.D.

Geoffrey Aaron, M.D.

Eric Berg, M.D.

Advanced Practice Providers

Sheena Powell, P.A.

Holly Smith, N.P.

Holland Piper, P.A.

Kathryn Bland, N.P.

Michelle Taylor, N.P.

Haley Reynolds, P.A.

Rachel Sterling, N.P.

Kim Appelbaum, N.P.

Tricia Proveaux, N.P.

Mary Claire Dyke, N.P.

Juliana Da Silva, N.P.

Pediatric Audiologists

Jennifer Wilk, Au.D.

Angelyn Brazil, MS

Diane Cabibi, Au.D.

Ashley D. Wright, Au.D.

Kelly Brown, Au.D.

Sarah Pupa, Au.D.

Lauren Husney, Au.D.

Tatum Joy, Au.D.

Meg Butler, Au.D.

Shelby Peeler, Au.D.

Jackie Jauett, AuD Extern