Grow Your Practice

SENTA will work with you to plan, invest, and implement a strategy for strong, sustainable growth.

Focus on Your Patients

The experienced SENTA corporate team manages everything from finance and accounting to billing and collections. We’ll free you to focus on your patients, so you can provide the best in clinical care.

Stay on the Cutting Edge of Medical Care

SENTA will invest in the latest technology and medical equipment, so you have the tools you need to deliver the very best care.

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Thinking of transitioning your practice or looking for a growth partner?

SENTA will work with you to create a custom plan that matches your needs, tailored for increased earning potential at every stage of your career.

How does the process work?

Schedule a conversation

Sign an NDA and send SENTA financial information to evaluate

We send you a valuation

Execute a Letter of Intent

Move towards formalizing the partnership

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A Personalized Plan

Business Support and Management

When your practice becomes a partner, our experienced team takes on the operational tasks of your business so that you and your staff can focus on medical care and service.

  • Daily Operations

    • HR & IT
    • Financial reporting
    • Accounts payable
    • Revenue cycle management
    • Corporate compliance
    • Payor & vendor contracts
  • Team Management

    • New hires
    • Employee benefits
    • Payroll 
    • Performance evaluations
    • Staff training
    • Patient scheduling
  • Marketing

    • Referrals
    • Outreach & networking
    • Patient recruitment
    • Local market insight
    • Brand management
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Physician Testimonials

Learn pertinent information on partnering your ENT or Allergy practice with private equity. Listen as your peers provide insights into specific areas of these partnerships.

Stanley M. Fineman, MD discusses the top three things to consider when partnering with private equity.

Dr. Shatul Parikh, MD expands on the three primary decision-making pillars when choosing a partner: Clinical, Financial, and Growth & Legacy.

Dr. Karen Hoffmann looks at the stages of career and how they may factor into private equity decisions.

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Professional Development

SENTA offers your team learning opportunities and can help you with business strategies to expand your business and protect your wealth.

  • Continuing Education

    • Training & webinars
    • Certifications
    • Conferences
  • Practice Expansion

    • New office locations
    • Hiring & staff training
    • Find new revenue streams
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Physician Advisory Board

The SENTA Physician Advisory Board (PAB) is responsible for the interaction between physician representatives from each SENTA partner practice and senior leadership. The PAB helps develop and monitor processes, policies, and safe outcomes in connection with the delivery of quality care to patients.

Read Bio SHATUL PARIKH, M.D. CMO Northwest ENT and Allergy Read Bio

Dr. Shatul Parikh, a native Atlantan, received his undergraduate degree from Emory University, and completed his medical studies at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Parikh returned to Emory University to complete his residency in Otolaryngology. Dr. Parikh is a nationally recognized expert in minimally invasive thyroid/parathyroid surgery. Currently an instructor for the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Parikh teaches other surgeons advanced techniques in thyroid/parathyroid surgery. He is also experienced in all routine ENT procedures. Dr. Parikh is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is also the medical director of Northwest ENT Surgery Center.

Read Bio JOHN COLEMAN, M.D. Piedmont ENT Read Bio

He attended Davidson College on a full academic scholarship. After majoring in Chemistry and graduating magna cum laude, Dr. Coleman was fortunate to receive a Robert W. Woodruff Fellowship in Medicine, a full academic scholarship to attend Emory University School of Medicine. He was also honored with the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, given for leadership and dedication to public service. Dr. Coleman graduated from medical school with honors, was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and received the Hewlett-Packard Medical Graduate Award.

Dr. Coleman's training then continued in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed both an internship in general surgery and a residency in Otolaryngology/Head Neck Surgery. In addition to his patient care responsibilities, Dr. Coleman performed award-winning research, published numerous articles and book chapters and gave talks frequently on the national and local levels. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Coleman was awarded a competitive fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Davis. While continuing to practice general otolaryngology, Dr. Coleman worked with innovators in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery using state of the art instrumentation and the latest techniques. He became skilled in numerous procedures including endoscopic brow lifting, deep plane face lifting, rhinoplasty, laser surgery, cleft lip and palate repair and reconstruction of skin cancer defects.

While in California and now in Atlanta, Dr. Coleman travels abroad and donates his talents. Together with his wife Jennifer, an anesthetist, they have performed cleft lip and palate surgery in Lucena City, Philippines and Guayquil, Ecaudor for indigent children and young adults. Outside of medicine, John and Jennifer enjoy outdoor activities including travel, biking and golf.

Read Bio RON ALLEN, M.D. ENT of South Georgia Read Bio

He graduated from Valdosta High School and attended Emory University where he got a B.A. in History. He went to medical school in Augusta, GA and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. He completed a general surgery internship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. This was followed by a residency in Otolaryngology. He moved back to Valdosta in 1995 where he has practiced since.

Dr. Allen is board certified by the American Board of OTO/HNS and a member of the American Academy of OTO/HNS and Georgia Society of OTD/HNS. He is active on the medical staff of South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, GA.

Read Bio DAVID CARLTON, M.D. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Read Bio

David W. Carlton, M.D., earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. He then practiced as a staff Internist at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, for three years. After that he completed his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Wilford Hall Medical Center on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He returned to the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he served as Chief of Allergy and Immunology for two years. He left the U.S. Navy after ten years of service, including a deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Dr. Carlton is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology as well as the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Carlton has a special interest in the medical management of sinusitis and treatment of venom hypersensitivity.

Dr. Carlton lives in Rome with his wife Dagmar and their three children. He enjoys reading, golf and southern history.

