Dr. Anifat Balogun

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

Locations

SkinMD Seattle Laser & Aesthetic Medical Clinic

Seattle, WA

Address

3327 NE 125th Street, #103, Seattle, WA, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Regence

UnitedHealthcare

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Premera Blue Cross

About

Bio

Anifat Balogun, M.D. is a graduate of 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 a

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Licenses

United States: Washington

Languages spoken

English, French

Doctor Q&A

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Reverse sun damage: Chemical peels are a great way to reverse sun damage and correct textural and pigment irregularities to smooth out the tone and complexion of skin. A ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on cause: The most common cause of chronic facial redness is rosacea. There is not one best way to treat rosacea. Avoiding the triggers such as sun exposure and... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Prevent halitosis: In general, eat a healthy, balanced diet and regular meals. A serving of yogurt per day is helpful to prevent halitosis, as are carrots, apples, celer... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Possibly: There is no way to know if laser excision will be the best way to remove your nasal bump until it has been looked it. Your surgeon would need to know ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tonsil stones: The white material that sometimes gets into tonsil pockets are called tonsil stones or tonsilloliths. They result from trapped, hardened deposits of f... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Bloody nose x 1 week: Recurrent bloody nose in winter time is quite common. The cold, dry air or dry indoor heated air are culprits. If you are on blood thinners, have a co... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Not necessarily: By direct contact, do you mean eating the food? Depending on the severity of the allergic reaction, other allergies the person may have and the kind o... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Cleft lip, palate: Cleft lip and cleft palate can cause a variety of problems depending on whether the deficiency is the lip, palate or a combination. The most immediate... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on cause: Side effects of treatments for voice disorders depends on the cause of the voice problem. If there is not cyst, nodule or other mass, nerve of brain d... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Speech therapy & GBS: Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Prevent cleft lip...: Many cases of cleft lip and palate cannot be prevented. Avoiding alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy can lower you risk of having a baby with a c... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Acne cause(s): The three major factors that contribute to acne formation include irregular shedding of surface skin cells that clog and inflame pores, overproduction... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
High arch palate: A high arched palate in isolation is not a problem. It can however occur as part of the physical manifestations of different syndromes that have other... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Red Ears/Sore Throat: Having red ears and a sore throat does not sound normal especially if that is not your usual state of health. Please see your physician or primary car... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Swollen neck nodes: Low grade fever and swollen neck nodes could indicate a viral or bacterial infection in the nose, ears or throat. Please take your child in to see hi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sleep Apnea: What you are describing sound like signs of obstructive sleep apnea. Please see your primary provider for a health check and consideration for a sleep... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Right throat sore: I would have your doctor or a throat specialist (ENT) have a look at the are your are concerned about. To determine what is causing your sore throat, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Treating a cold: The over the counter (otc) medicine you take for a cold depends on what cold symptom is bothering you the most, and what other medical conditions you ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ear wax impaction: You have likely pushed ear wax deep into the ear canal and up against the eardrum. When you swallow or burp and create a pressure gradient through the... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ear Infections/ Tube: Middle ear fluid can predispose to recurrent ear infection & hearing loss. Indications for placing ear tube are: persistent fluid in the middle ear (s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tickly Ear: A tickling sensation in your ear, could mean that the skin of the ear is dry, or that there is foreign material in your ear canal. A tickling sensatio... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Non-medical lip tx: All the procedures discussed by prior doctors are very good options for improving wrinkled lips. To smooth your lip surface, try skinmedica's tns lip ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ears hurt w/swallow: Ear pain with swallowing may indicate an issue directly with the esophagus either from food or reflux or it could be related to inflammation or infect... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ear Infections: If you mean external ear infection, then the best way to avoid one is to keep your ears dry while bathing and swimming. Also don't use q-tips or other... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Lip twitch: Constant "jumping", twitching, fasciculations or spasms of the are most commonly caused by stress, fatigue and severe anxiety. Other causes include lo... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sinus/ear congestion: Congestion of the sinuses and ears is due to inflammation of the respiratory lining in the nose and around the eustachian tube. The inflammation can b... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Back of R ear hurts: If it is the ear itself that hurts, you could have a mild skin infection in the area. Inflammation of the cartilage is also a possibility, although yo... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Fever Cough Diarrhea: Sounds like you may have a viral illness. I would recommend that you see your primary provider to make sure you do not have pneumonia and that you are... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tonsil Cyst: Tonsil cysts are usually visible on the surface of the tonsil and can be seen during an oral exam. If you are concerned about a tonsil cyst, make sure... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Infection or Allergy: A sore nasal lining may be the result of inflammation due to infection or allergy. Your primary provider or otolaryngologist should be able to check f... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Melasma treatment: Melasma can be very challenging to treat. The goal is control. Combination therapy is the typical strategy. Peels, topicals and laser treatments may b... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Stuffy, clogged ears: It is not uncommon for ears to feel stuffy and clogged when allergies flare up, when you experience a change in altitude or during the course of a col... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Mastoidectomy scar: You should not be experiencing frank pain at the site of your mastoidectomy incision. The scar may feel a bit tight or uncomfortable, as the scar init... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Treating Flu: The best plan is to rest, and maintain good fluid intake. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for control of fever and severe aches. Flu sy... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Constant dizziness: Dizziness describes different sensations to different people. Do you mean a spinning sensation, a feeling of faintness, or a sensation of unsteadines... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
This is not normal: Blood in the mucus you blow out of your nose is not normal. See your ear nose and throat specialist (otolaryngologist) for evaluation.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Swimmer's ear: If your ear is blocked 7 days after a swimmers (external) ear infection, it is likely due to debris from the infection and flaked off skin in addition... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Travel. Bell's Palsy: There should be no problems traveling with bell's palsy. Depending on the severity of your facial weakness and ability to close the affected eye, you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Chapped lip remedy: Presuming chapped, cracked lips are due to cold weather and not toothpaste, contact allergy from lipstick compound and lip care products, or medicati... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Pimple inside nose: A pimple inside the nose may be a pimple, folliculitis or MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) infection. These will tend to present similarly; a... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Bactroban (mupirocin): Agree with not manipulating the sore. However, i recommend bactroban (mupirocin) or Mupirocin ointment which requires a prescription to make sure stap... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tonsil Stones: Tonsil stones, calculi (tonsilloliths) are clusters of small calcified debris, made up of dead cells, food material, bacteria and mucus that become tr... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Laser Hair Therapy: If you mean laser hair reduction, then yes treatments work quite effectively to permanently reduce growth of unwanted hair. To facilitate hair growth... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on skin type: For optimal skin health, it is sufficient to get a professional facial about once a month. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, and are working to get ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Nausea & Dizziness: If you are chronically dizzy and nauseous, please see your primary physician for evaluation to determine the cause.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Squeeze blemish?: It is not a good idea to squeeze blemishes or acne break outs. You run the risk of causing additional inflammation to the area which can lead to scarr... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Meniere's ear: Meniere's typically affects one ear. Available statistics suggest that over a 30 year period, the other ear can become affected in up to 50% of patien... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Adult speech/lang: An adult speech language evaluation can last 1 to 2 hours. First a detailed history about the presenting problem is obtained from the patient or famil... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Meniere's symptoms: Symptoms of meniere's disease are a sensation of pressure in the affected ear, ringing or roaring in the ear, dizziness or vertigo of varying intensit... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Speech/language eval: You would need the services of a speech/language pathologist if you experience difficulties with speech or language, such as can happen after a stroke... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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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!
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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.
HealthTap member
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

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