About Us

Hawthorn Medical's 535 Faunce Corner Road location was designed to enhance delivery of comprehensive medical care for our patients.

Hawthorn Medical’s 535 Faunce Corner Road location was designed to enhance delivery of comprehensive medical care for our patients.

Providing our patients with the finest medical care is a commitment that Hawthorn Medical Associates takes very seriously. We continually strive to enhance the range of medical specialties and services available so that we can meet our patients’ needs locally. Hawthorn’s primary care and specialty physicians, physicians assistants and nurse practitioners are supported by skilled staff and a network of diagnostic and treatment services.

Hawthorn Medical’s affiliation with Steward Health Care allows us to expand our services, gain access to a greater scope of health plans, and join with a strong partner invested in our community.

We have experienced tremendous growth in our more than 45 years of existence. Our goals is for patients to receive the most comprehensive care in their own community, provided by physicians and support staff who are the best at what they do. We hope that this web site demonstrates that to you and provides the information you need. If you have questions or would like more information about our services or providers, please click the Contact Us link.

Best of health,
James Tracey, MD, President
James Gularek, CEO

About our practice

Hawthorn Medical Associates was founded in 1970 by two local physicians, Dr. Clinton Levin and Dr. Thomas Zipoli. Their vision was to provide a higher level of care for their patients while bringing physician specialists and services to the community that were not available at the time.

In the more than 45 years that have followed, this medical practice has continued to grow and now includes more than 135 of the area’s most respected physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. These providers represent 20 medical specialties and are supported by state-of-the-art laboratory, diagnostic imaging services and specialty services.

Mission and vision

The Mission of Hawthorn Medical Associates, LLC is to provide the comprehensive, exceptional care that best serves the health needs of our community.

Our Vision is to be the leader in health care by providing the highest quality integrated services for our community.

Insurance plans

Hawthorn Medical Associates accepts a number of health insurance plans:

Commercial insurance plans accepted

  • Aetna/US Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Tufts Health Plan

Medicare insurance plans accepted

  • Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred HMO (Medicare Advantage) will be accepted until 12/31/16
  • Beginning 1/1/17, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care-Stride HMO, Fallon Health-Fallon Senior Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts-Medicare Blue HMO and Medicare Blue PPO
  • Medicare (Original Medicare and Medicare Supplement Plans)
  • Harvard Pilgrim First Seniority & Enhanced (City of New Bedford retirees only)
  • Navicare

Please note that some third party insurance coverage depends on your individual insurance plan. It is up to you to know what physicians and services your plan covers, and you should contact your insurance carrier to confirm whether the physician you would like to see is participating in your particular plan.

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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.

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See also

Visit the Steward Health Care System website at steward.org.

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Immunizations records

Hawthorn is part of the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS), a statewide system that keeps track of immunization records for you and your family, and helps your health care provider know when shots are due. You have access to these records as well. The system is secure and confidential and available for people of all ages. More information at mass.gov/dph/miis.