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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.

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.

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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

Why Choose SENTA?

We are selective in our prospective partnerships. We understand that you will be, too.

SENTA is highly selective in choosing practices to partner with, and our priority is ensuring that new members share our values and embrace our culture.

We have a leadership team comprised of individuals who have successfully run large organizations and grew up in a small family-held business. We think that our backgrounds make us uniquely positioned to provide tremendous financial success for sellers while maintaining the family feel of the business.

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


  • 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.

Watch the video Stanley M. Fineman

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

Watch the video Shatul Parikh

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

Watch the video Karen Hoffmann

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

Partner with SENTA Today

Build a Knowledge Base

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.

Shatul Parikh, M.D., CMO Northwest ENT and Allergy

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.

John Coleman, M.D. Piedmont ENT

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.

Ron Allen, M.D. ENT of South Georgia

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.

David Carlton, M.D. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma

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.

Frederic Levy, M.D. ENT Carolina

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).

Lukena Karkhanis, M.D. Allergy SA

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.