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Dr. Anifat Balogun

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Seattle, WA
30 years experience female

Locations

SkinMD Seattle laser & Aesthetic Medical Clinic

Seattle, WA

Address

2611 NE 125th Street, #228, Seattle, WA, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

8664973901

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

AFLAC

American Family Mutual Insurance Company

Assurant Inc

Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America

Guardian Life

Blue Cross of California

Blue Cross of Idaho

Blue Shield of California

First Choice Healthcare

LifeWise Health Plan of Washington

Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon

UnumProvident

Regence

UnitedHealthcare

Regence Blue Shield

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

Zurich North America

Premera Blue Cross

About

Bio

Anifat Balogun, M.D. is a graduate of Hahnemann University/ Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed internship in General Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. Additionally she completed a research fellowship at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital and a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Dr. Balogun’s areas of expertise include Facial Rejuvenation, Hearing Loss, Speech and Language Disorders, Snoring, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Sleep Apnea, Otitis Media, Tonsil and Adenoid Disease, as well as Sinus and Allergy Disease. Dr. Balogun strives to provide a relaxed environment, giving personal and caring attention to patients and their families. Through collaboration and education, Dr. Balogun helps parents take an active and informed role in their children’s care. She works closely with pediatric specialty physicians, audiologists, as well as pediatric speech, swallow and language therapists to provide comprehensive treatment plans for each individual in her care.

