Health Night Out Monday, August 24

Left to right: Drs. Thomas Kang, Amanda Kester and Jonathan Lara

Left to right: Drs. Thomas Kang, Amanda Kester and Jonathan Lara

Don Jensen

On Monday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. the Health Night Out team will welcome Drs. Thomas Kang, Amanda Kester and Jonathan Lara of Sonoran Ear, Nose and Throat to SaddleBrooke. Sonoran ENT is Tucson’s newest Otolaryngology (ENT) practice. They offer the full range of diagnostics and medical/surgical treatment options in Otolaryngology. Surgeries (when necessary) are performed at Oro Valley Hospital and Camp Lowell Surgery Center. Tonight you will learn about some of the many conditions that are diagnosed and treated by ENT doctors to include dizziness/vertigo and balance, hearing loss and hearing aids. They titled tonight’s presentation – Can You Hear Me Now? The doctors will leave time at the end of their presentation for questions.

Thomas Kang, M.D. is board certified in Otolaryngology as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He graduated from Stanford University and received his medical degree from Temple University prior to completing residency back at Stanford and a fellowship at the University of Missouri. His special interests include facial reconstruction following skin cancer surgery, thyroid and parathyroid gland surgery, treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, nasal obstruction, nasal allergy and sinus problems, cosmetic and aesthetic surgery of the nose and face, as well as all general problems related to the ear, nose and throat.

Amanda Kester, Au.D. is a certified audiologist as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA). She holds an Arizona Dispensing Audiology License. She was raised in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She then attended the University of Oklahoma where she earned her Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.). Primarily working in a medical setting, Dr. Kester has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss, balance disorders and vertigo. She has particular interest in advancements in hearing aid technology and determining options for those with tinnitus. She has experience with cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices.

R. Jonathan Lara, D.O. is board certified in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He graduated from Northern Michigan University and earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Michigan State University – Botsford General Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Lara welcomes all patients for medical and surgical consultation with issues related to the ears, nose and throat. This includes allergies, nasal/sinusitis problems, hearing and balance disorders, endocrine and salivary gland disease, voice disorders and the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.

Mark your calendars now:

Date: Monday, August 24

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom

Plan to come extra early to the MountainView Bistro and enjoy a tasty, healthy entrée prepared by Chef Jaime Delgado before you stroll down the hall to participate in Health Night Out. SaddleBrooke HOA 2 Food and Beverage is partnering with Health Night Out by offering a yummy healthy meal in addition to the regular Monday night menu!

Make it a Healthy Night Out! Health Night Out is a free educational presentation for all residents of SaddleBrooke, The Preserve and SaddleBrooke Ranch and is brought to you by SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness.