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We Are Now Offering the COVID Vaccine

February 24, 2021

What You Need to Know: Vaccine will be offered at: 1260 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield 300 Kensington Avenue, New Britain Vaccines are only available to patients of Starling providers. Appointments…

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Christine Hill, APRN, OB/GYN

February 18, 2021

Christine earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Mount Holyoke College. Subsequently, in pursuit of a growing interest in healthcare, particularly women’s health, she pursued a second bachelor’s degree in…

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Rebecca Fairchild, APRN, Internal Medicine

February 16, 2021

Rebecca earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She completed her advanced practice degree in 2001. During her twenty years of…

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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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Carolyn Schwartz, APRN Pulmonary

February 9, 2021

Carolyn received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Connecticut. She went on to get her Master’s in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at the University…

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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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Diabetes Education Classes in 2021

January 13, 2021

We are pleased to have a wonderful diabetes educator, Lillian (Lil) Vozzolo, BS, RN, CDCES. She offers some extremely useful online classes for diabetic patients and their caregivers. Below is…

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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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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. Xiomara Okonkwo: Podiatry

November 2, 2020

Dr. Okonkwo went to college at Howard University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine. After undergraduate, she went on to receive her master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences…

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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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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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Now Is the Time for Your Flu Shot!

September 16, 2020

While it’s not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the fall and winter, it is likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both…

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Flu Clinic for Patients of Dr. Gygi

September 15, 2020

Now more than ever, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to protect yourself against the flu. Dr. Kimberly Gygi will be holding a flu shot clinic: Saturday, October…

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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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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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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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Dr. Courtney Souza, Pediatrics, Newington

April 1, 2020

Dr. Courtney Souza was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University where she majored in applied mathematics and statistics. She attended…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Medical Aesthetics of Enfield

September 24, 2019

Starling Medical Aesthetics of Enfield is committed to helping patients look and feel their best. Dr. Noah Starkey and his team offer the most advanced cosmetic treatment options and newest…

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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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Flu Season is Almost Here!

September 18, 2019

Protect yourself and your loved ones and get the flu vaccine. Visit starlingphysicians.com/fluclinics to see when your doctor is having a clinic. Please check back regularly since new dates will…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Fond Farewell to Dr. Erika Cappelluti

March 28, 2019

Dr. Erika Cappelluti will be leaving the Department of Pulmonary as of March 29, 2019.  She will be moving from Connecticut to Arizona. We appreciate Dr. Cappelluti’s 15 years of outstanding patient care with Connecticut…

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Cosmetic Services Now Available in Enfield

February 13, 2019

Nurse practitioner, Laura Scibelli, now offers aesthetic services at Starling’s Enfield office. She believes in the meaning of ‘BonaVita’ which is the good life which we should all be living.…

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Flu Season is Here!

February 13, 2019

Dr. Kimberly Gygi, our new family medicine physician, talks with CBS about how to stay safe during flu season.

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Jump Feet First into Spring!

February 5, 2019

Podiatrist Dr. Anthony Babigian will provide two free informative sessions on foot care. Dr. Babigian has been practicing podiatry since 1994. He is proud to be part of Starling Physicians…

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Welcome Dr. Shishir Mathur: Cardiology

February 5, 2019

Dr. Mathur has been a physician for over eighteen years. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures for treating vascular and venous disease. He is originally from India where he received…

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What Is a Family Medicine Doctor?

January 3, 2019

Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages. A family medicine provider is a primary care physician, but the biggest difference is that internal medicine doctors…

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A Good Night’s Sleep Can Improve Your Health!

January 3, 2019

Nearly 40 million people have sleep problems. Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to increased health risks, including heart-related issues, fatigue-related accidents, slower metabolism leading to weight gain, increased insulin…

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We Love Hearing From You!

December 20, 2018

We recently piloted a new approach where we ask for online feedback after your visit to select providers. This allows us to continually improve the patient experience and ensure that…

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Alexa Swan MSN, FNP-C, Internal Medicine

December 17, 2018

Alexa Swan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Southern Connecticut State University in 2014. Since then, she has worked at Hartford Hospital in cardiology for over four…

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Need to relax after the holidays? We can help!

