Our Team

Meet the team at Marlowe & Houle!

Samantha Shopovick

Samantha Shopovick, AU-D

Dr. Samantha Shopovick joined the Audiology team at Marlowe & Houle ENT in May of 2022. She had previously worked in a private practice otolaryngology clinic in Raleigh, NC where she completed her fourth year externship.

Dr. Shopovick received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 2017 and her Doctor of Audiology degree from Ohio University in 2022. She has a clinical competence certificate in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the State of Florida Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Her primary interests in the field of Audiology are diagnostics, adult hearing aid fittings and cochlear implants, enabling individuals to maintain communication with their loved ones.

In her spare time outside of the office, Dr. Shopovick enjoys traveling and spending time with her fur baby.

Danielle de la Fuente

Danielle de la Fuente, AU-D

Dr. Danielle de la Fuente, Au.D. earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2016.  She then went on to obtain her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Louisiana Tech University in 2021. As part of her clinical training, Dr. de la Fuente completed her 4th year externship with an ENT practice in Miami, Florida. Dr. de la Fuente is a licensed Audiologist in the state of Florida and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology (CCC-A).

In her spare time, Dr. de la Fuente enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog. She also has a passion for outdoor activities such as diving and fishing. Dr. de la Fuente is eager to apply her knowledge and training in the areas of Audiology and Communication Sciences and Disorders to help patients maximize their communication abilities.

Tia DePalma

Tia DePalma, Licensed Medical Aesthetician, CME, LSO

Tia has had a passion for aesthetics for as long as she can remember.  She prides herself on creating relationships and helping people elevate their existing beauty while translating her technical experience and broad knowledge of the industry into peace of mind for her clients. 

Her expertise in the field is regularly expanding as she frequently attends industry conferences to remain informed about the latest advances in different modalities, products and procedures that help make her patients look and feel their best.  Tia ensures each client receives a customized treatment plan as well as new paradigm of personal service and attention to detail.

Tia has called the West Coast of Florida home for over 21 years.  In her free time, she enjoys boating, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Abbie Heupel, PA-C

Abbie grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Florida in 2016 to attend The University of Tampa for her undergraduate education. She graduated from The University of Tampa in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health with a concentration in Medical Sciences. Abbie furthered her education by obtaining her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Sciences at Gannon University in Ruskin, FL. Abbie joined Marlowe & Houle ENT after graduating in the fall of 2022. In addition to ENT, Abbie is also a part of our Center for Aesthetics team where she performs and assists with injections, laser treatments, and cosmetic procedures.

In her free time, Abbie enjoys traveling, being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and reading.

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Erika Burbano, PA-C

Erika Burbano was born and raised in Florida.  She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida.  She then moved to Philadelphia to obtain her Masters in Physician Assistant studies at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She joined our team in March of 2021, and prior to her current position as an ENT PA, she worked in Gastroenterology,

In her spare time, you can find her working out at her local gym, hanging out with loved ones, and looking for her next adventure.

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