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Starling Updates


Information Session on Glaucoma: Symptoms, Causes & Who is At Risk

Starling’s glaucoma specialist, Dr. Martin Seremet, will be holding a free information session on February 24th at 6pm. Learn about the leading cause of blindness and why early diagnosis and…

New Glastonbury Office Opening This Spring!

This April, we plan to open a brand new facility at 289 Western Blvd. in Glastonbury. The following departments will see patients at this location: Cardiology Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine…

Starling Physicians is Nationally Accredited for Vascular Testing

Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke, and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death in…

Don’t Shrug Off Shoulder Replacement Surgery!

Are you one of the 16 million Americans with shoulder pain and function loss because of arthritis? Are you thinking about total shoulder replacement surgery, but fear it’s too costly…

Join the Starling Physicians Family

Save the date for an upcoming recruitment event where we will be interviewing and hiring on the spot for Certified Medical Assistants, Patient Service, and Accounts Receivable Representatives.

How Advanced is Your Care?

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…

Screening & Treatment Options for Glaucoma

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…

Join Dr. Robert Belniak for an information session about knee and hip pain

Learn about symptoms and treatment options for arthritis. Find out if you are a candidate for surgery and hear about the newest MAKOplasty robotic surgery for partial and total knee…

Medical and cosmetic treatments are available for conditions affecting the eyes and surrounding areas

Medical conditions, injuries, and growing older can impact your vision, as well as your appearance. Help is available. Dr. Sarit Patel is a board-certified ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He…

Physicians recognized as Greater Hartford’s “Best Doctors”

Congratulations to our physicians who were recently recognized in Hartford Magazine as Greater Hartford’s “Best Doctors.” They join a long line of their Starling colleagues who are consistently recognized as…

Nephrologic Associates joins Starling Physicians

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…

Thank you for helping one patient achieve her dream!

As you may have seen on our Facebook page and previous News article, Starling has a very special breast cancer patient who had a dream of meeting Mariah Carey. With…

Our Infusion Center Nurses Help a Patient Pursue her Dream!

One of our wonderful oncology patients is battling aggressive stage 4 breast cancer.  Her greatest Christmas wish it to meet Mariah Carey whose music has helped her through some very…

Giving the Gift of Sight Across the Globe

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…

Learn how the Oncology Care Model benefits our Medicare patients

We are proud to announce that Starling Physicians was selected to participate in a nationwide cancer care program called the Oncology Care Model (OCM).  This program provides a number of…

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Belniak, is now offering Robotic Assisted TOTAL Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. Belniak is one of six doctors in Connecticut who is trained and certified for this unique procedure using the innovative MAKOplasty technology. MAKO has revolutionized partial hip and knee…

Starting December 6th, pediatrician Evelyne Sousa, MD will see patients in Newington, as well as New Britain

Dr. Sousa will soon be seeing patients in our Newington office located at 375 Willard Avenue. She will see patients at this location on Tuesdays from 9-5 and Thursdays from…

We Are Proud to Welcome Dr. Carol Watson to our Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Watson has more than a dozen years of experience providing exceptional, personalized OB/GYN care to women from their teen-age to their post-menopausal years. She places a strong emphasis on…

Dr. Sarit Patel is Named President of Hartford County Medical Association Board of Directors

Starling Physicians is proud to share that the Hartford County Medical Association (HCMA) recently announced Sarit M. Patel, MD as President of their Board of Directors. For the past 11…

The Importance of Routine Eye Care

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…

Flu Season Is Here… Stay Healthy & Protect Your Loved Ones

Learn about this year’s flu vaccine, why you should get vaccinated, and how to stay healthy during the winter season. Click here to learn more >>

A Drug Free Approach to Managing Pain

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…

Leading the Way In Cancer Care

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…

Welcome Nicholas Klock, PA-C & Nicole Babaran, PA-C

Please join us in welcoming our two new Advanced Practitioners with Starling Physician’s Hospitalist Division, Nicholas Klock, PA-C and Nicole Babaran, PA-C. Nicholas received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology,…

Join Us for a Nite of Lite Laughter

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…

Learn about recent advancements in pain management and the many options available for pain relief

Pain management specialist, Dr. Roshni Patel, was recently interviewed on the Dr. Jeff Says radio show. She discusses a wide range of topics including: Why pain management has become a…

If you suffer from joint pain, we can help you find relief.

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Belniak, will be holding a free educational seminar on October 6th from 6:00-7:30pm at The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

Flu season is coming. Get your flu shot now!

Flu shots are now being offered in Plainville, New Britain, Cromwell, and Newington. For other locations, please check with your primary care provider. Plainville Internal Medicine (IM) Thursday, September 29th…

One day sale at Starling’s Optical Shop: 50% off all frames on October 5th

The Starling Physicians Eye Center at 1 Lake Street offers a fully integrated optical shop and full-service contact lenses. Offering the leading brand lines and frame styles, the experts at the…

Starling Physicians Now Offers Online Bill Payment

We are proud to now offer all patients the option to pay your medical bills online. Click here to pay a bill and make sure to have your billing statement…

We welcome two new doctors to our team

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…

Proud to part of CT Women’s Health Expo

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…

Recognized For Excellence in Patient Service

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…

Starling Radiology now accredited to run CT scans on children

Computed tomography (CT) of the body uses specialized X-ray equipment to help detect a variety of illnesses and conditions. CT scanning is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate. In emergency cases,…

