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4.8 Stars

5 Reviews | Average Rating: 4.8

5 Stars

Dr Susan Eckardt is DA BOMB

5 Stars

My children have been patients of SCENT since 2003. I never could have imagined that I would be one at 40 years old. They were amazing and I am truly thankful for the care I received. Dr. Varma did my surgery and I saw PA-C Christy Beranek daily. We are so lucky to have such an amazing team available to us.

5 Stars

It may take awhile to get an appointment because they're booked and that's when you know that the doctors are good and has been in the practice for a long time. But it's worth the wait. I got treated there like I was a family friend for years and so comfortable because they take time to listen to your concerns and explain the next step of your treatment. I have seen the 3 of the doctors already since it's difficult getting a schedule and all of them Dr Varma, Dr Willner and Dr Yoshpe were all great and very knowledgeable in their practice. Highly recommended to everyone in So CAL since they have other office locations. I am one happy patient.

4 Stars

Physicians are worth the wait time.!!!

5 Stars

The doctors here are the best around! I will never go anywhere else. They truly care about their patients and the office staff is great!

To our patients and families,

We at Southern California Ear Nose & Throat hope you all are staying healthy and safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.  As your physicians, your health and safety are our primary concerns, and we encourage everyone’s compliance with relevant instructions from our government and physician leaders.

We are happy to report that we are in compliance with state and federal regulations and recommendations at this point in time to protect both you and our staff. We are not scheduling routine elective surgeries at this time; however, if there is a surgery that is necessary, we are available 24/7 as usual, and the surgery will be performed.

At our offices, we are scheduling routine patients at intervals such that those patients who wish to, may remain in their vehicles until it is time to be placed in an exam room.  Rooms will be treated between each patient with disinfectant. We will be taking temperatures of patients who want to be seen in the office, and screening questions will be asked.

Along with our continuing to see patients in our office, we are available by teleconference. While not every visit can be done via telemedicine, we will make every attempt to accommodate those who desire a telemedicine visit. It may well be that you are not sure if an in office visit is necessary; some visits are (like a child born with tongue tie who has feeding difficulty), while many visits can be postponed (like a routine check on ear tubes).  If you have any questions, please call the office so that we may guide you.

As usual, please do not hesitate to contact the office for refills and prescriptions as necessary.

As many of you may have heard, there is new data to suggest that the initial symptoms of COVID-19 may be a loss of taste and smell. In the event that you develop loss of taste or smell, please contact the office of your primary healthcare provider if you have these symptoms, as they are more able to determine if COVID-19 testing is appropriate. We will be available by teleconference to assist your primary healthcare provider should the need arise.  

In terms of audiology, Hearing aid fittings and adjustments will continue to be done. A separate entrance to the office in Long Beach will be used for these patients, and some patients may be seen at out Los Alamitos office so as to separate them in time and space from other patients, maintaining social distancing to the best of our abilities.

In general, we urge all our patients to get as much sleep as necessary and drink plenty of fluids. It is important to wash your hands with regular soap and water Try not to touch your nose and mouth.

If you are able, please consider blood donation at your nearest hospital as there is a national shortage!

We must all work together during these stressful times! 



Nina Yoshpe MD, Ayal Willner MD, Namrata Varma DO, Christy Beranek PA, Garrett Sherman NP, Susan Eckhardt AuD