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Brittany Yetton, CPNP-PC, Pediatrics

December 8, 2022

Brittany earned two undergraduate degrees at The University of Connecticut in Storrs and at Rhode Island College in Providence.  She holds bachelor’s degrees in physiology and neurobiology, and nursing.  She…

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Tara Halpin, APRN, Cardiology

December 7, 2022

Tara earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut in Storrs and Quinnipiac University in North Haven, CT.  Afterward she went on to earn her graduate degree at University…

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Donna Allison, PA-C, Internal Medicine

December 7, 2022

Donna earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Springfield College in Massachusetts.  She is a board certified physician assistant, a certified BLS provider, and a member of the American Academy…

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Hannah Yarum, APRN, Pediatrics

December 7, 2022

Hannah earned her undergraduate degree in nursing at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and continued on to receive a master’s degree in nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Hannah…

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Starling Sugar Cookies

November 29, 2022

Sometimes simple is the best answer. Here is a quick and easy recipe for a light and pillowy cookie. An absolute buttery classic that is a delicious treat anytime of…

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Is Coffee Good For Me Or Not?

November 7, 2022

Contributed by Elisa Marley, RD, CD Recent studies have suggested that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease.  Additionally, moderate consumption appears…

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Paula W. Feng, M.D., Ophthalmology

November 1, 2022

The Department of Ophthalmology is happy to welcome Dr. Paula W. Feng. Dr. Feng is a fellowship trained cornea specialist.  She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine where…

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How to Fuel My Athlete Before a Workout

October 24, 2022

Contributed by Elisa Marley, RD, CD Whether your children are headed off to sports practice, you are headed off to the gym, or you are rushing to your weekend tee-time,…

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Caroline Lurz, PA-C

October 18, 2022

Caroline earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Springfield College in Massachusetts.  Caroline is a licensed CT Physician Assistant and has experience in the treatment and prevention of a wide…

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Stephen Sales, PA-C, Internal Medicine

October 17, 2022

Stephen joins Starling Physicians with 35 years of experience as a physician assistant.  His medical experience encompasses primary care, pediatric, emergency medicine, and orthopedics.  Having so much exposure to a…

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How Much Exercise Do I Really Need?

October 17, 2022

Contributed by Dr. Calan Sowa, Primary Care Sports Medicine Dr. Calan Sowa, our Primary Care Sports Medicine provider, wants to keep you strong and healthy.  He created a guide for…

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Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

October 10, 2022

Who doesn’t love meatloaf?! It’s the ultimate in comfort food.  Prepare it in a muffin tin and the cooking time is shortened.  Freeze some for a busy weekday night and…

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Should I Be Gluten Free?

October 3, 2022

Contributed by Elisa Marley, RD, CD Why is it that when you go to the grocery store you keep seeing all these gluten free products?  Why does it appear like…

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Clam and Corn Chowder

September 20, 2022

This recipe is just like an old friend…comfortable, warm and inviting.  Perfect for a chilly night and so simple to pull together!  I guarantee it will become a family favorite.…

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Lauren Vo, M.S., APRN, AGPCNP-BC

September 19, 2022

Lauren earned her undergraduate degree in 2011 at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI.  Afterward she went on to earn her master’s degree at UCONN School of Nursing…

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Is My Food Hurting My Health?

September 19, 2022

Contributed by Elisa Marley, RD, CD Did you know that what you eat matters in your overall health, appearance, and longevity?  Many ailments that plague us can be alleviated to…

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BROtox-Yep, It’s a Thing!

September 12, 2022

Botox injections remain the number one cosmetic procedure for men, beating out fillers and peels.  Although women still dominate the cosmetic injectables market, more men are getting Botox today than ever before…

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Healthy Tips for Back to School

September 2, 2022

Students from pre-school to college are heading back to school and will be exposed to an increased number of germs and stressors.  Many often ask how to keep children healthy…

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Harvest Pumpkin Pineapple Bread

September 1, 2022

Fall is on the way and this bread is bursting with fall flavors!  Don’t be skeptical of the unlikely combo of pumpkin and pineapple-it works!  All it takes is about…

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Stay Food Safe During Cookouts

August 29, 2022

Contributed by Elisa Marley, Dietitian Warm weather means BBQ’s and picnics!  While it’s great to get out and enjoy the season…it’s important to keep in mind a few food safety tips…

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Monkeypox Help Sheet

August 18, 2022

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS Symptoms of monkeypox can include fever, headache, muscle aches and backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion and a rash. The rash can look like pimples or blisters…

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Lois Kamugisha, M.D, Hematology/Oncology

August 11, 2022

Lois Kamugisha, M.D., warmly referred to as Dr. Kemi by her patients, attended medical school at U.W.I in Trinidad, completed her residency at Morehouse in Atlanta, and completed her fellowship…

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Starling’s Monkeypox 101 Fact Sheet

August 11, 2022

Monkeypox has been in the news quite a bit lately and the CDC recently declared monkeypox a public health emergency.  To help you better understand what monkeypox is and how…

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Isaac Ampofo, DNP, Family Medicine

August 4, 2022

Isaac Okyere Ampofo, DNP is a board certified doctor of nurse practice with a focus in family medicine. He received his clinical training at Yale University and Massachusetts General Hospital…

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Sophy Paulino, M.D., OB/GYN

August 4, 2022

Sophy Paulino, M.D. received her undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.  She went on to pursue her medical degree at University of Kansas where she earned the…

