Our Providers

All professionals at Southern Crescent ENT, PC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Michael A. Avidano, MD

Graduatedfrom the University of Michigan Medical School of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Surgical and otolaryngology residency -the University Of Florida College Of Medicine

Diplomate --American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery American Rhinologic Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Member --American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Staff privileges -- PiedmontHenryHospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and Spivey Station Surgery Center

Areas of expertise --Nasal and endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, pediatric surgery (ear tubes, tonsils adenoids), snoring and sleep disorders, Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Avidano has been practicing in the Stockbridge and Fayetteville area since 1995. He is board certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery. He was one of the first in the South Metro area to utilize coblation technology to help reduce postoperative tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy pain and recovery times. He also utilizes an image guided navigation system for improved safety and accuracy in sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty when clinically indicated.

He also has a special interest and extended training in the treatment of snoring and sleep disorders. The diagnosis and management of sleep problems incorporating full upper airway evaluation and sleep studies, together with both nonsurgical and surgical options can help provide optimal outcomes for the increasing number of patients with these disorders.

 

Blanca I. Durand, MD

Education:

  • Medical School1989-1993Ponce School Of Medicine, Puerto Rico
  • Internship1993-1994State University Of New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Residency1994-1998State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Fellowship1998-1999Ear Research Foundation, Sarasota, FL

 

Memberships:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Languages:

  • English and Spanish
  • Dr. Blanca Durand is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist since 1999,
  • She has been in practice in the Stockbridge, Georgia area since 1999.
  • Her areas of clinical interest include adult and pediatric hearing loss, balance disorders, tinnitus, ear infections, throat infections, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis. .

Dr. Durand strives to provide excellent patient care at all levels. She believes in the essential teachings of medical school by listening, understanding and applying her years of educational training and experience to provide the proper care to help improve patients quality of life.

Dr.Durand provides the highest levels of patient care while using state of the art medical technologies and instrumentation.

 

Michelle Dupont

Michelle Dupont is a board certified physician assistant. She has an undergraduate degree with honors from Wake Forest University, where she majored in psychology. She completed her physician assistant training at University of Florida College of Medicine. She has specialized in ENT for over 17 years, and provides both adult and pediatric care. She is a member of the AAPA and NCCPA.

 

Christina Z. Luczynski, AuD

Graduated -Auburn University in 2003 with her Master's degree in Audiology, Graduated in 2008 from Salus University with her Doctorate in Audiology.

Fellowship -American Academy of Audiology

Member -Speech, Language, and Hearing Association

Dr. Christina Luczynski joined Southern Crescent ENT in 2003 as a clinical audiologist and later became our Director of Audiology. Dr. Luczynski received her Masters degree from Auburn University and her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University. She is fully licensed in Georgia. Dr. Luczynski is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, and serves as a committee member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Luczynski performs audiological (hearing) and vestibular (balance) assessments on patients of all ages and specializes in the newest hearing instrument technology. Dr. Luczynski sees patients in our Stockbridge office.

 

Adrienne L. Bowman, AuD

Graduated -with a Master's degree in Audiology from Auburn University and her clinical doctorate from PCO School of Audiology

Fellowship -American Academy of Audiology

Member -Speech, Language, and Hearing Association

License -Fully licensed in the state of Georgia

Dr. Adrienne Bowman joined Southern Crescent ENT in 2007 as a clinical audiologist in our Fayetteville office. An Auburn alum, she later received her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University in 2006. Dr. Bowman is fully licensed in the state of Georgia and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Bowman performs audiological (hearing) and vestibular (balance) assessments in our Fayetteville office. She has more than 8 years experience in working with hearing instruments, and enjoys working with the newest hearing instrument technology.

 

Lindsay Katz , AuD

Graduated - University of South Florida in 2014 with her Doctorate in Audiology

Fellowship - American Academy of Audiology

Member - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Dr. Lindsay Katz joined Southern Crescent ENT in September of 2015 as a clinical audiologist. She earned her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of South Florida in 2014. She is licensed in the state of Georgia, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA).

Dr. Katz's clinical interests include performing diagnostic audiology and working with the newest hearing technology. She performs audiological (hearing) and vestibular (balance) assessments in both the Fayetteville and Stockbridge locations.