December 7, 2018

We are now offering the “Muse”  meditation neurofeedback system in our Newington office. Muse is a research-grade device that passively senses your brain activity and translates it into the guiding…

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Ordering Lab Tests

November 30, 2018

We want to make you aware that some laboratory companies are now allowing consumers to order their own lab tests. Your Starling providers are concerned about this service because it…

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Dr. Kimberly Gygi, Family Medicine

November 16, 2018

Dr. Kimberly Gygi is originally from Michigan.  She completed her undergraduate work and obtained her medical degree from Michigan State University in Lansing.  She served as chief resident during her…

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Lose Weight Before the Holidays!

November 14, 2018

The holidays are coming and so are the non-stop meals, treats, and parties. If you are looking to lose weight or learn some healthy eating strategies, consider our Slim Start…

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Dr. Kathleen Abbott, Physiatry

November 13, 2018

This December, we welcome Dr. Kathleen Abbott.  She is one of Connecticut’s leading physiatrists. Physiatry,  also called physical medicine and rehabilitation, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance…

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Thank You to Dr. John McArdle

November 7, 2018

There are no words to adequately describe just how fine a physician Dr. McArdle is. He is the most compassionate doctor I have ever encountered. Aside from the tremendous scope…

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Tired of paper invoices?

November 7, 2018

We now offer the option to receive online statements. Next time you receive a statement, check the back of your invoice for simple instructions on how to enroll. Receive an…

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Important Notice about Urgent Care

October 29, 2018

As of October 29th, Velocity Urgent Care will no longer see patients at our Starling location in Wethersfield. They do still have walk-in clinics in: Rocky Hill at 396 Cromwell…

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Chelsey Paholski, PA-C, Pediatrics

October 22, 2018

Chelsey graduated with a Master of Health Science degree from Quinnipiac University. She has worked in urgent care treating both adults and pediatric patients. She is a member of the…

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Helping People Live Better Lives

October 22, 2018

Here is what one patient had to share about our orthopaedic practice and Dr. Richard Scarlett. “Simply the best! From his bedside manner, to taking the time to explain everything…

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Important News for Medicare Participants

October 15, 2018

Starling Physicians is proud to participate in many Medicare Advantage plans, in addition to traditional Medicare. Our providers will participate in the following Medicare Advantage plans as of January 1, 2019:…

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Stay on Top of Your Health

October 12, 2018

Busy parents are often the first to overlook their health. Starling’s obesity medicine physician, Dr. Scott Walker, talks about the importance of managing diet and how the Starling weight loss…

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Combat the Signs of Aging

October 12, 2018

If want a more youthful appearance, there are many options. Starling’s facial plastics and reconstructive expert, Dr. Kenneth Andrews, answers some common questions about how you can rejuvenate your face.…

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When to See a Cardiologist

October 5, 2018

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for men and women. When is the right time to see a cardiologist? Consider these top ten reasons: WHEN TO…

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Making Your Health Our #1 Priority

September 17, 2018

I wanted to provide some feedback about the wonderful care I have received at Starling OB/GYN.  This morning I received a call that the technician for my ultrasound was out…

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Dr. Nancy Yip, Pediatrics

September 17, 2018

Dr. Yip was born in Buffalo, New York and is a graduate of Yale College. She obtained her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internship…

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How Well Do You Know Starling Physicians?

September 14, 2018

Now is an exciting time for our organization. We continue to enhance our services offerings, increase our locations, and bring on talented providers. Take the Starling Quiz to see how…

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Fight the Flu

August 30, 2018

Flu season is around the corner. Now is the time to protect you and your loved ones. Flu clinic(s) are offered at a number of Starling locations.Click here for flu…

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Big Changes Ahead in Breast Cancer Treatment

August 22, 2018

Dr. Morganstern talks with Brad Davis on WTIC about some of the new research which has dramatic implications for breast cancer treatment. This in depth interview explores what this means for…

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Lung Cancer on the Rise for Women

August 17, 2018

Dr. Madhavi Gorusu talks with Channel 8 about the alarming trend in rising lung cancer rates for non-smoking women. Learn how early detection is critical. https://www.starlingphysicians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Why_are_more_non_smoking_women_getting_diagnosed_2793105_1200.mp4 Learn More>>

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Hope Rearick, APRN, OB/GYN

August 17, 2018

Hope earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University in 2009. She worked as a pediatric medical/surgical nurse at both Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital…

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I was a ticking time bomb!