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Yuewen Ding, M.D., Internal Medicine

July 26, 2022

Yuewen Ding, M.D. grew up in New Mexico and went to college at UC Davis in California.  He then attended medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada and completed…

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Watermelon and Feta Salad

July 25, 2022

How do you beat the heat? Why not make this salad in seconds flat! There is really something so spectacular about cold watermelon on a hot summer day. Combine that…

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Devon Sowa, PA

July 7, 2022

Devon Sowa, PA received her undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia then went on to Tufts University School of Medicine for graduate school.  Devon has worked for the last…

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Janet R. Sadler, MSN, NP, FNP-BC, Cardiology

June 30, 2022

Janet R. Sadler, MSN, NP, FNP-BC is a board certified family nurse practitioner.  She started her nursing career after earning an Associated Science in Nursing from Capital Community Technical College…

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Ajay Kumar Shukla, M.D., Neurology

June 30, 2022

Ajay Kumar Shukla, M.D. earned his medical degree at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India.  He completed his residency in neurology at University of Missouri where he earned…

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Mohammed Yosufzai, M.D., Geriatric Care

June 28, 2022

Dr. Mohammed Yosufzai received his medical degree at Ziauddin Medical University in Pakistan.  He went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia…

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Blueberry Crisp

June 13, 2022

Everyone loves fruit crisps! Simple to make and irresistible to eat. Serve with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an absolutely delicious dessert. 6 cups blueberries ¼ cup…

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Starling Salmon

May 27, 2022

Here is one of our easiest recipes yet! It is a great source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids and is good for your heart, mind, and body. Serve…

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No Mayo Potato Salad

May 27, 2022

Enough already with the mayo drenched potato salads!! Here’s a refreshing take on an old classic. Easy to make and perfect for your next gathering. Serve warm, cold, or at…

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Green Goddess Turkey Burgers

May 27, 2022

Turkey burgers don’t have to be boring. You will be surprised at the layers of flavor in these little cuties.  Delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. Serve with a salad…

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Helping Those in Need

May 16, 2022

On Saturday, May 7th, Starling Ophthalmology worked with Vision Health International to organize a one-day clinic in Hartford giving eye exams and free prescription glasses to persons in need. Patients…

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Time to Schedule Your Annual Visit

May 2, 2022

Your Annual Wellness Visit is an essential part of your healthcare. Your Primary Care Provider (PCP)  offers a wide range of services, including, but not limited to: Annual physical exams,…

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Opening New Location in Avon

April 12, 2022

This summer we will open our newest location: 1 Darling Drive Avon Primary Care, OB/GYN, and Dermatology will see patients at this location. More details to follow.

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Leading the Way in Excellence

April 5, 2022

This May, 33 of our doctors across 13 medical specialties will be recognized in Connecticut Magazine’s ‘Top Docs’ edition.  Physicians across the state are asked to vote on who they…

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April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

March 30, 2022

Most people with esophageal cancer are diagnosed because they have symptoms. It’s rare for people without symptoms to be diagnosed with this cancer. When it does happen, the cancer is…

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Dr. Tariq Welcomes New Patients in Plainville

March 24, 2022

Dr. Tariq is an experienced primary care provider.  He provides comprehensive care including annual visits, treatment of illness, management of chronic conditions, and routine screens. He enjoys spending time getting…

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Supporting Ukraine

March 15, 2022

Starling is proud to support Ukraine during this extremely challenging time. Thank you to Dr. Maria Briggs (OB/GYN) who serves as the head of PLAST Ukrainian Scouting Organization in Hartford.…

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Michael Tomczyk, APRN Cardiology

March 14, 2022

Michael grew up in New Britain and attended undergraduate nursing school at the University of Connecticut. After working as an emergency room nurse for 14 years, he went on to…

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 14, 2022

Myth #1 – Colon cancer is fatal. Reality – When detected at an early stage, colon cancer is very treatable with a 90% success rate. Myth #2 – Colon cancer only affects older adults.…

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Meet Our Avon Primary Care Team

March 1, 2022

Our exceptional team of primary care providers in Avon provides comprehensive primary care which includes: Annual physical exams, routine screenings, and healthy lifestyle promotion Treatment of illness including sinus infections,…

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Salisbury Steak

February 25, 2022

Come on…who doesn’t love a little comfort food?? This recipe elevates boring ground beef into a fancy meal. But let’s keep it simple and serve with mashed potatoes and your…

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New Clinical Trial

February 16, 2022

Starling’s new Clinical Research Department is pleased to introduce our newest study which supports the advancement of medical diagnoses of renal disease. The purpose of this study is to provide…

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Providers of the Month

February 15, 2022

We have recently welcomed a number of outstanding physicians to our practice. Don’t take our word for it – read what patients have to say: Dr. Flora Parvin Primary Care,…

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Retirement News

February 15, 2022

Dr. Geddis has recently retired. We are grateful for her devotion and commitment to helping families for over 30 years. Members of our pediatric team will see patients in Plainville…

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Brian Oliver, Balance Center: New Britain

February 9, 2022

Brian is an experienced Physical Therapist with a demonstrated history of excellence in outpatient orthopaedics and neurology. He received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health and Exercise from Colorado…

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Make sure to get your COVID booster!

