Call: 860-258-3470


Obstetrics and gynecology experts provide medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders. We treat females of all ages, including patients in adolescence, the reproductive years, and menopause.

The Starling Physicians team is comprised of board-certified physicians, certified nurse midwives in select locations, and APRNs who provide the full range of obstetrical and gynecologic services. We strive to provide individualized care and pride ourselves in our availability to serve our patients, 24/7.

Gynecology Services:

  • Contraception and family planning
  • Well-woman care
  • Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery; Colposcopy
  • Cancer screening and treatment
  • Genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer
  • Infertility – evaluation and treatment
  • Menopause management
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Sterilization
  • Evaluation and management of abnormal pap smears
  • Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery

Obstetrical Services:

  • Prenatal care
  • Natural childbirth
  • Family-centered care
  • Cesarean birth and vaginal birth after cesarean
  • Management of high-risk pregnancies
  • Ultrasound
  • Infertility evaluations & surgery
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Genetic counseling and amniocentesis (through our high-risk specialist affiliate)
  • Full scope midwifery with 24/7 coverage (in select former CMG practices)

Our providers are up to date and knowledgeable in cutting edge technologies. We offer a number of office procedures including:

  • Novasure – for the treatment of heavy periods
  • Essure – permanent birth control procedure
  • Hysteroscopy – for diagnosis and treatment of uterine pathology
  • LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) – for the treatment of abnormal pap smears
  • Nexplanon® and IUD insertion

A trained, friendly, and helpful medical and office staff is on hand to assist in assuring your health and is sensitive to any medical or insurance issues you may have.

Please contact any of our offices to schedule an appointment today.

  • Learn More About Obstetrical Care

    Pregnancy can be very exciting but, also, an anxiety-provoking time in a woman’s life. Our physicians and midwives are equipped to manage routine prenatal care, as well as provide care for high-risk patients and pregnancies.

    The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Starling Physicians provide coverage and is affiliated with the following hospitals: Hartford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Johnson Memorial Hospital, and UConn Health’s John Dempsey Hospital.

    All of our offices offer ultrasound and fetal monitoring, allowing for care of many problems on-site. We also have a highly skilled and caring group of midwives in select locations who provide around the clock labor and delivery coverage for their patients.

  • Meet Our Certified Nurse Wives: Empowering Women to Live Healthy Lives

    Are you a woman seeking a dedicated provider who can deliver superior healthcare throughout your lifetime with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, gynecologic and reproductive health?

    Would you like to develop a mutually rewarding relationship with your healthcare provider who can focus on your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs?

    As midwives, we affirm your power and strength and the importance of your health and happiness.

    Our Philosophy

    Midwives honor the normalcy of women’s life cycle events. We believe in watchful waiting and non-intervention in normal processes, but you will receive appropriate intervention and technology when needed. You will be provided comprehensive, high-quality care as we work collaboratively with other members of Starling’s OB/GYN team.

    Our office is home to many board-certified physicians who provide both obstetrical and gynecologic care.

    Our physicians offer in-office procedures including LEEP treatment for abnormal pap smears, Essure placement for permanent birth control, and Novasure for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding.

    The Role of Your Midwife

    Midwives are highly experienced healthcare professionals who provide women of all ages with a wide array of healthcare services:

    • Comprehensive well-women exams
    • Prescriptive authority
    • Family planning and contraceptive counseling
    • In-office procedures such as IUD and
    • Nexplanon insertion
    • Labor and delivery care
    • Lactation consulting
    • Health education
    • STI screening
    • Menopause concerns and care
    • Cancer screening and genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer
    • Management of gynecological problems such as abnormal bleeding
    Crafting a Personalized Birthing Experience

    Midwives are dedicated to providing a customized birth experience based on your wants and needs. After following you throughout your pregnancy, your midwife will be with you from the start of your birthing experience through your delivery. You will have complete labor support, continuity of care, and us by your side every step of the way. You will be provided family-centered care in which everyone you choose will play an important role in the birthing experience.

    Starling provides midwifery coverage for labor and delivery. That means when you need us, we are there for you. We also are one of the only midwife groups in Connecticut to encourage vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).

    About Our Team

    Starling is proud to have talented and compassionate certified nurse midwives (CNM) who are certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives. They have undergone rigorous training and are licensed in both nursing and midwifery and have prescriptive authority in all 50 states. They are affiliated with Hartford Hospital and their Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Our three offices offer ultrasound and fetal monitoring, allowing for on-site care for potential problems.

    Starling is now accepting new patients for 24/7 midwifery coverage. Call (860) 246-4029 to schedule a visit with a midwife:

    533 Cottage Grove Road

    85 Seymour Street, Suite 1019

    1260 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 102A

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  • Now Offering Lactation Consulting

    Meet Lori Atkins, RN, IBCLC, RLC

    Lori has been a Maternal Child Health RN for 27 years. She is experienced with inpatient and outpatient care, labor and delivery at Hartford Hospital, and lactation services at St Francis. She has been in Breastfeeding Private Practice since 2015.

    Lori believes in-hospital breastfeeding care is so important for new parents, but is frustrated for families if they struggle to find the support they need after coming home, when breastfeeding problems are more common. That is why she started her practice to help patients with a range of issues associated with breastfeeding including:

    • Slow or poor weight gain issues
    • Nipple pain and help with latch
    • Assessment and plans of care for infant tongue-tie (ankyloglossia)
    • Women with a history of breast surgery
    • Exclusive or partial breastmilk pumping/ feeding situations
    • Breastmilk supply challenges
    • Adoptive or inducing non-birth parent lactation
    • Basic and complex breastfeeding management
    • Supporting all family structures, specializing in LGBT family care, surrogate and gestational carrier consultations
    • Preemie infant feeding management
    • Knowledge in the care of grieving parents who’ve lost their babies through stillbirth or neonatal death
    • Human milk bank donation
    • Breast pumping and individualized feeding plans as parents transition back to work

    Lori sees patients in Starling’s Bloomfield office on select days and hours. Call (860) 246-4029 to schedule a visit.

    To learn more about Lori and her services and programs, please visit:  or go to Facebook and Instagram @ Oh Baby Lactation.

Fax Numbers

Bloomfield, Hartford, Wethersfield: (860) 240-7072

New Britain: (860) 826-4957

Newington: (860) 666-5153

Plainville: (860) 747-5768

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