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Healthcare is changing, moving increasingly towards cooperative care and preventive medicine. Join Dr. Rocha of #HawthornMedical along with a panel of local doctors on Tuesday, August 23rd for two TED talks focused on doctor-patient collaboration.

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Healthcare is changing, moving increasingly towards cooperative care and preventive medicine. Join us on Tuesday, August 23rd for two TED talks focused on doctor-patient collaboration, followed by facilitated conversation with a panel of local doctors. The event will feature pre-recorded TED talks by Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Rishi Manchanda, and a panel of local doctors including Dr. Richard Miller, Dr. Robert McGowen and Dr. Uma Harinarayanan of Southcoast Health and Dr. Michael Rocha of Hawthorn Medical. Tickets are just $8! Venue: 114 Front Street, New Bedford, MA Buzzards Bay Coalition Meeting Room For tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxnewbedfordsalon-new-perspectives-on-patient-care-hosted-by-marion-instit...

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New Perspectives on Patient Care TEDxNewBedford Salon

August 23, 2016, 7:00pm

Buzzards Bay Coalition

Healthcare is changing, moving increasingly towards cooperative care and preventive medicine. Join us on Tuesday, August 23rd for two TED talks focused on doctor-patient collaboration, followed by facilitated conversation with a panel of local doctors. The event will feature pre-recorded TED talks by Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Rishi Manchanda, and a panel of local doctors including Dr. Richard Miller, Dr. Robert McGowen and Dr. Uma Harinarayanan of Southcoast Health and Dr. Michael Rocha of Hawthorn Medical. Tickets are just $8! Venue: 114 Front Street, New Bedford, MA Buzzards Bay Coalition Meeting Room For tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxnewbedfordsalon-new-perspectives-on-patient-care-hosted-by-marion-instit...

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Justin Etter, DO

Justin Etter, DO

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Justin Etter, DO

July 2016

Hawthorn Medical is pleased to welcome Justin Etter, DO, a Family Medicine physician, who has joined the group practice. He will see patients at the Family Medicine Department, 531 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth.

Dr. Etter earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and completed his Family Medicine at Kent County Hospital in Warwick, RI. Dr. Etter is board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in both Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Etter has special interests in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, sports medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine—hands-on techniques used to maximize patient’s function and relieve pain with little or no medication.


Hawthorn Medical awards scholarships to area high school seniors

July 2016

2015 scholarship winners

2016 scholarship winners

Eight seniors graduating from SouthCoast public high schools each received a $3,000 scholarship from Hawthorn Medical Associates.

The scholarships are given to outstanding students who are pursuing higher education to become healthcare professionals. Now in its tenth year, Hawthorn Medical’s annual scholarship program encourages academic preparation in healthcare areas such as nursing, pre-med, radiological technology, laboratory sciences, pharmacy, and occupational, physical and respiratory therapy. This latest round of awards brings the total to $225,000 and the number of recipients to 75.

The scholarship winners will begin college in the fall 2016.

  • Apponequet Regional High School graduate John Augustine will study Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University.
  • Dartmouth High School graduate Morgan Pimentel will study Nursing at Simmons College.
  • Fairhaven High School graduate Abbey Pelland will study Psychology at Westfield State University.
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School graduate Grace Perry will study Biology/Pre-med at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
  • New Bedford High School graduate Jacinda McCartney will study Health Sciences at American International College.
  • Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School graduate Brianna Souza will study Nursing at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
  • Old Rochester Regional High School graduate Serena Jaskolka will study Communication Sciences and Disorders at Worcester State University.
  • Westport High School graduate Alison Shaw will study Nursing at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Eshan Patvardhan, MD

Eshan Patvardhan, MD

Hawthorn welcomes cardiologist

July 2016

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Eshan Patvardhan, MD, a Non-invasive Cardiologist, who has joined the group practice. He will see patients at 535 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth.

Fellowship-trained in Non-invasive Cardiology, Dr. Patvardhan earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from Rural Medical College in India. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston where he also completed his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and served as Chief Fellow.

Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Patvardhan is a member of American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. He has published 19 peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of heart disease in prestigious journals including the American Journal of Cardiology and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. His interests include valvular heart disease, ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies, preventive cardiology and echocardiography.

Dr. Patvardhan is welcoming new patients. Appointments can be made by calling 508-996-3991.


Stay Fit & Healthy After Fifty Health Fair May 25

May 2016

Join us for a health fair focused on you and sponsored by Hawthorn Medical, Saint Anne’s Hospital and Steward Home Care. The health fair will be held on Wednesday, May 25 from 12:30–4:30 pm at the Hawthorn Medical Conference Center, 535 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth. The day will feature a variety of informational exhibits including Hawthorn Diabetes Management and Case Management services, Saint Anne’s Pain Management Center, Senior Oncology Program and Center for Orthopedic Excellence, and Steward Home Care and Hospice Services.

In addition, community organizations such as Alzheimer’s Association of MA, OptomEyes, Bristol County Sherriff’s File for Life, and local nursing homes and rehabilitation centers will be on hand to discuss their services. A series of educational presentations will be offered throughout the day. Stop by to chat with the experts, enjoy light refreshments, and enter to win several door prizes.


Gillian Simmons, MD

Gillian Simmons, MD

Dr. Gillian Simmons earns Vitals Patients Choice Award

February 2016

For the 8th year, Vitals has announced the nation’s favorite doctors based on patient reviews and ratings and Hawthorn Pediatrician Gillian Simmons, MD, earned a Vitals Patients Choice Award.

Vitals.com is a leader in providing free online tools and data that let healthcare consumers make more informed decisions about the quality of their medical care. The Vitals Patient Choice Awards recognizes top doctors and are determined based on the reviews and ratings collected in the calendar year from patients. These awards are earned by less than 5 percent of all doctors nationwide.

“As the health care system gets more complex, and more choices for care are available, it’s important to provide consumers access to information that helps them easily identify quality providers,” said Mitch Rothschild, CEO of Vitals. “Vitals is proud to acknowledge the doctors that make an impact in their community based on the opinions of those who know them best—their patients.”


Michael Rocha, MD

Michael Rocha, MD

Dr. Michael Rocha named Man of the Year

December 2015

Congratulations to Hawthorn Cardiologist Dr. Michael Rocha on being named “New Bedford Man of the Year” by the Standard Times for his work founding the New Bedford Wellness Initiative. The Hawthorn Medical Associates community is proud of the work you do, and the care you give.

The Wellness Initiative now has nearly 2,400 followers on Facebook. Activities include monthly wellness walks plus Sunday health programs at the Greater New Bedford Boys & Girls Club and social media promotion of healthy lifestyles, to name just some. Read more »


Edward Ioffe, MD

Edward Ioffe, MD

Hawthorn Medical welcomes urologist

December 2015

Hawthorn Medical is pleased to welcome Urologist Edward Ioffe, MD, who has joined the group practice.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Ioffe went on to earn his medical degree at University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Urology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center/Jacobi Medical Center in New York where he also served as chief resident. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in Robotic and Minimally Invasive urologic surgical procedures there. Dr. Ioffe has published several articles on the subject of minimally invasive surgery in reputable journals. He is an active member in several urologic professionals associations. His medical interests include stone disease, erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Dr. Ioffe sees patients at 535 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth and in the Fall River office at 851 Middle Street. Appointments can be made by calling 508-996-3991.


Tara Morris, MD

Tara Morris, MD

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Tara Morris, MD

September 2015

Hawthorn Medical Associates is pleased to welcome dermatologist Tara Morris, MD to their 535 Faunce Corner Road location.

Dr. Morris graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Scranton. She earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and completed her residency in Dermatology in San Diego. She became board certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 2012.

During residency, Dr. Morris served as the House Staff Council Chair, a committee representing over 200 residents, and received the first place award for resident research. She has over five publications and has presented nationally at multiple meetings. Since residency, she acted as Vice Chair of the Medical Staff from 2012-2014 and continues to be a guest lecturer bi-monthly for residents at Brown University.

Dr. Morris specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a variety of dermatologic conditions. Her passions include the early diagnosis of skin cancer and contact dermatitis. She remains active in a local Dermatology journal club reviewing the latest literature in Dermatology on a monthly basis.

