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Chicago ENT Closing Michigan Ave Office, Expanding Other Locations

Chicago ENT is pleased to announce that we are expanding services at our Chicago – Halsted and Skokie locations in order to better serve our patients. We are also closing the Michigan Avenue office beginning January 1, 2019. The change will allow Chicago ENT to bring more expert doctors in the field of ENT to… Read More


Trying CPAP for the First Time? Tips to Understanding Machine Use and Insurance

Treat snoring and sleep apnea with a number of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment options.


Who Snores? Not me! New Wearables Help Patients Become Aware of Potential Sleep Apnea

One of the biggest barriers in the treatment of sleep apnea is patients never taking the first step to be treated: acknowledging they might have a problem. “Sleep apnea is a disease complicated by denial,” says Michael Friedman, MD, Medical Director at Chicago ENT. “Since patients are asleep, they are often in denial about snoring… Read More


The Peanut Problem: Potential New Therapies for Food Allergies May Be Released in 2019

If your child suffer from food allergies, you are not alone. The prevalence of the “peanut table” in school cafeterias is not a new phenomenon simply because we are suddenly more sensitive to the problem—it’s a result of allergies becoming a problem more than ever before. According to one study, peanut allergies have risen more… Read More


Driving Under the Influence…of a Sleep Disorder: How Sleep Disorder Assessment Could Save Your Life

Most people wouldn’t risk driving under the influence of alcohol—however, they may be driving under the influence of something else that is life-threatening: not getting enough restful sleep. Every year, nearly 1,500 people die in traffic accidents that are linked to sleep disorders. According to research done by The National Commission on Sleep Disorders, over… Read More


FDA announces voluntary recall of Montelukast tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals

FDA announces voluntary recall of Montelukast tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals

Note that this is for 10 mg tablets in a 30-day supply pill bottle.  The lot number for the recalled product is MON17384, the expiration date is 12/31/2019, and the national drug code is 31722-726-30.  You can read the full release from the FDA at this link.


Can A CPAP Machine Boost Your Sex Life?

When a patient is diagnosed with sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that causes snoring and disrupted sleep, the doctor may recommend treatment with a CPAP machine, a nasal mask that provides more airflow and keeps the airways open during sleep. But many patients who are diagnosed wonder, If I wear this machine, what will happen… Read More


New Kids on the Block: Could Your 2nd “Hidden” Tonsils Be Causing Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

Most people are aware of tonsils that are present in the back of the throat. Tonsils are often the cause of sore throat and sometimes strep throat, which is painful and requires antibiotic treatment. Sometimes tonsils also accumulate debris and form little pockets that fill with white or yellow cheesy material, known as tonsiliths or… Read More


Many People Learned About Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea At Our Free Event.

Many People Learned About Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea At Our Free Event.

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Dr. Michael Friedman,  Dr. T.K. Venkatesan, and  Dr. Claire Kenneally held a free community education event at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Olson Auditorium to to discuss Inspire Therapy, a groundbreaking treatment for people who struggle with Sleep Apnea. 


Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray by Apotex Corp: Recall

Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray by Apotex Corp: Recall

We want to alert our patients to an important recall worth checking on if you have used nasal spray or have some in your medicine cabinet for future use: Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray by Apotex Corp has been recalled due to the potential for small glass particles in the spray. Exact specifications for which sprays… Read More


Trouble Sleeping? Your Sleep Tracking Wearable Might Not Be Helping

At Chicago ENT, we see a lot of patients who have trouble sleeping, and it’s no wonder. Insomnia is a serious disability for over 50 million Americans and requires definitive assessment and treatment. With wearable technology becoming more common, a lot of people are more aware of their sleep patterns. And knowledge is power, right?… Read More


On June 14, 2018, Learn About Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea at our Free Community Information Event

On June 14, 2018, Learn About Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea at our Free Community Information Event

If you or a loved one is struggling with Sleep Apnea, this is the informative discussion that may change your world. You may have heard about Inspire Therapy on the radio, and perhaps even read about it. Now, Chicago ENT and Dr. Michael Friedman are hosting a free Community Education Event on Thursday, June 14,… Read More


Dr. Patel Writes About Winter Eczema for Chicago’s Neighborhood Parents Network.

Dr. Patel Writes About Winter Eczema for Chicago’s Neighborhood Parents Network.

Chicago ENT’s very own Dr. Payal Patel was featured in Chicago’s Neighborhood Parents Network’s “Ask An Expert” column about treating Winter Eczema. Her advice is spot on. We’re proud that our doctors share their knowledge with those in need. If you have a question for our experts, just ask us. (click image to enlarge)


Are You at Risk for Developing Nasal Polyps?

A nasal polyp is a painless tumor that grows in the lining of the nose or sinuses. Unlike polyps that develop in the colon or bladder, nasal polyps are usually noncancerous tumors.


Understanding CPAP

Featuring Dr. Friedman This video features the most up-to-date information and how to use a CPAP machine. 


Sleepless in Chicago

It’s No Love Story! March 11-17th is National Sleep Awareness Week. The experts at Chicago ENT and Chicago Sleep Center are taking the opportunity this week to raise awareness about the importance of sleep and how sleep plays a critical role in our health.


Managing Asthma in Urban Areas 

Dr. Payal Patel is Part of Expert Panel Asthma is a major noncommunicable disease prevalent across the United States in 7.6% of adults and 8.4% of children. In Chicago, 10.8% of adults reported having asthma in 2014. In Illinois, the percentage of adults and youth reporting that they are currently having asthma is higher than… Read More


Why Are More Women with OSA Misdiagnosed?

Women and Sleep Apnea When we think about someone suffering with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), we often picture an older, heavyset male with a thick neckline and a ground-shaking snore. While this mental picture fits the medical description of a patient suffering from sleep apnea, it by no means paints the complete picture of most… Read More


Dr. Friedman Named 2018 Top Doctor By Castle Connolly

Dr. Friedman Receives the Eminent Honor Dr. Michael Friedman, medical director for Chicago ENT has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a “Top Doctor” for 2018. Dr. Friedman has the eminent honor to be recognized as one of the best otolaryngologists.


Thyroid Cancer On The Rise

Thyroid Cancer According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that in 2018, there will be about 53,990 new cases of thyroid cancer in the United States. Of those cases, 40,900 will be women and 13,090 men. Unfortunately, women have a higher risk of mortality with 1,100 cases of death and 960 for men.


Locations

Chicago ENT has five convenient locations throughout the greater Chicago area. For the exact location and/or directions, simply click on the map next to your desired location. To book an appointment, call 773-296-5500 to speak to a scheduler or conveniently online 24/7.

Advanced Center for Specialty Care
3000 N. Halsted Street, Suite #400
Chicago, IL  60657

Phone: 773-296-5500

Office hours:
Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Allergy Shot Clinic hours:
Monday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am –4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Map of the Chicago ENT Lincoln Park Location

St. Mary’s Hospital Professional Building
2222 W. Division Street, Suite #330
Chicago, IL  60622

Phone: 773-296-5500
Map of the Chicago ENT Bucktown Location

8930 Gross Point Road, Suite #700
Skokie, IL 60077

Phone: 773-296-5500
Map of the Chicago ENT Skokie Location

Swedish Covenant Hospital
5140 N. California Avenue, Suite #600
Chicago, IL  60625

Phone: 773-296-5500
Map of the Chicago ENT Chicago North Location

2522 W. Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Phone: 773-262-4110
Map of the Chicago ENT Peterson Location