About us

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 50 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

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 50 years that have followed, this medical practice has continued to grow and now includes more than 150 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 Medicare Preferred (TMP), 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)
  • Navicare
  • Eternal Health Medicare Advantage Plan (effective 1/1/2022)

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.