James L. Newlon, MD, FACS
Dr. Newlon is a double board-certified otolaryngologist, head & neck and facial plastic surgeon. He specializes in medical treatment and surgery of the ear, nose, sinuses, and throat, as well as facial reconstructive surgery. He earned his medical degree, from Loma Linda University, with help from an Army scholarship, and began his medical career as an Army Physician. A fast starter, Dr. Newlon was selected as the Surgical Intern of the Year in 2000 -2001. Double board certified as both an ENT Head and Neck Surgeon and as a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Newlon honed his unparalleled skills helping injured soldiers returning from combat restart their lives, while successfully mastering a wide range of complex head and neck surgical techniques.
Upon leaving the Army in 2009, Dr. Newlon began his practice in Southwest Florida, quickly developing a reputation as one of the top ENT surgeons in the region. Whether it’s a routine Tonsillectomy or a major head and neck procedure, Dr. Newlon’s skills give his patients the best possible opportunity for a successful outcome.
In short, Dr.Newlon has been successfully performing a wide range of complex procedures for the past two decades, with advanced skills in state-of-the-art surgery techniques, as well as expertise in minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments.
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – American Board of Otolaryngology
Facial Plastic Surgery – American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chauchau T. Pham, MD
Dr. Pham, born and raised in Chicago, IL, graduated from the University of Chicago in 2004. She then obtained a Masters in Physiology at New York Medical College in 2007 and completed her Medical Degree at Albany Medical College in 2011.
Having decided to enter the ENT field, completed her residency in Otolaryngology at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Houston in 2016.
Since Joining the ENT Associate’s team in 2015, Dr. Pham has been successfully treating children, adolescents, and adults in diseases involving all aspects in the field of Otolaryngology, including sinonasal disorders, tonsil and adenoid disease, hearing loss, salivary gland diseases, sleep disorders, and extra-esophageal reflux. She has particular expertise in thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – American Board of Otolaryngology- 2019
Drew Horlbeck, MD
Dr. Horlbeck graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1994, followed by a surgical internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed his Otolaryngology training at the University of California San Diego and fellowship in Otology and Neurotology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
As an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Horlbeck served on the teaching faculty and Chairman of the Wilford Hall Department of Otolaryngology in San Antonio, Texas. After his military service, he was appointed Chief of Otolaryngology at the Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital and Associate Chief of Otolaryngology at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, FL. He simultaneously held the position of Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at both the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, and the University of South Florida Tampa.
He also now serves as Medical Director and Surgeon of our Regional Hearing Rehabilitation Center, Southwest Florida’s only center for advanced hearing restoration procedures, which includes our cochlear implant program and implantable hearing device program – an integrative program providing patients the best opportunity to overcome the social and educational isolation inherent in hearing loss. In fact, he is currently the only surgeon in Southwest Florida that performs implantable hearing devices and cochlear implant surgery.
Dr. Horlbeck has published and presented research at numerous national and international conferences. His focus of research is on the surgical and medical rehabilitation of hearing loss. In addition, Dr. Horlbeck has spent 20 years leading extensive humanitarian efforts in South and Central America. In recognition, he received the American Academy of Otolaryngology’s highest honor, The Distinguished Award for Humanitarian Efforts.
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – American Board of Otolaryngology - 1 Jun 2008
Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery – American Board of Otolaryngology – 1 Jun 2010
Doug Stevens, MD
Dr. Stevens, is a double board certified otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeon and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He attended M.I.T., graduating with a degree in chemical engineering where he worked with a joint M.I.T. – Harvard Medical School research group in biocompatible polymers. He attended medical school at the Albany Medical College where he met his wife, Dr. Teresa Stevens, who is now in practice with Island Coast Pediatrics.
At Albany, Dr. Stevens won the thoracic surgery award, and was elected by his classmates as the student most exemplifying the qualities of a physician. After medical school, he served his country as a Navy Physician, performing his surgical internship at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. Next, he attended the Navy Diving and Submarine Schools (Panama City, FL and Groton, CT) and was assigned to the diving medicine department of the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. During that time, Dr. Stevens did research in saturation diving, the effects of diving on the inner ear and special warfare diving.
He was deployed to Bahrain in the Persian Gulf in 1988 for six months in support of Operation Earnest Will. Dr. Stevens returned to Bethesda Naval Hospital and completed his training in Otolaryngology, during which time he was awarded the National Naval Resident Research award as well as the Adams Laboratory Research Award. He also developed and co-taught a course at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology for 8 years, receiving the Academy’s Honor Award for his efforts. Dr. Stevens moved to the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, IL ultimately becoming Department Chairman of Otolaryngology and finishing his time in the Navy as a Commander.
Dr. Stevens moved to Fort Myers in 1997, and since then has enjoyed a very successful practice providing specialty care in all aspects of ENT and facial plastic surgery, with a focus on nasal and sinus surgery, skin cancer excision and reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery of the face and neck. He is a past president of the Lee County Medical Society and delegate to the Florida Medical Association. He has published and presented 22 academic papers at national and international meetings.
Dr. Stevens and his wife have three daughters, all graduates of Bishop Verot High school.
Brooke Pape, AuD
Dr. Pape received her Bachelor of Arts education for the hearing impaired from Lenior-Rhyne College, her Masters of Education from the University of Georgia and her Doctor of Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. She has been working in the field of audiology since 1992 in a variety of settings including ENT offices, Schools for the Deaf and private practice. Dr. Pape has worked with patients of all ages in various fields of audiology including hearing and balance disorders, diagnostic audiology, cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA). Dr. Pape joined Ear, Nose and Throat Associates in 2016 to work with cochlear implant and BAHA patients. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Compentence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associates.
Cathy Newman, AuD, Clinical Audiologist
Dr. Newman is certified nationally by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and holds a Florida state license in Audiology. She received her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Washington State University in 1996 and her Clinical Doctorate degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2010. Her broad clinical experience includes pediatric to geriatric diagnostic audiology services and hearing aid fitting and dispensing. She has provided clinical audiology services in hospital, university and small group settings, and has a special interest in vestibular and balance disorder assessment along with habilitation of the hearing impaired adult.
Dr. Newman has a true passion for her profession and strives to provide quality, compassionate and professional services to the hearing impaired population. She practices at the highest standards within the profession, and expands her knowledge and skills by actively pursuing continuing education within her area of science. She holds current memberships with the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Florida Academy of Audiology, the International Hearing Society and the American Tinnitus Association.