Dr. Franklyn Gergits

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Scottsdale , AZ
31 years experience male

Locations

Sinus and Allergy Wellness Center of North Scottsdale

Scottsdale , AZ

Address

8573 E Princess Dr, Suite B-111, Scottsdale , AZ, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

4809994929

Insurances accepted

Capital Blue Cross

HealthAmerica

Geisinger Health Plans

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Medicare

Tricare

About

Bio

We at The Sinus and Allergy Wellness Center of North Scottsdale strive to continue to provide the utmost in complete nasal, sinus and allergy care. We are proud of our committment to our community and plan to continue another18 years of service. We understand the importance of the medical dollar, your deductibles and precious time. At present we are initiating changes to enhance our treatments with your best interests in mind. Our reputation is impeccable, our devotion is true and our committment is guaranteed.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Allergy

Facial Plastic Surgery

Pediatric Allergy

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

812 Answers
577 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tick bite allergy: Hello, our immune system reacts typically after it has been exposed to a particular allergen or trigger in the past. After the first exposure, we acti... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sinus infection: Hello. Sinus infection symptoms typically occur with nasal congestion, thick nasal drainage, facial pressure/pain, altered smell, dental pain and fati... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Antibiotic ointment: Hello, i recommend using an antibiotic called mupiricin within your nose. This medication has the indication to be used inside. It is an ointment that... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Throat itching: Greetings. The throat itching may be from an allergic reaction. Your airway is obviously stable and I'm assuming swallowing is normal. An antihistamin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Nasal Pain: Greetings, intense nasal pain with a sinus infection should be evaluated by your medical specialist. A nasal vestibulitis may be present. This is usua... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ear lump: Greetings. The ear canal has contours inside that are unique to each individual. Other reactive changes could occur from wax buildup, cyst formation o... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tongue Bite: Hello, this should be evaluated by your physician not only for the tongue sores and pain but also to look into the sleep history. Do you have a histor... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Cough meds: Greetings. The active ingredients in cough medication is usually guifenessin which is a mucus thinning agent and dextramethorathan which is a cough su... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Angioedema: Greetings, Angioedema needs further work up. First, are there any new medications? New foods? Any changes? A Possible allergy sensitivity could exist.... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Capsaicin: Greetings. The chemical active ingredient in pepper spray is Capsaicin. It's the spice that gives "hot pepper junkies" their endorphin rush. (Like me.... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Lymph Node Swelling: Greetings. An enlarged lymph node should be evaluated and treated. In my practice, I would treat you with an antibiotic. After 14 days, the node ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Saliva and allergies: Greetings. As far as allergies and saliva goes, try an antihistamine like Claritin, (loratadine) Zyretc or Allgra. The drying effect should work well... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Marijuana: Greetings. The Eustachian tube involvement with the ear infection should clear nicely with the antibiotic steroid combination. Smoking vaporized marij... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Orbital Fracture: Greetings. By definition an orbital fracture with entrapment becomes a surgical consideration in the right patient. First you would need to have doubl... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Forehead pain: Greetings. The point tenderness above your eyebrow may be due to an isolated frontal sinusitis. The fact that pain worsens with a cough could point to... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Middle ear fluid: Greetings. Middle ear fluid causes hearing loss, ear pressure and pain at times and possibly even dizziness. Not sure if your doctor recommended treat... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Uvula: Greetings. The uvula lies in the posterior pharynx. It's purpose is thought to help direct food down into the hypo pharynx as we swallow and prevent n... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ethmoid Sinusitis: Hello, the CT shows that you have sinusitis which has many causes however a sinusitis directly resulting from bystolic (nebivolol) BP medication I don... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tonsil Swelling: Greetings, the tonsil swelling you are describing could be the early stages of an abscess developing behind the tonsil. The throat and ear pain suppor... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ears and Sinusitis: Greetings. Eustachian tube disorders and sinusitis are linked via the mucus membranes of the nasal cavity. Any ear symptoms can be linked to sinus dis... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tonsil stones: Greetings, the tonsil stone is a product of food particles that get smushed from the tongue - tonsil interaction during a swallow. I recommend trying ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