February 8, 2022

The best way to protect yourself against severe COVID-19 disease is to get vaccinated. Below are upcoming clinics at 300 Kensington Avenue in New Britain: February 11: Pfizer 1pm-4:00pm February 17:…

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Meet Dr. Flora Parvin

February 3, 2022

Dr. Parvin is a primary care doctor who sees patients in New Britain. Below is a short interview where she shares what she enjoys most about being a primary care…

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February is Heart Health Month

January 25, 2022

Here are a few things to keep in mind: Prevent and Manage High Blood Pressure High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news is…

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Lindsey Robins, PA-C, Dermatology

January 20, 2022

Lindsey attended Springfield College for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, where she obtained her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She credits her comprehensive approach to patients’ concerns to…

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Minestrone Soup

January 11, 2022

Sometimes you just need soup – inexpensive, forgiving, and warm. You can pull this recipe together in less than 30 minutes. Serve with some nice Italian bread for a hug…

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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells

January 11, 2022

With temperatures decreasing I am seeking warmth in my grandmother’s recipes.  This one does not disappoint…satisfying and irresistible all in one!  I would say it’s good for whatever ails you. …

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Chocolate Espresso Sugar Cookies

January 11, 2022

Chocolate and espresso must be a match made in heaven! These cookies are simple and rich all in one bite. Easy to pull together – sure to please. Time to…

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

January 11, 2022

Do you have zucchini coming out of your ears? Try this easy and addictive recipe to clear the overabundant squash out of your kitchen. Call it an appetizer, a side,…

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Apple Crisp

January 11, 2022

And here comes FALL!  Everything great about this season has to do with trees – there are beautiful fall colors and an abundance of crisp apples!  What’s not to love? …

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PCP Audio Files

January 7, 2022

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PCP Videos

January 7, 2022

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PCP Document Downloads

January 7, 2022

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COVID 2022

January 4, 2022

As a nation we are experiencing a major spike in COVID infections with the highly contagious Omicron variant. Protect yourself and your loved ones. Get Vaccinated If you have not…

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Retirement News

December 29, 2021

Wishing a happy and healthy retirement to Dr. Joseph Rosenblatt. We are grateful for his many decades of service in the field of endocrinology. To learn more about our endocrinology…

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Be Safe for the Holidays

November 23, 2021

With new cases of COVID-19 spiking nationally once again just as the holiday season is upon us, proper precautions to prevent the spread of infection are more important than ever.…

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5 Things to Know about Nasal Polyps

November 17, 2021

Dr. Kenneth Andrews treats the whole spectrum of issues affecting the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck with a special interest in allergy and sino-nasal conditions.  Below he shares important…

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Understanding Your Medicare Options

November 8, 2021

We recently held a Virtual Medicare Shop and Compare Event which was a huge success with loads of valuable information. If you missed it, no problem! As a part of…

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Boosters & Clinics

November 4, 2021

We continue to offer boosters and have the following clinics scheduled: Moderna Booster Clinics: November 22: Wethersfield from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Pfizer Booster: November 15: Wethersfield from 3-5 p.m.  November 17:…

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COVID Booster Clinics

November 3, 2021

We continue to offer boosters to people who meet these criteria: People age 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live…

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Need a New Primary Care Provider?

November 1, 2021

Dr. Stelea is an experienced primary care provider who helps patients stay healthy by preventing disease and treating illness. She prides herself on developing long-term relationships with her patients and…

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When You Need Eye Care – Experience Matters!

November 1, 2021

Dr. Fitzpatrick  has over three decades of experience as an ophthalmologist and retina specialist. Areas of expertise include: macular degeneration diabetic retinopathy retinal occlusions and detachments, any other diseases or…

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Younger Children and the COVID-Vaccine

October 26, 2021

Children aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House announced on…

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Don’t Forget Your Mammogram!

October 20, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Early detection of breast cancer is important as it is associated with an increased number of available treatment options, increased survival, and improved quality of…

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Dr. Yousaf Shaikh Gastroenterology

October 6, 2021

Dr. Shaikh completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Mercer University where he majored in the biological sciences. He went on to Saint George’s University School of Medicine where he…

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Gastroenterology Now in Glastonbury

October 6, 2021

Dr. Yousef Shaikh, Gastroenterologist, will soon be seeing patients in Glastonbury at 289 Western Blvd. He will be in Glastonbury two days a month starting Oct 19th.  He will be in Glastonbury…

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5 Things to Know about Nasal Polyps

October 6, 2021

Dr. Kenneth Andrews treats the whole spectrum of issues affecting the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck with a special interest in allergy and sino-nasal conditions.  Below he shares important…

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Could your changing vision be glaucoma?

September 29, 2021

In this FREE online webinar, join Starling’s board-certified ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. Martin Seremet, to learn about changes in vision, signs and symptoms of glaucoma, and risk factors. Dr. Seremet will…

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Booster Dose Recommendations

September 27, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Providers in Connecticut have been approved to administer Pfizer booster doses in line with the FDA emergency use authorization and CDC recommendations. CDC recommends:   People 65 years and…

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Meet Two of Our New Family Medicine Doctors

September 21, 2021

Family medicine is a primary care specialty that treats patients of a variety of ages, including infants through the elderly. We focus on a variety of different conditions, including the…

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Flu season is around the corner!