August 13, 2018

Hear what one of our patients has to share about her recent success with the Starling Slim Start Weight Loss program.  Are you looking to lose weight safely, quickly and…

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Dr. Rachelle Dyquiangco/Nephrology: New Britain

August 13, 2018

Dr. Dyquiangco completed her residency training at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, CT. She completed her nephrology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.  She obtained her…

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Jeannine Maytan, RN, MSN, CNM, OB/GYN

July 29, 2018

Jeannine was called to the profession of midwifery after a successful career as a women’s clothing designer. Prior to becoming a midwife, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse…

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Dr. Lawrence Giove, Hematology/Oncology

July 19, 2018

Dr. Giove did his Internal Medicine residency at UCONN and completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Hofstra/Northwell Health in New York. There he managed a busy inpatient leukemia service and…

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We Serve As Your Champion

July 19, 2018

“Sue Peters, an advanced practitioner in Pulmonary, was meticulous in the care of my mother. If she said she would follow-up on something, she always did. She was our advocate…

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Starling’s First Family Fun Day

June 20, 2018

On June 2nd, Starling family and friends had a wonderful day at Lake Compounce. Over 1000 people came to enjoy rides, waterpark, games, and a buffet lunch. Everyone seemed to…

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Dr. Daniel Morganstern, Hematology/Oncology

May 29, 2018

Dr. Morganstern is originally from Westchester County, New York. He earned his medical degree from the State University of NY Health Science Center in Brooklyn and completed his residency at…

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Agatha Giliberto, APRN, Cardiology

May 29, 2018

Agatha grew up in New Britain and attended undergraduate nursing school at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. She went on to receive her master’s in the Nursing-Family Nurse…

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Important Information on Skin Cancer

May 29, 2018

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer? Starling dermatologist, Dr. Jessica Gjede, shares important information in the video below about screening, treatment, and…

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New Manchester Office Now Open

May 8, 2018

We are pleased to announce that on May 8th we opened a new location in Manchester. Office is located at 360 Tolland Turnpike, Suite 3A. The following specialty will see…

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Best Healthcare Provider

April 24, 2018

Thank you to the Wethersfield community for voting for Starling as the ‘Best Healthcare Provider’ in a recent reader’s poll. We are grateful for this honor.

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Meet Our Plainville Primary Care Team

April 19, 2018

From left to right: Dr. Roy, Ashley Bogue, PA-C, Dr. Abdel Salam, Dr. Harris Dr. Hoda Abdel Salam and Ashley Bogue, PA have recently joined our Plainville team. They join…

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Important News for Medicare Patients

April 4, 2018

Over the new few months, you will receive your new Medicare card. There are a number of safety enhancements to protect your identity including replacing your social security number on…

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Welcome Ashley Bogue, PA-C, Internal Medicine

March 22, 2018

Ashley Bogue is originally from CT. She was an undergraduate at Central Connecticut State University where she studied biology, chemistry, and psychology, and graduated summa cum laude. She earned her…

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Welcome Dr. Gilbert Ching, Cardiology

March 22, 2018

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ching to our Department of Cardiology. Dr. Ching completed his internship and internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut.  He then completed his…

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Free Skin Cancer Screening

March 22, 2018

Starling Department of Dermatology is offering a FREE skin cancer screening for new patients. We will be holding a screening event on May 5th where patient will be assigned a…

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Wishing Dr. D’Amato a Fond Farewell

March 16, 2018

Starling Internist, Dr. Raymond D’Amato, will be retiring on April 5th. We are grateful for his many years of outstanding care and dedication to his patients. If you would like…

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Giving HOPE to the Bristol Community

March 14, 2018

Starling Physicians was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of a charitable event called Hope – Helping Others Passionately & Empathetically.  This event, co-hosted by Bristol Central High School Interact…

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Welcome Kristi Dubey, APRN

February 21, 2018

Ms. Dubey joins our hematology/oncology team. She sees patients in New Britain at 300 Kensington Avenue. She can be reached at (860) 224-6254.