Dr. Morris is accepting new patients and appointments can be scheduled by calling 508-996-3991.


Join us to learn about Advanced Orthopedic Care

Fall 2015

Hawthorn Medical Orthopedic Specialists will be presenting seminars on advanced orthopedic care as part of the Fall 2015 Saint Anne’s Hospital Center for Orthopedic Excellence Seminar series. These programs are free and will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, New Bedford.

Aching Knees and Hips Slowing You Down?
On September 23, Dr. Edward Klein will discuss surgical and non-surgical advances for hip and knee replacement, including MAKOplasty robotic-assisted surgery and new procedure called Direct Anterior Approach for total hip replacement.

Shoulder Pain? Get Answers
Dr. Matthew Kippe will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatment for rotator cuff injuries and other common shoulder problems on October 21.

Winter Sports 101: Common Injuries and How to Prevent Them
On November 19, Dr. Chad Beattie will offer tips to avoid injury and enjoy your favorite winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, hockey and even running.

To reserve your seat, call Steward DoctorFinder at 1-800-488-5959.


Hawthorn Medical awards scholarships to area high school seniors

July 2015

2015 scholarship winners

2015 scholarship winners

Hawthorn Medical established a scholarship program nine years ago for graduating seniors in local public high schools who are pursuing higher education to become healthcare professionals. With this year’s scholarships, Hawthorn Medical has awarded a total of $201,000 to 67 outstanding students to help support them in their goal.

Each of the following recipients received a $3,000 scholarship and will begin college in the fall 2015.

  • Apponequet Regional High School graduate Jessica Lahaie will study Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Dartmouth High School graduate Alexandra Chiquito will pursue a Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island.
  • Fairhaven High School graduate Kendall Trahan will study Nursing at Colby-Sawyer College.
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School graduate Michael Carballo will study Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
  • New Bedford High School graduate Sydney Fournier will study Physical Therapy at Springfield College.
  • Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School graduate Emma Souza will study Nursing at Curry College.
  • Old Rochester Regional High School graduate Victoria Caton will study Nursing at Curry College.
  • Westport High School graduate Eric Canto will study Nursing at Becker College.

Hawthorn Medical’s scholarship program promotes and encourages academic preparation in the field of healthcare in areas such as nursing, pre-med, radiological technology, laboratory sciences, pharmacy, and physical therapy.


Hawthorn Medical opens new medical facility

November 2014

531 Faunce Corner Road

531 Faunce Corner Road

On Monday, November 10, Hawthorn Medical opened the doors to a new medical building and began seeing patients at 531 Faunce Corner Road on its North Dartmouth campus.

This unique and streamlined 126,700 s/f, three-story facility was designed to optimize patient comfort and convenience while providing physicians and staff an environment to better coordinate patients’ care.

“By relocating most of our providers and services on one campus, patients have easier access to their doctors and specialty care services. This maximizes patient convenience while increasing our efficiency,” explains James Gularek, Hawthorn Medical’s Chief Executive Officer. He adds, “Physicians and staff now have an environment that will allow them to work as a team to better coordinate patients’ care.”

Hawthorn President James Tracey, MD, adds “As Hawthorn continues to grow, we want to remain focused on enhancing the medical services we provide to our patients. This state-of-the-art facility gives us the space to do that. It was designed with patients in mind and services have been located in a way that makes it easier for patients.”

A better way of caring

The goal of building this facility, and moving providers and staff to the new site, is to give patients comprehensive medical care in one location.

First Floor

The first level includes an expanded Urgent Care Center; the Orthopedics Department; a larger Rehabilitation Services area with natural light, private treatment areas, dedicated space for sports medicine treatment and new cardio equipment; the Laboratory, with six drawing stations; and a more spacious Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology department with all new equipment for x-ray, 64-slice CT, MRI and ultrasound.

Second Floor

On the second level, a bright and cheerful Pediatrics area with separate check-in and waiting areas serves the younger patients. Hawthorn Obstetrics & Gynecology (formerly Healthcare for Women) is located in its own area near the Women’s Center.