September 1, 2021

Although there is a lot of focus on COVID, the flu season is almost here. While it’s not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the fall and…

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We Request No Visitors

August 31, 2021

We kindly ask that patients come alone to office visits, unless assistance is required. We also ask that you do not bring children to appointments, unless absolutely necessary. These policies…

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Billing Update

August 24, 2021

We now have a new, easy to use site to pay your bill. Click here for our new billing site. Your provider ID can be found on your billing statement.

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Dr. Ela Banerjee, MD, Endocrinology

August 18, 2021

Dr. Ela Banerjee grew up in Farmington, Connecticut. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a…

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Anna Perrone, DO – Family Medicine: Newington

August 9, 2021

Dr. Perrone is a board-certified family medicine physician who prides herself on delivering high quality, patient centered care. Dr. Perrone attended Pennsylvania State University where she received her bachelor of…

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Dr. Anna Meola: Family Medicine: Granby

August 9, 2021

Dr. Meola attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, before completing her residency training at ECHN Family Medicine Residency in Manchester, CT. During her final year of residency, she served…

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An Eye on Excellence

July 20, 2021

It is recommended that adults over the age of 65 have an annual eye exam that includes dilating the eyes. This gives the doctor a better look at the retina and…

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Erika Maria Paggioli, APRN: Vernon Pediatrics

June 30, 2021

Erika earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomolecular Science from Central Connecticut State University in 2015. She then earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Saint Joseph in…

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Grace D. Bundens, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

June 30, 2021

Dr. Bundens treats a complete spectrum of issues affecting sexual and reproductive health. Her special interest include medically complex pregnancies, adolescent gynecology, LGBTQ care, and family planning. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

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Look your Best with Starling Aesthetics

June 28, 2021

Starling Aesthetics offers the most advanced cosmetic treatment options and newest technology on the market to create a more youthful, natural, and rejuvenated appearance. We take the time to get…

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Improvements in Patient Billing

June 21, 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have been working with a new vendor in an effort to improve our patient billing statements. Starting this week, there will be a…

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Medical Device Recall

June 16, 2021

Below is an important recall announcement for our pulmonary patients. Philips Respironics is recalling the below devices due to two (2) issues. PE-PUR foam may degrade into particles which may…

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Corn and Arugula Salad

June 16, 2021

Corn cooked and cut off the cob is a terrific addition to any salad. Pairing it with a peppery green like arugula really accentuates the natural sweetness of the corn.…

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Safeguard your Eyes for Summer!

June 7, 2021

Sunglasses are an essential part of your eyewear needs. The opticians at Starling Eye Center are well trained in providing the most innovative eye care solutions. Xperio UV Polarized lenses…

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Dr. David Emmel, Ophthalmology

June 3, 2021

We are pleased to welcome Dr. David Emmel. Dr. Emmel is an experienced ophthalmologist. He graduated from medical school at Cornell University in 1980. He went on to complete a…

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Congratulations to Dr. Robert Belniak

June 3, 2021

Dr. Robert Belniak was recently listed as one of the ‘Top 10 orthopaedic surgeons to know’. He was recognized by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review, which is a leading resource offering news on…

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Zucchini Bread

May 26, 2021

Are you SO TIRED of zucchini? Don’t be. Before we close out summer let’s put this over-abundant squash to good use. This recipe is a real classic and an absolute…

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Sweet and Sour Pork Stir Fry

May 26, 2021

Get take-out style results at home! Change up your weeknight meal routine with this quick and easy stir fry. Feel free to tailor it to include whatever vegetables you may…

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Salad Dressings

May 26, 2021

Why buy a commercial salad dressing when you can make one that is way more delicious and costs just a few pennies? These are simple to pull together bursts of…

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Suzy’s Lemon Squares

May 26, 2021

Spring is in the air! Time to bring some color back into our lives. These treats are just like their namesakes…classic and sassy all in one. Beyond easy to make!…

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Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

May 26, 2021

Let’s talk cranberry sauce…instead of letting the can sit on your pantry shelf collecting dust, why not repurpose it? This soon-to-be family favorite is EASY, TANGY, SMOOTH, and DELICIOUS. Need…

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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup

May 26, 2021

Who doesn’t love the convenience of a slow cooker? It’s time to embrace how easy it can make your life! This soup takes about 20 minutes to prepare and you…

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Dr. Flora Parvin, Internal Medicine

May 25, 2021

Dr. Parvin did her medical school training in Iran. She spent six years practicing as a primary care physician in Iran before coming to the United States. She then completed…

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Jared Marshall, PA-C, Cardiology

April 30, 2021

Jared grew up in the Adirondack mountains in upstate New York. He received a bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Biochemistry/Biophysics. Afterwards, he completed his master’s degree in Physician…

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Setting Yourself Up for Sleep Success

April 30, 2021

Dr. Tariq is a primary care doctor. One of the most common issues he sees is patients struggling with sleep issues. In the short video below, he addresses the discusses…

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Help is Available for Back and Neck Pain

April 23, 2021

Do you know what a physiatrist does? Dr. Kathleen Abbott describes this medical specialty. She provides an overview of the many treatments she offers to help people suffering from painful…

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Screenings Play a Vital Role in Your Health

April 23, 2021

Primary care physician, Dr. Oosman Tariq, discusses the critical role that health screenings play. While guidelines may change over time, your primary care doctor can ensure you get the necessary…

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April is Sports Eye Safety Month

April 15, 2021

Each year, an estimated 100,000 people are hurt by sports-related eye injuries. About 13,500 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this…

