Our Physicians

Atul N. Balwally, MD

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Atul N. Balwally, MD

Board Certified – American Board of Otolaryngology

Born: India

In Practice Since: 1996

Education: University of Cincinnati – Bachelor’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine – Medical Education
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – Residency Training

Sees Patients at: Englewood, Centerville and Hamilton offices

Surgeries performed at: Kettering Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital South, Samaritan North Surgery Center, Dayton Children’s Hospital (Main Campus and South Campus) and Fort Hamilton.

Dr. Balwally is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and has practiced in the Miami Valley since 1996. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of the Department of Otolaryngology at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. His interests include Pediatric Otolaryngology and patients with sinus and nasal disorders.

Eric L. Bauer, MD

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Eric L. Bauer, MD

Born: Kettering, Ohio

Education:
The Ohio State University: B.S. Biology
The Ohio State University College of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency
Sees patients at:
Dayton and Hamilton Offices

Surgeries performed at:
Miami Valley Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Dayton Children’s Hospital (Main Campus and South Campus), and Fort Hamilton Hospital

Dr. Bauer grew up in Bellbrook, Ohio. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into AOA Medical Honor Society. He completed his Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency training at Washington University in St. Louis and the affiliated Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals. While at WashU, Dr. Bauer received numerous awards, including a national research award from the Triological ENT Society and the Resident Teaching Award during his resident chief year.

Dr. Bauer treats all aspects of the ear, nose, and throat for both adults and children. His specialty interests and expertise include thyroid and parathyroid disorders, salivary gland disease, sleep apnea including the Inspire nerve stimulator, cancer of the head and neck, nasal and sinus disorders, and ear diseases.

In his spare time, Dr. Bauer enjoys spending time with his wife, Chelsea, and daughter, Emery. He looks forward to caring for you and his hometown community.

C. Michael Collins, MD

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C. Michael Collins, MD

Board Certified – American Board of Otolaryngology

Born: Middletown, Ohio

In practice since:2004

Education: Wright State University – Bachelor’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude
University of Cincinnati – Medical Degree
University of Cincinnati – Otolaryngology training

Sees patients at: Centerville, Dayton, and Dayton Children’s offices

Surgeries performed at: Kettering Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital South, and Dayton Children’s Hospital (Main Campus and South Campus).

Dr. Collins trained with some of Cincinnati’s most cutting edge healthcare leaders including The University Hospital and the Barrett Cancer Center. He obtained extensive training in complicated pediatric ENT disorders from the Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center and is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Wright State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Collins enjoys teaching residents and medical students and actively lectures for the Children’s Medical Center pediatric residency and Wright State University medical students. He is the current ENT section chief for the Miami Valley Hospital. While practicing all facets of ear, nose and throat surgery, his emphasis is on pediatrics, sinus surgery and thyroid/parathyroid surgery

Wolfgang F. Dietz, MD

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Wolfgang F. Dietz, MD

Board Certified – American Board of Otolaryngology
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology

Born: Dayton, Ohio

In practice since: 1994

Education: Manchester College, Indiana – Bachelor’s Degree
Medical College of Ohio – Medical Degree
Wright State University – Surgery training
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Texas – Otolaryngology training

Sees patients at: Centerville, Troy and Dayton Children’s offices

Surgeries performed at: Kettering Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital South, and Dayton Children’s Hospital (Main Campus and South Campus).

Dr. Dietz served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon and otolaryngologist and has been associated with Dayton Southwest Ohio ENT Specialists since 1996. While he treats all aspects of ENT, he has a special interest in ear surgery to include tympanoplasty (repair of the ear drum), mastoidectomy, and surgery for hearing improvement (stapedectomy, bone anchored hearing aid, cochlear implants).

Dr. Dietz treats adult thyroid, head and neck tumors and sinus disorders as well as pediatric ear, nose, and throat problems. He is Chief of Otolaryngology at Children’s Medical Center.

Adan A. Fuentes, DO

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Adan A. Fuentes, DO

Board Certified – Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery – American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Born: McAllen, Texas

In practice since: 2008

Education: A&M University-Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Performance
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Post Baccalaureate
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine

Sees Patients at: Dayton, Centerville and Dayton Children’s offices.