The new Women’s Center has separate registration and waiting areas and features a private mammography area, breast ultrasound, OB ultrasound and bone density testing.

Third Floor

The third level has a central registration area for check-in. All Family Medicine and Internal Medicine physicians are located here. The space was designed to specifically meet the needs of the “medical home” model of primary care practice. Medical home is the current model of “best practice” of delivering high quality primary care.


Concussion myths and facts

November 2014

Are you an athlete of any age, or the parent of an athlete? Do you coach, train or officiate at school or community sports? If so, start the next sports season by attending “Concussion Myths and Facts” with sports medicine specialist Dr. Chad Beattie on Wednesday, August 6, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Fairhaven High School Performing Arts Center.

Dr. Beattie will explain concussion basics in easy-to-understand terms, why a second concussion can be more damaging than the first, how concussions can be diagnosed and treated, and the value of ImPACT testing in helping return athletes to play.

Presented by Saint Anne’s Hospital Center for Orthopedic Excellence, this program is free and open to the public. To register, call Steward DoctorFinder at 800-488-5959.


Mary D. Fitzhugh, MD

Mary D. Fitzhugh, MD

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Mary D. Fitzhugh, MD

November 2014

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Mary D. Fitzhugh, MD, who has joined the group practice. Dr. Fitzhugh is an experienced Emergency Medicine physician who will begin seeing patients at Hawthorn’s Urgent Care Center when it moves to 531 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, on Monday, November 10.

Dr. Fitzhugh earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Boston City Hospital. Board certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Fitzhugh has past experience as an Emergency Department physician at Newport Hospital and most recently worked at an urgent care center in Warwick, Rhode Island.


New Patient Portal goes live

October 2014

On October 1, Hawthorn Medical’s new patient portal, StewardCONNECT, goes lives. Patients can activate an account by going to www.stewardconnect.org. Click on “Patients Click Here” then “Create Account.” The portal will allow patients to connect securely with their doctor and medical team online, and to view and verify health information. Patients will be able to access health information associated with a visit to a Steward provider or hospital. This includes details of your medications, allergies, conditions, lab and vital signs as documented during the visit.


James L. Chen, MD, PhD

James L. Chen, MD, PhD

Dr. James Chen to have primary care practice

Dr. James Chen, a physician currently at Hawthorn’s Urgent Care Center, will open his own internal medicine (primary care) practice on November 10. He will see patients at Hawthorn’s new facility at 531 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth.

Dr. Chen earned his PhD in Molecular Biology as well as his medical degree from SUNY at Stony Brook on Long Island. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine with Brown University at Miriam Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Prior to coming to Hawthorn, Dr. Chen practiced at Aquidneck Medical. He will see patients at Hawthorn’s new facility at 531 Faunce Corner Road. For patient convenience, Dr. Chen will have some evening appointments available.

Appointments can be made by calling the New Patient Coordinator at 508-996-3991.


Lauren E. Hale, MD

Lauren E. Hale, MD

Hawthorn Medical welcomes pediatrician

September 2014

Hawthorn welcomes Pediatrician Lauren E. Hale, MD, who has joined the group practice. She will see patients at Hawthorn Pediatrics, 49 State Road, Dartmouth.

Dr. Hale is a graduate of Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River and Brown University. She earned her medical degree at Penn State College of Medicine. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI. Dr. Hale is accepting new pediatric patients of all ages including newborns. Appointments can be made by calling 508-991-2255.


Hawthorn Medical awards scholarships to area high school seniors

July 2014

2014 scholarship winners

2014 scholarship winners

Just eight years ago, Hawthorn Medical established a scholarship program for graduating seniors in local public high schools who are pursuing higher education to become healthcare professionals.

With this year’s scholarships, Hawthorn Medical has awarded a total of $177,000 to 59 outstanding students to help support them in their goal.

Each of the following recipients received a $3,000 scholarship and will begin college in the fall of 2014.

