Our Staff

At Brandon Area Ear, Nose, and Throat, all of our professionals are fully trained and experienced to provide you with the best healthcare related to your ear, nose and throat issues. We want you to trust that you are getting the highest quality care each time you come to see us. We combine our expertise and professionalism with a personal, responsive and caring attitude to make you as comfortable as possible with our practice.


Stephen L Yavelow, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • Florida State University Bachelor of Science 1975  
  • University of Florida College of Medicine Doctor of Medicine 1979  
  • Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, N.Y. General Surgery Residency 1981  
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, N.Y. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency 1984  
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Board Certified  
  • American College of Surgeons Fellow


Lynn M. Ricker, M.S. C.C.C.-A


  • Adult and Pediatric Audiology
  • Hearing Aids


  • University of South Florida
  • University of Massachusetts

Ms. Ricker did undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and earned her Master's degree in Audiology from the University of South Florida in 1984. Ms. Ricker has over 25 years experience providing audiological evaluations and rehabilitative treatment for the pediatric and adult populations.

Her experience includes diagnostic testing and the selection and fitting of a variety of hearing instruments including state-of-the-art digital hearing aids most appropriate for your needs and lifestyle.

Brandy Koo

Brandy has been working, for Dr. Yavelow, as a Medical Assistant and Certified Audiologic Technician for 24 years.

Stacey Lewis

Stacey has worked with Dr. Yavelow for 26 years in Accounts Receivable and medical assisting.

Chastity Lawson

Chastity has worked in the front office of Dr. Yavelow for 23 years.

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