Read Bio FREDERIC LEVY, M.D. ENT Carolina Read Bio

Frederic E. Levy, MD, is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign where he majored in biology. He earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago.

Having grown up in Chicago, Dr. Levy is a huge fan of Chicago sports teams and played most team sports. He participated in track and field in high school and currently runs 50-60 miles per week. Along with other physician friends, he runs 15 races, including 5 marathons, per year. He's run 10 Boston Marathons and has run marathons in 6 countries, including Israel and Japan.

Music is also a part of Dr. Levy's life. He plays bass guitar and has been a member of various bands since he was fifteen years old. His most recent being a classic rock band named "Sonic Tonsil".

Dr. Levy is a proud father of a UNC Chapel Hill graduate (computer science major) son who plays soccer and guitar and a daughter who is a student at Appalachian State University (graphic design major).

Read Bio LUKENA KARKHANIS, M.D. Allergy SA Read Bio

Dr. Karkhanis joined Allergy SA in 2014. Dr. Karkhanis is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Karkhanis received her medical degree with honors from Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital in Mumbai, India. She was engaged in research activities at the University of Pittsburgh, after which she completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Columbia University in New York, New York and her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology from Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She is an active participant in national allergy meetings, and has presented and published multiple reports. She is also an active member of the following organizations: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Texas Medical Association, Texas Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society and San Antonio Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society. Dr. Karkhanis works with pediatric and adult patients to help treat allergies and asthma.

She also serves as a Sub-Investigator on several studies at the Allergy and Asthma Research Center, which keeps her abreast of the latest developments in the field. In her spare time, she enjoys art, literature, culinary experimentation and spending time with her family.

Read Bio Edwin J. Lee, M.D. Reston ENT Read Bio

Dr. Lee is the founder and Medical Director of Reston ENT. A native of west Michigan, he earned his medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Lee completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lee has received several scholarships and awards for his clinical and academic achievements. He has also been named Top Doctor in the past several Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and Consumers' Checkbook peer-nominated physician surveys. Dr. Lee is dedicated to providing quality patient care in a wide range of ear, nose, and throat conditions and has been trained in the latest medical and surgical methods. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of sinus and nasal conditions including nasal obstruction, chronic sinusitis, snoring, nasal allergies, deviated nasal septum, turbinate hypertrophy and sinonasal tumors. He performs minimally-invasive sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, septoplasty and endoscopic orbital surgery including dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). He also has expertise in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, sleep apnea surgery, and voice disorders. Dr. Lee lives with his wife in Northern Virginia. 

Read Bio Steven D. Shotts Advanced ENT & Allergy Read Bio

Dr. Shotts began practicing in Louisville with Commonwealth Ear, Nose, and Throat in January 2003 and joined the new Advanced ENT & Allergy in 2010 at the time of the merger. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he began his medical education at Wright State University earning a B.S.E. in biomedical engineering with highest honors while competing in Division I tennis.

Upon completion of undergraduate studies, he went on to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, finishing at the top of his class and earning his Doctor of Medicine on full scholarship. He then moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he completed five years of residency training in otolaryngology /head and neck surgery at the University of Kentucky. Being fully trained, he moved to St. Louis to fulfill an active duty commitment to the US Air Force. There, he served as the Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology at Scott Air Force Base, Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University, and director of the ENT clinic at the VA Hospital in Marion, IL.

While serving in the military, he completed the Air Force Aerospace Medicine course as a distinguished graduate and was additionally certified as a flight surgeon. He honorably separated from the military in the fall of 2002 as a Major with the National Defense Service Medal with bronze cluster.

Because of an intense desire to continue developing practical skills, he then spent 4 months living in Spain and Costa Rica attending an intensive Spanish immersion program, and now speaks fluent Spanish.

In addition to being board-certified in otolaryngology/head & and neck surgery, he is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons and has successfully passed both the oral and written board examination in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

He keeps an active role in educating University of Louisville medical students, who do elective rotations in the office. He has always maintained a special focus on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery but never wanted to limit his practice to this entirely. This focus has widened considerably and now his biggest interests are the medical and surgical management of sinus disease, thyroid and parathyroid disease, and head and neck disorders affecting the pediatric population. Keeping with this interest, he pursued additional post-graduate training in allergy diagnosis and management and, after passing the oral and written exam administered by the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, is now a Fellow of the AAOA.

In August 2010 he was voted one of Louisville’s top surgeons performing sinus surgery by physician peers in a survey conducted by Louisville magazine and prides himself on an extremely high success rate of first and only sinus surgery and revision of surgery performed by other surgeons. So, if you are contemplating sinus surgery or have had it and are not improving, he would like the chance to help.

In August 2015, he was also voted a top doctor in the field of otolaryngology by his physician peers in Louisville Magazine. He maintains a constant desire to learn and attends national meetings and education seminars frequently throughout the year to ensure the latest treatments are available to his patients. Having a degree in biomedical engineering is also very handy when critically evaluating new technologies.

Athletics and travel have always been a big part of his life. While living in St. Louis, he was very active in triathlons and competed all over the country in half Ironman competitions. He has played USTA tennis for years and is rated a 4.5. He enjoys working out and is a big fan of Tony Horton’s P90X and Shaun T’s Insanity. While living in Costa Rica, he developed a love for surfing and travels frequently to keep up these skills. He enjoys snowboarding, although not so secretly wishes it could be done someplace warm. Due to residency ties, he is a fan of UK basketball; he still is a big supporter of U of L athletics. He loves to read, and his favorite books are Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. He is accepting new patients and has appointments available at the St. Matthews and New Albany offices.