  • Andrew Driscoll, Apponequet Regional High School, will study Nursing at Northeastern University;
  • Emma Porto, Dartmouth High School, will attend Quinnipiac University to study Nursing;
  • Paige Teves, Fairhaven High School, will study Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth;
  • Hayley Napier, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, will study Dental Hygiene at Mount Ida College;
  • Emma Finnerty, New Bedford High School, will study Biomedical Engineering/Pre-Med at Boston College;
  • Rachel Brown, Old Rochester Regional High School, will study Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University;
  • Julia Valeri, Westport High School, will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study Biochemistry/Molecular Biology; and
  • Jade Shing, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, was awarded the William Holliday III, MD, Memorial Scholarship to study Nursing at Curry College.

Hawthorn Medical’s scholarship program promotes and encourages academic preparation in the field of healthcare in areas such as nursing, pre-med, radiological technology, laboratory sciences, pharmacy, and physical therapy.


Concussion Myths and Facts

August 2014

Are you an athlete of any age, or the parent of an athlete? Do you coach, train or officiate at school or community sports? If so, start the next sports season by attending “Concussion Myths and Facts” with sports medicine specialist Dr. Chad Beattie on Wednesday, August 6, 6:00-8:00 pm at Fairhaven High School Performing Arts Center.

Dr. Beattie will explain concussion basics in easy-to-understand terms, why a second concussion can be more damaging than the first, how concussions can be diagnosed and treated, and the value of ImPACT testing in helping return athletes to play.

Presented by Saint Anne’s Hospital Center for Orthopedic Excellence, this program is free and open to the public. To register, call Steward DoctorFinder at 800-488-5959.


Patricia M. Myers-Gurevitch, MD

Patricia M. Myers-Gurevitch, MD

Nephrologist joins Hawthorn Medical

July 2014

Hawthorn Medical is pleased to welcome Nephrologist Patricia M. Myers-Gurevitch, MD, who has joined the group practice. She sees patients at 537 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth.

Dr. Myers-Gurevitch began her medical career as a Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Practitioner. She then graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan and completed an Internal Medicine residency and a Nephrology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell.

Dr. Myers-Gurevitch provides specialty care for patients with disorders involving the kidneys including chronic kidney disease, acute kidney failure and hypertension. She has been involved in renal disease clinical research at New York Presbyterian Hospital Nephrology and Hypertension Division. Board certified in Internal Medicine, she is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Nephrology, American College of Physicians and the National Kidney Foundation. Dr. Myers-Gurevitch is accepting new patients.


Dilma H. Silva, MD

Dilma H. Silva, MD

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Dilma H. Silva, MD

June 2014

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Dilma H. Silva, MD, an Internal Medicine physician, who has joined the group practice. She will see patients at 535 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth.

Dr. Silva has practiced in the area for 17 years. She earned her medical degree from University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine de Lisboa, Portugal, and completed a Family Practice residency in Portugal. She also completed an Internal Medicine residency at Medical Center of Central Massachusetts/UMass Memorial Campus. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Silva is welcoming previous and new patients. She is fluent in Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole.


William Caplan, MD

William Caplan, MD

Home Care Alliance names Dr. Caplan “Physician of the Year”

June 2014

William Caplan, MD, who works closely with Community Nurse & Hospice Care of Fairhaven, was named “Physician of the Year” by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts for his strong support for and promotion of the home health and hospital industry. Dr. Caplan was honored at the Alliance’s recent Home Care Innovations Showcase & Star Awards ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

“Dr. Caplan understands that home is where patients want to be cared for,” said Community Nurse & Hospice President/CEO Jane Stankiewicz. “He embraces home care as an integral part of his patient’s care plans, also knowing that utilizing appropriate home care and community resources can save money and improve patient outcomes.


Michael J. Mitchell, MD

Michael J. Mitchell, MD

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Michael J. Mitchell, MD

May 2014

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Michael J. Mitchell, MD, who has joined the group practice. Dr. Mitchell will see patients at Hawthorn’s Urgent Care Center, 237A State Road, North Dartmouth.

Dr. Mitchell, a board-certified Internal Medicine physician, earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI. Dr. Mitchell has more than 12 years of experience and was a member of the Hawthorn medical staff from 2005-2008. Most recently, he was chief medical officer at Mountain Laurel Medical Center in Maryland.


