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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 variety of treatments for the musculoskeletal system which includes muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and other structures.

Starling is fortunate to have Dr. Kathleen Abbott who diagnoses and treats both acute pain and chronic pain and provide non-surgical treatments for patients suffering from:

Lower back pain
Neck pain
Neurological disorders, including stroke
Traumatic brain injury
Accidents – work-related or motor vehicle

Dr. Abbott spends the time to get to the root of the pain to help people live pain-free lives. Hear what her patients have to say about her compassionate and thorough approach….

Dr. Abbott is truly amazing. She has helped me more than any other doctor. She is compassionate and understanding!!

Outstanding visit! Answered all of my questions and gave me several options for my condition. She set up our next visit a few weeks out to check on my progress.

My experience was wonderful and Dr. Abbot was great. She is very friendly and I like that.

A very pleasant experience. Great crew especially Dr. Abbott.

I have been seeing Dr. Abbott for years and have followed her to her current practice. I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease at age 22, I have had multiple surgeries and require periods epidural steroid injections to control the radiculopathy. Dr. Abbott has been with me through it all, she is thorough, sympathetic and practices with incredible attention to detail.

Caring Physician!
Dr. Abbott performed a nerve conduction EMG study. She was professional, skilled, and concerned for patient well-being during the tests. I would recommend her to others!

Dr. Abbot seems to be thorough and ordered X-rays of other painful areas rather than just my back.

I was recently treated by Dr. Abbott for severe low back pain that has plagued me for years! After thoroughly examining me, Dr. Abbott suggested administering trigger point injections into the muscles that had been causing me tremendous pain. Dr. Abbott administered the injections, almost painlessly, and a day later, I am very much free of back pain! Based on my very positive experience, I would recommend that anyone suffering from musculoskeletal pain be examined by Dr. Abbott!

Dr. Abbott was wonderful. They took me right on time, and Dr. Abbott spent a great deal of time with me explaining my issues and answering my questions. It was a very good experience.

Dr Abbott is a very kind physician. She take the time to listen and to hear what you have to say. She is understanding and truly is concerned about a person’s needs. I highly recommend.

Dr. Abbott and the staff were AWESOME! They really displayed a kind and caring attitude. I was greeted with a smile and friendly demeanor. They took the time to explain what is going to happen. My questions were answered and at no time did I feel rushed. Dr. Abbott has a soft touch and spoke to me in a calming manner which put me at ease. I work at a hospital and I could do the test there but I am so glad that I came here!

My experience with Dr. Abbott was Excellent! She was very nice, loved her Voice (very “soothing”). She explained everything she was doing and what to expect! Even though sometimes the process at times was uncomfortable and “shocking” (literally!😊), I knew what was coming and was “ready” for it! I thought Dr. Abbott was an Excellent Doctor and would absolutely recommend her to anyone who might need her expert talents.

I am so pleased with my first visit with Dr. Abbott, I found her to be very kind, caring, knowledgeable, thorough. She answered all my questions, explained CT Scan findings, and had a good plan for management of my diagnosis. I will be seeing her again.

Dr. Abbot is very caring in patients needs and pain. I am extremely happy with her. I highly recommend her. She always listens to my issues at hand and provide help. I have been to out her doctors who could careless and listen to nothing I am saying . I nice to know I have finally found a doctor who truly cares.

I found Dr. Abbott to very professional and personable. She is thorough and caring. I was very comfortable and felt my concerns were very important to her. All doctors should have a bedside manner just like Dr. Abbott. I look forward to my journey with her in the healing process.


Call (860) 749-3045 to schedule a visit in Glastonbury or Enfield. To learn more about the wide range of services she provides, click here.
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