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Alexandra Zhakov, PA-C, Cardiology

April 2, 2021

Alexandra is originally from Russia and has lived in Connecticut for over 20 years. She graduated from Brandeis University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Sciences.…

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Questions about the Vaccine

February 12, 2021

We know there are a lot of questions about Starling and the vaccine. We have prepared a detailed list of question and answer section to address your issues. Click here. …

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Cold Weather Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

January 21, 2021

Below is an article from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.  It is important to make adjustments for winter, especially for those with diabetes. Anyone can have a…

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Dr. Sakshi Kapur, Hematology/Oncology

January 20, 2021

Dr. Kapur completed her medical school training and residency in OB/GYN in New Delhi, India at a top-ranked national university. After spending several years practicing in India, she came to…

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Yalitza Wright, Internal Medicine: Avon

January 18, 2021

Yalitza earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University in 2012. She has worked in med-surgery/geriatrics/renal unit in Yale New Haven Hospital for 6 years.  She…

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Vaccine Update

January 13, 2021

We are now in phase 1B. Starling hopes to be providing the vaccine once it is provided to us by the state. We will keep you updated. Currently, two options…

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Expanding Our Lab Capabilities in 2021

January 6, 2021

Exciting news! Starling has selected LabCorp to become the laboratory of choice for our patients. LabCorp is the world’s premier health care diagnostics company and we are thrilled to partner…

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‘Tis the Season of Giving

December 18, 2020

We are grateful to the generosity of our staff and providers for making a difference to children in need by donating: 380 toys to the Salvation Army toy drive. This…

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Weather-Related Update

December 15, 2020

 Update for February 1st: All offices are closed for in-person visits. The offices or providers below are conducting telemedicine visits. You will be contacted by our staff at the time…

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V8 Soup

December 14, 2020

Soup’s On! A perfect winter warm up that is both savory and comforting. Anyone and everyone can pull off this unique and satisfying recipe.  Combine – Cook – Eat…all in…

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Spice Cookies

December 14, 2020

My brother can bake like nobody’s business…so here’s one of his holiday favorites! These cookies feel a bit nostalgic, like a cross between a gingersnap and a hermit. Spicy and…

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Chicken Pot Pie

December 14, 2020

Nothing is more welcoming than chicken pot pie on a cold night. Store-bought rotisserie chicken and a ready-to-use pie crust make this a snap to pull together! Serve with a…

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Where to Get Tested

December 10, 2020

We know it can be difficult to know where to turn for COVID. Testing is available in many locations throughout Connecticut, free of charge. Some sites, however, will require a…

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Beware of COVID Scams

December 4, 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General continues to alert the public about fraud schemes related to COVID-19. Fraudsters are using telemarketing calls, text messages, social media…

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Diabetes and Your Feet

December 1, 2020

Diabetic patients are extremely vulnerable to foot problems. Typically there is decreased circulation, decreased or absent sensation, loss of function of the small muscles of the foot, and impaired ability…

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Rebecca Kent, MD, Transplant Nephrology

November 13, 2020

Dr. Rebecca Kent joins our Nephrology team where she provides transplant nephrology care in a hospital setting. Dr. Kent graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a Bachelor of…

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November 6, 2020

34.2 million Americans—just over 1 in 10—have diabetes. Diabetes affects many major organs, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, feet, and kidneys.  As a multispecialty provider, Starling is proud to have specialists…

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Dr. Charles Robinson: Ophthalmology

November 2, 2020

Dr. Charles Robinson, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Bristol, CT, and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School…

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Meet Our Oncology Support Team

October 28, 2020

As a patient with cancer you may face some challenges in your journey towards improved health. Our multidisciplinary support team is a complimentary service offered here at Starling to help…

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Join Us to Learn About Medicare Options

October 6, 2020

If so, this is an event you won’t want to miss… The Virtual Medicare  Shop & Compare Event Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00am – 1:00pm  Join us for this free, virtual event…

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Breast Cancer in Connecticut

October 5, 2020

The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative shares some statistics about breast cancer rates in our state and nationwide. While these statistics may reflect dates in 2019, they give a sense of…

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Turkey Mushroom Meatloaf

September 27, 2020

Fall is coming – time for comfort foods! Don’t be a skeptic – this is a recipe that is moist and full of flavor. Ground turkey and sautéed mushrooms are…

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

September 27, 2020

This soup is everything you love about your favorite stuffed peppers without all the work! Hearty and comforting – it’s a great cold weather soup that is jam packed with…

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Slow Cooker Ribs

September 27, 2020

Don’t be skeptical about ribs done in a slow cooker. Incredibly flavorful and tasty…fall-off-the-bone tender and delicious! This recipe will become a family favorite. 2 racks pork baby back ribs…

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Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

September 27, 2020

Summer is coming! This recipe will surprise you…light, tangy and fresh! Pull it together in minutes and your family will absolutely RAVE about it! 1 cup flour ½ tsp baking…

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Pumpkin Apple Bread

September 27, 2020

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! This recipe unites two fall favorites for a delicious treat. Since it makes two loaves, freeze one for later – or even better, share…

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Slow Cooker Maple and Dijon Pot Roast

September 27, 2020

This month is not just about TURKEY! Let’s get the slow cooker out and make a delicious autumn recipe you will FALL in love with! For a great presentation, serve…

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Honey Garlic Shrimp

September 27, 2020

Bing – bang – BOOM. This is a healthy meal that you can just whip together in minutes! No excuses will be accepted. It’s fresh, delicious, and 5-ingredient SIMPLE. Serve…

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Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Loaf Cake

September 27, 2020

Go pick some fresh blueberries and support your local farmer! Then hurry home and whip up this one-bowl wonder! You will thank me. Light and refreshing – a great summertime…

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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

September 27, 2020

Get the chopsticks out…here’s a complete win – a Chinese takeout favorite that you can make in the slow cooker at HOME! Serve over rice and call it perfection. 1…

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Cook Up a Healthier Lifestyle!