Surgeries performed at: Grandview Medical Center and Dayton Children’s Hospital Main Campus.

Dr. Fuentes sees all aspects of ENT problems. He has a special interest in thyroid and parathyroid disorders. As a professionally trained actor, he also has an interest in the voice of the artist and performer.

During residency he trained with Dayton area physicians including Dr. James Apesos, Dayton Head and Neck Physicians, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s physicians, and CENTA Head and Neck Physicians in Indianapolis. Dr. Fuentes is an Associate Professor for the Ohio University Heritage College of Heritage Osteopathic Medicine, the Otolaryngology/Facial Plastics Residency Program Director at Grandview Medical Center. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Alumni and Friends of Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Fuentes also serves as the chair for the Department of ENT at Grandview Hospital and Southview Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing the guitar.

Matthew R. Garrett, MD

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Matthew R. Garrett, MD

Board Certified – American Board of Otolaryngology

Born: Columbia, South Carolina

In practice since: 2012

Education:
Cedarville University: BS Biology;

Case Western Reserve University: MA Biomedical Ethics
Case Western Reserve University: Doctor of Medicine

The Ohio State University: General Surgery Internship
The Ohio State University: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Sees patients at: Dayton, Centerville and Hamilton Offices

Surgeries performed at: Miami Valley Hospital, Kettering Medical Center and Fort Hamilton.

Dr. Garrett is a native of the Dayton area. He received his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University and was inducted in to the AOA Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency training with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center including the James Cancer Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

He is board certified through the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

He is also a member of the American Thyroid Association and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Wright State University School of Medicine.

His clinical interests and surgical expertise include thyroid and parathyroid disorders, thyroid cancer, cancers of the head and neck, and the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders.

Josh S. Godsey, DO

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Josh S. Godsey, DO

Board Certified – Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery – American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Hometown: Norton, Virginia

In practice since: 2016

Education:
University Of Virginia’s college at Wise- Bachelor of Science in Psychology

East Tennessee State University– Master of Arts in Psychology

Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine – Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine

Sees patients at: Englewood, Troy and Dayton Children’s Offices

Surgeries performed at: Grandview Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital South, and Dayton Children’s Hospital (Main Campus and South Campus).

Dr. Godsey sees all aspects of ENT problems. He has a special interest in nasal/sinus disorders, pediatrics, and thyroid/parathyroid disorders. During residency he trained with Dayton area physicians including SOENTS physicians, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s physicians, Cincinnati Sinus Institute physicians, and CENTA Head and Neck Physicians in Indianapolis.

Dr. Godsey is an Associate Professor for the Ohio University Heritage College of Heritage Osteopathic Medicine, and the Associate Program Director for the Otolaryngology/Facial Plastics Residency Program at Grandview Medical Center. He is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery as well as The American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck.

Stefanie K. Horne, MD

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Stefanie K. Horne, MD

Board Certified – American Board of Otolaryngology
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology

Born: Washington, DC

In practice since:2008

Education: Duke University: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: Medical Degree
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium: Otolaryngology training

Sees patients at: Dayton Office and Dayton Children’s Medical Center

Surgeries performed at: Miami Valley Hospital, Kettering Medical Center and Dayton Children’s Hospital Main Campus.

Dr. Horne served in the U.S. Air Force as an otolaryngologist and flight surgeon until May 2013 when she began working with Southwest Ohio ENT Specialists. She treats all aspects of ENT and loves working with patients of all ages.

Dr. Horne is an associate professor at the Wright State University School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Her special interests include pediatrics, head/neck cancer surgery, thyroid/parathyroid disorders, facial cosmetic surgery and nasal/sinus disorders including the use of minimally invasive techniques and office procedures.

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Daniel A. Larson, MD

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Daniel A. Larson, MD

Board Certified – American Board of Otolaryngology

Member – American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Born: Cincinnati, Ohio

In practice since: 2012

Education: Miami University: BA Zoology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School: Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Sees patients at: Dayton, Englewood, Dayton Children’s Medical Center and Hamilton offices

Surgeries performed at: Miami Valley Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Samaritan North Surgery Center, Dayton Children’s Hospital Main Campus and Fort Hamilton.