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Taking A Team Approach to Your Care

February 21, 2018

Dr. Savinelli is proud to welcome nurse practitioner, Lauren Vo, to his team.  And, Dr. Walker welcomes nurse practitioner Rachel Southard. Together, they provide timely, personalized, and high quality care…

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Optical Shop Specials

January 31, 2018

Starling is proud to have our own Optical Shop located at 1 Lake Street.  Offering the leading brand lines and frame styles, the experts at the Optical Shop can help fit…

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Welcome Rachel Southard, APRN

January 11, 2018

Rachel attended the University of Connecticut where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse at Winchester Hospital in Massachusetts and St. Raphael’s Hospital…

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Meet Our Starling Slim Start Spokesperson

January 10, 2018

Rachel Lutzker is a well-known radio personality on iHeartRadio. She recently started on Starling Slim Start to lose her remaining baby weight and get bikini ready for Hawaii. Hear her…

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Thank You to Our Starling Angels

December 21, 2017

Employees of Starling Physicians have once again served “angels” for hundreds of city children who will receive Christmas gifts from the Salvation Army.   “A lot of these families are our…

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Upcoming Cancer Support Groups

November 8, 2017

If you or someone you love suffers from lung cancer or multiple myeloma, our new group offers support and encouragement for patients and their caregivers. Hear from experts, share your…

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Welcome Dr. Kenneth J. Andrews, Ear, Nose & Throat

November 6, 2017

As a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Andrews treats issues impacting: Ears: hearing loss, infections, tinnitus, balance issues, and facial nerve disorders Nose:  sinus…

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The Importance of Annual Visits

November 2, 2017

Dr. Joshua Stein and Access Health partner to share the importance of scheduling annual exams and routine screenings. If you need help finding an available primary care provider, call our…

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Welcome Elisa A. Marley, RD, CD

October 31, 2017

Elisa is a registered and certified dietitian. She graduated from Marywood College with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics. After gaining local experience, she relocated to Seattle where she spent 20…

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Welcome Jennifer Silva, APRN

October 31, 2017

Jennifer received her Family Nurse Practitioner Degree, as well as her Doctorate in nursing practice in 2016 from Quinnipiac University. She has worked 15 years as a critical care nurse…

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Meet our new Enfield Primary Care provider

October 30, 2017

Nurse Practitioner Laura Scibelli will join the Enfield team at the end of November. She provides a full range of primary care services including: Health and wellness exams, travel medicine…

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Protect Your Health with Routine Screenings

October 26, 2017

People often don’t think about seeing a doctor until they are sick. But routine physicals and preventive care are critical for your health. The Primary Care team at Starling Physicians…

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Ensuring Healthy Dialysis Access

October 16, 2017

Starling is proud to have one of the only dedicated vascular access centers in Connecticut.  In this video, our team shares their approach to care and how they make a…

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Help is Available for Tired Eyes

October 13, 2017

Your eyes not only impact sight, but also can impact your appearance. Better CT interviews Dr. Sarit Patel and a patient who underwent procedures for droopy eyelids and puffiness. Hear…

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Welcome Dr. Jeffrey Mawhinney, Dermatology

October 4, 2017

Dr. Mawhinney is an experienced dermatologist. He conducts full body checks for skin cancer, performs onsite biopsies and excisions, diagnoses and treats skin, hair and nail conditions, and performs dermatological…

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Breast Cancer by the Numbers

October 3, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Hartford Courant recently published some frightening statistics about the prevalence of breast cancer – especially in this region. Here are some facts about breast…