September 25, 2020

  Home Cooked Meals Can be Better for Your Health! You can… Choose healthy ingredients Maximize vegetables Minimize processed foods and excessive fats Control portion size  Maintain hygiene and food safety  …

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Dr. Dina Amato, Pediatrics

August 26, 2020

This October, we are pleased to have Dr. Dina Amato join our Pediatrics Team in New Britain. Dr. Amato is a  dynamic pediatrician who brings an accomplished combination of education…

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What to Know About Contact Tracing

August 20, 2020

If you’ve been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you may be contacted by a contact tracer or public health worker from your state or local…

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Dr. Kyla M. D’Angelo, Cardiology

August 14, 2020

Dr. D’Angelo is originally from the Hudson Valley in New York. She attended Iona College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Mathematics prior to earning her…

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Back to School Worries

August 11, 2020

Now, more than ever, going back to school is a stressful time! Starling pediatrician, Dr. Jonathan Reidel, shares some helpful articles from physician leaders at Connecticut’s Children.  Should you send…

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Welcome to Dr. Isenberg Patients

July 24, 2020

Starling Physicians is pleased to become your new primary care providers. We have a wonderful team who are prepared to deliver the highest quality care in a personalized manner. We…

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60 is the new 40!

July 24, 2020

Dr. Sarit Patel talks with Renee DiNino from iHeart radio about our exciting 60 Strong Contest. If you know someone age 60-69 who has braved a health battle, made a…

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Dr. Jessica Lovesky, OB/GYN

June 30, 2020

Dr. Lovesky grew up in upstate New York. She then attended Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Society, with minors in Nutrition and Inequality…

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Meet Our New OB/GYN, Dr. Jessica Lovesky

June 30, 2020

Dr. Lovesky joins our OB/GYN team this August and will see patients in Hartford, Bloomfield, and Wethersfield. In the interview below, she shares some of her background. Did you grow…

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Now Offering Lactation Consulting

May 26, 2020

Starting June 5th, we are pleased to welcome Lori Atkins, RN, IBCLC, RLC. Lori helps patients with a range of issues associated with breastfeeding so they can achieve their breastfeeding…

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Covid-19 and Children

May 14, 2020

We’re still learning about the coronavirus and the impact on children. Far fewer cases of the virus have been reported in children, and it seems to usually cause a milder infection…

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Welcome Dr. Linda Matonis, OB/GYN

May 6, 2020

Dr. Linda M. Matonis is a well-respected obstetrician-gynecologist with over 25 years of experience. She has been Chairman of the OB/GYN department at The Hospital of Central Connecticut for the…

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Updates on Care Delivery

May 4, 2020

As Connecticut prepares to reopen, Starling remains focused on providing the highest quality care in the safest manner. We continue to conduct Telemedicine visits and Telemedicine phone calls with your…

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Starling Saviors

April 17, 2020

We are indebted to our incredible hematology/oncology team. Thank you to our doctors, nurses, and office staff who are here for our patients during this difficult time.

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Mini Quiches

April 13, 2020

Here is a fun and simple recipe that is sure to please your entire family. Everyone can put in whatever ingredients they like!  Best of all, the quiches freeze well…

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Fox61Talks with Dr. Michael Posner

April 8, 2020

Starling continues to be at the front-line battling Covid-19. Chief Medical Officer talks with FoxNews about how Starling is partnering with hospitals and the healthcare community.

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Banana Bread

April 2, 2020

Banana Bread 1 cup sugar 8 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 1 cup mashed bananas 1/2 cup sour cream 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking…

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We Are Here You During This Time

April 2, 2020

Medical offices and urgent care clinics continue to shut down across the state. But not Starling Physicians. We continue to be here for our patients and the community. Our providers…

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Message to Our Staff During This Crisis

March 30, 2020

We are incredibly grateful for the  dedication, patience, and hard work of our physicians, advanced practitioners and staff. Some of the safety measures we are taking include: Assuming that every…

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A Letter to Our Patients from Starling Labs

March 30, 2020

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by COVID-19. We remain focused on the health and safety of our employees, as well as our commitment to you, our…

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Stocking Your Pantry during Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Let’s stock our kitchen to prepare for COVID-19.  Good eating begins with making your kitchen meal-ready.  With a few basics on hand, you will be better equipped to pull together…

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Questions & Answers about Covid-19

March 17, 2020

  Below are some common questions that people have about the coronavirus. Please keep in mind that this information is rapidly evolving and we will inform you of updates as…

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New Procedures to Maximize Your Safety

March 16, 2020

We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our patients and staff by reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and minimizing exposure. Please note the new procedures…

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Are you at risk for the Coronavirus?

