About us at Colorado ENT and Allergy
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 merged together. At the end of 2017, one of the founding members, Dr. Romett, retired, and Dr. Baswell retired in mid-2018. Dr. Keller joined the practice in the fall of 2018, and Dr. Yohanan retired at the end of the same year. Dr. Pruitt, one of the founding members, retired in mid-2018.
In the fall of 2020, two physicians joined the practice: Dr. Webber, an allergist, and Dr. Beckmann, an ENT. In the spring of 2021, CENT&A closed its NorthCare location and opened up its St. Peregrine office. Combined with Audubon, the two main locations have over 24,000 square feet of clinical space to serve the Southern Colorado community. In February of 2022, Dr. Hanson became the third allergist to join the group. The practice currently consists of three locations, nine ENT doctors, three Allergy & Asthma doctors, 4 audiologists, and over 70 clinical and administrative staff members.
The vision of Colorado ENT & Allergy is to be the regional leader for ear, nose, throat and allergy & asthma 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 providers 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 participation in the federal Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
- Member of Colorado Health Neighborhoods Network
- Voted 2021 Best of the Springs for Allergy and ENT
- Drs. Caplan, Cichon, Ernster, and Galloway, selected to Colorado Springs Magazine’s 2021 Top Doctors
- Dr. Galloway serves as Colorado Springs ENT Section Chief
- All Medical Assistants certified by either AMT or NHA