Welcome to Our ENT Practice
Every member of
Estrella Ear, Nose and Throat is dedicated to providing caring and personalized experience. Because we see patients of all ages, we pride ourselves on taking the time to educate our patients on every aspect of their visit. Whether you’re interacting with a nurse, surgical scheduler or the individual handling the billing, you’ll know us by our warm, personal approach and passion for making things right. We look forward to getting to know you!
Jonathan Wiggenhorn, DO, FAOCO Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Most doctors don’t experience first-hand many of the conditions they treat, but Dr. Wiggenhorn is the exception. Having battled severe allergies and chronic sinusitis personally, he is able to deliver knowledgeable and compassionate care to his patients. “I know how it feels to have your quality of life altered by severe allergy symptoms,” he says, “and I also can tell you there are things we can do to make a difference in how you feel!”
Dr. Wiggenhorn is board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and earned his medical degree from Western University of Health Services in Pomona, CA where he served as Vice President of his class and was elected to join Sigma Sigma Phi, a National Osteopathic Honor Society. He completed his internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. and his residency within the St. John Health System affiliated with Michigan State University.
Prior to opening Estrella Ear, Nose and Throat in 2010, Dr. Wiggenhorn was in private practice in Asheboro, North Carolina. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at Midwestern University and continues to serve as the official ear, nose and throat physician for the Cincinnati Reds during spring training.
Outside the office, he enjoys the Arizona climate by golfing, mountain biking, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Alan Brenner, MD Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Brenner received his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington DC. Following medical school, he completed his surgical internship and otolaryngology residency at the University of Utah. Dr. Brenner is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Brenner enjoys working with all age groups and has special interest in pediatric sleep disorders, sinus disease and nasal disorders.
After being in private practice in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years, Dr. Brenner and his wife moved to the southwest and enjoy the sunshine and warmth. Dr. Brenner is active in mountain biking, hiking and exploring the geological features that the southwest is famous for. He and his wife, Shauna are celebrating their 47th wedding anniversary and enjoy being with their children and 9 grandchildren.”
Simran Kaur, DNP, NP-C
Not everyone knows what they wanted to do as a child, but Simran is a rare exception. Working in the medical field since high school, she graduated magna cum laude from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University with a BS in Nursing. She then earned both a Master of Science and Doctorate in Nursing through Grand Canyon University. She enjoys practicing in both adult and pediatric settings.
Simran enjoys caring for patients of all ages, speaks English, Hindi, and Punjabi and is semi-fluent in Spanish. Philosophically, she cares for the whole person and is committed to educating patients on how they can help themselves lead healthier lives by optimizing their involvement in their own healthcare.
In her free time, Simran is an adrenaline junkie who enjoys all things adventurous including exotic cars and motorcycles, travel, new foods, and volunteer opportunities.
Tania Edwards, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Tania Edwards was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Windsor and Northern Arizona University. In 2016, Dr. Edwards obtained her Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
After completing her clinical externship at Estrella, Ear, Nose and Throat in 2016, Dr. Edwards continued with the practice as a licensed clinical audiologist. Her clinical focus includes diagnostic audiological and vestibular evaluations, hearing aid selection and fitting, and aural rehabilitation. She has a passion for providing holistic care and empowering her patients to better health.
In her free time, Dr. Edwards enjoys quality time with her family and friends, and hiking throughout Arizona.
Blanca Olivia Pena, MSPAS, PA-C
Blanca Olivia Pena, MSPAS, PA-C. is originally from f rom Las Cruces, New Mexico and attended New Mexico State university where she received her bachelors degree in Kinesiology- Exercise Science. She then relocated to Albuquerque t o attend the University of New Mexico where she completed her training and education as a Physician Assistant. Upon
graduating in 2013, Olivia remained in New Mexico and began to practice in Otolaryngology where she has gained Ear, Nose and Throat experience over the last seven years. She relocated to Arizona in July of 2020 to join Estrella Ear, Nose and Throat and she looks forward to providing quality care to the Arizona community with the Estrella team.
Her parents, older brother and much of her extended family remain in Lac Cruces, New Mexico so she looks forward to visiting. In her free time, Olivia loves to travel, exercise, read, hike and spend time with her family and friends. Rachel Acosta-Contreras Chief Officer of Operations and Finance
Rachel has overseen operations and revenue cycle management of various specialties as well as managed teams of diverse levels throughout her 10 years in the health care field. She obtained her degrees in healthcare and business management from Grand Canyon University where she graduated at the top of her class while working full time to build her expertise in health care operations and finance.
Her aim is to provide a great experience for every patient who walks through the doors of Estrella Ear, Nose and Throat by working alongside our talented team to consistently provide quality care and ensure patient satisfaction. Her mission is to continue to preserve the great reputation of Estrella ENT and the trust our patients have in our team, while helping the practice to strategically grow to support the community of Arizona for years to come. Rachel is an Arizona native, local to the Goodyear area, and loves being a part of the Arizona community.
Outside of her passion for health care leadership, she is a mother of two amazing children along with 3 English Bulldogs. She loves to spend time with her family and friends while also mentoring young women in career development to influence the next generation of women in leadership.
Bianca Garcia Billing Manager
Bianca, joined Estrella Ear, Nose & Throat in 2014. Bianca has always been very passionate about healthcare! She has both managerial skills and ENT knowledge to help patients to the fullest potential by serving their needs. In addition, Bianca is in charge of overseeing patient accounts, which includes billing, collections and insurance claims. She interacts with insurance companies on a daily basis and has a lot of knowledge in that department, so if you ever need an insurance question answered, she is the point person. She also reviews treatment/payment plans for our patients, answering any questions they may have about their insurance, and works with the staff very closely making sure everyone is up to par on payer guidelines and billing protocols.
During her free time she enjoys spending time with her children, traveling, going to the movies and come fall – watching her Steelers play!
We’re Excited to Meet You
If you need to schedule a visit with an ENT provider, we would love the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones. We know that visiting with a new healthcare provider comes with questions and we have created a page that provides answers to many of the questions new patients have asked. Visit our new patient page
here. If you’re ready to schedule a visit you can click the button below to schedule using our secure online portal or feel free to call our office . (623) 535-8770