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North Atlanta Ear Nose and Throat is excited to announce that both Clarifix and Eustachian tube balloon dilation are now covered by Medicare when performed in our Operating room.

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Do you suffer from frequent runny nose, congestion and post-nasal drip even when you aren’t sick? You may have a condition called chronic rhinitis. Learn more about how Clarifix can help.

Eustachian Tube Balloon

Do you suffer from fullness and pressure in the ears with inability to clear them? Learn more about how Eustachian tube balloon dilation can help.

Hafiah Eltahir, MD

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Eltahir to North Atlanta ENT.

She will be accepting new patients starting in October in our Cumming and Dawsonville locations.

Dr. Hafiah Eltahir is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse background. She has received extensive surgical training in all areas of Otolaryngology, and as a result, she enjoys practicing every facet that the field has to offer. She especially finds joy in treating patients with sinonasal and salivary gland diseases, as well as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). She is certified in Inspire implantation surgery for OSA and looks forward to growing an Inspire sleep program at North Atlanta ENT and Allergy.


    Dear Valued Patient:

    The physicians and staff of North Atlanta ENT and Allergy feel privileged that you entrust your care to our practice.  The practice will remain open to provide the highest level of care to its patients. We are screening patients depending on the age and medical status of each patient.  We are reducing our clinic schedule in an effort to reduce wait times, therefore minimizing the number of patients in our reception area. We ask that capable adults arrive alone and children be accompanied by only one guardian.

    North Atlanta Ear, Nose and Throat is committed to your health and safety.  Given the current concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the nature of its transmission; we are asking anyone with the following symptoms to reschedule your appointment. We are not equipped to evaluate, test or treat patients in our clinic for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

     Symptoms include:

    • New onset of cough, accompanied by fever
    • Fever of 100 or higher
    • Shortness of breath

    We are also offering telemedicine visits for patients that would like to be evaluated and treated without coming into the office. 

    For everyone’s safety, all employees will be wearing a mask during your visit.

    If you have questions but are unable to come into the office please call us at 770-292-3045 and we will help in any way we can. Our goal is to continue to provide the best care in the safest way possible.

    North Atlanta ENT and Allergy

    Top ENT Doctors Serving
    Alpharetta, Cumming & Dawsonville

    North Atlanta Ear, Nose, Throat, and Allergy has been providing exceptional ENT care to Alpharetta, Cumming, Dawsonville, and surrounding areas for 25 years. Join us on our mission to provide comprehensive, quality, and compassionate ear, nose, and throat care.

    Our experienced providers and support staff enables our practice to treat even the most complex medical conditions. We take pride in being a full-service ear, nose, throat, allergy, and sinus specialty office with the capability of handling the most complex cases.

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    Christopher A. Lord, MD

    Meet Christopher A. Lord, MD Specialties: Thyroid / Head / Neck / Ears, Nose, Throat / Sleep Christopher A. Lord, MD was born in Tennessee, but was raised in New England, where he spent the majority of his childhood in both New Hampshire and Maine. After graduating as valedictorian of his high school in New…
    Preston Imhof, MD

    Preston Imhof, MD

    Preston Imhof, DO grew up in Hannibal, Missouri and comes from a family of otolaryngologists. He received his undergraduate degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and received his…

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    New Ear, Nose & Throat Procedures


    VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling


    ClariFix® For Chronic Rhinitis


    LATERA® Absorbable Nasal Implant


    Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation

    Practice Highlights

    Balloon Sinuplasty

    Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms. Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removalof bone and tissue.

    VIVAER Nasal Airway Remodeling

    VIVAER uses a small handpiece in the office to reshape the tissue inside the nose in the nasal valve region to improve airflow, without any incisions.  Clinical studies have shown that 92% of patients notice an improvement in breathing after VIVAER.

    Learn About VIVAER
    BiZact™ - Tonsillectomy Procedure

    Compared to traditional tonsillectomy surgery, the BiZact™ tonsillectomy device allows surgeons to remove tonsils efficiently, with less bleeding and minimal tissue damage. So patients may experience less pain after surgery.

    Learn About BiZact™ Tonsillectomy
    Hearing Aids

    We offer affordable hearing aid solutions that utilize the most advanced hearing aid technology available. Our audiologist will assess the severity of the hearing loss, as well as, provide recommendations for affordable hearing aids if necessary.

    Learn About Hearing Aids


    Larry L. describes his sinus and ear treatment experience with North Atlanta Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy.

    North Atlanta ENT & Allergy Patient Hugh R. Discusses His Experience with Inspire Sleep Therapy.

    North Atlanta Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Patient Matthew J. Discusses His Sinus Treatment Experience.

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