Business Spotlight: CENTA (Center for Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy)

Located in Carmel, IN, CENTA, the Center for Ear Nose Throat & Allergy, is the Midwest's premier provider of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and allergy services. Our team of highly trained physicians and staff provides the highest quality ENT care available anywhere, including such specialties as Nasal and Sinus DiseaseAllergyCancer Care, Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Diseases of the Thyroid and Parathyroid glands, Voice RestorationPediatric ENT issues, Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, and Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Hiatt graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Indiana University School of Medicine, completing a combined MD/PhD degree in 2005, and was the recipient of the Indiana University Medical Scholars Tuition Award.  Dr. Hiatt completed a research-track residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in 2012 and was the recipient of the Carl McCaskey M.D. Award from the American College of Surgeons. As the only ENT/immunologist in the state, she is uniquely positioned to treat allergies and nasal/ sinus disease with a full range of medicaland  surgical options, and allergy immunotherapy (in the form of shots or drops) when warranted.

Dr. Hiatt is part of a team of dedicated physicians specializing in the treatment of nasal/sinus disease and allergy. Established in 1991, The Sinus and Allergy division of CENTA provides a center of advanced care for patients who suffer from problems related to their sinuses, allergies and breathing. The division is headed by Dr. Scott Phillips, a fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (F.A.A.O.A.).  As one of only a handful of Otolaryngic Allergists in the area, Dr. Phillips and the sinus team offer new approaches to managing sinus disease and allergy including sublingual immunotherapy (replacing allergy shots) and office-based sinus procedures.

CENTA is also the region's most comprehensive resource for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. All of CENTA's physicians are involved in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The OSA team is headed by Dr. Tod Huntley, recognized as one of the country's leading experts in the field. Dr. Huntley has been at the forefront of snoring research as a principle investigator in a number of pivotal multicenter and FDA clinical trials of OSA surgical techniques, including Somnoplasty®, Pillar implants, tongue base advancement, and hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation.

Our Head and Neck Tumor Clinic is unique and features a comprehensive approach that is the cornerstone of the clinic. We've assembled a world-class team of compassionate and highly trained health care providers that meets weekly and allows each new patient to be examined by physicians from every specialty that may be involved in treatment—in one location, at one appointment. This approach also offers patients the opportunity to receive answers to their questions along with a coordinated treatment plan all in one visit.

At CENTA, our goal is to offer cutting-edge ENT techniques while still maintaining the compassionate physician-patient relationship so vital to quality care and positive outcomes. Each patient is important to us, and we consider it a privilege to serve their ENT healthcare needs.

Hear what Mark's experience with Dr. Hiatt at CENTA was:

The last few inches of pulling a boat onto a trailer requires using a hand crank.  Last Fall, I was pulling our boat out of the lake and cranking it up those last few inches. The crank was fully taut when the handle slipped and the crank spun around and crushed my nose. I was taken to the ER where the physician on staff recognized the extent of the damage and called in an ENT immediately. I was so lucky that the ENT they called was Kelly Hiatt M.D. from CENTA.  Dr. Hiatt did an amazing job of putting me at ease and was so gentle and kind. Talk about bedside manners, hers was the best. She took a really scary event and calmed me down immediately.  Her plastic surgery skills also came in handy as you can’t even see a scar from the deep laceration!  Her visit to the ER and my later visits to her office gave me the assurance that proper healing would take place. I highly recommend Dr. Hiatt. Thanks to her I am breathing better than ever and I even seem to be snoring less than before the accident. For that my wife thanks you.