Welcome to Northwest ENT & Allergy Care

At Northwest ENT & Allergy, we recognize that you have a choice when it comes to your preferred ear, nose and throat specialist (known as an otolaryngologist). That's why we want you to be as informed as possible about our practice; ear, nose and throat related health issues; and treatment options. We've created this information-rich website to give you 24/7 access to an array of the most common ear, nose and throat topics. The more you know, the more comfortable we hope you and your family will be with our otolaryngology practice.

This website also contains information about our doctors, locations, hours, emergency practices, directions to our office in Milwaukie and other useful information including treatments for asthma, allergies, acid reflux and more. We believe our website is the best way for you to stay connected to our practice and get the highest quality ear, nose and throat support.

The staff and providers at Northwest ENT and Allergy welcome you to our practice and look forward to helping you and your family preserve a lifetime of good health. We also invite you to email or call our Milwaukie office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions.

Doctor and Practice Overview:

We specialize in comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide variety of ear, nose and throat disorders. Our founding physician, Adrian Varela, MD, FAAOA, is board certified in otolaryngology and sleep medicine. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He and his staff strive to combine friendly, high-quality care for patients of all ages. 

We are located at the Healing Place building on the campus of Providence Milwaukie Hospital near downtown Milwaukie.  Although our office is only a few miles from downtown Portland, you will find an unhurried pace, ample parking and courteous staff. We allow generous appointment times to ensure that our patients do not feel hurried during their visit.  Our modern facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and electronic medical records system help ensure safe and efficient patient care.

We accept every major insurance plan, as well as CareCredit® and uninsured patients.


We are pleased to announce the return of Aramis VanSandt, MPAS, PA-C. Aramis was a physician assistant with our practice for several years before relocating to Wisconsin for his wife's medical training. He and his family are happy to return to the Portland area and serve the community.

We are also pleased to announce a new member to our patient care team. Abbye Callendar, AuD, is an experienced audiologist specializing in hearing loss and hearing aid fitting, programming, and maintenance. She is a valuable new addition to our team and a great resource for our patients.