March 4, 2020

Have you been exposed to someone with coronavirus?  If you have coronavirus symptoms, please notify the front desk immediately. These include: Cough Fever Shortness of breath  To help prevent contracting…

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To: All Starling Providers & Staff

February 28, 2020

We are excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with LabCorp to become our laboratory partner-of-choice. LabCorp is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated…

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Free Online CME Courses

February 28, 2020

As a Coverys policyholder, you have access to complimentary online CME courses through MED-IQ® Click here to learn more and see a full list of courses >

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Useful Information shared by OptumCare

February 28, 2020

Attached is OptumCare’s recent edition of Evidence-Based Medicine. In this edition, they discuss: The New Oral Tetracyclines: Do they provide value? Comparison of Harms, Advantages, and Costs from Hematuria Guidelines…

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Our Bristol Eye Center is Moving!

February 25, 2020

Starting March 23, patients who would like to be seen in Bristol will be scheduled in our new location: 1379 Farmington Avenue, Bristol. Our office is located next door to…

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Steps for a Healthy Heart

February 4, 2020

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in four people dies of it each year. But there’s a lot you can do to live…

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January 30th Update on Technical Issues

January 30, 2020

Starling was impacted by an email phishing attack that caused significant disruption to our business systems and daily operations. We are pleased to report that we have made tremendous progress…

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January 22: Update on Technical Issues

January 22, 2020

We are experiencing technical issues impacting our phone system, our electronic health records (EHR) systems, the patient portal, and our scheduling tools, which have required some offices to reschedule patients.…

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You Don’t Need to Suffer with Pain

January 16, 2020

Physiatry is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments, pain, or disabilities.Physiatrists specialize in a wide…

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Evolution of Value-Based Care in CT

January 16, 2020

As we all know, the federal government via CMS has made long-term changes in how payments are, and will be, delivered to providers, with a focus on an increasing share…

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New Surgery Center Opening in Farmington

January 9, 2020

The new surgery center is opening this winter at 55 South Road in Farmington. All privileges will remain in effect since the center is only changing their address. All surgeons…

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Hospital Privileges

January 9, 2020

We recommend that you maintain hospital privileges at more than one institution in the area. Payers require that we have privileges at a hospital in order to stay active on…

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Welcome Letter

January 9, 2020

Hello everyone! It certainly is a pleasure to join Starling Physicians as your new CEO. I truly appreciate the warm welcome everyone has extended me and look forward to meeting…

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Taking a Team Approach to Your Care

January 6, 2020

At Starling, we strive to deliver healthcare the way it should be – from the way you are greeted through the interaction with staff, nurses, and doctors.  Thank you to…

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Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

January 3, 2020

Starling Physicians was thrilled to once again partner with the Salvation Army to help children during the holidays. Our extremely generous providers and staff filled the wishes of about 450…

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January Is National Eye Care Month

January 2, 2020

Get regular dilated eye exams from an eye care professional. Know your family history, because many eye diseases are hereditary. Use protective eyewear to prevent injuries on the job, while…

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Lab Holiday Hours

December 19, 2019

Please note that our labs will be closing early due to the holidays.  Below is their schedule:  Location:  Christmas Eve:  New Year’s Eve: Bloomfield  Closed 4pm close Wethersfield 5pm close…

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Chicken Stroganoff

December 19, 2019

I love a good twist on an old school favorite. This chicken version can go from stovetop to table in about 30 minutes. It’s easy to pull together and has…

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Watch for Winter Injuries!

December 5, 2019

Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can lead to dangerous slip and falls. Here are some tips to stay safe this winter: • Walk slowly and carefully. Wear boots or other…

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Pancreatic Cancer Facts

November 5, 2019

November is Pancreatic Awareness Month. Here are some facts about this devastating disease: Last year, an estimated 56,770 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S., and more than…

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Identifying the Order in Allscripts

October 12, 2019

In Allscripts TW, the orders for this testing can be easily found by typing in XPRESS. The two orders will show as:BASIC METABOLIC PANEL – XPRESSCOMP META-P – XPRESS These…

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New Lab Test Services

October 12, 2019

Starting October 15, our Infusion Center Laboratory at Wethersfield will offer Basic Metabolic Profile – BMP and Comprehensive Metabolic Profile – CMP testing using the Piccolo Xpress Chemistry Analyzer. This…

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Why Go to Starling Radiology?

October 12, 2019

At Starling we provide one-stop, comprehensive, integrated care. When you need radiology services,  there are many benefits to staying within the Starling family: Our radiologists are located onsite so your…

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“Incident To” Billing: When and How?

October 11, 2019

“Incident to” services are defined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as: services that are furnished as an integral, although incidental, part of the physician’s personal, professional…

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Taking a comprehensive approach to breast health

October 8, 2019

At Starling Physicians, we have a dedicated team focused on breast health. This team includes oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, occupational therapists, social worker, and dietitian. Together, we provide medical and surgical…

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Join Us to Light the Night

October 4, 2019

Every 3 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. The good news is, since the 1960s, survival rates for many blood cancer patients has doubled, tripled,…

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Starling Aesthetics in Enfield

September 24, 2019

Starling Medical Aesthetics of Enfield is committed to helping patients look and feel their best. Our team offers the most advanced cosmetic treatment options and newest technology on the market…

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Free Vein Clinic

September 24, 2019

If you experience pain, swelling, cramping, or throbbing in your legs or have large, bulging varicose veins, you may have vein disease. You don’t have to suffer and there are…

