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Starling Updates


What You Need To Know About Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Facial plastic surgery involves the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of facial structures. Surgeries can be cosmetic in nature to enhance the visual appearance of the facial structures and features. Surgeries can…

New Blood Draw Station Now Open in Wethersfield

Starling phlebotomists are now drawing blood for lab tests in our Wethersfield office at 1260 Silas Deane Highway. Enjoy the benefits of our state-of-the-art laboratory services, faster results, and improved…

Starling Offers An Onsite Dispensary in Wethersfield for Oncology Patients

We prepare prescription medications for Hematology/Oncology patients that can be picked up right in our office or mailed home. This allows our trained clinicians to: Educate patients about their medications…

This December, we welcome Dr. Kenneth Andrews to our Ears, Nose & Throat team

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…

Our Crowmell team is accepting new primary care patients

  They provide a full range of primary care services including: Health and wellness exams, travel medicine and vaccinations, routine screenings, and healthy lifestyle promotion Treatment of illnesses including sinus…

The Flu Season is Coming… Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones and Get Your Flu Shot!

Newington Flu Clinics: 375 Willard Avenue Wednesday, September 27: 2pm­–7pm Friday, October 13: 8 am–4pm By appointment only. Please call  (860) 666-5252 to schedule your time. Plainville Flu Clinics: 184…

Helping Politicians Understand the Challenges of Cancer Care

On September 6th, Starling’s Department of Hematology/Oncology was thrilled to host Senator Richard Blumenthal’s team to “Sit in My Chair.” First introduced in 2009, this program was designed to provide…

Dr. Scott Walker Discusses Starling’s New Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program on CBS Radio

Dr. Scott Walker is a guest on CBS radio where he discusses Starling’s new medically supervised weight loss program. Hear how this new Slim Start program can help participants lose…

Welcome Dr. Anurag Sharma, Hematology/Oncology


Dr. Sharma is an oncologist specializing in the 
diagnosis and treatment of different cancers with 
a special interest in genitourinary cancers, 
gastrointestinal cancers, and benign and malignant hematology. Now seeing…

Welcome Dr. Michael Perkins, Pulmonary & Critical Care


Dr. Perkins joins us from a pulmonary and critical 
care fellowship at Yale. He has a special interest in 
the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and bronchiectasis. Now seeing…

Newington Patch: Starling Physicians Debuts State-of-the-Art Access Center

(Published on Newington Patch) Newington Access Center is Double in size, improves care Dialysis Patients For people with kidney disease requiring dialysis, one of the most significant challenges is obtaining…

Welcome Dr. Sidra Azim, Endocrinology



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…

Now Offering the Following Specialties & Services in Glastonbury

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine: Our orthopaedics team treats injuries and conditions of the spine, hand, wrist, foot, hip, shoulder, and elbow. We also are experts in sports medicine and specialize…

The Starling Physicians Access Center has moved to 505 Willard Avenue, Newington

Starling’s Interventional Access Center provides patients with comprehensive care to facilitate dialysis access and other necessary procedures. Our new state-of-the-art facility is double in capacity and is staffed with 2…

June is Men’s Health Month: Common Questions Addressed by Urologist Dr. Joshua Stein

Q. What are some of the biggest challenges you currently see with men’s health? A. Men are often reluctant to discuss problems with their doctors. We know that married men…

X-ray Services Now Available in Glastonbury: 289 Western Blvd.

Starling’s Department of Radiology now provides in-house X-rays at our new Glastonbury location. No appointment is needed and all ages are welcome. A Radiologist will read your X-rays and share…

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Know the signs of a stroke and when to call 9-1-1.

Sometimes other symptoms appear, separately, in combination or with F.A.S.T. signs. These may include: Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech. Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg.…

Starling’s Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Now Seeing Patients at 289 Western Blvd. in Glastonbury

Complete Orthopedic Care Including: Sports injuriesTreatment of hand, wrist, and elbow conditionsArthroscopyJoint replacementKnee reconstructionShoulder repairArthritis treatmentFracture carePhysical & Occupational Therapy At this location, we also now offer: AllergyCardiologyPodiatryPulmonaryRheumatologySurgery To schedule…

Put the symptoms of an enlarged prostate to sleep! Join us for a free information session on April 20th

Are you going, going, going during the dark of the night? Frequent urination, especially during the night, is a common symptom of an enlarged prostate for men. Other symptoms can…

If you suffer from knee or hip pain, here is an education opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Belniak, will be conducting a free education seminar to discuss symptoms and treatment options for arthritis. Find out if you are a candidate for surgery and…

Honorees announced for 2017 Greater Hartford Walk to Cure Arthritis: Rheumatologist Dr. Helena Nolasco named as a medical nominee

Dr. Helena Nolasco is board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine. She opened her private practice at the Hartford County in 2004. An alumnus of the Yale University School of…

A warm welcome to our new pediatrician: Dr. Sehera Himani, MD, MS, FAAP

Dr. Himani comes to us from her residency in the Department of Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY.  She graduated from St. George’s University, Grenada with her MD.…

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!

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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.…