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Spring Update


Vaccine News

Thank you for your patience as we wait for the State of Connecticut to allocate vaccines to us. We hope to start in April but are dependent upon the state for our supply. We assure you that we will continue to provide updates about our vaccine status. In the meantime, we encourage all patients to get the vaccine as soon as they are eligible, in any convenient location.

Once we get approval, we will contact patients who have joined our Vaccine Wait List. Initially, we plan to administer vaccines at weekend clinics in New Britain and Wethersfield and then will expand. Click here if you would like to join our wait list. This is not a guarantee of an appointment.

For questions about the vaccine, please do not call your provider’s office. We now offer a vaccine hotline and regularly update our COVID website page. If you are on our list but no longer need a vaccine, please call our hotline and leave a message with your name and date of birth.


Roll Up Your Sleeve

We encourage all patients to get the COVID vaccine as soon as you are eligible, in a location that is convenient for you. Click here for a new video in which our providers discuss why getting the COVID vaccine is essential to protecting yourself, your loved ones, and the community.


Need a Primary Care Provider (PCP)?

Primary care providers help you stay healthy and manage illness.

Health and wellness exams • Treatment of illness/sick visits •  Care for chronic conditions
Management of risk factors • Preventive screenings • Healthy lifestyle promotion

Don’t wait until you are sick to find a primary care provider. We have many who are taking new patients. We also have many new PCPs joining this summer.

To find a provider in a town near you…
Click here: www.starlingphysicians.com/findpcp
or call our hotline at: (860) 258-3480 x2008

Partnering with Labcorp to make lab testing even easier!

We are pleased to partner with Labcorp for laboratory services. When your provider orders labs, enjoy the convenience of patient service centers in dozens of locations including Labcorp at Walgreens, as well as draw stations right in our offices. Labcorp continues to open locations to enhance access and this includes recently opened locations in Rocky Hill and Cromwell. Our Southington patient service center is once again open but only to Starling patients.   Click here to find a location near you or pick up a list of all locations at the front desk at your next visit.


Spring is coming…and so are spring allergies

Those with seasonal spring allergies will usually start to see symptoms in early March that can last through May. It’s important to start preparing for allergies now before pollen reaches peak spring allergy levels. This year it has been a bit more confusing because COVID symptoms sometimes mimic allergy symptoms.

Many patients with known postnasal drip and cough from the allergies have been afraid to be around others due to concern from others that the cough may be secondary to possible COVID.  Many of these patients have repeatedly gotten tested for COVID to rule out possible infection.

Therefore adequately controlling allergies is crucial this year to  help avoid some confusion and unnecessary need for Covid testing.

Dr. Jigisha Morosky, an allergist/immunologist with Starling Physicians, addresses the most common questions about seasonal allergies in this helpful article>


Wishing Dr. Allen Kallor
a Happy and Healthy Retirement

Dermatologist Dr. Allen Kallor has announced that he will retire from active practice as of May 26, 2021. He shares, “It has been my great good fortune to practice dermatology for more than four decades and a privilege to provide care for you and your families. It has been my pleasure and honor to meet so many wonderful people and share stories about our families and life events. I look forward to sharing life’s adventures in this next phase with my wife and family.”


Personalized Care for Our Aging Population

If you need short- or long-term care in a skilled nursing facility, we have a preferred network of nursing homes where our skilled teams of Geriatric providers will oversee your care.

Click here to learn more and see our preferred list of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

 


Hear from Our Providers

We are now featuring a video library that highlights a number of our providers across specialties. We will continue to add to the library over time. Videos are on News & Education page at the top of our website or click here. Here are some you might not want to miss:

   

Meet Our Newest Team Members

Physicians

Dr. Ossman A. Tariq – Internal Medicine

Dr. Tariq’s education and clinical experience span over twenty years. He has a particular interest in preventive medicine and the role of diet, nutrition, and lifestyle modification in the management of chronic conditions. He looks forward to teaming up with his patients to help them improve eating habits and modify behavior to attain better health. Now welcoming new primary care patients in Plainville (860) 747-5766.

Sakshi Kapur, MD – Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Kapur completed her residency in OB/GYN, then went on to complete an Internal Medicine residency and a Hematology & Oncology fellowship. Given her background in OB/GYN, Dr. Kapur specializes in women’s health and hematological conditions, including those in pregnant women. Dr. Kapur has had the opportunity to closely work with patients suffering from sickle cell disease. She also specializes in treating solid tumors, with a special interest in GI malignancies. She sees patients in Wethersfield and Enfield (860) 246-6647, as well as New Britain (860) 224-6254.

Advanced Practitioners

Rebecca Fairchild, APRN – Internal Medicine

Rebecca has over 20 years of experience in healthcare. She consistently looks for ways to expand the healthcare resources of her community, especially to the uninsured population. She also believes that educating her patients is the key to empowering them to take charge of their health. Initially, she will support Dr. Patel in our Internal Medicine practice in New Britain. She will then transition to our Endocrinology practice and will see patients in New Britain and Wethersfield (860) 832-8150.

Christine Hill, APRN – OB/GYN

Christine enjoys caring for women across their lifespans, from adolescence through post-menopause. She is skilled in the management of all contraceptive methods and in the thorough evaluation and management of gynecologic conditions such as dysfunctional uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, and menopause symptom management. She is certified to perform colposcopy. She strives to ensure that her patients comfortably understand all aspects of their care. She sees patients in Enfield (860) 749-7000.

Karen Newsome, APRN, FNP-BC – OB/GYN

Karen has enjoyed a nursing career that has provided her the experience of working with many different patient populations. “Over the course of my nursing career,” she shares, “I have especially found rewarding my love for teaching, whether it be my patients, their families, or new nurses.” She has a true appreciation of family-centered care. As part of our OB/GYN team, she sees patients in New Britain (860) 224-6205 and Plainville (860) 747-0730.

Carolyn Schwartz, APRN – Pulmonary

Carolyn has her master’s degree as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Since 2015, she has worked as a registered nurse at Bridgeport Hospital where she served as an expert pulmonary medicine nurse and gained extensive experience with advanced treatment modalities including ventilators, high-flow nasal cannula, and BiPap. She joins Starling’s Pulmonary Medicine Department where she combines her master-level knowledge with her expertise as a registered nurse to provide evidence-based, holistic, and patient-centric care to pulmonary patients. She sees patients in Wethersfield (860) 243-8131 and New Britain (860) 224-6266.

Sherine Solomon, MSN, FNP-BC, CDE – Endocrinology

Sherine is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a certified Diabetes Educator with a broad range of experience. Sherine has a particular interest in obesity medicine and diabetes mellitus. As part of our Endocrinology practice, she will treat patients with a wide range of endocrine disorders and perform patient assessments and order and review laboratory and radiological testing to determine appropriate treatment plans.

Sherine now is welcoming ​all diabetic and most osteo and thyroid patients. She can readily accommodate appointments and get you in quickly. She works closely with Dr. Oberstein and in September, our Endocrinology Department we will welcome Dr. Ella Banerjee . Call (860) 547-1278 to schedule a visit with Sherine in Wethersfield.