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets

September 21, 2019

Chilly? Get roasting with some root vegetables! This easy side dish complements a pork roast perfectly and adds a pop of fall color to your plate! Soooo good! 6 medium…

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You Don’t Have to Suffer with Vein Disease

September 18, 2019

Vein disease affect more than 10% of the population. Drs. Mathur and Napoletano discuss symptoms and the newest in-office treatment options that can provide dramatic relief. Visit www.starlingphysicians.com/veincare for details and upcoming…

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Lab Orders That Have a Source Collection

September 13, 2019

Beginning Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, source descriptions and some additional information questions will be prompted for while ordering a sub-set of labs that are collected in the office. ThinPrep Paps…

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Recognized For Quality

September 13, 2019

Healthscore CT was developed to help Connecticut residents evaluate the quality of different healthcare organizations. They evaluated 19 leading healthcare organizations to see how they compared on 15 key quality…

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Managing Memory Leak Errors on Allscripts

August 27, 2019

There are still some residual memory leaks in Allscripts Touchworks even after the last upgrade. These memory leaks can cause errors and slowness. One of the ways to mitigate the…

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Accessing UpToDate

August 27, 2019

As a reminder, you must access UpToDate every 90 days or you will be locked out and have to call UTD for support. Maintaining Access: To maintain uninterrupted access to…

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Pediatric Update

August 13, 2019

As of August 8th, Dr. Sehera Himani will no longer be part of the Starling Pediatrics team. Dr. Jonathan Reidel and Nurse Practitioner Chelsey Paholski will continue to see pediatric…

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We Love to Hear from You!

August 8, 2019

At Starling Physicians, we pride ourselves on delivering Healthcare the Way it Should Be. That means taking the time to build personalized and enduring relationships with our patients and giving…

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Cancer Prevention in the Asian Community

July 3, 2019

Starling Oncologist, Dr. Madhavi Gorusu, delivered an interesting presentation on cancer prevention in the Asian community. She highlights some of the nationwide declining cancer death rates which are in part…

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Starling Labs Shares Updated Values

July 3, 2019

State law mandates that if there is a critical lab, it needs to be resulted and signed off by a physician within 60 minutes.  If the physician does not respond…

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Dermatology Update

July 3, 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Mawhinney is relocating to Pennsylvania at the end of July. He will be missed. As of August 1st, we will no longer offer Dermatology services in New Britain.…

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Retirement News

July 1, 2019

We wish the following doctors a happy and healthy retirement! Dr. Shahnaz Hussain: Internal Medicine Dr. Anne Pinou: Internal Medicine Dr. Morgan Werner: Cardiology Dr. Elliot Zweig: Dermatology Please contact…

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Communication Based Guidelines

June 17, 2019

Click here for presentation that was delivered at the IM meeting. It provides guidelines and code components for communication based services.

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June 7th Update

June 6, 2019

Quarter 2: I am pleased to report that thus far financial performance in this quarter is excellent.  Below are two graphs showing charges and payments; payments in May were the highest…

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Important Updates & Guidance

June 6, 2019

Kara Olson, Director of Clinical Transformation & Informatics, provides four useful documents: ProHealth and Connecticut GI physicians have been updated with their practice name to aid in searching. Click here…

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Dr. Ahmed M. Elwan, Cardiology

June 5, 2019

Dr. Ahmed Elwan was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in Egypt. He earned his medical degree with honors from Cairo University. After the completion of his echocardiography residency…

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Leadership Changes

May 31, 2019

Two weeks ago, Dr. Jarrod Post stepped down as Chief Executive Officer.  He is transitioning back to clinical practice at Starling and will be able to fully dedicate himself to…

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May 31 Update

May 30, 2019

Car Allowance:  Please remember to send your documentation to the finance department (khall@starlingphysicians.com or klamb@starlingphysicians.com).  I have attached again several documents.  One is the explanation and samples.  The other two are worksheets…

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Don’t Lose Sight of Macular Degeneration

May 21, 2019

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Our Eye Center is proud to…

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Be Antibiotics Aware!

May 17, 2019

Antibiotics save lives. When a patient needs antibiotics, the benefits outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance. However, antibiotics aren’t always the answer. Everyone can help improve the…

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Reputation Management Pilot

May 10, 2019

Our Reputation Management pilot has been a big success. Since December, there have been 3,426 new online reviews with an average star rating of 4.9 out of 5.0! We started…

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Raising Minimum Salary

May 10, 2019

At the February Starling Board meeting, the Board was informed that a number of the medical employers in the area including Hartford Healthcare were increasing their minimum salary to $15…

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May 10th Update

May 10, 2019

Car Allowance: please recall that we are instituting a policy that will allow much greater use of pre-tax money to pay for auto expenses. Attached is the explanation and policy statement.…

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Wishing Dr. Hussain a Happy Retirement

April 24, 2019

Internist, Dr. Shahnaz Hussain, will be retiring from medical practice effective May 30, 2019. We encourage patients to see another exceptional provider within our internal medicine practice. Patients who do…

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Tick Season is Here!

April 24, 2019

Starling Pediatrics provides a helpful article that discusses different types of ticks, how to remove them, and when to seek care. This is helpful information for kids and adults. Read…

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Gary Golliher, Chief Financial Officer

April 16, 2019

Gary joins us from the Hutchinson Clinic in Kansas where he served since 2015 as the CFO of a large physician-owned, multispecialty group practice with nearly 100 providers. There he led…

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