David R. Clark, DO, FAAFP

David R. Clark, DO, FAAFP

Hawthorn Medical welcomes David R. Clark, DO, FAAFP

February 2014

Hawthorn Medical welcomes David R. Clark, DO, FAAFP, a Family Medicine physician, who has joined the group practice. He will see newborns, children, adolescents and adults at the Family Medicine Department, 535 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth.

Dr. Clark has practiced in the Dartmouth area for 13 years. A graduate of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed a Family Medicine residency at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center and a fellowship of the American Academy of Family Practice. Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Clark is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.


Pamela L. Coury, MD

Pamela L. Coury, MD

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Pamela L. Coury, MD

January 2014

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Pamela L. Coury, MD, a Family Medicine physician, who has joined the group practice. She will see patients at the Family Medicine Department, 535 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth.

Dr. Coury is a graduate of Spartan Health Sciences University where she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree. She completed a Family Medicine and Community Health residency at University of Massachusetts-Worcester Family Practice. She practiced at the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center for six years, the Community Health Center of New London, CT, and most recently at Prime Medical Associates. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.


Debby M. Almeida, MD

Debby M. Almeida, MD

Hawthorn Medical welcomes Debby M. Almeida, MD

December 2013

Hawthorn Medical is pleased to welcome Debby M. Almeida, MD, a Family Medicine physician, who has joined the group practice. She will see patients at the Family Medicine Department, 535 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth.

Dr. Almeida has practiced in the Dartmouth area for five years. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, and completed a Family Medicine residency at Albany Medical Center. Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Almeida is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Massachusetts Medical Society.


Karen S. McGinnis, MD

Karen S. McGinnis, MD

Hawthorn Medical welcomes local dermatologist

November 2013

Hawthorn Medical is pleased to welcome local dermatologist Karen S. McGinnis, MD to their 535 Faunce Corner Road location. Dr. McGinnis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where she also completed her residency in Dermatology and a fellowship in Cutaneous Oncology. She is a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies.

Board certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. McGinnis specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a variety of dermatologic conditions. She is also an expert in the surgical and medical management of skin cancers, including melanoma. Of interest, she is the fourth generation of female physicians in her family.

Dr. McGinnis is accepting new patients for appointments beginning January 3, 2014. Appointments can be scheduled now by calling 508-996-3991.


Hawthorn Medical holds ceremonial groundbreaking for new building

September 2013

On Wednesday, September 4, Hawthorn Medical hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new, state-of-the-art medical facility that is being built adjacent to Hawthorn’s main 535 Faunce Corner Road facility in Dartmouth.

groundbreaking
The 126,700 s/f, three-story building will expand Hawthorn services onto one campus and include a women’s center, pediatrics, internal medicine, orthopedics, a rehab center, OB/GYN services, diagnostic imaging, a laboratory, a walk-in urgent care center and administration space. Occupancy is expected in the fall of 2014.

This will be the fourth project on Hawthorn Medical’s Dartmouth site developed by Summit Smith Healthcare Facilities. In the building design, patient flow from registration to waiting to care areas and convenient access to imaging, laboratory and rehabilitation services were priorities.

Speaking at the ceremony, Hawthorn CEO James Gularek said, “Our goal is the continuous enhancement of the medical services we provide to the community. In merging our physicians and support professionals onto one main campus, we are making it easier for our patients to access the services they need.”


Elaine Wu, MD

Elaine Wu, MD

Hawthorn Medical adds family practice physician

September 2013

Hawthorn Medical Associates is pleased to announce that Elaine Wu, MD, a Family Practice physician who has worked in the Hawthorn Urgent Care Center for 10 years, will now have a primary care practice. She will see patients at 237A State Road, Dartmouth.

Dr. Wu earned her Doctor of Medicine from the Albany Medical College in New York. She completed her residency with Brown University Family Practice, Memorial Hospital of RI and served as Assistant Chief Resident. She is board certified in Family Practice.

Dr. Wu is welcoming children and adults as new patients. For patient convenience, Dr. Wu will have evening appointment times available. Appointments can be made by calling 508-996-3991.