CPAP mask: Greetings. No one starting CPAP therapy is excited about this because it is a foreign body, presence and technology to acclimate to. I recommend that ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Scratched glasses: Hello, the scratches on your glasses won’t hurt or damage your eyes. Your vision could be impaired since they are damaged. Get them repaired or replac... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hello, squamous cell carcinoma typically will return especially if it was not completely excised. After years, it’s unlikely to recur. Practice xs sun... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hello. The mask is probably causing very little risk for infection. It’s more likely allergy, anatomical issues, polyps, viral or bacterial in origin.... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hello. Seeing a physician is indeed a good idea and yes, they may decide to prescribe an antibiotic. Use afrin nasal spray and Sudafed. Mucinex is ano... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hello. It sounds like there may be an underlying allergy present. The mucus membranes within the nose are connected to the sinuses, ears and continue ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hello, as described the Eustachian tube (ET) sounds like the problem. This can occur from food, seasonal or year round allergies. Also sinus drainage,... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Make: Make an appointment now for spring allergy season. Begin meds before pollen arrives.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
DayQuil.: Hello, while any medication can cause many different reactions, dayquil is a safer medication to drive or operate machinery than it's counterpart nyqu... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hello, an “otitis” means inflammation of the ear. If the inflammation is in the ear canal, that’s otitis externa (swimmers ear) which usually is very ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sinus ; ear : Hello. " rhinosinusitis" describes the inflammation that occurs in the nose while your sinuses are infected. Since the mucosa or lining in the nose co... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Nasal wash: Hello, my patients who suffer with chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis and use a regular sinus rinse find their symptoms to be better controlled. Sin... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sinusitis and otitis: Greetings. I would recommend adding ibuprophen as directed, saline irrigation, a decongestant and possibly a mucus thinner such as mucinex (guaifenesi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hello. Reactive airway disease (RAD) is a form of asthma. Asthma and allergies are forms of atopic airway inflammatory diseases that are genetically l... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
This: This holiday season, give the gift of a promise to quit smoking to a loved one. Best gift ever!
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sinusitis: Greetings. Yes, we treat sinus and pulmonary infections as one airway. Studies have shown a link between upper and lower airway infections.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sinusitis: Greetings. The question you pose is very common to hear. The treatment offered depends on a lot of considerations. Is chronic sinusitis the true diagn... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Ear drainage: Hello, ear drainage can come from infection or inflammation. I recommend obtaining a culture to help direct appropriate therapy. This is best performe... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
LPR and lymph node: Hello. Lymph node swelling is typically caused by any inflammatory process in the head and neck region. Such inflammatory processes could include infe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Swollen Uvula: Hello, At this time I would suggest liquids and ice. Anti-inflammatories if you are not allergic. This type of swelling may come from food allergies, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Uvula: Hello. It sounds like you are describing the uvula. This structure is an extension of the soft palate and has a normal mucosa covering over muscle tis... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sinus headache: Hello, i would recommend saline nasal washes and Acetaminophen as directed. Afrin nasal spray may also help for your congestion and sinus pain.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
White patches: Hello, the white patches in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tonsil stones: Hello, it depends on how you are dislodging the tonsilliths. I recommend a forceful gargle after every meal. This should be the most atraumatic way to... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Allergy Meds: Hello, you could add a nasal saline spray to assist your medical plan for allergy. A rx for an intranasal steroid spray and/or singulair (montelukast)... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Cholesteatoma: Hello. The most common presentation of a recurrent cholesteatoma would be drainage. Other symptoms could be hearing loss, ringing and/or dizziness. Th... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Cheek pain: Hello, cheek pain may be related to a sinus infection. It would be a good idea to follow up with your family doctor for an evaluation.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Constant sniffing: Hello. The sniffing action is a maneuver to displace the nasal mucus to the back of the nose instead of it dripping out the front. Try an antihistamin... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tonsil bleeding: Hello, manipulating your tonsils to remove stones can be done multiple ways. I recommend gargling with water after meals. If a stone persists, patient... Read More
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Testimonials
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Oct 1, 2013
Thank you for bringing your expertise to Health Tap for both the patients and the doctors to benefit from !!! I appreciate your advice!
Sep 25, 2013
An excellent ENT surgeon who provides succinct yet thorough and compassionate answers. I would highly recommend Dr. Gergits.
Mar 29, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I was concerned about this and your note helped me feel better about my missed doses. I forgot the missed doses at home today when I went to work! Thank you a...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much. I've been rubbing mupirocin on the site. It seems to have helped a little so far and the swelling has gone down alot. If this doesn't clear it up I ...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Awards

Humaneness in Medicine, The Philadelphia County Medical Society
Top Doctor, Second Place, Danville Region, PA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Danville Region, PA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American academy of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery
american osteopathic college of ophthalmology & otolaryngology/head & neck surgery/facial plastic surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Publications

Urticaria and Angioedema: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge
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