Ask to see a Hawthorn Medical specialist

Did you know that you can insist upon seeing a Hawthorn physician specialist if you are admitted to area hospitals, including St. Luke’s Hospital? While Hawthorn’s preferred facility is Saint Anne’s Hospital, you can make your wishes known to the staff at any area hospital that you want a specialty consultation with a Hawthorn provider if you feel that is needed. See our list of providers.

Some insurance coverage depends on your individual plan so contact your insurance carrier to confirm whether the physician you would like to see participates in your plan. If you are acutely ill, always go to the nearest hospital.

Osteopathic manipulation now available

Judith Miesner, DO, is offering an extra dimension to your health care through osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT). Instead of just treating specific symptoms, osteopathic physicians concentrate on treating you as a whole by using manipulative therapy that incorporates the whole body. OMT can help people of all ages ease pain, promote healing and increase mobility. To learn more about OMT, view these videos:

Hawthorn’s new facility now open

The Hawthorn Medical facility at 237 State Road, Dartmouth is permanently closed as of Monday, August 3. The Cardiologists will see patients at 535 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, Main Entrance, First Floor.

Free Valet Parking now available.

Steward CONNECT Patient Portal

Hawthorn's patient portal—StewardCONNECT—allows patients to connect securely with their doctor and medical team online, and view and verify health information. Log In or Activate an Account.

Treatment of spider veins

September Friends and Family Special—20% off Sclerotherapy
The Hawthorn Vascular Center is offering 20% off treatments done during the month of September. Sclerotherapy is done in the office with minimal discomfort. It is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by most insurance companies. Call 508-996-3991 to book your appointment!

DOT Exams

Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examinations are now being done by Mary Fitzhugh, MD and Karen Caddell, NP. Appointments can be made by calling 508-996-3991.

New Bedford Wellness Initiative

Hawthorn Cardiologist Michael Rocha, MD formed the New Bedford Wellness Initiative to raise health awareness and encourage physical activity. Check out their Facebook page and web site for information about upcoming events.

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Next Monthly Wellness Walk - Saturday, September 5th, 10 a.m.

Join Hawthorn Cardiologist Dr. Michael Rocha for a two mile walk around Buttonwood Park! The group will meet in the parking area at the front entrance of Buttonwood Park Zoo. Complete the full two miles or whatever distance and pace is comfortable for you.
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We're pleased to share this video of Dr. Matthew Kippe, an orthopedic surgeon who practices at Hawthorn Medical Associates and Saint Anne's Hospital. In the video Dr. Kippe discusses rotator cuff injuries, which are among the most common causes of shoulder pain. Learn more about treatments from Saint Anne’s Hospital’s Center for Orthopedic Excellence: ... See MoreSee Less

Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common causes of shoulder pain. These injuries can be the result of a fall/acute injury or may be due to chronic overuse or just simply wear and tear. Learn more about non-surgical and surgical treatment for rotator cuff and other shoulder problems from Dr. Matthew Kippe of Saint Anne’s Hospital’s Center for Orthopedic Excellence. You also can check out the center’s scope of orthopedic capabilities at

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What's the best way to wash fruits and vegetables?

It turns out tap water works just as well for cleaning fruits and vegetables as a store bought wash, according to a study. The study found that rinsing under tap water for 60 seconds worked just as well as using a commercial wash to reduce pesticides.

Place the fruit or vegetable in a colander and run water over it, rather than dunk it in a bowl. Running water will help drive off residues, say experts. Peeling also helps get rid of pesticide residues in the skin.
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Back to School Questions?

If you have back to school health questions, or need a school or sports exam for your child, you can visit our Pediatrics Practice website here:

The site offers information about the doctors, nurses, and staff as well as hours, location and other information. You can also reach us at 508-996-3991 to learn more or set up a convenient appointment.
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