Hawthorn Medical welcomes new physicians

Physicians from a number of specialties have recently joined Hawthorn:

Eliza DeFroda, MD

Harry Kamenidis, MD

Rachel Hoffmann, MD
Starting Fall 2018

Nicholas DeFusco, MD
Family Medicine
Accepting new Primary Care patients

Ryan Gates, MD
Family Medicine
Accepting new Primary Care patients

Coumadin Support Group

Coumadin patients can discuss their concerns on the second Thursday of each month. The group meets at 535 Faunce Corner Road (use Entrance A).

New Bedford Wellness Initiative

This initiative raises health awareness and encourages physical activity through a variety of events, including a weekly wellness walk. Visit nbewell.com for information about upcoming events.

New expanded hours in Urgent Care

We listened to our patients who wanted expanded hours. The Urgent Care Center is open:

  • Monday–Friday, 7 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm

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.

The Baby Bunch: a new parent support group

The Hawthorn Pediatrics Department is now offering new parents an opportunity to meet other new parents and discuss how to ease the transition into this new role, enhance knowledge and confidence as a new parent, and develop friendships. The group is led by a pediatric nurse and is held every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at 531 Faunce Corner Road, second floor waiting room B. Parents can stop in at any time.

Hawthorn welcomes Allergist/Immunologist

Hawthorn is pleased to offer enhanced allergy testing and treatment with the addition of Dr. Zhenhong Li, a board certified Allergist/Immunologist, who recently joined the practice. She treats a wide range of allergic and immunologic disorders in both pediatric (3 months and older) and adult patients.

Convenient check-in with Phreesia

With Phreesia, Hawthorn’s check-in system, you can check in before your visit. An email or text message can be sent to you prior to your appointment. Complete the registration at home from the privacy of your own device. Then, you can use the Express Check In lane (where available) every time you check in before your appointment. If you are interested in this feature, please make sure we have your email address or phone number. Read more »

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Join us as we welcome Dr. DeFroda to the #HawthornMedical!

Eliza DeFroda, MD, earned her medical degree at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her internship in General Surgery and residency in Urology at the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys practicing all areas of general urology with special interest in voiding dysfunction, female urology, and stones. She is trained in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
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Let's walk together this Saturday! Join the New Bedford Wellness Initiative for their Weekly Wellness Walk this Saturday at the Buttonwood Park Zoo entrance at 9am! Click below for more information and we'll see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for a new PCP? Meet Dr. Gates who completed a Family Medicine residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA, and has past experience as a Flight Surgeon for a helicopter squadron for the US Navy at Cherry Point, NC. He is board certified in Family Medicine. Learn more here: bit.ly/2Ojo66B #HawthornPCP ... See MoreSee Less

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