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3D Mammograms Save Lives

September 22, 2017

3D mammograms are the newest advancement in breast imaging. 3D mammograms are now being offered at 300 Kensington Avenue in New Britain. Call (860) 224-6222 to schedule an appointment.  Click…

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Welcome Dr. Raphael Cooper, Urology


September 7, 2017

Dr. Raphael Cooper, Urology
 Dr. Raphael Cooper is a board-certified urologist, in practice for 27 years. He has a particular interest in the treatment of prostate disease, kidney stones, and…

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Welcome Dr. Abdel Salam, Internal Medicine

August 31, 2017

Dr. Abdel Salam provides a full range of primary care services including health and wellness exams, treatment of illness, maintenance of chronic conditions, and management of risk factors. She has…

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Keep an Eye on Your Health

August 9, 2017

The eyelids and structures around the eyes are critical for vision and have a dramatic impact on your appearance. Medical conditions, injuries, and the impact of aging can result in…

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Welcome Dr. Sidra Azim, Endocrinology


August 8, 2017


Dr. Azim joins us from an endocrinology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension, thyroid, osteoporosis, and adrenal and pituitary disorders. Now seeing…

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Grand Opening of Access Center

July 28, 2017

On July 13th, we were pleased to hold an open house at our new Interventional Access Center. We had a great attendance including the Mayor of Newington. Located at 505…

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Goodbye to Dr. Lawrence Pareles

July 12, 2017

Our Department of Cardiology wishes a fond farewell to Dr. Lawrence Pareles. We are grateful for the extraordinary care he provided to our patients over the years. We wish him…

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Getting Hands on to Help Families in Need

June 6, 2017

Starling was proud to hold our first toiletry drive to support Hands on Hartford – a social service nonprofit organization that serves Hartford’s neediest residents in the areas of food,…

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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

May 17, 2017

Macular Degeneration 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 have Dr.…

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Glastonbury Office Now Open!

May 5, 2017

Starling Physicians is Pleased to Announce Our New Glastonbury Location at: 289 Western Blvd. Please call to schedule an appointment with one of the following specialities: Allergy – (860) 253-5330 Cardiology…

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Climbing for a Cause

April 27, 2017

Starling was proud to participate in the “fight for air” climb for the American Lung Association. Starling employees, family members, and friends all climbed 34 flights, 688 stairs. The team…

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6,756 babies and counting!

April 20, 2017

Congratulations to obstetrician Dr. Michael Morosky. He was recently named the 2017 Norwich Native Son award recipient by the Norwich Rotary and the Woman’s City Club. Read about his distinguished career…

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Congratulations to our “Top Doctors”

March 21, 2017

Congratulations to our physicians who are recognized in Connecticut Magazine’s 2017 Top Docs edition. Doctors are selected for this honor by being nominated by other physicians who were asked to…

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Going the extra mile

March 6, 2017

We love hearing positive feedback about our providers. Here is what someone had to share about their recent visit with Dr. Michael Morosky. Best doctor visit, ever!! Not to mention,…

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Everything You Need to Know about Glaucoma

February 24, 2017

Dr. Martin Seremet, Starling’s glaucoma specialist, was interviewed on the Dr. Jeff Says radio show on WLIS. Learn about risk factors, screening options, and treatments to combat the leading cause…

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New Glastonbury Office Opening This Spring!

February 17, 2017

Our new office will be located at: 289 Western Blvd. The following departments will see patients at this location: Allergy Cardiology Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Podiatry Pulmonary Rheumatology…

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How Advanced is Your Care?

