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Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital
Karen A. Shemanski, DO

Karen A. Shemanski, DO

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT and Otolaryngology)

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Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT and Otolaryngology)
Conditions treated
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Services offered
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Area of focus ?
General ENT, Allery testing and treatment
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Shemanski's Locations

less than  km
from 
LVPG Ear, Nose, and Throat–Pond Road

1575 Pond Road
Suite 203
Allentown, PA 18104-2254
United States

Conditions Dr. Shemanski Treats

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Animal Allergies
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)
  • ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Septal Defect
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Vertigo

Services Dr. Shemanski Offers

  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT and Otolaryngology)
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Aids
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy, Laryngotomy, Laryngectomy, Pharyngolaryngectomy, Pharyngectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Spirometry
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

About Dr. Shemanski

Philosophy of care

Each day, patients entrust me with something most important to them — their health. I endeavor to balance the condition the patient presents to me, the patient's goals and concerns, and well-established medical practices to provide the patient with care most appropriate for their condition.

Why I entered medicine

From a young age, I knew I wanted to practice medicine. The study of biology fascinated me. Being a physician allows me to combine my desire to help others with that fascination.

Community involvement

Health conditions affect everyone, including those who have difficulty obtaining proper care. have supported organizations and participated in community events that provide care to those in need, including single mothers and their children. Because of my roots in the "hard coal" region, I also have supported organizations that seek to preserve and promote the history and sacrifices of the many thousands of individuals who, like my ancestors, worked so hard for their families and communities.

Personal interests

I enjoy sports and being outdoors.

Education

Undergraduate
Villanova University, BA/BA - Biology and Political Science, 2006

Medical Training
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, 2010

Training

Internship 2010
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Resident 2011
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Resident 2012
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Resident 2013
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Chief Resident 2014
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

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About our Survey

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To ensure our ratings come only from verified patients, we work with Press Ganey, a third-party organization. Press Ganey sends patient satisfaction surveys on LVHN’s behalf following an office visit or procedure. They ask patients about their impression of the health care provider and the doctor’s or advanced practice clinician’s communication skills. 

What is included in the star rating?

Star ratings are based on a scale of 1-5 stars, 5 being the best. The rating includes responses to these provider-related questions:

  1. Physician Communication Questions
    1. Did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?
    2. Did this provider listen carefully to you?
    3. Did this provider give you easy to understand instructions about taking care of these health problems or concerns?
    4. Did this provider seem to know the important information about your medical history?
    5. Did this provider show respect for what you had to say?
    6. Did this provider spend enough time with you?
  2. Overall Provider Rating Question
    1. Using any number from 0 to 10, where 0 is the worst provider possible and 10 is the best provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

Why don’t all doctors or advanced practice clinicians have a rating?

In order to have enough data to measure and compare, a health care provider must have at least 30 completed patient satisfaction surveys. Surveys are only included for a period of 18 months from submission.

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