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Licenses

United States: Washington

Languages spoken

German, Turkish

Doctor Q&A

945 Answers
1.3K Agrees
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dysphonia & Botox: You can continue to teach, but speaking may be difficult and stressful if the dysphonia is very evident. Best to see your treating physician to review... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ringing in ears: When someone complains of ringing in ears, we typically want to make sure there is no hearing loss. This will mean getting a hearing test, after a com... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Lip melasma?: As far as i know carmex does not contain skin lightening agents. The sun screen ingredients are beneficial to prevent further pigmentary changes. I r... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsil bumps: Bumps on tonsils may be normal. Tonsils are typically not smooth. If your tonsils look particularly bumpy and this is not their usual state, you shoul... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Possibly: Choice of empiric ( without identifying specific causative bacterium/ bacteria) antibiotic therapy depends on typical bacteria that cause both infecti... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
See your doctor: Sounds like you need an urgent check up with your internist or endocrinologist. For now take your prescribed medications. If your symptoms are out of ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Safety long-term use: It is theoretically safe to use tretinoin long-term without adverse consequences to your skin. There is some anecdotal evidence that there is an incre... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
CPAP benefits: The immediate benefits of proper CPAP use include more restful sleep, better focus and attention and no morning headache if you tend to get that. Con... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Angiosarcoma : The question you ask is not one that can be easily answered in this venue. Many things are considered before making a recommendation on the best optio... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sinusitis symptoms: Symptoms of sinusitis include nasal congestion, nasal discharge, facial pressure or pain, ear pain or pressure, fever, fatigue, bad breath, loss of sm... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Acne treatment: It will be best if you saw your primary doctor first. They may be able to start you off on a combination of topical and/or oral medications as they th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Melasma control: Depending on your skin type and the distribution of your melasma, photofacials may be beneficial to help reduce the visible pigmentation. Melasma can... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Facial redness?: See your primary doctor or a dermatologist, who should be able to ask you detailed questions and examine you to help diagnose and prescribe the best t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Skin Rejuvenation: Skin rejuvenation is a process that combines correction of undesired skin changes and prevention of blemishes, texture and pigment changes that make t... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Vitamin A topicals: Tazorac and Renova (tretinoin) are designed to be used at night. They both make the skin sensitive to light/ uv. Both products lose their efficacy whe... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Summer use of Renova (tretinoin): Renova (tretinoin) is a topical vitamin a that is used for the reduction of the rough skin texture, fine wrinkles and improvement of uneven skin disco... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Belotero and crow's : Belotero may be used to smooth wrinkles in the eye area, either alone or along with xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Botox or dysport. There is currentl... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Pain of laser : The pain from a laser treatment, depends on the laser, the area being treated, pain control measures used before, during and after treatment if necess... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Dizzy standing up: Your blood pressure changes when you stand, but should quickly normalize so that you do not notice. Occasional dizziness may be minor. When you have f... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Getting rid of acne: I tell my patients that the best one can hope for is acne control. True there are those with teenage acne that resolves in adulthood. There are also t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Peel for lines &...: Chemical peels can be beneficial to improve the look of fine facial lines and soft wrinkling as well as mild acne scarring. A series of treatments are... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Inherit p/rhino: The short answer is no. I think that you are asking if an infant will have the post-surgical appearance of a nose that has been operated on? It is m... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Rexsol AHA 10: I can't imagine that you doctor would prescribe or recommend a product for you to use that would be harmful to you. While I do not have direct exper... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Traumatic facial : The best way to improve the look of traumatic facial scars very much depends on location, age and look of the scar. Is the scar thick, thin, jagged, d... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Hypertrophic scar: Please consult with a facial plastic surgeon to determine if the scar is hypertorphic versus a keloid. They are treated a bit differently. In addition... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Peroxide best: I recommend half- strength peroxide to my patients. Instead of gargling take half a mouthful and lean back and swish the solution for a minute or two ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Only if needed: The ear is self cleaning, and a small amount or earwax is beneficial for ear canal health. Hydrogen peroxide is best used to resolve earwax blockage o... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Depends on cause: Without examining you to determine the cause of the under eye darkening, it is difficult to recommend a treatment for you. I suggest you see a facial ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsil stones: It sounds like you may be describing tonsil stones. You can reduce them by gargling (and spit out) with hydrogen peroxide solution. If they persist, a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Not necessarily: The best way to make an acne bump smaller is to treat it with something to reduce inflammation and help it heal. Another option is to receive a facia... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Not sure: It is difficult to visualize what your are concerned about without examining you. There should be folds in your eyelids, which are visible when your e... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Easy does it: It is best to take it easy. Despite a busy schedule, stay hydrated, eat healthfully and get plenty of sleep. If your symptoms worsen, see your doctor.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Depends on how long: You can improve pains, aches and discomfort by taking Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) or similar pain medication. If you are stilling feeling poorly... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
May need surgery: Since you are under the care of a dermatologist, I imagine that there was an investigation as to why you have thinning/no eyebrows. Do you have hair l... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
2% SA over 2% HQ: You should apply the salicylic acid lotion first and let it absorb for two minutes, then apply the hydroquinone cream. Follow with an antioxidant suns... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Facial wrinkles: There are a variety of fillers used in facial rejuvenation. The idea is to use the filler to replace facial volume lost in aging process and "erase" e... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Eustschian tube: Sounds like you are experience the after effects of pressure equalization problems cardio your middle ears. Recommend you see an ear specialist for a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Not permanent: As previously answered, the results of photo facial treatment are not permanent. Maintenance treatments are highly recommended, as is daily use of a b... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Cholesteatoma?: I would recommend that you see an ear specialist (otologist) for examination and review of the ct scan and not just the report. You can readily obtain... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Hole in eardrum: To see if the surgery was successful and the hole in your eardrum repaired, see your ear surgeon for an examination so they can confirm. Make sure you... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Reflux?: You may be experiencing reflux when you lay down. Check in with your doctor, who may run some tests or send you to a gastroenterologist or otolaryngo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Reducing pigment: It would be best for a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist with expertise in the management of pigmentary disorders evaluate you so that a comprehensive... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Nose bruised?: What you are feeling may indicate infection or inflammation of the skin or cartilage of your nose. You may want your doctor to examine your nose to se... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Rid of Facial Spots: How best to get rid of facial spots depends on the appearance, color, cause, size, location and also your skin color. Are they flat, bumpy, red, brown... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Peeling gel burn.: I recommend you see your local facial cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist for examination and specific treatment. Until then, stay cool, do not manipula... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
See pediatrician: It would be best to check in with your pediatrician to see if your son's seemingly constant thirst is consistent with his metabolism of level of activ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Melasma types: Melasma is sometimes classified into 3 types. Epidermal (superficial), dermal (deep) and mixed. Epidermal melanoma responds readily to treatment, wher... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
What is Myringotomy: Myringotomy describes the surgical procedure to make a small incision in the ear drum (tympanic membrane), creating a hole to help relieve abnormal pr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Not typically: Commonly done chemical peels are not painful. The "chemicals" in chemical peels are derived from foods (milk, apples, almonds etc) and sometimes they ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Puffy bleeding gums: Salt water, swish and spit, may be helpful. Better yet, see your dentist for a thorough exam so that they can identify and treat the cause.

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Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
Dec 28, 2012
One of the BEST ENT docs!. Seattle is lucky!
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thank you so much for your response. I havent been able to see a doctor because of no Insurance. every morning my nose just leaks and mucus comes out as if I were sick and sometImes blood. I thought I...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks. Doc coukdnt find anything but found ear infection on that side so could cause the pain. Also probably bit the tongue it seems.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you for responding so quickly I have been sleeping a lot all day, and my stomach is feeling better.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Seattle, WA - Winter
2013
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Washington - Winter
2013
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Washington - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Swedish Medical Center
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