Starling Physicians was recently featured in The Hartford Business Journal discussing cancer care

Chief Integration Officer, Tracy King, talks with the Hartford Business Journal about how participating in the nationwide Oncology Care Model allows us to deliver on our goal of providing comprehensive…

Plainville Observer readers vote Dr. Jonathan Pendleton “Best Doctor”

Internist Dr. Jonathan Pendleton was voted “Best Doctor” in the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards by the Plainville Observer. Dr. Pendleton sees internal medicine patients in our Plainville location. Click here…

Dr. Doelger recognized for excellence in teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Doelger. He was recently awarded the Joseph Millerick Award presented by the 4th year residents at the UCONN Health OB/GYN residency program. Learn more about Dr.…

Meet Our New Midwife: Molly Nathanson, MSN, CNM

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.…

Starting July 21st, Dr. Robert Belniak will see orthopaedic patients In Wethersfield

Dr. Belniak specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He treats a wide range of conditions and has a special interest in shoulder, knee, and elbow problems related to both…

Dr. Polukhin discusses the benefits of hypnosis

Internist Maryanna Polukhin, MD is clinically trained in hypnosis. Dr. Polukhin, along with some of our Starling providers and patients discuss how hypnosis has had proven success in providing relief of…

Starling Physicians selected to participate in a nationwide Oncology Care Model to improve quality and coordination of care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has selected Starling Physicians as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to…

Our Nephrology & Internal Medicine Department welcomes Dr. Alfred Vichot

Dr. Vichot joins us from his clinical and research fellowship in nephrology at Yale University. Prior to this, he received his Masters in Health Administration at Tulane University’s School of…

Giving Back to the international community

This July, nurse midwife Pam Haskins is off to Tanzania. She is a volunteer with Jambo Tanzania – a non-profit humanitarian organization of volunteers founded in 1998 whose mission is…

Dr. Joseph Tremaglio joins our Nephrology & Internal Medicine Department

Dr. Joseph Tremaglio completed his internship, residency, and chief residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He has training in hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, inpatient consultation, outpatient care,…

Two outstanding physicians join our Dialysis Access Center team this summer

They bring a wealth of experience and will ensure healthy vascular access to facilitate the highest level of dialysis access care. Dr. Matthew Brown Dr. Brown joins us as a transplant…

Meet our new Midwife: Nicole Musshorn, MSN, CNM

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.…

Farewell to Dr. John D’Avella

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…

Congratulations to our doctors recognized for excellence

The New Britain Herald and Bristol Press  recently announced the Best of 2016 Readers’ Poll awards. This year’s winners are: • Dr. Neil Wasserman & Dr. Larry Broisman for Internal Medicine…

Starling Orthopedic Surgeon Joins St. Francis Hospital team

Dr. Richard F. Scarlett has joined St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a specialist in orthopedic surgery with Starling Physicians in New Britain. Dr. Scarlett completed his fellowship training…

We are proud to welcome Courtney Christman, APRN to our Dermatology Department

Courtney is thrilled to have joined the Starling Physician community and is grateful to work alongside of such knowledgeable and caring dermatologists and staff. Courtney received her Doctorate of Nursing…

Dr. Robert Napoletano introduces The Vein Center of Starling Physicians

Venous disease of the lower extremities affects over 25 million people, most of who suffer indefinitely. Leg discomfort, swelling, and varicose veins may be signs of significant vascular disease. Symptoms…

Dr. Alan Stern recognized as one of the Top 3 Eye Doctors in the Greater Hartford area

Congratulations to Dr. Alan Stern for being recognized by readers as one of the Top 3 Eye Doctors in the Greater Hartford area. Dr. Stern has over thirty years of…

Common Questions about our Merger

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…

Welcome to our new Midwife: Nicole Musshorn, MSN,CNM

Starling Physicians welcomes certified nurse midwife Nicole Musshorn to our OB/GYN team. Ms. Musshorn has extensive experience in high-risk management while utilizing a holistic approach to the gynecology and obstetric…

Starling Surgeons now in Wethersfield

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…

Learn about our Newington Integrative Medicine Center (NIMC)

Internist Maryanna Polukhin, MD runs the Newington Integrative Medicine Center. Integrative Medicine is an approach to care that combines traditional medicine with alternative therapies that can improve the well being…

At the forefront of healthcare technology

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,…

Starling Physicians is proud to welcome Dr. Alexander Komm to lead our Department of Neurology

Dr. Komm has extensive experience treating a wide range of neurological disorders that impact the central and peripheral nervous system. If you or someone you love is facing neurological issues, Dr.…

Congratulations to our outstanding physicians

We are proud that a number of our doctors have been recognized this year for excellence in their fields. Our doctors have been selected as either “Top Doctors” in Connecticut…

Starling Physicians on the Dr. Jeff Says Show

Dr. Michael Genovesi and Tracy King recently shared on the Dr. Jeff Says radio show why Starling Physicians is uniquely positioned to deliver the highest quality medical care in a…

Starling Infusion Center redesigned in Wethersfield

Our Wethersfield Infusion Center was redesigned with the patient experience in mind. It features individual treatment bays to ensure privacy and a bright and warm setting that includes a fireplace…