Montgomery County ENT Institute was founded by Dr. Melissa Schwartz in 2007. After ten years of experience in other Ear, Nose and Throat practices, Dr. Schwartz saw the need to start a practice which concentrated on personalized and specialized care for her patients. Our practice expanded with the addition of Dr. Michael Ondik in 2014. Dr. Ondik has brought his expertise in facial plastics and experience working with dermatologic problems as well. Montgomery ENT Institute later merged with Dr. Sondra Saull’s office located in the Holy Redeemer Medical Office Building in Meadowbrook, PA, offering patients comprehensive care through an additional office location.
We have a particular interest in treating patients with chronic nasal and sinus complaints. We aim to incorporate our knowledge and expertise in allergy management to provide maximal improvement in the quality of life of our patients. The practice provides full service allergy management which includes skin testing and immunotherapy This includes allergy shots and sublingual treatment, more commonly known as allergy drops. Food allergy and asthma management is offered as well. Minimally invasive sinus and nasal procedures are offered in our office including Balloon Sinuplasty and Turbinate Reduction. Reconstructive and cosmetic procedures are done in our office as well as Botox and fillers.
Our Audiology department includes two audiologists who offer comprehensive testing using state of the art equipment for management of hearing and balance disorders. Hearing aid dispensing is done as well with the utmost quality aiming for 100% satisfaction from our patients.
We strive to listen to our patients and determine the best management of their disease state.
Melissa Schwartz, DO FAOCO FAAOA
Dr. Melissa Neumann Schwartz graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Biology in 1987. She attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and graduated in 1991. Her internship and residency training were completed at PCOM in 1996. Dr. Schwartz was Board Certified by the American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (AOCOO-HNS) in both Ear, Nose and Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery in 1997. She has been a Fellow of the AOCOO-HNS since 2003. Dr. Schwartz is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergists (AAOA). During her 18 years in practice, Dr. Schwartz has been a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Otolaryngology at PCOM and Drexel University School of Medicine. She enjoys teaching students and residents.
Michael P. Ondik, MD
Dr. Michael Ondik is Double Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOTO) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).
He attended Colgate University and graduated cum laude with a double major in molecular biology and theater. After pursuing a career for many years in an internationally known consulting firm, he chose to dedicate his life to a career in medicine. He graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School and continued his training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and later completed a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), a well-respected medical school honor society and has published over 15 paper and book chapters in facial plastic and head and neck surgery. Dr. Ondik is on staff at Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center, Albert Einstein Medical Center-Elkins Park Division and St. Mary Medical Center. He offers care to patients of all ages in ENT and all aspects of facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery including: face and neck lifting, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Botox and injectable fillers, and facial reconstruction after skin cancer.
Sondra C. Saull, MD, FACS
Dr. Sondra C. Saull graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree in 1973 from Temple University. After working as a medical social worker at Temple University Hospital, she was accepted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, receiving her MD degree in 1980. She did her surgical training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, returning to Penn for her Otolaryngology Residency, which she completed in 1985.She is Board Certified in Otolaryngology (ABOto), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), as well as the American College of Surgeons (FACS). She has been in private practice since 1985, and joined her practice with the Montgomery County ENT Institute in 2016.
Dr. Saull is on staff at Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center, and offers care to patients of all ages. She uses an integrative, holistic approach in treating her patients, and has a special interest in working with the older patient.
Louise Frebowitz, MSPA, CCC-A/SLP, FAAA
Louise Frebowitz, MSPA, CCC-A/SLP, FAAA, received her Bachelor of Science degree in communication disorders from Northeastern University before attending Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, where she earned dual masters degrees in both Audiology and Speech Pathology. She is certified in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania in both Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Louise is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
Louise has been practicing audiology for over 33 years. She has worked in a variety of settings and has served as Director of Speech and Hearing at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia and Warminster Hospital in suburban Philadelphia. She has practiced in an ENT setting for the past 20 years, and most recently has been with Dr. Schwartz for over 13 years. Her focus is on diagnostic evaluations, vestibular evaluations, and hearing aid evaluation and dispensing. She will work with patients to find the best solution to increase their ability to hear and understand others in situations in which they are having difficulties. If that solution includes hearing aids, she is committed to finding the technology that best meets their individual needs.
Muriel King, MA CCC‑A
Muriel R. King, MA CCC-A graduated from Temple University in 1979, cum laude, with Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science. She also received a Masters of Arts degree from Temple University in Audiology in 1981. She has been certified in Audiology by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) since 1982 and is licensed as an Audiologist in the state of Pennsylvania.
During her 33 year career, Muriel has been an advocate for increased awareness of hearing loss. As a student on the campus of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, she struggled to communicate with hearing impaired students and became aware of the negative impact of hearing loss on interpersonal relationships. While managing Delaware Valley Audiology Company, she appeared on television and gave numerous talks championing consumer’s rights with hearing aids.
Additionally, as an audiologist with Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, she served as a beta site participant for the research and development section of Maico Hearing Aids. She has also worked extensively with audiology students as a clinical supervisor. She remains committed to improving the lives of patients suffering with hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness. Constant review of research and completion of online coursework keeps her abreast of today’s rapid advances in rehabilitation technology and challenges her to find ways to help her clients use these advances in meaningful ways.
Marla C. Manstein, MA, FAAA
Marla C. Manstein, MA, FAAA graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. In 1979, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Audiology from Temple University. Marla is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology.
Marla has had more than 38 years of diverse experience in the field of Audiology. She started her career at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She then moved to Philadelphia where she worked at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital and taught graduate students in the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at Temple University. Her passion lies with the evaluation and fitting of hearing aids. Knowing that the choice to use hearing aids is often a difficult one, Marla believes it is her job to make that transition as easy and comfortable as possible for the patient. She helps the patient to find the right hearing aids that fit their hearing impairment, life style, budget, and any unique challenges they may have. It is important for patients to know that someone is always going to be with them on their journey to better hearing.
Anne Dougherty, Au.D.
Dr. Anne Dougherty graduated with honors from the University of Florida in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received a Doctorate in Audiology with a pediatric focus from Gallaudet University in 2006. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private practices, otolaryngology offices, as the director of a private hearing aid practice, and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, whose hearing aid protocol includes a section authored by Anne on advanced hearing aid technology.
At Montgomery County ENT Institute, Anne provides patients with hearing testing, balance testing, and comprehensive hearing aid services. She is committed to finding solutions that work for individuals’ unique lifestyles and goals. She has a special interest in hearing aid technology, and she’s passionate about educating patients about hearing aids and hearing loss. Anne is driven by one goal: to improve patients’ lives. Her favorite moments are working as a team with patients and their families to solve the problem — and when patients report back that the solution is successful.