February 10, 2017

Dr. Michael LeGeyt is the first orthopaedic surgeon to perform an STT fusion with CMC arthroplasty with Stabylx implant. This is the first surgical case where these two procedures were…

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Screening & Treatment Options for Glaucoma

January 27, 2017

More than 2.2 million, or 1.9 percent of Americans age 40 and over have glaucoma. The risk of developing glaucoma increases significantly with age. Unfortunately, approximately half of all patients…

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Nephrologic Associates joins Starling Physicians

December 22, 2016

This January, the outstanding physicians of Nephrologic Associates joined Starling’s Department of Nephrology. Nephrologic Associates (NA) have been serving the needs of patients in the greater New Britain area for…

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Giving the Gift of Sight Across the Globe

December 14, 2016

Dr. Alan Stern, an ophthalmologist with Starling Physicians, his wife Cyndi, a public health professional, and Vickey Rivera, a Spanish-speaking Starling eye technician, have recently returned from an eye surgery mission trip to…

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OB/GYN care now available in Avon

November 7, 2016

We are pleased to add Avon to our lists of OB/GYN locations.  Our office is located at 40 Dale Road, Suite 105. Dr. Kirsten Kerrigan will be in our Avon…

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The Importance of Routine Eye Care

October 19, 2016

Taking care of your eyes is critical. Many common eye diseases often have no warning signs and can lead to serious, irreversible vision problems. But, the good news is that…

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A Drug Free Approach to Managing Pain

October 17, 2016

If you are one of the 100 million Americans who suffer from pain, you won’t want to miss this WTIC-AM radio broadcast. Pain management specialist, Dr. Roshni Patel, discusses how…

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Leading the Way In Cancer Care

October 17, 2016

Starling’s Dr. Patricia DeFusco offers the most innovative treatment options and opportunities to participate in clinical trials. Hear about the promising results of a recent trial that minimizes chemotherapy side…

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Join Us for a Nite of Lite Laughter

September 27, 2016

Starling Physicians is proud to be a sponsor of the 19th Annual Nite of Laughter to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer in Connecticut. Breast cancer is the…

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We welcome two new doctors to our team

September 19, 2016

We are pleased to welcome two outstanding physicians: Wael El-Mallah, MD, PhD, Invasive Cardiology Dr. El-Mallah joins our Cardiology Department at One Lake Street, New Britain. He joins us from the…

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Proud to part of CT Women’s Health Expo

September 16, 2016

On September 10th & 11th, Starling Physicians had a strong presence at the Connecticut Women’s Health Expo at the Convention Center. Members of our Allergy, Hematology/Oncology, and OB/GYN team talked…

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Recognized For Excellence in Patient Service

August 29, 2016

On August 25th, Starling Physicians was presented with the 2015 PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award by UnitedHealthcare. This was the 3rd consecutive year for this outstanding honor. This award…

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A fond farewell to Dr. Currao

August 11, 2016

Pediatrician William Currao, MD has retired this summer. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement and thank him for his many years of service. Our staff is happy to…

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Meet Our New Midwife: Molly Nathanson, MSN, CNM

July 19, 2016

Molly attended Columbia University’s accelerated nursing program and received her master’s degree in their Nurse-Midwifery program. While attending Columbia, she trained and volunteered as a doula in New York City.…

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Meet our new Midwife: Nicole Musshorn, MSN, CNM

June 22, 2016

Nicole holds a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati Nurse-Midwifery program. She is experienced in high-risk obstetrical care and utilizes a holistic approach to management of gynecology and obstetrical patients.…

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Farewell to Dr. John D’Avella

June 25, 2016

Dr. John D’Avella will be retiring at the end of June. He provided exceptional care to internal medicine and nephrology patients for decades. His skill, compassion, and dedication have made…

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Racing for a Cure

May 20, 2016

Starling Physicians was proud to support the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative at their recent RACE IN THE PARK on May 7th. The RACE brings thousands of people together to raise…

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Common Questions about our Merger

May 19, 2016

Thank you for your patience as Grove Hill and CT Multispecialty joined as Starling Physicians. We would like to address some of the common questions we have received about the…

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Starling Surgeons now in Wethersfield

May 4, 2016

We are pleased to announce that our Surgery Department is now seeing patients in the Wethersfield office on Tuesdays, in addition to our New Britain and Southington locations. Dr. Napoletano…

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At the forefront of healthcare technology

March 15, 2016

Starling Physicians is co-owner of National Physicians Services (NPS), one of the region’s leading healthcare information service companies. NPS recently moved to new headquarters in Rocky Hill. Bryan Graven, NPS CEO,…

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