About Us

In 1995 the leading ear, nose, and throat doctors in Colorado Springs came together to form Colorado Otolaryngology Associates (COA).  At that time, the practice was comprised of the following six doctors:  Drs. Ernster, Hohengarten, Knox, Pruitt, Olson and Romett.  Initially, the doctors practiced in a number of separate locations, but, in 2000, they combined into a single office in the Audubon Medical Campus at Union and Circle.  That same year, Dr. Galloway joined the practice.

In 2006, two of the founding doctors of COA, Drs. Hohengarten and Olson, retired.  Dr. Davis joined COA in 2007, and in 2008, to meet the increasing needs of a growing Colorado Springs, COA opened a second location in the NorthCare Pavilion adjacent to the St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen and Powers.

In 2011, COA merged with Drs. Cichon, Smith, and Yohanan of the Colorado Center for Otolaryngology to form Colorado ENT & Allergy (CENT&A).  In 2014, Dr. Whinery joined CENT&A, and in 2017, CENT&A and Drs. Baswell and Caplan of Colorado Springs Allergy & Asthma Clinic joined together.  The practice now consists of 10 otolaryngologists/head & neck surgeons, 2 allergists, 1 nurse practitioner, 4 audiologists, and over 50 clinical and administrative staff members.


The vision of Colorado ENT & Allergy is to be the regional leader for ear, nose, throat and allergy care, providing a full range of the highest-quality, patient-centered services.


Our mission is to help our patients fully enjoy their lives. With compassion, integrity and respect, our doctors and staff help patients hear, smell, breathe and speak better.

Facts About Colorado ENT & Allergy

  • IAC accredited In-Office Computed Tomography (CT) facilities
  • ONC certified Electronic Health Record (EHR)
  • Successful demonstration of Meaningful Use of certified (EHR) Electronic Health Record
  • Member of Colorado Health Neighborhoods Network
  • Dr. Davis serves as Colorado Springs ENT Section Chief and the Medical Director of the Penrose Cancer Center
  • Drs. Caplan, Cichon, Ernster, & Galloway selected to list of 2017 Colorado Springs Top Doctors
  • Administrator is the Immediate Past President of the AOA
  • Business Office Supervisor is Certified Professional Coder
  • All Medical Assistants certified by either AMT or NHA
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