Meet Our Medical Providers
Thomas Kang, MD
Dr. Kang is double board-certified in otolaryngology as well as in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He graduated from Stanford University and received his medical degree from Temple University prior to completing residency back at Stanford and a fellowship at University of Missouri. He has been in practice and living in Tucson since 2005. His special interests include nasal airway obstruction, nasal allergy and sinus problems, facial reconstruction following skin cancer surgery, as well as all general problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. His free time is spent golfing, SCUBA diving, and traveling with his family.
R. Jonathan Lara, DO, FAOCO
Dr. Lara is board-certified in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Genetics from Northern Michigan University and his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Michigan State University, Botsford General Hospital in Detroit, MI. Dr. Lara welcomes all patients for medical and surgical consultation with issues related to the ears, nose and throat. This includes allergies, nasal/sinusitis problems, hearing & balance disorders, endocrine & salivary gland disease, voice disorders, and the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. With his background in osteopathic medicine, Dr. Lara incorporates a holistic approach to his patient care.
Ramona Toy, FNP
Ramona is the first nurse practitioner to join our Sonoran ENTA family. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with clinical training in otolaryngology. She received her bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and worked as a registered nurse for eight years before graduating with her Masters degree from the University of Phoenix. She is able to treat pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients with acute and chronic conditions related to the ears, nose, and throat. She believes in always providing excellent, compassionate care and establishing good relationships with her patients.
William Kluge, FNP
William Kluge is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with clinical training in otolaryngology, in addition to training and experience in urgent care, wound care, and primary care for medically complex patients. He received his initial nursing degree from Miami-Dade College, and has 25 years of experience as a registered nurse mainly in emergency and trauma nursing, both at the bedside and a nursing/prehospital educator. He earned his Master’s degree at the University of Phoenix and as a family nurse practitioner. William is qualified to care for patients across the lifespan, with an emphasis on providing high quality, patient-centered treatment of acute and chronic conditions of the ears, nose and throat.
Sarah Lim, FNP
Sarah joins Sonoran ENTA as a family nurse practitioner with clinical training in otolaryngology for both pediatric and adult patients. She has over ten years of nursing experience working as a bedside nurse as well as a surgical nurse for the local university’s otolaryngology and neurosurgery teams. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arizona’s Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program, with her first degree being in public health. She received her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix and is board-certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Sarah believes in not only treating her patients like family members, but also by providing them with competent and professional care. Outside of work, Sarah has a husband, daughter, and son with whom she enjoys spending time with at home. She also loves soccer and plays on both a co-ed and women’s soccer team in her spare time.
Amanda Kester, AuD
Amanda is a certified audiologist as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA). She also holds an Arizona Dispensing Audiology License. She was raised in Tucson, and graduated from the University of Arizona with her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She then attended the University of Oklahoma where she earned her Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.). Primarily working in a medical setting, Amanda has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss, balance disorders, and vertigo. She has particular interest in advancements in hearing aid technology, and determining options for those with tinnitus. She has experience with cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices.
Beth Benites, AuD
Beth is a certified audiologist as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA). She is also a member of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (CCC-A) and holds an Arizona Dispensing Audiology License. She earned her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona and her Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) at the University of North Texas. Beth has up to date knowledge and experience in hearing loss, tinnitus management, and balance disorder testing and therapy. She is also very experienced in hearing aid evaluations, including proper selection, fitting, and adjustments. In addition, she also has experience in mapping cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices.
Jamie Landau, AuD
Jamie is a certified audiologist, a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA) and has maintained an Arizona Dispensing Audiology License since 2010. Jamie is an Arizona native, graduating from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, and received her master’s degree from Cal State/Northridge. She attended A.T. Still University where she earned her Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D) in 2008. Jamie trained at the prestigious House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles and has worked in the private practice sector since 2003. She has up-to-date knowledge and experience in hearing loss, tinnitus management, and balance disorder testing/therapy. She has extensive knowledge in hearing aid evaluations, including proper selection, fitting, and adjustments, as well as experience in implantable hearing devices.
Proud Mom to two children, Jamie enjoys time with family and friends, hiking, biking and gardening.
Christopher Engelkes, Au.D
Chris is a Certified Audiologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA) and Certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. He graduated with his Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and his Bachelors in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He moved to Tucson and has been in practice in the medical setting and private practice since 2012 specializing in hearing loss, hearing aids and balance disorder testing and therapy. As a hearing aid wearer himself he has extensive knowledge in hearing aid technology, proper selection, fitting, adjustments and tinnitus
therapy. He was named "Audiology Ambassador of the Year" in 2012 from the Arkansas Speech Language and Hearing Association. He also has experience with implantable hearing devices.
Stacey Trepanier, Au.D
Stacey Trepanier is a certified audiologist, Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA) and member of the American Auditory Society (AAS). She holds an Arizona Dispensing Audiology License. She earned both her undergraduate degree (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; Summa Cum Laude) and Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Arizona (Go CATS!). Stacey has specialized in hearing loss, tinnitus management, aural rehabilitation, and cochlear implants. She is very experienced in hearing aid evaluations, including proper selection, fitting, and adjustments.
When she’s not in the office serving patients, Stacey likes to spent time reading, running and hiking with her husband, a Tucson native. Her three children have kept her busy over the years attending their activities such as cress country, volleyball, and color guard.