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Welcome to the medical practice of Dr. David Bortniker and Dr. Howard Druce


Dr. David Bortniker

Dr. David Bortniker

We offer comprehensive care for disorders of the ears, nose and throat, allergy, balance and hearing disorders, in our conveniently located offices in Somerville and Westfield NJ


Dr David Bortniker has over thirty years’ experience providing comprehensive ENT care for adults and children with extensive experience treating sinus disease


He is a highly trained Head & Neck Surgeon caring for patients needing thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland surgery


He has held numerous faculty appointments at major university medical centers andHe has held numerous faculty appointments at major university medical centers and has been repeatedly named as “Top Doctor” in multiple publications




Dr. Howard Druce

Dr. Howard Druce is an experienced allergist who has extensive experience in both patient care and developing new medications for allergy, asthma and immunology. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School


Please click on pages on our website to find much more information about the services we offer, together with forms for you to complete before your visit to speed your appointment


Call our office on (908) 704-9696 for appointments and more information



Learn about our Audiology services at the "Services - Audiology" page


Dr. Druce offers painless allergy testing. Find out more under the "Services - Allergy testing" page

Balloon Sinus Surgery

See the "What's New" page for more details of this in-office procedure

RSS Dr. David BOrtniker’s Blog

  • Sleep apnea and weight loss
    There has been much discussion and research about the effect of weight loss on sleep apnea. Body mass index is a scientific formula for a measurement of weight relative to height. Greater than 70% of individuals with obstructive sleep apnea have a body mass index greater than 25. Weight loss reduction is an important part […]
  • App for drug shortages
    Have you heard about drug shortages in the United States? In March 2015 the FDA launched a new mobile device app to allow the public to access information on current drug shortages in the US. The app, drug shortages, allows users to identify the status of the particular drug by generic or brand name or […]

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  • Food-Allergic Kids Need Current Epi Script
    From the recent ACAAI MeetingFood-Allergic Kids Need Current Epi Script BALTIMORE — Just 30% of food-allergic children presenting to a pediatric outpatient clinic have a current prescription for an epinephrine autoinjector, with far fewer having chart documentation of how to administer it, according to a new study."It was a surprise," lead investigator Christopher Couch, MD, […]
  • Allergy Myths
    Defining Allergy Fact from FictionThe greatest allergy myths and misconceptions, debunkedBALTIMORE, MD. (November 7, 2013) – From gluten allergy and hypoallergenic pets, to avoiding the flu shot because of an egg allergy, there are a lot of common myths and misconceptions about allergies. Many might be shocking due to a great deal of false information […]