Dr. Larson is originally from the Cincinnati area where he also attended medical school. After completing residency in Norfolk, VA, Dr. Larson served in the U.S. Air Force for 5 years prior to joining Southwest Ohio ENT Specialists in 2017. Dr. Larson treats all diseases of the Ears, Nose and Throat; but has a special interest in functional and cosmetic facial plastic surgery including: rhinoplasties (nose jobs), otoplasties (ear pinning), blepharoplasties (eyelid surgery), Botox and reconstruction following skin cancer surgery or facial trauma.

Dr. Larson is also especially interested in surgery of the upper airway including: functional septorhinoplasties, Endoscopic sinus surgeries, in-office balloon sinuplasty and pharyngeal (throat) procedures to address snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This includes minimally invasive procedures of the nose and palate to improve nighttime breathing.

In his spare time, Dr. Larson enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Kristy and two children.

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James C. Prueter, DO

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James C. Prueter, DO

Born: Grafton, Ohio

Education: Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science – Exercise Science, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Residency: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dayton, OH
Fellowship: Neurotology Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA

Sees patients at: Englewood, Centerville and Dayton Children’s offices

Surgeries performed at: Grandview Medical Center, Miami Valley South Hospital, Dayton Children’s Hospital Main and South Campus.

Dr. Prueter completed residency in general ear nose and throat and fellowship in neurotology. He performs pediatric and adult sinus and head and neck surgery. His primary clinical interest is neurotology, the surgical and medical management for disorders of hearing, balance, and facial movement. He treats disorders of the ear canal, ear drum, middle ear bones, mastoid, inner ear (cochlea and vestibular labyrinth), and nerves traveling to the brainstem. He is part of a collaborative team of neurosurgeons and skull base surgeons who treat tumors of the lateral skull base, including acoustic neuromas.

Dr. Prueter is the recipient of numerous awards including the AOCOO-HNS Council of Residents and Fellows Presidential Award. He has been published in various journals including the American Journal of Otolaryngology and Journal of Otology and Neurotology.

In his spare time, Dr. Prueter enjoys spending time with his family and wilderness hiking and biking adventures.

Blake Szelestey, MD

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Blake Szelestey, MD

Born: Dayton, Ohio

Education: The Ohio State University: B.S. Biology
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency
Sees patients at: Englewood and Hamilton Offices

Surgeries performed at: Miami Valley Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Dayton Children’s Hospital and Fort Hamilton Hospital

Dr. Szelestey grew up in Clayton, Ohio, graduating from Northmont High School. He stayed in Ohio to complete his education, starting at The Ohio State University for undergraduate work. He received his medical degree in Dayton at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, followed by his Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery residency training in Cleveland, Ohio at Case Western Reserve University. While at Case Western Reserve, Dr. Szelestey was selected as the Administrative Chief Resident during his chief year.

Dr. Szelestey treats all aspects of the ear, nose, and throat for both adults and children. He is especially interested in treating upper airway and sinonasal disease, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) including the Inspire implant, CPAP intolerance, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, cancers of the head and neck, salivary gland disease, and ear diseases.

In his spare time, Dr. Szelestey enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashleigh, and son, Eli. He enjoys golfing, soccer and cheering for the Buckeyes. He looks forward to caring for you and his hometown community.

William J.D. Turner, MD

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William J.D. Turner, MD

Board Certified – American Board of Otolaryngology
Fellow – American Academy of Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Born: Rochester, NY

In practice since: 1998

Education: University of Pennsylvania – Bachelor of Art and Medical Degrees
University of California, San Diego – Residency

Sees patients at: Dayton, Englewood, Centerville and Dayton Children’s offices

Surgeries performed at: Miami Valley Hospital South, Kettering Medical Center and Dayton Children’s Hospital (Main Campus and South Campus).

Dr. Turner’s specific areas of interest include the medical and surgical treatment of patients with hearing and balance disorders, and chronic sinus and nasal disease in adults and children. He performs all major ear surgeries, including ear drum repair and ear tumor removal, hearing restoration (stapedectomy, aural atresia repair, ear bone reconstruction, cochlear implantation and bone anchored hearing aids), surgical and office procedures for vertigo, and surgery on the eustachian tube.

Dr. Turner is an assistant clinical professor at Wright State University School of Medicine and the director of the Hearing Loss/Cochlear Implant Program at Dayton Children’s Medical Center.